When individuals learn that their elderly loved ones have been mistreated or intentionally injured by the staff at a health care facility, the first reactions are usually anger and frustration. It is necessary to find a Fort Wayne nursing home negligence attorney to ensure you and your loved one are financially compensated for the mistreatment. At the Boughter Law Office, it is our goal to not only hold the liable parties responsible for their actions but to ensure you recover compensation that will allow you to seek the proper care and attention your elderly loved one deserves. We strive to remove as much emotion from the legal process as possible while negotiating with the nursing home facility and their insurance carrier.
Nursing home negligence can come in many forms, including:
Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers
Improper use of restraints
Malnutrition and dehydration
Failure to treat
You trust a nursing home staff to keep your loved ones safe and in good health. It is not uncommon for a nursing home to be understaffed or staffed by inattentive or negligent individuals. Schedule a free consultation with a lawyer immediately to discuss your situation and learn more about your options for compensation.
You place a large degree of trust in nursing home staff when you or your loved one take up residence there—you expect a warm, caring, inclusive environment and people who will help and have genuine concern for your wellbeing.
When you or your loved one are mistreated or abused by negligent staff members, that trust is shattered. Depending on whether you’re the one experiencing the abuse or if it’s your loved one who’s on the receiving end,…
Absolutely not. There is never a fee for a consultation.
Will I be billed monthly for any costs?
No. At our discretion, we advance all costs during our representation of you and do not send monthly bills. At the end of our representation, all costs advanced will be clearly itemized for you so you know exactly where every dollar is going.
What’s meant by statute of limitations?
Statute of limitations refers to the need to file a lawsuit within a time limit. In Indiana, most injury cases, such as auto accidents or slip-and-fall claims, have a two-year statute of limitations, but not all. Some lawsuits, such as lawsuits against the government require a notice within a shorter period of time. The time begins to run when a cause of action accrues. A good example is someone negligently running into your car. The statute of limitation begins on the day of the accident. This issue can become more complicated, however. Sometimes, you have no way of knowing that you have a cause of action for years, such as discovering ill effects from taking a medication or being exposed to chemicals. It is important to seek the advice of an attorney and doctor if you suspect that you are having problems but don't know for sure if it relates to the negligence of another or an unreasonably dangerous product.
What am I entitled to recover after an accident?
You may be entitled to a number of different types of damages under Indiana law. Some of the more common types of damages in accident cases are: reasonable and necessary medical expenses, lost earnings, reduced earning capacity in the future, future medical expenses and prescriptions, pain and suffering, and permanent impairment.
Do I have to go to court if I want to recover monetary damages?
Maybe. Your case may settle even before your attorney files a lawsuit; on the other hand, it may go all the way to a trial and a jury verdict. The majority of lawsuits are settled before they get to trial, but what happens in your case depends on the facts, the law and the parties involved.
If the accident was my fault, can I still recover compensation?
Some states have no-fault insurance laws. This means that you may be able to make some recovery of economic damages from your own insurance company. In other states, if your fault is found to be over a certain level, it is more difficult to recover compensation. An attorney in your state can advise you on the rules in your area.
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