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Michigan Nursing Home FAQs

michigan nursing home abuse lawyersOur Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers are aware you probably have many questions you would like answered regarding nursing home abuse and neglect situations. Here, we try our best to answer many of the common questions we are often asked by our clients. Of course, you probably have a question or concern that is unique to your situation which requires the attention of one of our expert attorneys.

We encourage you to call us any time at (800) 606-1717 and speak with a lawyer about your situation. We will take the time to fully answer all your questions, and it will cost you nothing. If you do have a case, we will begin work on it immediately, and you will not be responsible for any payment until you receive your settlement check!

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  • Who is the best attorney for a Michigan HFA wrongful death lawsuit?

    Finding the best attorney for your Michigan HFA wrongful death lawsuit is an important decision.  Surviving family members should ensure the lawyer that they choose not only specializes in lawsuits filed in a civil court for the wrongful death of an individual but they also have proven results and a reputation for successfully helping families receive justice.

    At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan homes for the aged lawyers are actively filing wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of families who have lost a loved one due to abuse and neglect.  We have been practicing law for almost 50 years and have earned the highest possible rating in the legal profession for their skill and integrity.  We have a proven successful track record of settlement and jury verdicts for our clients and have significant experience filing civil court cases such as these.

    If your loved one was killed due to the negligence of a Michigan home for the aged home, you do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a HFA wrongful death claim. Depending on who is at fault and several other factors, lawsuits may be able to be filed against the owners, operators, and managers at those homes.  For more information on filing a case and to speak directly with one of our experienced home for the aged lawyers, call our award winning law firm now at (800) 606-1717. We will give you sound legal advice, and best of all there is no obligation whatsoever when you call.

  • Can I file a Michigan home for aged home abuse lawsuit for resident injuries?

    If you or your loved one suffers resident injuries in a Michigan home for aged home, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the facility and its staff.  Residents residing at these homes are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, physically handicapped or aged, and cannot live alone.  It is the home for the aged home’s responsibility to protect the resident, keeping them safe from harm and providing the appropriate care.  

    In fact, the State of Michigan has strict stipulations on the protection and welfare of such residents. Unfortunately, even with these laws in place nursing abuse and neglect does take place and as a result severe injuries occur. Resident injuries due to home for the aged home neglect and abuse do give rise to a lawsuit and victims and their families may be able to receive compensation for the injuries suffered.

    If you or a family member suffered injury  or harm due to neglect at an HFA, call our top rated nursing home lawyers today to determine whether or not you can file a Michigan home for aged home abuse lawsuit.  Call now at (800) 606-1717 for your Free, No Obligation Case Review.  Our attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and will be able to help you receive the justice you deserve.  

  • Can I sue an Adult Foster Care Home for an injured resident?

    Yes, you may be able to sue an AFC for an injured resident, if the injuries were caused by abuse and neglect.  At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our nursing home attorneys frequently represent AFC residents who suffers serious injuries as result of all types of abuse, including but not limited to medication errors, wandering and elopement, poor or improper supervision, drowning, assault and battery, sexual assaults, and burn injuries.

    Under Michigan law, there are strict laws and regulations in place to protect the safety and welfare of AFC residents.  Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is, even with these strict laws many adult foster care home residents do not always receive the appropriate care and supervision.

    If you or someone you care about was recently injured while residing at a Michigan AFC, call our top rated lawyers today to discuss your case and learn your rights.  Our attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and will be able help you and your family recover the compensation and justice you deserve.  Call now at (800) 606-1717 for your Free, No Obligation Case Review.  We will explain your rights to you and determine whether or not you are able to sue.

  • Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit against a Michigan adult foster care home?

    Yes, surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a Michigan adult foster care home if their loved one’s death was a result of the AFC’s negligence. When a resident resides at a Michigan adult foster care home, it is the liability of the facility and its staff to provide appropriate care, protection, and supervision.  However, when the AFC fails to do so and as a result death occurs to a resident, the home and staff may be held liable and a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit may be able to be filed.

