It is no secret that abuse happens in nursing homes. While most abuse cases involve the actions of caretakers, the reality is, many abusers are residents themselves. If your loved one suffered abuse at the hands of a fellow nursing home resident, you can seek justice and compensation.
Let a Bowie abuse by nursing home residents attorney from Brown & Barron advocate for what you need. We’re ready to start your case today.
Our Lawyers Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
You have enough to worry about right now. The last thing you need to think about is attorney’s fees. Brown & Barron helps nursing home abuse claimants on a contingency-fee basis. When you partner with our team serving Bowie, you pay nothing out of pocket. A percentage of your settlement pays for our time, efforts, and consulting costs. We receive nothing from your personal savings. You can learn more about this arrangement when you consult with our staff.
Get in touch with a abuse by nursing home residents lawyer serving Bowie, (410) 698-1717 for a free case evaluation.
Instead of filing a claim or lawsuit by yourself, take advantage of a consult with our team. A free consultation could provide you and your family clarity while making important legal decisions.
We understand the trauma that abuse-related injuries can cause, and we look forward to providing answers to some of these questions:
- How long does it take to resolve a nursing home abuse case?
- Will I have to file a lawsuit?
- What types of damages can I recover?
- What should I do after learning about my loved one’s situation?
Following your free case review, you are under no obligation to partner with us. This is simply your chance to explore partnering with our team serving Bowie.
Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Serving Bowie Can Pursue These Damages
Your compensable losses depend on your situation. They may include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Relocation expenses
- Pain and suffering
We offer our sincerest condolences if you lost a loved one due to nursing home abuse. In that instance, a wrongful death claim can offer damages for funeral and memorial costs. We understand that compensation won’t undo the harm your loved one suffered. Yet, it can offer assistance as you navigate your next steps.
We Will Determine Who Should Pay for Your Losses
All nursing homes must provide safe living spaces for their residents. This goes beyond offering medical care and daily assistance; it also involves recognizing harmful interactions between residents.
According to the University of Connecticut, most acts of violence between nursing home residents aren’t random. Instead, research suggests that resident-on-resident violence is something nursing homes can actively prevent.
Given this fact, nursing homes routinely face legal action when residents injure each other. Nursing homes must take appropriate action when serving residents who are unpredictable or violent. With this information, the nursing home could be liable for your loved one’s damages––and we will hold it accountable for what you need.
We Will Support Your Right to Damages with Evidence
We need evidence to support your case. We will investigate your loved one’s situation by visiting the nursing home, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts. Supporting information in your case may comprise:
- Your loved one’s medical records
- Photos of your loved one’s injuries
- Incident reports
- Testimony from law enforcement (if they came to the care facility)
- Your damages’ invoices and receipts
Using the information we find, we will assert:
- The nursing home was charged with your loved one’s care.
- The nursing home did not protect your loved one from harm.
- Your loved one suffered injuries.
- You have damages related to your loved one’s condition.
What Should I Do After Learning About My Loved One’s Situation?
After learning about your loved one’s abuse, our attorneys serving Bowie recommend:
- Documenting everything. This involves taking pictures of your loved one’s injuries and writing down their recollection of events.
- Reporting the incident to the nursing home. You want to create a “paper trail” that outlines your loved one’s situation.
- Calling the police. If your loved one’s in immediate danger, call the authorities. Even if they don’t make an arrest, a police report can bolster your case.
- Relocating to a new facility. Hopefully, after learning about your loved one’s situation, the nursing home removed the abusive resident. If not, we suggest moving to a new facility. You can include relocation costs in your claim.
We also recommend consulting with our legal team. Our nursing home abuse attorneys can listen to your story and lend support.
Talk to an Abuse by Nursing Home Residents Attorney in Bowie
If your loved one suffered harm at the hands of a fellow nursing home resident, they have legal options. This may include pursuing a claim or lawsuit against the negligent care facility.
Contact Brown & Barron online today to schedule a free case review with a with a abuse by nursing home residents lawyer serving Bowie.
How Nursing Homes Let Abuse Happen
One or more of the following factors may have led to your loved one’s injuries:
One of the largest issues among nursing homes is understaffing. Understaffing occurs when a facility has fewer staff members than needed to manage operations. When a nursing home is understaffed, it can be impossible to monitor dangerous nursing home residents.
Even when nursing homes are fully staffed, inadequate training could prevent the staff from keeping residents safe from one another. There are tools that nursing home staff need to monitor volatile residents. Without proper training, they might not be aware of those tools, and residents can suffer harm.
Overcrowded nursing homes face some of the same issues as understaffed facilities. When there are too many residents in a nursing home, it can be impossible for staff to keep track of all of them. When overcrowding results in one resident attacking another, the facility could be to blame.
Nursing homes must monitor residents’ interactions. If a resident constantly harasses, assaults, or threatens others, they should be removed from the nursing home. They should not be allowed to continue to endanger others.
These cases are serious, and your loved one deserves justice. The attorneys of Brown & Barron can manage your loved one’s case and seek a fair outcome. With our help, you could recover compensation.
Reach out to our team now for a free case review.
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