Our Michigan assisted living injury lawyers represent residents and their families for injuries suffered while in an assisted living environment. When families are no longer able to take care of a loved one in their own home, they often turn to assisted living centers to house and care for their family member. They put a great deal of trust in the home and the people caring for their family member to provide a healthy and safe environment.
In Michigan, approximately 10,000 elderly adults reside in assisted living facilities licensed as Adult Foster Care homes. Approximately 11,000 elderly adults reside in licensed Homes for the Aged. Tens of thousands of other adults are estimated to be living in a variety of unlicensed community living or retirement resident settings which offer a wide range of supports and services. There is currently no generally accepted definition of assisted living in Michigan and no systematic means of counting these unlicensed facilities and their resident capacity.
The largest assisted living and senior living facilities in Michigan include Sunrise Senior Living Living, Brookdale Senior Living, American House Senior Living, Independence Villages, and Bickford Senior Living. There are numerous other interdependent type facilities without national ownership or management in the State of Michigan.
Common Assisted Living Injury Types
Just like in nursing homes, common injuries that occur at assisted living centers include:
- Bed sores and pressure sores
- Sexual assault
- Falls resulting in fractures & broken bones
- Medication errors and mistakes
- Wandering and elopement
- Burn injuries
- Choking injuries
Filing a Michigan Assisted Living Injury Lawsuit
Assisted living residents usually do not need the same level of care and supervision as a nursing home resident, but there are still required measures to provide proper supervision and a safe environment. These injuries are totally preventable and often due to the failure to supervise and monitor the resident, the failure to provide an adequate number of qualified staff members, and other types of negligence.
When a resident is injured or dies due to assisted living home negligence, the family can file a lawsuit seeking compensation for the injuries and damages. These lawsuits seek compensation for harm caused by the negligence of the facility. Settlements include payment for pain and suffering, disability, payment of medical expenses, and other damages.
In cases involving death, the surviving family members can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit. These cases seek compensation for the pain and suffering of the resident from the time of injury until death as well as the loss of companionship suffered by the surviving family members. Settlements also include payment of medical bills and funeral and burial expenses.
Examples of Our Assisted Living Injury Settlements
- $ 5,080,000 for an assisted living wrongful death lawsuit in Oakland County, Michigan
- $ 3,650,000 confidential settlement with an assisted living facility
- $ Confidential settlement in a medication overdose lawsuit
- $ 290,000 settlement for a fall resulting in a subsequent death
Free Michigan Assisted Living Injury Book
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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 suffered injuries at an assisted living facility, you should contact our Michigan assisted living lawyers immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan assisted living injury lawyers about your case. We will start investigating your case immediately.