Approximately 1.4 Million Americans Reside in Nursing Homes.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is an increasingly common problem with over 40% of residents reporting some form of abuse. The victims are our parents & grandparents, our aunts & uncles, and so many other beloved elderly relatives.
Nursing home abuse can be physical, mental & emotional, or sexual. It can lead to serious physical injury, trauma, and even death.
The decision to place an elderly relative in a nursing home can be a difficult and heartrending one for families to make. It is not entered into lightly and families often take time to painstakingly weigh the advantages & disadvantages of such a choice. They ask questions like “Will my loved one be happy there? Is it fair to take them away from their home? Is it the safest option?” The sad reality is that while families think they are doing what is in the best interests of their elderly loved one, they are sometimes unknowingly placing them in harm’s way. Families put the ultimate trust in nursing homes, and it is unconscionable that this trust is sometimes violated in the worst ways possible.
If you or someone you love has experienced nursing home abuse, we are on your side. Nursing home abuse of any sort is unacceptable and those who are at fault must be held accountable. Our team of skilled lawyers has a demonstrated track record of fighting for victims of nursing home abuse. We will work tirelessly to recover the maximum fair compensation to which you are entitled. We know that no amount of money will change what happened, but we want you to see justice served so that you may begin to heal and move forward.
Let Us Recover What is Rightfully Yours.
If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse, you deserve compensation. While we wish that we could go back in time and erase the abuse, we cannot. All we can do is fight for what you rightfully deserve in hopes that the damages recovered and the justice served will help you move forward with your life.
In nursing home abuse cases, damages can be tangible, intangible, or punitive. Examples of tangible damages that we have recovered on behalf of nursing home abuse victims include:
- Hospitalization bills
- Doctor’s visit bills
- Physical therapy
We believe that your suffering matters. As such, we will also fight to recover compensation related to intangible damages including:
- Physical suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
Finally, we might be able to obtain punitive damages on your behalf. These damages are intended to punish the defendant or defendants in your case and can be valuable in deterring similar behavior in the future. In fact, there is evidence that punitive damages recovered in nursing home abuse cases can push a change in policies & practices of nursing homes. To recover punitive damages, we must be able to prove that the defendant acted with deliberate and/or malicious intent.