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Investigating Nursing Home Abuse, Patient Care Violations, Medical Negligence & Resident Injury

Nursing home facilities are entrusted with the care and well-being of some of society’s most vulnerable individuals. When these facilities fail to uphold their duty to provide a safe and nurturing environment, the consequences can be devastating. If you suspect that a loved one has suffered from abuse or injuries while residing in a nursing home, you deserve to have their rights protected, and we are here to help.

Joe Lyon has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in nursing home abuse and injury cases. We are dedicated to investigating and pursuing legal action against those who have caused harm through neglect, abuse, or any form of misconduct. Our goal is to ensure that your loved one receives the compensation they deserve and that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

If you suspect nursing home abuse or have questions about your rights and options, we encourage you to reach out to The Lyon Firm for a confidential consultation. We are here to provide the support and legal knowledge you need to protect your loved one and seek justice.

Together, we can work towards ensuring that nursing home facilities provide the care and safety that residents deserve.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit?

In a nursing home abuse lawsuit, various types of damages may be available to compensate the victim (or their family) for the harm suffered due to the abuse or negligence.

These damages aim to provide financial relief for the physical, emotional, and financial losses incurred as a result of the abuse or neglect.

The specific types of damages that may be awarded in a nursing home abuse lawsuit can vary by jurisdiction and the circumstances of the case, but they typically include:

  • Medical Expenses: This covers the costs associated with treating injuries caused by abuse or neglect, including hospital bills, medication, surgeries, therapy, and ongoing medical care.
  • Pain and Suffering: These damages compensate the victim for the physical and emotional pain and suffering they endured due to the abuse, neglect, or injuries.
  • Lost Income: If the victim is unable to work or experiences a reduction in their earning capacity due to the abuse or injuries, they may be entitled to compensation for lost income or future earning potential.
  • Property Damage: In some cases, property belonging to the victim may be damaged or destroyed, and the cost of repairing or replacing it can be included in the damages.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: This includes any other financial losses incurred as a direct result of the abuse or neglect, such as the cost of relocating the victim to a different facility or hiring additional caregivers.

Punitive damages may also be awarded in cases of extreme negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Their purpose is to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future. Not all cases will qualify for punitive damages, and they are typically awarded only in cases involving egregious misconduct.

    It’s important to note that the availability and calculation of damages can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, the applicable laws in your jurisdiction, and the strength of the evidence presented.

    What Does an Elder Abuse Injury Lawyer Do for Your Case?

    An elder abuse injury lawyer, also known as a nursing home abuse attorney, plays a crucial role in helping victims and their families seek justice and compensation in cases of elder abuse or neglect in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

    Here’s what an elder abuse injury lawyer can do for your case:

    • Investigation: Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the alleged abuse or neglect, including gathering evidence, reviewing medical records, and interviewing witnesses.
    • Representation: We file the necessary legal documents and represent you in court or during settlement negotiations.
    • Negotiation: We negotiate with the opposing party, typically the nursing home or its insurance company, to seek a fair and just settlement that compensates you for the harm suffered.
    • Litigation: If necessary, we present your case before a judge and jury if the case goes to trial.
    • Support: We provide emotional support and guidance throughout the legal process, which can be emotionally challenging for victims and their families.

    In elder abuse injury cases, the attorney’s primary goal is to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and to secure compensation for the victim to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.

    An experienced elder abuse injury lawyer can provide the legal expertise and support needed to navigate the complex legal process and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.


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    Joe Lyon has represented patients in personal injury cases for 17 years throughout the nation. 

    The Firm is dedicated to making America’s nursing homes safer and more trustworthy by holding nurses and medical professionals accountable when mistakes are made and long-term care home resident injuries are sustained. 

    The Firm handles nursing home abuse cases on contingency fees advancing all costs of the case and accepts the financial risk of the litigation to allow the clients access to court and reduce the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare needs. 

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    Nursing Home Neglect Questions

    What is nursing home abuse?

    Nursing home abuse refers to any intentional harm or neglect that results in physical, emotional, or financial harm to a resident of a nursing home or long-term care facility.

    What are common signs of nursing home abuse?

    Common signs include unexplained injuries, bedsores, sudden weight loss, behavioral changes, emotional withdrawal, medication errors, and financial exploitation.

    How do I know if my loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home?

    If you suspect abuse or neglect, look for signs of mistreatment, document any unusual incidents, and consult with medical professionals. Consult with an attorney specializing in nursing home abuse cases for guidance.

    Should I report the abuse to the nursing home and regulatory agencies before filing a lawsuit?

    Reporting the abuse to the nursing home and relevant authorities is advisable, as it can help address immediate safety concerns. However, pursuing legal action may also be necessary to seek compensation for damages.

    How to Investigate a Nursing Home Abuse Case

    1. Gather a full and informed history from the family addressing their concerns and thoughts on what went wrong; 
    2. Gather the complete medical records including film studies, if any; 
    3. Review of the records and applicable medical literature by attorneys; 
    4. Review of the records by a qualified physician practicing in the relevant areas on standard of care and causation; 
    5. Final consultation with expert to review opinions;
    6. Signing of Affidavit of Merit by the Expert before case filing, for cases where medical malpractice is identified.