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Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Injuries to My Loved One?

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

If your loved one was injured while residing in a residential facility, contact a nursing home lawyer. Your family may be eligible to receive compensation from the facility for your loved one’s damages. Obtaining a large settlement will offer your family the opportunity to provide the medical care your elder needs to treat their injury. Some cases involve much more than physical injuries; residents may experience emotional or psychological harm instead of or in addition to visible injuries. A nursing home lawyer can help make this possible. Lawyers have negotiated substantial settlements for clients and their families who have suffered so much at the hands of negligent or unscrupulous persons or companies. Nursing home abuse can take many forms and those who run and/or own these facilities should be held accountable when they allow the residents to suffer harm in any way. Call a law firm to schedule a consultation with a nursing home lawyer to discuss your case and learn how we might be able to assist your family to get the justice you deserve.

What kind of nursing home injuries are eligible for compensation?

If a nursing homeowner or staff member was negligent, careless, or failed to take reasonable action to prevent an injury to a resident, they might be held liable for the damages that resulted. “Damages” is a legal term in this context used to describe injuries.

What are examples of common injuries that a resident may suffer while in the care of a nursing home?

An injury may be physical, emotional, or mental. Also, a resident may initially sustain a physical injury but then subsequently suffer emotionally and/or mentally from that physical injury. For example, if a resident suffered a broken hip because the nursing home staff failed to keep a corridor free from debris, they might experience pain and suffering from their injury, during the treatment, and after treatment. Pain and suffering are considered compensable damages. This means that if your loved one experienced these feelings, or continues to experience them, your family’s nursing home lawyer can include them as damages in the claim. Pain and suffering are common non-physical injuries. Additional physical and non-physical injuries that are common include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Confusion (in extreme cases, the confusion can lead to making poor choices about self-care and other issues)
  • Bedsores
  • Side effects from not receiving proper dosages of prescription medication or receiving the wrong types of medication, or medication given that was not authorized by the resident’s physician
  • Broken bones
  • Bruising

How do I sue a nursing home on behalf of my elder?

With a seasoned legal professional by your side, your family can successfully navigate the legal system to get your loved one the justice they deserve. If your elder suffered harm while in the care of a nursing home, contact a nursing home neglect lawyer in Phoenix, AZ at a law firm to schedule a consultation.

Thanks to Rispoli Law, PLLC for their insight into nursing home law and injuries.

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