Nursing Home Abuse

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Placing a loved-one in a nursing home or long-term care facility is one of the most difficult decisions a family member can make. We entrust elder care facilities with our loved-ones with the hope they will treat those individuals with the care and dignity they deserve. Some senior care facilities however, put profits ahead of our loved-one’s health causing them great harm. If you or a loved-one has been harmed by the abuse or neglect of a nursing home or long-term care facility, Potts Law Firm has a team of elder law attorneys and medical professionals available to assist. We investigate all types of nursing home negligence resulting in physical injury, death or other compensable harm.

Nursing home abuse and neglect has become an American epidemic. The scope of the problem is not fully known because residents of such care facilities may suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia and may be unable to effectively communicate abuses to their family members. What is known is nearly 1/3 of all nursing homes experience some level of abuse and neglect and a mass majority have been found to have at least one deficiency upon inspection. With advancements in medicine and a large aging population, it is estimated that 3.2 million American adults currently reside in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. While a majority of those individuals receive quality care, many unfortunately suffer from abuse and neglect.

Common Damages

If you have any question that you or a loved-one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact our office at 888-902-6245. Some common types of nursing home negligence cases are the following with more details below:

  • Pressure bed sores or decubitus ulcers
  • Infectious colitis
  • Fall cases
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Medication error
  • Physical or sexual abuse
Our Results

 

  • Plaintiff verdict of $12.1 Million in Kansas federal court on behalf of a paralyzed minor in a medical malpractice case. U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas 06-2411EFM;
  • Plaintiff verdict of $3,022,500 on behalf of a nursing home resident in Missouri. Platte County Circuit Court 03CV8449;
  • $3.5 Million settlement on behalf of a child in Missouri. Total fees and expenses of $1,720,109.49;
  • $2.5 Million settlement for a medical malpractice case in Kansas. Total fees and expenses of $1 Million;
  • $1.5 Million settlement for a medical malpractice case in Missouri on behalf of a Sudanese family. Total fees and expenses of $642,225.32;
  • $1 Million settlement for the death of a man allegedly caused from the ingestion of arousal pills. Total fees and expenses $414,670.80.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
What does “contingency agreement” mean?

This means that the law firm will work on your case and usually advance the expenses of litigation, but will not charge you unless and until they recover money damages for you.

Does the law firm or lawyers always pay the up-front expenses of the case?

Yes, most of the time as you’ve just read. There are a few exceptions when a law firm might not pay up-front expenses of a personal injury lawsuit. The first instance is when the case is not very strong but the client still wishes to go ahead with the lawsuit. An attorney may not wish to undertake all the high financial risk of a tenuous case by paying all the up-front expenses and relying only on a contingency fee. Another instance occurs where a reasonable settlement offer is made to the client but the client refuses to accept the offer against the advice of the law firm. If the client wishes to continue to pursue the case in the hope of receiving more money, the client will need to pay for future expenses and may be required to reimburse the law firm for prior expenses.

Will I owe the law firm money if we don’t win my case?

No, you will not owe the firm/attorney anything if we don’t win your case, this is a gamble that the firm takes and must consider when taking a new case.

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