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Proving negligence in nursing home abuse cases

On Behalf of | May 22, 2020 | Firm News |

Many people over the age of 65 need help at least occasionally to live fulfilling lives. For some people, that may mean moving into a nursing home to receive care. Unfortunately, seniors sometimes suffer from neglect or abuse at these establishments.

We understand how to prove negligence in nursing home abuse cases and have helped many of our clients with their claims.

Types of negligence that occur in nursing homes

Negligence can mean many things when it comes to nursing home establishments. For example, if the staff ignores you and your needs, that is neglectful behavior. It extends to other areas as well. Improper maintenance of the building and interior might be neglect if it causes you to get hurt. Failure to properly train nursing home staff, or retaining staff that are clearly unqualified, are both examples of negligence. Nursing homes are bound by federal and state laws to provide services that are necessary for residents to live comfortable lives.

Proving negligence

To prove negligence in a nursing home abuse case, you will need to gather evidence of all the suffering or damages resulting from the negligence. This includes any medical costs that result from the negligence, but also any documents supporting claims of mental anguish and suffering. Documents gathered from medical professionals such as doctors and therapists are good examples. It is important to let your medical professionals know if the negligence causes you to lose enjoyment in your life. For example, if you can no longer play with your grandchildren as a result of the injury. More information about this topic is available on our webpage.