Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

If residents in nursing home facilities experience serious abuse or neglect by those responsible for their safety and care, filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit may help protect victims from their abuser(s). If you or a loved one are a victim of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to compensation from negligent institutions.

Contact nursing home abuse lawyers with Sokolove Law today to see if we can help with your case.

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Why File a Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home?

Most families trust that their loved one will be well taken care of in a nursing home or assisted living facility since these facilities are designed to keep seniors safe and healthy. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Every year, 1 in 3 nursing homes and care facilities is cited for causing serious injuries or death to a nursing home resident, according to the Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research (JGGR).

However, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) estimates that only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse are reported to the authorities.

By filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit, you may be able to:

  • Hold the negligent nursing home staff members accountable
  • Prevent other residents from potentially experiencing the same abuse or neglect
  • Pursue financial compensation that can help cover the costs of medical treatment, caregivers, or relocating
  • Seek justice for you and your loved ones

Nursing home abuse attorneys with Sokolove Law work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if your case is successful in recovering compensation.

Hold Abusers Accountable

If a senior member of your family was abused or neglected in a care facility, you may be able to pursue justice and compensation. Learn more about your legal options today.

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Who Can File a Nursing Home Lawsuit?

You may be able to file a nursing home lawsuit if:

  • You experienced abuse or neglect in a nursing home care facility
  • Your spouse or family member suffered nursing home abuse or neglect
  • You represent the estate of someone who experienced abuse and passed away

Not sure if you’re eligible? During a free, no-obligation case evaluation, a member of our team can review the details of your case and let you know if you may be able to take legal action.

How to Sue a Nursing Home for Abuse or Negligence

Suing a nursing home for abuse or negligence can be difficult without the help of an experienced legal team. When you work with Sokolove Law, your nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, from gathering the evidence to filing your claim.

In general, nursing home lawsuit cases may involve your nursing home lawyer and legal team:

  • Determining your eligibility to take legal action
  • Collecting the evidence to prove nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit on your behalf
  • Negotiating a nursing home settlement with the defendant, possibly without going to court
  • Presenting your case in court where a judge and jury may award a verdict, if a settlement isn’t reached

Our Past Nursing Home Lawsuit Settlements and Verdicts

Over the last 40+ years, our attorneys have recovered over $216 Million for nursing home abuse victims and their families nationwide, including the following nursing home abuse settlement amounts and jury verdicts:

  • $1.75 Million for a man in Massachusetts
  • $1.12 Million for a New Jersey woman
  • $600,000 for a Massachusetts resident with Alzheimer’s
  • $1.35 Million for an Alabama resident who suffered a shoulder injury
  • $500,000 for a New York resident with diabetes
  • $1.75 Million on behalf of a parent whose daughter passed away in Ohio
  • $1 Million for a California woman with dementia

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Types of Nursing Home Lawsuits

There are several types of nursing home lawsuits, depending on the situation you or your family member experienced in a care facility. In many cases, the type of civil lawsuit you may be able to file revolves around the type of abuse or injury suffered.

Types of nursing home lawsuits include:

  • Nursing home abuse lawsuit (e.g., physical injuries from assault or sexual abuse)
  • Nursing home neglect lawsuit (neglect that results in injuries like bedsores)
  • Nursing home wrongful death lawsuit

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

If you or a loved one experienced physical or sexual abuse in a nursing home facility, you may be able to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit to hold the facility and staff members accountable and potentially prevent others from experiencing the same abuse.

Get a free case review or call (800) 995-1212 today to see if we can help you file a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit

Filing a nursing home negligence lawsuit is a legal option nursing home residents can take to hold the care facility and its staff members accountable for neglect — and pursue compensation for any injuries suffered.

In care facilities, neglect can often be hard to detect, but our nursing home lawyers have decades of experience we can use to help you recognize the signs of neglect and understand your legal options.

Contact us today to see if we can help with your nursing home neglect case.

Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If your loved one was in a long-term care facility and passed away as a result of the abuse or neglect they suffered, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home on behalf of your loved one. This can be an option for the victim’s spouse, children, family members, or estate representative.

Call (800) 995-1212 or get a free case review today to see if our nursing home wrongful death attorneys may be able to help with your potential claim.

