Nursing Home Negligence Cases
Your loved ones safety is the responsibility of the nursing home staff. In cases involving nursing home abuse and negligence, we will work diligently to demonstrate that the defendant or defendants were negligent, willfully abusive, or failed to uphold an accepted standard of care. Our team of attorneys has extensive experience handling nursing home abuse cases, and can leverage their expertise to your advantage.
Taking action is the most effective way of safeguarding your loved ones health and wellbeing. Once immediate concerns have been resolved, we can work on your behalf to hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions.
Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse
If someone you love suffered physical or emotional abuse at the hands of a nursing home employee or fellow nursing home resident, then we can help you file a nursing home negligence claim against the appropriate parties. Nursing home abuse cases often involve:
- Physical abuse: Sadly, some nursing home residents suffer physical abuse at the hands of their caretakers and other residents. Bruises, red marks and scratches are clear signs of abuse, don’t believe the staff when they place blame elsewhere.
- Dehydration: Dehydration is completely preventable and often a clear sign of neglect or a willful disregard for a nursing home resident’s health.
- Falls: Individuals in nursing homes are often at great risk of falling. In nearly all cases, falls can and should be prevented by nursing home staff members.
- Emotional abuse: Many people do not realize that emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse and neglect.
- Understaffing: Nursing homes under pay their employee and have turnover md ” Call Off’s” are common. This results in understaffing and leads to poor care. Be careful and look for signs of understaffing that can prevent negligence.
Any form of abuse or neglect should be reported immediately. Taking action is the most effective way of safeguarding your loved one’s health and wellbeing. Once immediate concerns have been resolved, we can work on your behalf to hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions.
Confidential Settlement against hospital 11/08: Plaintiff fell while trying to go to the bathroom after having her call button ignored.
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After evaluating the circumstances of the case, we can advise you of your legal rights, determine your claim eligibility, and recommend a course of action. In general, spouses, children, siblings, and other immediate family members can file a personal injury claim on behalf of the victim. Although no two cases are exactly the same, you and your family may be able to recover damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (in the event of a wrongful death)
- Past, present, and future medical costs
- Transfer costs (if moved to another facility)
In some cases, it may also be possible to pursue punitive damages, which are rewarded on top of compensatory damages as a means of punishing the negligent party and preventing future occurrences. Rest assured, we will do everything possible to recover the maximum amount of damages allowed by law.
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At Woomer & Talarico LLP, we are large enough to handle big cases, yet small enough to provide personal service. To schedule a free consultation, contact our legal practice today.
Case results are for informational purposes only, and should not be considered as a guarantee or prediction of outcome in any other case. Every case involves different facts and circumstances, and a favorable result in one case is not a guarantee that a similar result can be obtained in another case.