How a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help Your Loved One
A recent study showed that approximately one out of every six older adults has been abused in just the past year alone. As bad as that is, the situation is even worse for residents of nursing homes, who are especially vulnerable to abuse from overworked and poorly trained staff and even from other residents.
Many elderly people who suffer abuse are afraid or unable to tell anyone what has happened. If you see signs of abuse or neglect or if you suspect abuse for any reason, you should seek help. A nursing home attorney can be the voice for those who are unable to speak up for themselves.
A Nursing Home Attorney Can Help with Complicated Situations
Cases involving abuse or neglect of the elderly can be complicated. The knowledge, skill, and experience of the attorney you choose can make a significant difference. These cases are not well-suited for neighborhood general-practitioner lawyers who have never handled an elder-abuse case before. Instead, look for a law firm that has extensive experience fighting for elderly clients who have been abused in nursing homes. Your loved one will benefit from the law firm’s experience in navigating the legal system in these complex cases.
An Experienced Attorney Can Get Your Loved One All the Compensation He or She Deserves
When lawsuits are brought against nursing homes on behalf of abused residents, the compensation paid for their injuries and suffering can be quite large. Of course, every case is different, but our lead attorney here at Garcia & Artigliere has won jury verdicts and negotiated settlements for clients that have been as large as $5.4 million. By hiring an experienced attorney, you are giving your loved one the best chance of getting all the compensation that the law provides.
A Nursing Home Attorney Will Handle All the Details
Many details are involved in seeking justice for an abused loved one, from the initial search for evidence to the final negotiations. An attorney will handle all of these time- and energy-consuming tasks for you, leaving you free to care for your loved one.
The nursing home attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere have been fighting for the rights of the vulnerable elderly for decades. We are passionate about seeking justice. If you ever suspect a loved one is being abused, call us right away at 1-800-281-8515 for a free consultation and case review.