Last week's blog post discussed medication in nursing homes. It's a tragic reality that far too many nursing home employees are negligent when it comes to administering medication, which can be injurious for residents. Whether an individual is given the wrong medication, the wrong dosage or is not given medication at all, the results can be severely harmful and even fatal. So, what should those who have been harmed by nursing home neglect do to ease their pain and suffering?
If you or a loved one has been injured by errant nursing home staff, then you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. A successful claim may allow you to recover compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. This means that medical expenses and pain and suffering may be compensable. However, in order to recover compensation, you have to be able to show that the defendant was in fact negligent, and that the negligence caused the victim's injuries.
This can be difficult. However, the right approach can increase the chances of success. This means having strong legal arguments, a full understanding of how the law applies to a case and standing up for the victim during negotiations and at trial.
At our law firm, we strive to provide our clients with the information they need to make sound decisions. We understand just how harmful nursing home negligence can be, and we want to help victims hold negligent parties accountable. Whether in the negotiation room or the courtroom, we work to ensure our clients' positions are understood and supported by strong legal arguments.