    Some of the most common causes of adult foster care home abuse and neglect that our attorneys file wrongful death lawsuits for include medication errors, fall injuries, wandering and elopement, poor or not adequate supervision, drowning, and more.

    If your loved one was a resident of a Michigan adult foster care home and you believe their death was caused due to the abuse and neglect of its staff, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm now at (800) 606-1717. Under the wrongful death statute, you may be entitled to compensation that will help compensate for your tragic loss. For more information on filing a claim and to understand your rights, call us today.  We offer a Free, No Obligation Case Review where we will be able to answer any questions or concerns that you may have as well as provide you with the best possible legal advice.

  • What must be proven to win my Michigan nursing home neglect case?

    In order to prove and win your Michigan nursing home neglect case, the patient must be able to prove that his or her nursing home, residential care facility, or caretaker deviated so far from what is accepted as “standard” care of treatment that Michigan law considers them to have been negligent.  Just because serious injury or even death occurred at a nursing home does not mean that negligence occurred.  Therefore, it not must only be proven that the staff did provide proper treatment, but that this improper or negligent treatment was the cause of the injury or death that resulted to the nursing home patient.

    These type of cases are very difficult and require a top rated expert attorney to handle.  This is because expert medical testimony is required, as well as the review of all medical records by a board-certified physician.  At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our award winning Michigan nursing home lawyers have significant experience handling these types of cases.  We will obtain and review all of your medical records, discuss the care and treatment with a board-certified physician, and ensure that there is an expert medical provider who will testify to the jury.

    If you suspect your injury or the death of your loved one was a result of negligent care at a Michigan nursing home, you may have legal rights and should contact our top rated attorneys immediately to discuss your case.  We offer a free, no obligation consultation and represent our clients our No Win No Fee Promise.  Call today at (800) 606-1717.  Your case will be handled by an expert attorney who specializes in nursing home neglect and has the knowledge and ability to prove and win your claim.

  • Can I file a Michigan nursing home injury lawsuit for lack of patient oversight?

    Yes, you may be able to file a Michigan nursing home injury lawsuit if the lack of patient oversight at the facility resulted in injury or death to your loved one.  A patient may go unsupervised if the nursing home facility does not have a the right staffing ration between the care providers and patients or the nursing home staff is not properly doing their job and is careless with their supervision.  No matter what the reason, if a patient suffers injuries or is killed due to the fact that there was lack of patient oversight, there is legal ground to pursue a lawsuit against the facility for their negligent care.

    Some of the most common types of accidents and injuries that occur from lack of patient oversight at a nursing home include wandering and elopement from nursing home, fall injury accidents, burn injuries, choking injuries, malnutrition, dehydration, and more.

    There is no excuse for lack of patient oversight.  Nursing home facilities are required to provide a staffing ration between these care providers (RN’s, LPN’s, and CNA’s) to properly supervise or oversee patients in their rooms, bathrooms, in the dining area, and other common areas.

    If you or your loved one is injured or killed due to lack of patient oversight at a Michigan nursing home, call our top rated attorneys now to discuss your case.  We offer a free, no obligation consultation and will represent you and your family under our No Win No Fee Promise.  This means there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.  Call now at (800) 606-1717.

  • My mother was injured at a Michigan nursing home that did not have enough staff. I believe her injury was a result of the lack of patient oversight. Can I file a claim?

    Yes, if your mother or loved one was injured at a Michigan nursing home that was due to the fact that the facility did not have enough staff and as a result she was not supervised at the time of injury, you can file a claim.  In fact, facilities are required to provide a staffing ratio between care providers to properly supervise or oversee patients in their rooms, bathrooms, the dining area, and other common areas. This is to ensure and prevent injury at all times to residents.

