There is no amount of money that can undo the devastating effects of nursing home abuse. However, when loved ones learn that a family member has suffered from abuse or neglect while in a nursing home, they can file a claim for financial compensation that can offset the financial burden of medical expenses, reimbursement of stolen property, and more. Filing a claim against a nursing home facility or its staff members is rarely easy. An Ohio nursing home abuse lawyer can help ensure families receive the full compensation to which they are entitled.
Whenever nursing home abuse or neglect occurs, the victim can file a claim for compensation. The most common types of abuse that result in the victim obtaining damages include:
When any of the above types of abuse and neglect occur, nursing home residents can file a claim for compensation. If an elder is unable to file a claim on their own, a family member can file a claim on their behalf.
Nursing home residents can include all of their losses within a claim and in turn, receive compensation for all of them. The most common types of compensation awarded in nursing home abuse claims are as follows:
In some cases, punitive damages may also be applicable. These damages are sometimes awarded more commonly in nursing home abuse cases than in other types of personal injury claims. This is because punitive damages are only awarded when a defendant’s actions are considered grossly negligent or egregious, which insurance companies and juries often agree applies to nursing home abuse.
There are many factors that will affect the amount of compensation a person can receive in a nursing home abuse claim. The two main factors are as follows:
If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of being in a nursing home facility, our Ohio nursing home abuse lawyer can help. At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our skilled attorneys are dedicated to helping families through this difficult time and we want to help you, too. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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