Lawsuits for nursing home abuse or neglect and the potential damages depend on a wide range of factors, and the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney is essential to ensure that the victim is fully compensated for all injuries and losses, including medical expenses and pain and suffering. If your loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
The most common grounds for lawsuits against nursing homes are:
- Bed sores;
- Medical malpractice;
- Wrongful death.
These categories – combined with a wide range of factors unique to the case – are converted into legally-recognized damages, which must be proven with evidence to reach a settlement or verdict with the nursing home and earn your compensation. Here are the three most common forms of damages in nursing home lawsuits:
- Economic Damages – Also known as “compensatory” or “specific” damages, this form of damages is meant to compensate victims for out-of-pocket expenses which resulted directly from the unlawful incident in the nursing home. These damages typically include medical expenses, lost wages (if applicable), and replacement of lost or damaged property.
- Non-economic Damages – Also known as “general” or “nominal” damages, non-economic damages are meant to compensate victims for intangible injuries, particularly disfigurement and pain and suffering.
- Punitive Damages – Punitive damages are occasionally awarded in cases of extreme negligence in which a jury strongly intends to deter the defendant’s unlawful conduct, and these damages are awarded in some nursing home cases.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to represent our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been harmed by abuse or neglect. We are fully committed to protecting the rights of nursing home patients and ensuring that these facilities are held legally liable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that your loved one is fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the nursing home’s negligence, including medical expenses and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. We are a personal injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.