Reasons to Sue a Nursing Home for Abuse
Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be a heart-wrenching decision. Millions of families each year have to consider placing a parent or grandparent in a facility where their medical needs and day-to-day living needs can be met. We would like to think that the people with whom we entrust their care will provide the same standard of care we gave, but, sadly, that is often not the case. In fact, nursing home abuse and neglect are becoming an epidemic in the United States, and what is taking place in these homes is despicable.
About Nursing Home Abuse
There have been countless incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect, but it is important to know that help is available. Most of the time getting justice happens from making a claim against nursing home abuse.
If someone you love has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, you have every right to file a lawsuit and sue for damages. Here are some reasons why you should.
Reason to Sue for Nursing Home Abuse
Financial Compensation Helps
Winning a nursing home abuse case means more compensation to relocate a loved one to a better facility. Plus, the judgment can help pay medical bills generated from the abuse or neglect.
Facility Will Have to Change
A judge could award punitive damages to get the nursing home abuse to stop for other residents as well. Even without these, the facility will want to show the public that the abuse won’t happen again.
Faulty Internal Investigations
A facility wants to protect its own and not your loved one. Therefore, if there aren’t any physical signs of abuse, many won’t even investigate or won’t take your concerns seriously.
Usually, there is more than one person exposed to nursing home abuse. If one person stands up for the injustice, then others could as well. This encourages victims to file their own lawsuits to recover compensation for their injuries.
Protect Your Loved One
Your voice may be the only one your loved one has. This is why it is important to stand up for him or her and demand justice. It will be hard, but at the end of they will be grateful.
Get Justice Now
If you suspect abuse or neglect, do not accept denials. Instead, contact a knowledgeable lawyer experienced with representing victims. When an abuser injures a resident at a care facility, it is not always obvious what happened and legal liability. The evidence available is often incomplete and may be self-serving for the defendant – the nursing home. This is why a free consultation with us is so important. We have been assisting the injured for 20 years. We help clients from all over the country. Our consultations are completely free. Call today.