Nursing Home Abuse: Do I Have a Case?


  • Added By :David Christensen
  • Category : Personal Injury Law
  • Article Id : 2292
  • Added On : 16/03/2020
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The thought of anyone abusing an elderly adult is dreadful. Sadly, it does happen. Elderly adults’ lives are in the hands of others. If those hands are abusive, the elders suffer. Nursing home abuse is a problem in the U.S., and it’s important to keep an eye out for it.

What can you do if you or someone you love has been abused? You can sue for the elder abuse suffered. Filing a claim for elder abuse is your right. You have to be capable of proving your case. For some, this is too much for them to handle on their own. Many people work with a nursing home abuse attorney who has legal experience with handling such cases.

Learn more about filing a case for nursing home abuse by reading on.

When to File a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

It’s not always easy to know when abuse is happening. If you aren’t the one being abused in a nursing home, how will you know? Some elderly adults are more susceptible to abuse than others due to physical or cognitive limitations. You are probably counting on them to tell you if they’re being abused, but you should also watch out for signs of abuse.

There are physical signs of abuse you can watch out for, such as weight loss, unexplained bruises or scratches, broken bones, or dirty appearance. Changes in mood and behavior could also indicate abuse. There are many other signs that something might be going on, so keep a careful watch on your loved one.

When you think you have evidence of nursing home abuse, it’s probably time to file a claim.

Why File a Claim for Nursing Home Abuse?

What does filing a claim get you? What’s the point? There are many good reasons to file a nursing home abuse claim. For one, it can prevent the abuser from hurting other elderly adults. Especially if the abuser is in a position of power in the nursing home, your claim could stop them.

Your claim could bring your abused loved one justice for what they went through. It can also bring financial compensation to your loved one to help pay for losses associated with the abuse. The money can also compensate them for what they went through. Possible damages due to nursing home abuse include:

  • Medical expenses

  • Mental health treatment costs

  • Cost to move a loved one to a new home

  • Pain and suffering

Get in Touch with a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

You are rightfully angry that someone abused you or your loved one in a nursing home. You are likely wanting justice for what happened, but you aren’t sure how to get started on a nursing home abuse claim. One initial step that is usually helpful is contacting a Michigan nursing home abuse attorney for assistance.

Reach out to Christensen Law to talk to an attorney. Call 248-213-4900 to receive a free case review. You can also visit our website to learn more about our firm.