Get Help Filing a Nursing Home Lawsuit

If you or your family member experienced nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be able to take legal action to hold the abusers accountable, seek justice, and pursue compensation for your family — and Sokolove Law may be able to help.

As a national nursing home abuse law firm, Sokolove Law has more than 40 years of experience helping people get access to justice. Our lawyers can help you recognize the warning signs of abuse and neglect — and take legal action to prevent this cycle of abuse.

Over the last four decades, our experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have helped thousands of clients across the country pursue the justice and compensation they deserve. During this time, we’ve recovered over $216 Million on behalf of victims of abuse and their families.

Get a free case review or call (800) 995-1212 today to learn more about your legal options. There are no out-of-pocket costs to hiring an attorney with Sokolove Law, and we get paid only if your case is successful.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit FAQs

Can you sue a nursing home? 

If you or a loved one experienced abuse or neglect in a nursing home or long-term care facility, you may be able to sue the nursing home over the poor conditions. Get a free case review today to learn more about your legal options.

How difficult is it to sue a nursing home?

Suing a nursing home for wrongful death or abuse can be difficult to do without an experienced legal team on your side. By working with a national nursing home abuse law firm like Sokolove Law, you may be able to make the legal process easier on you and your family by putting the work in our hands.

Get a free case review today to learn more about how we may be able to help with your case.

How do I file a lawsuit against a nursing home? 

When you work with Sokolove Law, a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney can handle the legal process for you, from gathering evidence and building your case to filing a nursing home lawsuit on your behalf. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and see if we may be able to help.

What is the statute of limitations for nursing home abuse cases? 

Statutes of limitations are state laws that restrict how long you have to take legal action over nursing home mistreatment or neglect. Once this deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to file a nursing home lawsuit again.

Because these timelines vary from state to state, it can be very important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. They can help you understand your options and, if you qualify, file your claim in time.

How do you prove nursing home abuse or neglect?

The easiest way to prove nursing home abuse or neglect occurred is to work with an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorney who can help determine if you can take legal action and handle the legal process for you.

When you work with Sokolove Law, we can collect all of the evidence needed in your case and file any claims on your behalf, so you can focus on your family during this difficult time. Contact us today to learn more about how we may be able to help.

How long does a nursing home lawsuit take? 

How long a nursing home lawsuit takes will vary from case to case. There are multiple factors that can affect the duration of nursing home litigation, like whether or not your case results in a settlement offer or proceeds to a trial in court.

If you have a case, your legal team with Sokolove Law can give you a better idea of how long your case may take. Get a free consultation today to learn more.

Can you sue a nursing home for bedsores? 

Potentially, yes. Because bedsores or pressure sores can be prevented by proper medical care, it’s possible that you may be able to sue the long-term care or nursing facility if you or a loved one suffered bedsores while in their care. Learn more about your potential legal options today.

What is the average nursing home settlement?

No two nursing home lawsuit cases are exactly alike. A potential nursing home settlement varies according to the specific details of each case, like the type of abuse experienced, the severity of injuries, the strength of the evidence, and other factors. For this reason, it can be difficult to predict how much a potential nursing home lawsuit may be worth.

If you have a case, our nursing home attorneys can fight on your behalf for the largest nursing home settlement possible. To date, we’ve recovered over $216 Million on behalf of victims of abuse and their families. Contact Sokolove Law today to learn more.

Can you sue a nursing home for negligence? 

Potentially, yes — if you or your loved one suffered neglect (like malnutrition, bedsores, or other signs of neglect), you may be able to sue the nursing home for negligence. In these cases, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation that can help cover the cost of health care and medical bills for your loved one. Get a free case review today to learn more about your legal options.

How much is a nursing home negligence lawsuit worth?

Nursing home negligence lawsuit settlements may vary according to a number of different factors in each case, like the severity of the injuries suffered as a result of neglect, the strength of the evidence, whether the case settles or not, and more. Contact us today to learn more about filing lawsuits over nursing home negligence.

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Last modified: October 20, 2021

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  2. National Council on Aging (NCOA). "Get the Facts on Elder Abuse." Retrieved from: https://www.ncoa.org/article/get-the-facts-on-elder-abuse. Accessed on September 14, 2021.