A nursing home is responsible for providing for the basic needs of every resident. Failure to do so can cause serious injury or even death. Neglect occurs when a nursing home does not meet a resident’s basic needs. The nursing home’s administration may be legally liable for any injuries that result.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries and financial losses because of neglect of basic needs, we can help you. A nursing home injury lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can go over your legal options while protecting your rights. We can evaluate your case for free. Call us today at (800) 201-3999 to set up your in-home consultation.
Understanding Nursing Home Neglect
There are several types of neglect in nursing homes, including neglect of basic needs and neglect of medical needs. Seniors have many needs that must be met to allow a standard quality of life and to prevent illness or injury. Some basic needs of nursing home residents include:
- Proper nutrition based on their caloric and health-related needs
- Adequate hydration
- Clean clothing
- Warmth and shelter
- Personal hygiene
- Personal safety
Many senior citizens live in nursing homes because they cannot meet their own basic needs. Remaining in dirty or soiled clothing, irregular bathing schedules, and encountering other hygiene or nutritional problems may put the health of seniors in nursing homes at risk.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Is Your Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our team of attorneys understands how difficult it can be to learn the facility you trusted failed to provide for your loved one’s basic needs.
A nursing home administration should not get away with neglect. We can help you recover an award that pays for medical care, moving expenses, and other costs related to your loved one’s neglect.
If we determine that you have viable neglect of basic needs case, we will fight to have the defendant pay all related costs. You may be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one endured.
We only receive compensation if you receive an award in your case.
Call us today at (800) 201-3999 to learn more.
Recoverable Compensation for Nursing Home Negligence
If a nursing home’s failure to meet basic needs caused your loved one to suffer injuries, you may be able to take legal action to cover a wide variety of related expenses and losses. These awards differ from case to case, but can include:
Medical Care Costs
A settlement or award can help pay medical bills related to injuries from neglect in a nursing home. Some of these expenses include inpatient or outpatient care, surgery, medication, rehabilitation or therapy, and future care needs. Another medical care cost you may be able to recover is any therapy required to address psychological injuries.
You may be able to recoup any out-of-pocket expenses you paid. Some of these expenses include the cost of moving to a new facility or replacing broken glasses or hearing aids. It may also cover the money you spent on food, sheets, towels, and other expenses normally included in the cost of the facility.
Pain and Suffering
Our attorneys can help you put a monetary value on the physical pain and emotional suffering endured as a result of the neglect of basic needs. It is important to include these losses in your settlement value for your case. These losses are often double or even several times the value of your other losses.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost your loved one due to the failure to meet basic needs, you can hold the facility liable for funeral and burial costs and other expenses and losses.
Act Quickly to Hold the Nursing Home Liable for Elder Abuse
Each state has its own statute of limitations on nursing home lawsuits. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time limit, you or your loved one could lose the right to take legal action. To ensure you protect your right to compensation, you should reach out to us earlier in the process. Call us as soon as you suspect elder abuse and neglect or have confirmation of the nursing home’s failure to meet your parent’s, spouse’s, or other loved one’s basic needs.
We want to protect your loved one from any further neglect or abuse. Call us so we can protect your loved one immediately.
Talk to a Nursing Home Attorney Today
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our nursing home attorneys take on the neglect of basic needs in nursing homes cases all across the country. The nursing home should pay for the neglectful injuries your loved one suffered. We can help you understand the strength of the case against the nursing home, gather evidence, and take legal action. Let us pursue an award to cover your loved one’s injuries and losses.
Call (800) 201-3999 today to get started with a free case review. We charge no upfront fees; you pay nothing unless we win your case.