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Nursing Home Abuse & Injury Lawsuit Settlements

After the initial anger of learning that a loved one has been mistreated in a nursing home, it is common for some families to look to the civil justice system to address the negligent or abusive conditions.

The majority of situations involving a patient injury or death require some type of litigation in order to get the facility to pay for the resulting injury.

From the time a nursing home lawsuit is filed through the time that it is resolved, many things may happen including: settlement of the case between the parties, resolution via a mediation, a settlement decided by an arbitrator or in some cases, the matter may proceed to trial before a jury.

Why Some Nursing Home Lawsuits Settle

When a nursing home case is resolved or settled, there is a compromise between the parties. In the world of civil lawsuits, money is exchanged between the parties.

By accepting a settlement, the individual or family initiating the claim agrees to let their case go. From the perspective of the facility being sued, they agree to pay an amount of money for the harm alleged by the family.

Every Nursing Home Lawsuit Has a Path of Its Own

Many nursing home lawsuits may appear to be similar in nature. The truth is that slight differences among them can have a significant difference in the outcome of the case.

Consequently, some matters may settle quickly for a large amount of money while other cases may drag on for a long time and settle for a modest amount of money.

How to Value Nursing Home Cases

After deciding to initiate a claim or lawsuit, the next question that comes to mind is ‘how much is my case worth’. While the question may be straightforward, the answer is not.

Many factors contribute to the valuation of nursing home abuse cases including:

  • Severity of the injury– cases with more significant injuries tend to have more value
  • Age of the injured party- generally, when a younger, healthier person is injured, their case is worth more
  • Facilities track record of care– some facilities have a notorious track record for poor care while others may only have an isolated incident
  • Investigative agency findings– some incidents at facilities are investigated by state or federal entities. While such findings are generally ‘inadmissible’ they may be recognized by a facility.
  • Experience with an attorney– facilities tend to recognize lawyers and law firms that handle these type of case. When they see an experienced attorney, they may be more apt to settle
  • Insurance companies involved– many settlements are paid by insurance companies for nursing homes. Simply put, some companies are more likely to settle than others
  • Laws that control a jurisdiction– the laws in some jurisdictions are simply more favorable to an injured party than others.
  • Venue– Some areas are more conservative than others. A conservative venue will generally result in a lower case settlement value.

Why a Settlement May Be in Your Best Interest

Some families may be steadfast when it comes to having their day in court. However, the settlement of a case may have benefits that they should consider if the possibility of resolution should arise.

Settlement benefits include:

  • A faster disposition of the case.
  • Reduced expense and overhead compared to a trial.
  • The possibility of maintaining privacy of a matter as opposed to a public trial.
  • Less stress and strain on the family when it comes to court appearances and depositions.
  • More certainty. There is always uncertainty involved when a jury hears a case.

Examples of Nursing Home Settlements in Your State

Below you will find links to pages that address settlements and verdicts of nursing home abuse and neglect cases from various states. We encourage you to review these pages so you can get a flavor for how cases may be handled in your area.

Should you wish to discuss your situation or if you have questions about your legal rights, we encourage you to contact our firm for a free review of your case. We are committed to the most favorable outcome of your case.

Every case is handled on a contingency fee basis—where there are no upfront costs and a fee is charged only when we are successful on your behalf.

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One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on this field of law because we see the need: nursing homes are booming and this often leads to neglect, abuse, and negligence.

Therefore, residents lose out in the process and suffer various kinds of harms including bodily injuries, financial expenses, mental suffering, and other tangible and intangible losses.

Generally, this comes about through different kinds of accidents but primarily from falls, sores, neglect, and abuse. When this happens, we stand up for the rights of residents in South Carolina courts.

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Errors in Nursing Home MedicationMost people enter New York nursing homes because they are too sick or too old to take care of themselves. Thus, they present facilities with particularly difficult challenges of health care and service. However, that is what they contracted for and that is what they promised residents they would deliver.

