After a loved one suffered injuries in a nursing home accident, this may be a case of abuse or neglect. We can investigate the details of your case and advise you on how to proceed. You and your family could be eligible to seek compensation for pain and suffering as well as medical bills.
We Can Help You Win Damages for a Number of Items
When we represent you, we will seek damages for direct costs, which could reimburse you or your loved one for items such as medical treatment costs. We also can seek payment for indirect items, such as the level of pain and suffering your loved one may have endured in the past and going forward.
Types of Reimbursement for Direct Items
As part of your personal injury case against the nursing home, we will seek to gain reimbursement for a number of direct costs that resulted from abuse or neglect, including:
- Medical bills: If your loved one needed emergency care after your injury, as well as ongoing medical care, you deserve to seek reimbursement for these costs.
- Costs of equipment: If your loved one needed prescription drugs or equipment to aid in your care, you could receive reimbursement for these costs.
- Therapy costs: If your loved one needed to undergo physical therapy appointments or needed to stay at a rehabilitation facility to overcome any injuries, your claim could provide reimbursement for these items too.
Types of Awards for Indirect Items
Some of the items for which you could receive damages will not be as easy to calculate. These may include:
- Payment for pain and suffering: You could receive an award for any ongoing pain and suffering you are experiencing related to your injuries.
- Payment for emotional trauma: If the victim is struggling to sleep, suffering from depression, or having nightmares, we may be able to show that these issues relate to the abusive incident. We could seek damages for these issues.
- Payment for reduced quality of life: If the abuse caused a reduction in your loved one’s quality of life and ability to enjoy life, you can seek damages for this.
Our team will use the facts in the case and our experience with similar cases in the past to determine a fair amount to request for these indirect items.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
When your loved one suffers injuries because of an abusive situation at a nursing home, your family could be facing staggering medical bills. This can be an overwhelming financial burden, while, at the same time, you may have the stress of trying to help your loved one recover from their injuries.
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we do not want to add to your financial burdens. Our clients often hire us on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that we do not require an upfront payment to secure our representation. Instead, our fee will come from a percentage of the final settlement amount in the case.
We will Help You Determine the Strength of Your Case
Elder abuse happens when a caregiver or another person with a relationship to the elderly person performs an intentional act intended to cause harm.
It also could involve a caregiver’s failure to act. For example, if the caregiver ignores requests for help from the resident, this could lead to a fall or another sort of injury.
We will Investigate to Determine What Happened
After an incident at a nursing home, you may believe workers would call the police to perform an investigation. However, this may not have happened.
Instead, the nursing home personnel may treat the incident as an accident, meaning they do not believe they need to involve the police. Even in an accident, though, the injuries your loved one suffered could involve a case of neglect.
As a Leesburg nursing home abuse lawyer, the team at Bogin, Munns & Munns will closely investigate your case, regardless of whether a police report exists. Through our extensive research, we will find the facts in the case, showing how the abuse occurred and why your loved one deserves the fairest possible settlement.
What Kinds of Abuse Could Be Part of a Nursing Home Injury Case?
If we can prove that the injuries your loved one suffered at the nursing home were a result of neglect, we can seek the settlement you deserve.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the most common types of nursing home abuses that are preventable include:
- Physical abuse: When a caregiver hits, kicks, pushes, pulls hair, slaps, or burns a patient at a nursing home, this is a form of abuse. Nursing home personnel also need to watch for and prevent one resident from physically abusing another resident.
- Emotional abuse: When a caregiver demeans, embarrasses, or threatens a senior citizen at the nursing home, this can be quite traumatic for the victim. Emotional abuse can cause lingering mental health problems. Isolating a resident as punishment is another form of emotional abuse.
- Neglectful abuse: If a caregiver ignores the needs of a resident, failing to help the resident use the restroom or to help with eating, this is neglect. Caregivers must attend to the resident’s basic needs.
- Sexual abuse: Sexual abuse of a resident may come from a caregiver, a visitor, or another resident. Any sort of forced or unwanted sexual interaction could be part of a personal injury claim, as this type of action can lead to both physical and emotional injuries.
Elder abuse is a serious problem among all elderly people, including nursing home residents, according to the CDC. You don’t have to feel alone in your case. We can help.
Do Not Overstep the Statute of Limitations
Consider that you may have a limited time to file a lawsuit, according to Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a). Victims of injury typically have four years to file a suit. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get started on your case.
Let Us Seek the Settlement You or Your Loved One Truly Deserves
As a Leesburg nursing home abuse lawyer, our team knows that these cases can be challenging. However, we have the experience and understanding of nursing home abuse cases to seek the best possible outcome for your case.
We are ready to fight for your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case. Call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (352) 728-3773 to start the process.