Our Michigan nursing home lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes and residential care facilities. 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.
Resident Abuse At a Nursing Home or Residential Care Facility
There are many different causes of nursing home abuse and neglect. Some causes include failure to turn or move immobile patients, failure to bathe patients, failure to monitor nutrition and hydration/malnutrition, failure to use bed rails, verbal abuse of residents, failure to supervise patients, patients wandering away from the facility, and reduced staff-patient ratios.
Many injuries of residents in nursing homes and residential care facilities are never reported. There are multiple reasons why this happens but being aware of the warning signs is one way to prevent this. Some of these signs include pressure sores and bed sores, infections (including gangrene), unexplained falls resulting in broken bones, medication errors, fractures (frequently hips), decubitus ulcers, and sepsis.
Do You Have a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit?
Nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits are considered medical malpractice cases. 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" car and treatment that the law considers them to have been "negligent"
We gather all the pertinent medical records involved in the residents care and any investigation reports by a responsible public health agency to determine whether you have been the victim of nursing home neglect. Our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers will discuss your case with you, review your records, and advise you whether you have a legitimate claim for medical negligence.
Michigan Nursing Home Lawsuit Time Deadlines
You should be aware that there are strict time limitations for filing nursing home abuse suits in Michigan. In general, you must file your medical malpractice claim within two years of the injury or negligent care. If you wait too long to contact a lawyer, your claim may be destroyed.
To learn more about the laws in Michigan nursing home abuse cases, you should request our free book, "The Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Handbook." We will send it out to you immediately.
No Fee Promise Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home abuse 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 Your Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Call our experienced Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your legal rights in a medical malpractice claim. We will answer all of your questions for free and without any obligation. If you choose us as the lawyers for your case, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means that we do not charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.