When you placed your family member in a nursing home, you assumed they would be treated with appropriate care and concern. However, you soon began to notice red flags. Maybe your loved one complained of neglect or abuse, or perhaps they suffered an inexplicable accident. You may have grown suspicious when their condition deteriorated in a way that it shouldn’t have with proper medical care. Any of these can be signs of nursing home negligence or abuse.
If you suspect your loved one fell victim to nursing home negligence, you are not alone. Our law firm speaks for the rights of nursing home residents and their families in and around Wilmington, NC. Our experienced nursing home negligence legal team is prepared to evaluate your case at no cost to you, and we will determine whether you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the offending facility.
Unfortunately, many elderly residents suffer nursing home abuse or neglect, especially if they have a condition like dementia that takes away their verbal or mental abilities. When you visit your family member, pay attention for:
If you have noticed any of these signs of nursing home negligence, contact us today to schedule a free case review.
Accidents can happen at any time. You can be as careful as you can be, but you can never predict the action of others out on the road. When this happens, you need someone to speak on your behalf to fight for your rights. Speaks Law Firm is here for you.
The liable parties in a nursing home negligence case may include many people, from your family member’s direct caregivers to the owners of the facility where the neglect or abuse occurred.
In nursing home negligence cases, as in other personal injury lawsuits, the plaintiff (the party filing the lawsuit) must prove that the defendant (the allegedly guilty party) has committed neglect or abuse. Specifically, the plaintiff and their lawyer need to show that:
The facility may deny that its staff acted in a neglectful or abusive way, or they may try to disprove the connection between their negligence and the victim’s injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer at Speaks Law Firm can help you prove fault in a nursing home neglect or abuse case.
Depending on the case, our law firm can help you recover compensation for:
In some cases of malicious behavior or egregious neglect, a court may also order the guilty party to pay punitive damages to the victim.
Seeking action against a negligent or dishonest nursing home facility can seem overwhelming. Our trusted legal team will help you and your loved one by:
Do you believe that a nursing home or another long-term care facility violated their caregiving duties towards your loved one? You may have grounds for a negligence lawsuit.
Our nursing home negligence lawyers will help you build a powerful case to strengthen your chance of collecting compensation for your loved one’s suffering. By seeking legal action against the offending facility, you protect both your loved one and other residents against further neglect and abuse.
At no cost to you, contact Speaks Law Firm today for a free case review with our legal team in Wilmington, NC. Action speaks louder than words, and you’ll pay no fee unless you win.