Know Your Rights When Nursing Home Negligence Occurs
It is never easy to see a parent or a loved one enter into a nursing home. Knowing your family member can no longer care for himself or herself may be difficult to accept. Most families, however, can take comfort in the fact that trained professionals are monitoring and caring for their loved ones around the clock. Unfortunately, there are some cases where nursing home negligence and abuse have replaced proper medical attention.
Wisconsin Nursing Home Neglect And Elder Abuse Lawyers
If your family member was the victim of nursing home negligence, or you suspect that he or she was, Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., can help. We have one of the most respected personal injury law firms in the community and have helped other families obtain justice and compensation in these complex cases.
We understand how to address a range of nursing home neglect/abuse claims, including:
- Medication errors
- Injuries caused due to improper restraints
- Theft of resident assets
Overcoming The Legal Challenges In Your Claim
Nursing home negligence cases can be difficult, but they are not impossible to win. The main obstacles are proving that negligence existed and that the negligence caused the injury, not a natural progression of your loved one’s illness. This requires that an expert review the evidence in your claim and testify in support of the negligence. Unfortunately, credible expert witnesses are very expensive. Unless your family member’s injuries are serious, the benefit of pursuing a claim may not exceed the cost; however, it is important not to make that determination yourself. These are legal details that only a qualified attorney can properly assess.
Contact Us For Help
To understand your legal position and available options, we invite you to contact our Green Bay and Appleton nursing home neglect attorneys for a free consultation. We will listen to your story and give you initial thoughts on how to proceed.
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