Louisiana Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

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In nursing homes throughout Louisiana, there are some issues that repeatedly arise every year. These issues concern the quality of care that is provided to residents, as well as the sanitation of food, maintenance of professional standards, development of care plans and maintaining a safe environment. Unfortunately, nursing homes in Louisiana have failed in providing safe environments for residents in previous years.

Statistics show that 44 percent of all Louisiana nursing homes fail to provide sanitary food to nursing home residents. In addition, 43 percent of all nursing homes have an accident-prone atmosphere that can pose great risks to residents. These statistics reveal that there is a need for lawyers to place continuous pressure on nursing homes so that they can improve their standards for residents in the future. Until the quality of care in these facilities is improved, a Louisiana nursing home attorney will continue to stand up for the rights of injured residents by filing lawsuits against nursing home administrators, employees and others.

Nursing Home Injury Laws in Louisiana

The main source of legal authority for nursing home neglect and abuse cases comes from the Abuse and Neglect of Adults Act. This act makes it a misdemeanor for anyone who fails to report the abuse of an elderly person and knows about this abuse. In addition, one who fails to make a report may be liable for a fine of $500 and imprisoned for up to six months. The Act also makes it illegal for any person, such as a nursing home administrator, to retaliate against a person who files a report with law enforcement. It one does retaliate, then he or she is also guilty of a misdemeanor, subject to a fine of $500 and may also be imprisoned for up to six months.

As far as negligence is concerned, family members will have up to one year to file a negligence claim after they have discovered the injury of a loved one in a nursing home. This does not provide family members with a lot of time to resolve issues of abuse or neglect that are affecting a loved one. This means that family members should get in touch with a nursing home neglect lawyer as soon as possible to inquire about filing a lawsuit. There is a damages cap of $500,000 on the total damages that are available for a nursing home negligence case, but this excludes the cost of additional medical care needed. If your loved one has been forced to undergo additional surgeries or has required additional medical services, then he or she may be able to collect damages for the full costs of these services.

In some of the most tragic cases, a loved one may die as a result of severe abuse or neglect. Family members can still have legal recourse under Louisiana laws if they have lost a loved one due to neglect or abuse. Family members will have one year from the date of the death of a loved one in which to file a claim. There is also a $500,000 cap on the total amount of damages that may be awarded to family members as a result of the loss of a loved one. Family members can still recover an unlimited amount for the medical expenses of a deceased loved one.

Ensure Justice for Your Loved One

Nursing home residents have a broad scope of rights prescribed by federal and state law. These rights include the right to be treated with dignity, respect and necessary care. Residents who are exploited for their financial resources are victims of a terrible sort of abuse. Those who suffer from physical injuries as a result of a worker’s dissatisfaction with a job are also victims. Stand up for your loved one by getting in touch with nursing home lawyers today.

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Speak with Louisiana Nursing Home Lawyers Today

A Louisiana nursing home attorney has handled many cases that specifically deal with nursing home abuse and neglect. Call today to schedule an initial consultation so that you can explain the full extent of circumstances impacting your loved one. Our attorneys are here to help families and residents throughout the State of Louisiana in such areas as:

  • Alexandria
  • Baton Rouge
  • Bossier City
  • Kenner
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Metairie
  • Monroe
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

Take action now to end the abuse and neglect that your loved one suffers in a nursing home. Our lawyers are here to guide and support you in this overwhelming time.

Nursing Home Negligence

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

DAMAGES CAP

  • $500,000 cap on total damages, excluding damages recoverable for medical care. A qualified health care provider is not liable for more than $100,000. The Patient’s Compensation Fund will cover the excess amount awarded up to the cap. (La. Rev. Stat. 40:1299.42)

Wrongful Death

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

DAMAGES CAP

  • $500,000 cap on total damages, excluding damages recoverable for medical care. A qualified health care provider is not liable for more than $100,000. The Patient’s Compensation Fund will cover the excess amount awarded up to the cap. (La. Rev. Stat. 40:1299.42)

Nursing Home Care State Law

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