Many seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia reside in nursing homes. Here, they receive help with dressing, eating, drinking, and bathing. Yet, not all elderly residents get the care they need.
When a nursing home fails to provide appropriate care, it could face liability for any resulting damages. Did your loved one suffer harm in a care facility? An Arbutus attorney can pursue compensation in cases where there is a lack of appropriate care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. The team at Brown & Barron offers free case reviews.
We Encourage You to Take Prompt Legal Action
The statute of limitations applies to every civil case in the country. There are steep consequences if you don’t file your lawsuit on time. If the statute of limitations expires, you could lose the right to seek damages. Our team will manage your case’s filing deadlines and file your case on time.
Get in touch with a lack of appropriate care for alzheimer’s and dementia patients lawyer serving Arbutus, (410) 698-1717 for a free case evaluation.
Right now, you may wonder: “How much will hiring a lawyer cost me?” In a contingency-fee arrangement, you pay nothing out of pocket. Our fees come from the compensation we secure for you.
This means you don’t pay anything for us to start your case. You don’t pay hourly rates, and you don’t have to worry about retainers. We finance each of your case’s obligations. We only get compensated if we are able to win a financial recovery for you. You can learn more about this risk-free arrangement when you connect with our firm.
Compensation Available to Families of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
In general, damages fall into two categories: economic and non-economic. Economic damages account for your monetary losses and expenses. Non-economic damages account for harm that is harder to measure, such as pain and suffering. Financial recovery can include:
When left untreated, Alzheimer’s and dementia can result in an array of physical injuries and illnesses. You can recover those costs through a claim or lawsuit. Compensation can account for medications, therapy, and hospitalization.
You may have removed your loved one from their care facility and looked after them yourself. This may have caused you to miss work. You can include the cost of your lost income in your claim’s value.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering reflects the trauma your loved one endured. The amount you can recover in a lawsuit depends on your situation, including how long they suffered abuse or neglect. The state caps how much you can recover for pain and suffering, but the cap increases by $15,000 each year.
Many nursing home residents want new accommodations after suffering harm. Unfortunately, moving to a new facility can be expensive. Yet, your claim or lawsuit can recover money for these expenses.
The National Council on Aging reports that nursing home abuse claimants face an increased risk of mortality. If you lost a loved one, words cannot express our condolences. We offer our support in the form of legal aid. With our team’s help, you can recover funeral expenses, as well as other costs related to your loved one’s passing.
Signs of Inadequate Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
Seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s cannot recognize signs of abuse. They rely on their friends and family members to advocate for them. The National Institute on Aging lists the following signs of nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Weight loss
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Bruises and scratches
- Broken bones
- Hair loss
- Soiled clothing
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Anxiety or depression
- Apprehension around a certain caregiver
If you notice any of these signs, don’t worry about making a false accusation. You have every right to demand answers from the care facility if your loved one received inadequate care.
We Advocate for Seniors Who Have Experienced These Forms of Abuse in Arbutus
For decades, we’ve advocated for people who have suffered:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional/psychological abuse
- Financial abuse
Again, don’t worry about making a false allegation if you suspect your loved one has suffered harm. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when caring for a loved one, especially one with cognitive issues. Our lawyers will manage your complaint with the nursing home and follow through with legal action.
Seek Compensation for Inadequate Alzheimer’s or Dementia Care with Our Team
It is vital that nursing home patients living with dementia or Alzheimer’s receive adequate ongoing medical care. When this care is lacking, their health could deteriorate rapidly. Sometimes, it is only through losing a large lawsuit that nursing homes are motivated to change and improve.
If your loved one received inadequate care in a nursing home, you can partner with our team. We will do everything possible to recover compensation for your losses. An Arbutus attorney will help you pursue justice when you suspect an injury due to a lack of appropriate care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Contact Brown & Barron onlinetoday to schedule a free case review with a with a lack of appropriate care for alzheimer’s and dementia patients lawyer serving Arbutus.
Your Elder Abuse Attorney Serving Arbutus Will Manage Your Case
When you partner with Brown & Barron, our team will:
Investigate Your Case
With supporting information, we must show that your loved one suffered harm in a nursing home. Supporting evidence in your case could include eyewitness testimony, medical records, and photos.
Manage All Communications
You deserve to focus on your loved one’s well-being. Managing communications with multiple parties can prevent this. We will send and answer all necessary emails, phone calls, and text messages. We’ll also manage all communications with the liable party.
Calculate Your Losses
We want to recover everything you’re owed. We will calculate your economic damages using receipts, invoices, and billing statements. To calculate pain and suffering, we will review your loved one’s overall situation, including the harm they suffered.
File Your Claim/Lawsuit
We will manage everything your claim or lawsuit requires. This involves understanding your damages’ value, arguing for what you need, and asserting negligence.
Reach out to Brown & Barron as soon as possible for your free consultation.
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