    Often times, nursing home residents suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.  Due to this fact, residents may need to be monitored at all times and it is the responsibility and liability of the nursing home and its staff to ensure there not only is that patient properly overseen but there is a sufficient amount of adequately trained staff to supervise, monitor, and oversee patients.

    Lack of patient oversight is considered nursing home neglect and residents and their families may be able to pursue a claim to receive compensation for the resulting injuries.  In addition to compensation, these nursing home neglect claims also serve to prevent such tragedy from happening to another patient in the future.

    For more information on filing a Michigan nursing home neglect claim for lack of patient oversight, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm now at (800) 606-1717.  We will discuss your case with you and determine whether or not you have legal basis to file a lawsuit against the facility.

  • What is the settlement amount for a bedsore lawsuit?

    There is no determined settlement amount for a bedsore lawsuit.  The amount of compensation a patient receives for their lawsuit is determined by an individual case basis.  First and foremost, it should be determined whether or not the bedsore was caused due to the negligence of a medical facility and/or it staff.  Nursing homes, hospitals, and other medical facilities are to properly take care of patients, particularly ones that are prone to bed sores.  A risk assessment test should take place for every patient and a plan should be developed depending on the test results to ensure bedsores due not develop.

    If there are any medical bills that incurred due to the bedsore, that will also be taken into account as what a fair settlement amount should be.

    In addition to liability and medical bills, the severity of harm caused by the bedsore determines the settlement amount.  For example, different damages can result from a bedsore, some being more severe than others, such as infections, sepsis, or disfigurements.  Depending on what harm was suffered by the patient will help determine what a fair settlement is.  When a patient dies due to bedsore, a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit may be able to be filed.

    For more information on what a fair bedsore settlement amount is for your lawsuit, call our top rated Michigan bedsore attorneys now at (800) 606-1717.  We will discuss your case with you, answer any questions that you may have, and determine the amount of compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.  Call today for your free, no obligation consultation!  Our lawyers have significant experience in these types of cases and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our injured patients.  We can do the same for you.

  • How much money can I sue for in a bedsore case?

    There is no determined amount of money you can sue for in a bedsore case.  This is determined on a case by case basis, depending on who was liable and negligent in the cause of the bedsore, as well as the severity of harm that resulted from the bedsore.  It is important that whey you or a loved one suffers from  a bedsore, that you contact an experienced Michigan bedsore attorney immediately to discuss your case.  A qualified expert attorney will be able to give you an idea of what a fairs settlement amount is for your case.

    At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our experienced attorneys offer a free, no obligation consultation.  We will discuss your bedsore case with you, explain all your legal rights and determine what would be a fair settlement amount for your case.  Settlement value of a bedsore lawsuit is based upon the facts of each individual case, and after discussing your case with you we will have a better idea of what compensation you deserve for the resulting injuries.  Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 for you free consultation and to discuss your claim with one of the best Michigan bedsore lawyers for your case.  We also offer a No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.  Call now!

  • Should I take pictures of a bed sore for a nursing home resident?

    Yes, you should take pictures of a bed sore for a nursing home resident. This is because when a resident suffers from bed sores, often times it is the result of nursing home neglect, and having photos of these sores will strengthen their case.  The photos taken are treated as valuable evidence if you choose to file a lawsuit against the nursing home and seek compensation for your bed sore(s). In fact, photos of injuries are the best evidence to prove the serious nature of the damages suffered by the resident or patient.

    Even if you are just contemplating whether to file a bed sore claim, you should always take photos of the sores immediately after the ulcer is discovered and throughout the entire healing process. This is because if you decide to file a nursing home neglect lawsuit, you will have valuable evidence to help prove and win your case.

    At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers has represented nursing home injury victims and their families throughout the State of Michigan for over forty years. Photos of a bed sore have been a valuable part for our attorneys in being able to obtain significant nursing home neglect settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. 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.  Call now at (800) 606-1717 for your free consultation and to determine whether or not you have a case.

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