The Michigan Department of Human Services defines adult foster care homes as: “Residential settings that provide 24-hour personal care, protection, and supervision for individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, physically handicapped or aged who cannot live alone but who do not need continuous nursing care.” However even though this definition defines adult foster care homes as a form of protection for residents, unfortunately this is not always the case.
Many adult foster care home (AFC) residents do not always receive the appropriate care and are neglected and abused by the nursing staff. In fact, according to state licensing officials there have been over 122 violations of facility licensing rules since January 2000 in Renaissance operated AFC home’s alone. This is a significant number considering it only pertains to one incorporation.
Negligence at an AFC is a serious offense as residents often suffer from significant injury or death as a result. Victims of adult foster care home neglect and their family members do have legal rights to sue an AFC home in the event that negligent care caused an injury or death. These type of lawsuits seek money compensation for the injuries suffered. In situations in which a patient dies due to the negligence of the facility, the family can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit for the loss of their loved one.
Pursuing a lawsuit against an adult foster care home requires the assistance of a top rated lawyer who has experience representing residents and their families. This is because the process of suing an adult foster care home can become quite complex and involves multifaceted medical and legal issues.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan adult foster care home abuse lawyers have significant experience in these cases successfully helping residents and their families win the maximum settlement for their pain and suffering.
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Our Michigan adult foster care lawyers represent each and every client under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not pay anything at all unless we are able to win a settlement award for you. We will meet with you, file your lawsuit, as well as pay all court costs and litigation expenses. You will only be responsible for payment after you have received your check. We will put this promise in writing for you.
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If you believe your loved one has been a victim of neglect and abuse, call our top rated attorneys today to discuss your case. There are strict statute of limitations in Michigan for filing an adult foster care home claim, so it is important that you consult with our lawyers immediately so that your case is not barred forever due to time limitations. Call now at (800) 606-1717. We offer a Free, No Obligation Case Review and will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise. This means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle a recovery for you.