Discover How a Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Can Bring Justice To Residents Who Are Abused, Neglected, or Injured in a Nursing Home
Placing your family member in a Michigan nursing home or extended care facility was one of the most difficult choices you ever had to make. When you finally made that decision, you set out to find the residence that would provide a safe environment and the most nurturing care possible. You trusted your loved one to the staff of that nursing home.
You may have gotten the dreaded phone call that "there was an accident" or "we had to take him to the emergency room." Or, you may have seen the injury or bedsore yourself, only to be told or "we don't know how it happened." When that happened, you felt betrayed and rightfully so. You can do something about it.
The Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at our law firm represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes and residential care facilities. There are strict laws and regulations to protect the safety and welfare of these residents. Unfortunately, nursing home patients do not always receive appropriate care and the results can be severe and are often deadly.
When an elderly person moves into a nursing home, the family places a tremendous amount of trust in the facility and its staff. If the patient is injured or dies due to improper treatment and neglect, that person or his or her family should explore taking action against the facility.
Causes of Michigan Nursing Home Abuse
Our Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys pursue cases for many different causes of nursing home abuse and neglect. These include:
- Failure to turn or move immobile patients
- Failure to bathe patients
- Failure to supervise patients in baths and showers
- Failure to monitor nutrition and hydration/malnutrition
- Failure to use bed rails
- Verbal abuse of residents
- Failure to supervise patients
- Failure to train staff properly
- Patients wandering away from the facility
- Reduced staff-patient ratios
Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Symptoms
The Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., recommend that families be alert to these signs of nursing home abuse:
- Pressure sores and bed sores
- Infections, including gangrene
- Unexplained falls resulting in broken bones
- Medication error
- Fractures (frequently hips)
- Debicutus Ulcers
- Withdrawal, failure to speak, or
- Unusual fears
- Residents wandering away from the facility
Legal Rights After A Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Injury
Patients and their families can file civil claims seeking money compensation for the injuries suffered due to nursing home neglect and abuse. In situations in which a patient dies due to the negligence of the facility, the family can file a Michigan Wrongful Death Claim for the loss of their loved one.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for nursing home abuse varies from state to state. There are strict limitations for filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately, reviewing your entire medical chart to gather evidence necessary to prove and win your case.
Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer No Fee Promise
Our Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys will represent you in your Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect 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 Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If you or a family member suffered from nursing home neglect and abuse, you should contact our Michigan nursing home abuse attorneys immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers about your case.