There are numerous ways that physical injuries occur in nursing homes. Unfortunately, many injuries occur as the result of abuse or neglect. If your loved one suffered physical injuries in their nursing home, you have legal options.
A Bowie nursing home physical injuries attorney can evaluate your case and pursue the justice and financial compensation you or your loved one deserve. We offer free case reviews where you can explore your options. The team at Brown & Barron is here to listen.
It Costs You Nothing Out of Pocket to Partner with Our Team
Our firm takes nursing home injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. We will go to work on your loved one’s case immediately without charging any upfront legal fees. Instead, our attorneys are only paid if they successfully recover compensation for your losses.
We set aside a portion of what we recover on your behalf to cover our time and expenses. So, you pay nothing out of pocket. You can learn more about this arrangement when you connect with Brown & Barron.
Get in touch with a nursing home physical injuries lawyer serving Bowie, (410) 698-1717 for a free case evaluation.
The most important thing is the safety of your loved one, so before investigating your legal options, we suggest that you:
- Consider moving your loved one to a new facility
- Document everything related to your loved one’s injuries
- Refrain from sharing information about the case online
- Share all settlement offers with your lawyer
- Report the injuries to the nursing home’s administration
Each of these things can promote your case’s outcome.
What You Can Expect from Your Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Serving Bowie
When you partner with Brown & Barron, your lawyer will:
Review Relocation Options
After learning about your loved one’s situation, you may want to remove them from the facility.
Investigate the Situation
We need to learn about your loved one’s circumstances, including how they suffered harm. Yet, the nursing home may deny anything happened. The accident may have happened with no witnesses or with witnesses who are as yet unwilling to speak up.
When investigating your loved one’s situation, your lawyer will:
- Interview witnesses. This may include other residents, care staff, and third parties, such as visitors or vendors. Their testimony can shed light on your loved one’s situation.
- Review your loved one’s treatment records. Any inconsistencies in your loved one’s treatment records could indicate abuse or neglect.
- Visit the care facility. Your lawyer may visit the care facility and immediately recognize signs of negligence. For instance, the nursing home may not have adequate staffing. Its employees may openly mistreat residents. If so, this information could bolster your claim later on.
Evaluate the Liability Insurance Policy
Many nursing homes carry liability insurance. So, if your loved one suffered harm, we can file a liability claim and recover damages. Yet, this is easier said than done. The insurance company may refute or deny your claim.
This isn’t the end of the road for your case, however. Your lawyer will manage all dealings with the insurance company to recover what you need.
Pursue a Civil Lawsuit
We hope to resolve your case through insurance negotiations. However, we may file a lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement. Although a settlement might be the best option, we prepare for each case as though we plan to go to trial, which requires us to:
- Take depositions
- Cross-examine witnesses
- Present compelling evidence
- Present opening and closing arguments
- File your case within Maryland’s statute of limitations
Right now, your focus should be on your loved one. We will manage your case, giving you time and energy to spend with your family.
Compensable Losses in Your Nursing Home Injury Case
Our team will seek recovery for:
- Healthcare expenses. Your loved one may require intensive medical care to treat their injuries. Financial recovery can account for medications, hospitalization, and therapy.
- Lost income. You may have lost time from work while caring for your loved one. You can include these losses in your case, accounting for lost tips, income, and bonuses.
- Pain and suffering. Suffering harm can take its toll on your loved one’s mental health. Pain and suffering accounts for their physical pain and emotional anguish.
- Funeral expenses. Your loved one may have passed away after suffering harm. You should lay them to rest without financial concerns. Funeral expenses can include burial, cremation, and the memorial service.
- Relocation costs. Relocating to a new care facility may secure your loved one’s safety. Yet, relocating can get expensive. Your settlement could account for those expenses and allow your loved one to live comfortably.
You may recover additional losses to those listed here. Your lawyer will review your injury-related documentation to determine what you need.
Contact Brown & Barron online today to schedule a free case review with a with a nursing home physical injuries lawyer serving Bowie.
How Do Physical Injuries Happen in Nursing Homes?
Our investigation may find that your loved one suffered harm due to:
Some physical injuries occur due to intentional acts of abuse. These acts could occur at the hands of nursing home employees, other residents, or third-party vendors or visitors. Physical abuse often involves acts of assault, like punching, kicking, or biting. Injuries could also result from the unreasonable use of physical restraints.
Neglect can also lead to physical injuries. This is true whether the neglect was intentional or due to other factors. The most common physical injuries resulting from neglect involve residents with mobility issues. Bedsores are a common example of a physical injury that can result from neglect.
Nursing home residents who require assistance with various tasks may attempt doing so on their own, due to neglect. This can lead to slips, trips, falls, and other incidents.
We’re Ready to Set Your Case in Motion Today
The team at Brown & Barron knows the toll that physical injuries can have on older nursing home residents. We are proud to serve as advocates for anyone injured in a nursing facility in Bowie.
To learn more about how we could help, reach out today for a free consultation.
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