When you help your loved one secure placement in a nursing home, you hope and expect them to receive adequate care. But the sad reality is that far too many vulnerable people end up suffering nursing home injuries, frequently on account of negligence and abuse.
If that’s the case, then your loved one may be able to find accountability and recover compensation for his or her injuries by taking legal action. But how do you build one of these cases to better position yourself for success?
Tips for building your nursing home neglect case
The good news is that there are some things that you and your loved one can do right now to start building a nursing home neglect case. Here are some of those steps:
- Take pictures: If your loved one has been hurt, then be sure to take pictures of their injuries. This might help medical professionals better determine the cause of the injuries and help demonstrate to a jury the severity of the injuries suffered.
- Talk to other residents: By talking to other residents at the nursing home, you might gain a clearer sense of what type of care is provided and whether abusive or neglectful practices have been used in the past.
- Reach out to experts: Nursing home injuries can be suffered in a variety of ways, sometimes in simple accidents. You need to be able to distinguish your loved one’s injuries from accident injuries if you hope to recover compensation. A medical expert may be able to assist you with analyzing the injuries in question to determine their exact cause.
Don’t let a nursing home get away with abusive or neglectful behavior
Far too often, nursing homes and their staff escape liability because those who are harmed by abusive and neglectful behavior don’t take proper legal action.
Don’t let that happen to you and your loved one. Instead, think about discussing the circumstances of your case with an experienced legal professional who can help you build the case that you need.