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Injured in a Michigan Assisted Living Facility – MI Elder Abuse Lawyer

Michigan elderly abuse and neglect lawyersOur Michigan assisted living facility injury lawyers represent resident and their families for injuries suffered while in an assisted living environment.  Claims for injuries suffered in an assisted living facility are similar to nursing home neglect lawsuits, but there are some important differences based upon the types of regulations and oversight between those two types of facilities.  Our experienced assisted living facility injury lawyers have a thorough understanding of those differences and can assist you if a loved one suffered injury due to negligence in one of those facilities.

Assisted Living Facilities promote a “quality of life” environment to promote their facility to family members who are having a difficult time trying to select the best facility for their elder family member.  These facilities tout that their residents will have more independence, more freedoms, and be involved in a more nurturing and friendly environment.  However, many times these promises fall short and a resident suffers a serious injury, or even death, due to poor care and oversight at the facility.  When an assisted living facility resident is injured, it is often due to a number of factors.  These include:

  • Inappropriate admission or retention, meaning that the resident was not really an appropriate candidate for this type of facility based upon their needs and required level of care.  Quite often, the resident should not have been admitted in the first place or should have been moved once the staff realized that the needs of the resident could not be satisfied at the facility.
     
  • Improper or inadequate medical and nursing staffing.  Assisted living facilities often do not have the same regulatory requirements as skilled nursing facilities and fall short in both the number of staff members and the type of staff members, like registered nurses and board certified physicians.
     
  • Lack of supervision of the resident.  Simply put, the facility either does not have enough staff members to properly supervise the resident or fail to implement a proper care plan and procedure to provide necessary supervision for the safety and well-being of the resident.  This can result in unwitnessed falls, pressure sores, wandering and elopement, and medication administration errors.

Lawsuits for Michigan Assisted Living Injury Residents

If you would like more information about the legal rights of a resident  after a Michigan assisted living injury, you should contact our experienced attorneys who will fully investigate the facts surrounding the injury or death and determine if this was due to negligence by the facility and their staff members.  If there is neglect or improper oversight at the facility, we will file an assisted living injury lawsuit on behalf of the resident.  These lawsuits seek damages for the injuries suffered and the medical expenses related to those injuries. 

Michigan Assisted Living Injury Lawyer No Fee Promise

Our Michigan assisted living injury lawyers will represent you in your Michigan assisted living injury case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact a Michigan Assisted Living Injury Lawyer

If you or a family member suffer from assisted living injuries, you should contact our Michigan assisted living lawyers immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan personal injury accident lawyers about your case.

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