Nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits are considered medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult a lawyer will ever handle. A nursing home negligence case requires the patient, the “plaintiff,” to prove that his or her nursing home, residential care facility, or caretaker, the “defendant,” deviated so far from what is accepted as “standard” care and treatment that Michigan law considers them to have been “negligent.”
In addition, to proving that the nursing home and/or its staff was negligent in the care of the patient, the plaintiff must also prove that the nursing home’s negligence was a primary cause of the injury that the patient has suffered. Your case must be proven by expert testimony. Simply making a mistake or getting a bad result is not enough – it must be proven that there was negligence and that negligence led directly to your injury or the death of your loved one.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our attorneys have had great success in handling and representing nursing home patients who have been abused or neglected while residing at a health care facility or home. We will obtain and review of all the medical records and discuss the care and treatment with a board-certified physician to determine whether your pain and suffering was a direct result of the negligent care. In addition, our top rated attorneys will ensure a qualified medical expert does testify that the nursing home facility was in fact negligent and that the staff did not comply with acceptable standard of care in your treatment.
Some of the most common types of abuse and neglect that arise in Michigan nursing home lawsuits include:
- Bedsores and pressure sores causing Sepsis
- Medication mistakes and errors
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Falls from beds, chairs, and toilets
- Wandering away from the facility
- Choking and asphyxiation leading to death
- Bed rail entrapment leading to death
There are strict statutes of limitations for filing a lawsuit against a Michigan nursing home. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, and to ensure you have a qualified expert attorney who regularly handles these types of cases, call our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm now at (800) 606-1717. Our awards winning experienced lawyers have significant experience in filing and winning Michigan nursing home neglect cases. We have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our injured clients and numerous client testimonials to back it up. We also offer a No Win, No Fee Promise which means there are no legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation and be assured that your case will be handled by a top rated attorney who has the experience and knowledge to prove and win your case.