Washington State Sees Increase in Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

KIRO 7 NEWS reports that abuse of vulnerable adults in Washington is on the rise.  The cite the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, which received over 60,000 reports of “vulnerable adult abandonment, abuse, neglect, financial exploitation and self-neglect” in 2018. That’s up 25 percent over 2017’s 48,000 reports KIRO 7 NEWS.

Vulnerable adults are defined as anyone 60+ years old with physical, functional, or mental disabilities that restrict their ability to care for themselves. It also includes anyone 18 years or older with a development disability, living under a legal guardian.

Oftentimes the best way to address nursing home abuse and neglect, and abuse of vulnerable adults, is in the civil justice system. If you suspect any abuse of a vulnerable adult in Washington, contact one of our lawyers right away to discuss possible legal action.

See the full story here:

https://www.khq.com/news/conditions-in-washington-nursing-homes-rank-among-worst-in-nation/article_bc182dc5-16db-5aa3-af6b-0dd8b9b9e5c6.html

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