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Nursing homes have a responsibility to keep their residents safe and free of the risk of harm, and when nursing home fall accidents happen, the injured person could be entitled to compensation for their injuries. What your nursing home fall case is worth depends upon the unique facts and circumstances of your injury. An experienced attorney knows what evidence to collect and how to file a claim in support of recovering the best possible compensation for the costs and damages associated with your injuries.
One of the experienced personal injury attorneys with substantial experience working on elder abuse cases and nursing home abuse from Dan Chapman and Associates is standing by to consult on your case and read on to learn more.
Nursing Home Falls Can Be a Form of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is when a person over the age of 60 is abused in a variety of different forms. This kind of abuse is against the law, and if a nursing home facility or its employees are found to have engaged in elder abuse, they will be liable for any associated costs and damages.
Elder abuse happens in the following locations:
- In the older person’s home
- At a family member’s home
- In an assisted care facility
- In a nursing home
Common forms of elder abuse include:
- Physical abuse – this can include hitting, slapping, restraining a person against their will, and other physical acts that cause harm
- Emotional or psychological abuse – this can include a caregiver saying hurtful words, ignoring the older adult, limiting contact with their family, or threatening them
- Neglect – this happens when the caregiver does not respond to the older adult’s needs, whether medical, physical, or emotion
- Abandonment – leaving an older adult alone without planning for their care
- Sexual abuse – when a caregiver forces an older adult into being part of or watching sexual acts
- Financial abuse – when a caregiver takes from the older adult, including financial fraud and identity theft
Being Harmed in a Nursing Home Could Entitle You or Your Loved One to Compensation
If you or a loved one has experienced a fall in a nursing home, you may have been the victim of physical abuse or neglect. When a nursing home and the caregivers employed by it fail to pay sufficient attention to an older adult and they are injured in a fall, or if a caregiver pushes an older adult and causes a fall, the nursing home will be liable for all costs and damages associated with your injuries. These damages can include compensation for emotional distress and pain and suffering.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a nursing home, you could be entitled to compensation for all the costs associated with your injuries. This includes not only short-term medical treatment from the fall, but also any long-term medical needs like ongoing treatment or rehabilitation, and you could also be entitled to compensation for any change in your quality of life that the injury caused.
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