When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you typically do so expecting them to be safe and well. Unfortunately, you may have recently discovered evidence your loved one is being abused by a staff member of the nursing home facility, leaving your loved one without the health, safety, and dignity they deserve.
When this happens, you may need a Buffalo nursing home abuse lawyer on your side to recover. The attorneys at Brown Chiari LLP are here to help you recover from your injuries and get the guidance you need when a loved one is suffering nursing home abuse.
Nursing home abuse can be complex and hard to spot, in some cases. Because of this, it’s vital to speak with your loved one, observe their situation, and talk to a lawyer if you suspect anything is wrong.
Unsure what to look for? Here are some common signs associated with different types of nursing home abuse:
When a loved one has been abused in a Buffalo nursing home, it’s vital to get them the help they need as soon as possible. One of the first steps is to report the abuse to the authorities. Elder abuse hotlines are available to report the incident, which will lead to an investigation. If you’re unsure who to call, your lawyer can guide you.
Your lawyer can also speak with you about your loved one’s new placement, once they’re removed from the nursing home. This may be with a family member, or you may choose another nursing home if you’re unable to meet their daily needs.
Once the abuse has been reported, you and your Buffalo nursing home abuse attorney can gather evidence and file a claim. Once your claim has been filed, you and your lawyer can represent your loved one and seek the funds they need for recovery and the comfortable care they deserve.
When your loved one is hurting due to nursing home abuse, it’s important to help them get the funds they’re due for their recovery. But what are they due when they’ve been seriously injured by abusive nursing home staff? Your lawyer can review the damages, or economic and non-economic suffering they experienced, and help you get the compensation they’re due.
First, economic damages should cover all financial losses associated with the abuse. This may include the costs of nursing home services to replace them, money taken directly from your loved one, and the medical care they may need after the abuse they suffered.
But you may also be compensated for the intangible losses suffered from the abuse. For example, your loved one may now have anxiety or depression because of the treatment they suffered. They may also be due pain and suffering damages for injuries or other traumas suffered. Talk to a lawyer about calculating these intangible damages.
Trusting a loved one in a nursing home, only for the nursing home to have broken that trust, is a devastating experience. When this happens, you need legal guidance to get your loved one to safety and comfort and to get them the justice they deserve.
At Brown Chiari LLP, we understand how catastrophic this experience can be, and we’re here to help your family recover. We’re ready to help your case succeed. If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse, reach out to a Buffalo nursing home abuse lawyer for help by calling 716-681-7190 or by completing the online contact form below for your free consultation.