What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect to Receive From My Nursing Home Injury Lawsuit?
There are many ways in which an individual can be compensated after suffering debilitating injuries due to nursing home negligence.
First and foremost, your lawyer will account for the medical problems your loved one has suffered due to negligence, and help assess a cost. If your loved one has needed additional prescriptions, hospital visits, or surgery due to the negligence on behalf of their nursing home, you have a right to seek financial compensation for these expenses.
In addition to the costs of medical care, your elderly loved one likely endured excessive pain and suffering at the hands of their negligent caretakers. It is especially unfair for an elderly person in nursing home care to be mistreated, because they are largely unable to provide for themselves and can only rely on medical staff to help complete daily tasks. When they are taken advantage of in this way, they also endure pain and suffering. Earl & Earl, PLLC will always factor your loved one’s pain and suffering into the details of their case. The depression, anxiety and fear that are associated with nursing home injuries are not to be overlooked. Your elderly loved one deserves to be compensated for every aspect of harm they suffered.
In the event of a nursing home injury case, your lawyer may seek damages for punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are defined as compensation awarded in order to punish the defendant for their improper conduct or negligence. In some nursing home injury cases, your lawyer will be able to recover punitive damages from the nursing home in question and award them to your injured loved one. As always, consult with your personal injury attorney as soon as possible, and with as much evidence as you can.
Earl & Earl, PLLC Are Nursing Home Injury Attorneys With the Knowledge and Experience Necessary to Advocate for the Elderly.
Earl & Earl, PLLC have locations in Denver, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Pueblo and Grand Junction. We are committed to many practice areas of personal injury law, including nursing home injuries. We understand that in the context of elderly care, legal proceedings can be particularly sensitive and emotionally-charged. At Earl & Earl, PLLC, we are compassionate yet aggressive. We’ll listen to every aspect of your case with individualized and personal attention, yet fight on your behalf in court with diligent persistence.
If you or a loved one are a victim of nursing home injury, contact Earl & Earl, PLLC, as soon as possible (719) 900-2500. You may be entitled to compensation. Learn More About Our Firm