Nursing homes have an obligation to provide proper care to residents, including those with Alzheimer’s disease. They have an obligation to prevent abuse of their residents, especially those who lack the ability to report the abuse. If you worry that your loved one was a victim of Alzheimer’s abuse in a nursing home, reach out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today.
We can help you understand the merits of your case against the nursing home. You may be able to take legal action on behalf of your loved one.
Call (800) 201-3999 now for your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our nursing home abuse attorneys.
Nursing Home Residents With Alzheimer’s Disease Are a Common Target for Abusers
Residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are among the most vulnerable in a nursing home or other types of long-term care facilities. These residents may not understand that the experiences they are having constitute abuse or neglect.
Even if they have concerns about their caregivers, they may be unable to report them or be unreliable in reporting the exact details of the abuse. Abusers understand this and may target residents with Alzheimer’s because their abuse or neglect is less likely to come to light.
Residents With Alzheimer’s Also Commonly Become Victims of Neglect
Nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease may require a higher level of support and long-term care options than others. At the same time, their changing and advancing care needs mean facility staff must consistently monitor the needs of these residents.
Self-neglect is common in this population. The nursing home staff has a responsibility to monitor each resident’s ability to provide self-care and complete activities of daily living. When the resident cannot provide their own self-care, the nursing home must step up and provide it for them.
Neglect may result when facilities are understaffed or employ improperly trained staff to provide for these needs.
Take Action on Behalf of Your Loved One
If you worry that your loved one suffered abuse or neglect in their nursing home or another type of long-term care facility, an attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can evaluate the facts of your case for free. We can help you understand if you have a case against the nursing home owners and administrators.
Call (800) 201-3999 now to get started.
Recovering Compensation After Alzheimer’s Abuse in a Nursing Home
When we take on a nursing home abuse case, we pursue a payout that covers the losses and expenses the resident suffered as a result of the abuse. We do not believe that abuse victims or their families should have to suffer additional losses because of the unethical behavior of the facility.
We gather evidence to build a strong case to show that the facility should be responsible for the expenses and losses the patient endured, and we fight for a settlement or award that reflects this.
Some potentially recoverable losses include:
Medical Treatment and Related Expenses
Your loved one may require inpatient medical treatment or outpatient care as a result of the abuse and neglect. The nursing home should be responsible for the cost of this care, as well as any projected future care.
You or your loved one likely had some expenses you paid out of pocket as a result of the abuse and neglect they endured. This loss could include costs related to moving them to a safe facility, parking at the doctor’s office, or other miscellaneous expenses.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is a noneconomic loss that often makes up a large percentage of a settlement or award. We can help you understand the potential value of these losses and fight to recover them on your loved one’s behalf.
Depending on the facts of your loved one’s case, you may also be eligible to pursue additional losses. We will work with you to help you understand the types of awards that may be available.
If your loved one had Alzheimer’s disease, and you believe neglect or abuse contributed to their death, you may be able to take legal action on behalf of yourself and other surviving family members. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our nursing home abuse lawyers can help you understand how this type of case works in your state. Call (800) 201-3999 today to talk to a member of our team.
Take Legal Action on Your Loved One’s Behalf
If your loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect, you may be able to take legal action on their behalf. If you serve as their guardian or have power of attorney over them, we can help you understand your options for pursuing compensation. We may be able to help you if they still have the capacity to handle their own affairs, as well.
There is a time limit on this type of case, which is determined by your state’s laws. We can explain how long you have to act during your initial consultation. Our case consultations are always free, and we handle nursing home abuse cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not collect a fee unless we recover an award for your family.
Talk to a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer About Alzheimer’s Abuse
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our nursing home abuse attorneys can help you understand your rights and options when it comes to holding a nursing home or other long-term care facility responsible for their abuse or neglect of your loved one. If we believe your case has merit, we will go to work for you and your family, pursuing the compensation your loved one deserves for the abuse and neglect they endured.
Call (800) 201-3999 now for your free case review with an attorney who understands the laws that protect seniors from Alzheimer’s abuse in nursing homes.