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Joe Musso

A expert in the area of nursing home abuse litigation since his bar admission, Joe's dedication, work ethic, and devotion to his clients has resulted in consistently great results.

Based in Ashburn, VA, Joe has represented numerous clients across Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. Joe has devoted his entire 25 year career to advocating on behalf of nursing home and assisted living facility residents and their families. He has collected millions of dollars for the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

He routinely speaks throughout the country to lawyers, families, ombudsman, state and county agencies and advocacy groups on how to prevent nursing home abuse and neglect. He has testified before state legislatures on the need for staffing requirements in nursing homes. He has co-counseled with attorneys throughout the country in the prosecution of their nursing home abuse lawsuits. He teaches and lectures on how to properly handle nursing home abuse claims.

Joe is the past Chair of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Long Term Care Litigation Section. He is the current Treasurer of the DC Trial Lawyers Association. Joe is a member of the National Consumer Voice, the largest consumer advocacy group in America dedicated to improving the lives of nursing home residents. Joe is a long
standing member of the American Association of Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group where he has served on numerous committees including the Survey of Law and Covid 19 Committees.

Avvo gives Joe a 10.0 (Superb Rating).

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    “In my quarter of a century of representing the families of abuse and neglect victims, the one thing I hear more than anything is that they just don’t want what happened to their loved one to happen to someone else. If they can hold the nursing home accountable, their loved one’s harm can actually serve others – and that more than anything is what drives most of my clients – its also what drives me and my team. ”

    Joe Musso

    "Joe is a master of the technical aspects of nursing home negligence cases. But more importantly, Joe truly cares for his clients and obtaining justice for them."


    The best!

    Joe is a master of the technical aspects of nursing home negligence cases. But more importantly, Joe truly cares for his clients and obtaining justice for them.


    Smart and practical!

    Joe and I have worked together on difficult cases. His perseverance, commitment and determination is unmatched in his field. He is smart and practical. A very good lawyer. And actually has a good sense of humor.


    Pragmatic and sensitive!

    My family members and I worked with Attorney Musso over the course of three years. He was methodical, pragmatic and sensitive to our concerns. He was always responsive to our inquiries and suggestions and very enthusiastically with great patience, educated us on our particular legal process. In all of our interactions with Joe they were pleasant, easy to work with, and competent. I would certainly recommend him to others in need of highly professional legal guidance and/or representation.

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    Where Can We Assist You?

    Bed sores are almost entirely preventable. If your loved one has a pressure ulcer injury, it's a direct result of neglect and poor quality of nursing care.
    One of the most heartbreaking causes of death or injury is when a resident gets their head, neck, or chest caught in the tight spaces that exist around bed rails.
    If you have been charged with a drug crime, you could be facing significant penalties, especially if you’ve been convicted in the past.
    If elderly patients receive the wrong dosing or medication, it can be fatal. That's why staff must be held accountable for errors.
    Since choking is common, nursing homes are responsible for prevention by assessing patient risk and providing supervision at all meal times.
    According to the Dept. of HHS, approximately one half of nursing home residents fall every year, and ten percent are seriously injured.

    Joe Musso

    Protecting the elderly since 1998.

    Caring Man,
    Great Elder Abuse Attorney.

    “Let’s face it, it takes guts to take on a nursing home corporation. Families often call me right after they’ve buried their loved one and they're experiencing tremendous guilt and pain. They can’t sleep at night because they chose this place. They trusted them, and that company betrayed that trust. 75% of the time by the time someone new calls my office they've already had a lawyer tell them they don’t have a case. Their mom or dad was “old”, “sick” and “dying” and "these things happen". They are often so relieved just to have someone who says “Yeah, it is terribly wrong what happened and I want to try and help you”.
    The Musso Law Firm, PLLC represents residents and their families in prosecuting abuse and neglect lawsuits against the nursing homes that betrayed their trust. We hold nursing homes accountable for choosing profit over people.
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