Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
At Plakas Mannos, we believe that preventable patient harm must be taken seriously. Our highly qualified nursing home negligence attorneys will aggressively represent your interests and steadfastly guard your rights. Medical Malpractice claims can be pursued against nursing homes for the care and treatment of their elderly or infirm residents. All too often residents of nursing homes and/or assisted living facilities are neglected or mistreated, resulting in falls, broken bones, bedsores, medication errors, and other preventable injuries or death.Reach out today
Common negligence cases
The injuries that can result from nursing home negligence, and for which the law provides the right to compensation, include death, permanent disability, physical pain, emotional distress, a loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disfigurement or scarring, and medical bills, to name a few.
Our team of nursing home negligence lawyers assists in a variety of common nursing home negligence cases, including:
- Neglect: These cases involve a lack of attention to the resident, often resulting in falls or other injuries
- Diagnostic errors: These cases involve mistakes in diagnosing a medical condition or failure to timely diagnose a condition, leading to delayed treatment or misdiagnosis
- Medication errors: Occur when healthcare professionals make mistakes in prescribing, administering, or managing medications, resulting in adverse drug reactions, overdose, or other medication-related complications
- Failure to obtain informed consent: May occur when a healthcare professional fails to adequately inform a patient about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a medical procedure or treatment, and the patient suffers harm as a result
- Failure to properly monitor, respond, and care for unstable patients: Encompasses situations where healthcare professionals fail to promptly assess vital signs, recognize signs of deterioration, or escalate care appropriately
Not sure if you have a case? Reach out to one of our nursing home negligence attorneys near you.
Frequently asked questions
Select a question below to learn more. Please note: This does not constitute legal advice. Contact us for more information.
What is nursing home negligence?
Nursing home negligence refers to a situation where a nursing home provider fails to provide the standard of care expected in their field, resulting in harm or injury to the elderly patient in a nursing home.
How do I know if I have a valid nursing home negligence case?
To determine if you have a valid nursing home negligence case, several factors need to be considered. These include proving the healthcare provider's negligence, demonstrating that the negligence caused harm or injury, and showing the extent of damages suffered. It's best to consult with an experienced medical team like Plakas Mannos who can evaluate your case and provide personalized guidance.
What types of medical errors can lead to a nursing home negligence claim?
Nursing home negligence claims can arise from a variety of medical errors, including misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, neglect, medication errors, failure to report data, elder abuse, poor hygiene practice, and improper treatment or lack of proper follow-up care. These are just a few examples, and each case is unique.
How long do I have to file a nursing home negligence lawsuit?
The statute of limitations, or time limit, for filing a nursing home negligence lawsuit varies by jurisdiction. It is crucial to consult with one of our nursing home negligence attorneys as soon as possible to understand the specific time restrictions that apply to your case. Failing to file within the designated time frame can result in the loss of your right to pursue a claim. Contact our nursing home negligence lawyers today.
How do I prove nursing home negligence?
Proving nursing home negligence involves demonstrating that the healthcare provider failed to meet the standard of care expected in their field, and this failure directly caused injury or harm. This requires a comprehensive review of medical records, consultation with medical experts, and gathering other evidence relevant to your case. Our experienced nursing home negligence lawyers have the expertise to effectively handle this complex process.
Can I sue for nursing home negligence if a loved one died due to negligence? Can I work with wrongful death lawyers?
Yes, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim if a family member died as a result of nursing home negligence. Wrongful death claims in nursing home negligence cases seek to compensate surviving family members for the losses they have suffered due to the untimely death of their loved one. Consult with one of our wrongful death lawyers to discuss the specifics of your situation.
How long does a nursing home negligence case typically take to resolve?
The duration of a nursing home negligence case can vary widely depending on various factors, including the complexity of the case, the willingness of the parties to negotiate, and the court's schedule. Some cases may settle in a matter of months, while others can take years to reach a resolution or go to verdict. Your attorney will be able to provide a more accurate estimate based on the specific details of your case.
What damages can I recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit?
If your nursing home negligence claim is successful, you may be entitled to various types of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of earning capacity, rehabilitation costs, and in some cases, punitive damages. The specific damages recoverable depend on the circumstances of your case and the applicable laws.
How much will it cost to hire a nursing home negligence attorney?
Most nursing home negligence attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney will be paid for their time if they successfully recover compensation for you. The fee is typically a percentage of the amount recovered. It is advisable to discuss the fee arrangement with your attorney during the initial consultation.
Can I trust the nursing home negligence legal team at your firm?
Our law firm is comprised of experienced nursing home negligence / medical malpractice attorneys who specialize in handling these complex cases. We have a track record of success and are dedicated to advocating for our clients' rights. We understand the challenges you face and will work diligently to seek the best possible outcome for your case.