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Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers in Wilmington, NC

At Speaks Law Firm, we help people seek justice when they suspect their loved one has suffered nursing home negligence or abuse.
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Did Your Loved One Suffer Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse in North Carolina?

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.

Signs of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse

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:

  • Bruises, welts, and other signs of physical abuse
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Unusual behavioral changes
  • Suspicious behavior on the part of the caregivers, such as concealing information about a recent accident your family member suffered in the facility

If you have noticed any of these signs of nursing home negligence, contact us today to schedule a free case review.

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Proving Fault in a Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit in North Carolina

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:

  1. The defendant had a responsibility to provide care for the victim
  2. The defendant violated their caregiving duties
  3. The defendant’s breach of duty led to the victim’s injury
  4. The defendant should have foreseen that their actions could cause harm
  5. The victim was injured as a direct result

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.

What Types of Damages Can You Recover in a North Carolina Nursing Home Negligence Case

Depending on the case, our law firm can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, including both up-to-date and prospective treatment costs
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Property loss (in cases of financial abuse)
  • The victim’s loss of capacity to do the things that used to bring them joy
  • Wrongful death

In some cases of malicious behavior or egregious neglect, a court may also order the guilty party to pay punitive damages to the victim.

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How Our Team at Speaks Law Firm Can Help in Your Nursing Home Negligence Case

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:

  • Sourcing proof of abuse such as medical and financial records, eyewitness statements, and other corroborating evidence
  • Handling negotiations with the facility and their insurance provider
  • Representing you at court if the facility refuses to assume responsibility or offers a settlement that doesn’t reflect the extent of the damage your loved one suffered

Schedule a Free Case Review for Your Nursing Home Negligence Case

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.

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