Due to their special role as caretaker and medical provider, they can uniquely injure residents and that’s what happens in too many instances.

Take a look at these New York verdicts and settlements to get a better sense of how people like you turn these medical errors into actionable claims.

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Nursing Homes in CaliforniaCALIFORNIA NURSING HOME CASE VALUATION

The Nursing Home Law Center specializes in assisting victims of nursing home negligence and misconduct. We take great care and spend significant resources for each and every case because they mean so much to our clients.

The accidents take an extraordinary toll on their mental, physical, and financial lives so it’s important to get it right. Normally, the most common kinds of scenarios that trigger nursing home lawsuits in California are falls, bed sores, medical errors, abuse, or inadequate care.

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Incidents in nursing homes are so complicated because their residents are usually suffering from numerous health problems. Nursing facilities are not only caretakers but medical providers as well. Thus, they have the potential to really injure residents if they make a medical error.

This is unfortunately what happens in many cases. Here we provide summaries of some California lawsuits that arose because the nursing home committed various medical mistakes and harmed their residents.

$10,200,000 VERDICT:

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Our elderly population deserves respect and dignity. Sadly, many of them are abused in an environment where they should expect the most protection and comfort: nursing homes. Time and again, we see victims of California nursing home abuse because of the actions of facility staff or other residents.

They are physically, mentally, sexually, and even financially abused in some circumstances.

To help you understand the problems that they are facing in these kinds of institutions, review the following case summaries involving alleged abusive care at California nursing facilities and call our offices if you have any questions.

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Nursing homes have been flooded with a wave of new residents in recent years. It makes sense that there will be some need to catch up.

However, this should not detract from their responsibility to provide consistent and quality care.

Unfortunately, in many instances, nursing homes are failing to meet this standard and are delivering inadequate care.

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colorado medical errorsDue to the precarious health condition of so many nursing home residents, incidents are bound to happen but medical errors have the capacity to exaggerate their effects.

Plus, when nursing home staff serve as both caretaker and medical provider, they have the ability to do great damage to residents.

In the next section, we provide summaries of nursing home lawsuits where that unfortunately happened:

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Inadequate care in Colorado nursing homesInadequate care incidents trigger some of the most nursing home lawsuits in Colorado because it’s an all-encompassing term. It’s an umbrella category of suits for whenever a nursing home generally messes up and injures a resident.

Many of them involve malnutrition, dehydration, neglect, or other circumstances.

Here are some actual Colorado cases of inadequate care that ended in either settlement or verdict:

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nursing home falls in coloradoNursing home residents in Colorado constantly fall from their beds, wheelchairs, stools, and other surfaces. When they do, it is normally not a minor incident. They frequently break bones, suffer concussions, and receive other serious injuries. These harms come with fundamental consequences including medical bills that can be in the range of tens of thousands of dollars and a life of unending pain and suffering. Below we have included some Colorado nursing home cases that involve falls. If you fell down while living in a nursing home, contact our offices so that you get the help that you need:

$375,000 NURSING HOME VERDICT:

Denver, Colorado nursing home fall case. The victim at the middle of this controversy was a woman in her late seventies. She was admitted to the nursing home in question just before the events involved in this lawsuit because she recently underwent spinal surgery and needed care and attention. Prior to her entrance into the facility, she and her family members asked a number of questions about the home’s capability especially related to past practices and current policies. Satisfied with those answers, she decided to live there.

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Bed Sore cases in ColoradoBed sores might seem like small, little blisters that are unavoidable in daily life at a nursing home but in actuality, they are a large and fatal problem spreading across the state of Colorado and the country.

They normally arise because residents lay or sit too long without moving. The real problem comes through when they crack and infections flood in and spread to the neighboring tissue, bones, and muscle. At that point, there is little that can be done and a nursing home resident’s life is in danger.

Here are a few Colorado nursing home cases that deal with bed sores.

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