Nursing Home Settlements

Nursing home settlements are negotiations between the lawyers representing the victim of nursing home abuse and those who represent the nursing home where the abuse occurred. If a nursing home abuse lawsuit settlement isn’t reached, the case may continue to trial in court, where a verdict is decided by a judge or jury.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a nursing home, contact Sokolove Law now for a free case review.

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Why Settle a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

Many nursing home abuse and neglect cases are settled, which can spare the family the additional stress of a trial. Nursing abuse settlements are often the more practical option for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

Settling out of court can take less time, since nursing home cases that go to trial might take longer for a verdict to be reached. Sadly, elderly victims of nursing home abuse and neglect may not have this kind of time.

Going to trial also doesn’t guarantee any compensation. On the other hand, the terms of a nursing home settlement, including the exact dollar amount of compensation, are agreed upon by both parties.

Some additional advantages of nursing home abuse lawsuit settlements are:

  • Decision-making flexibility
  • Maintaining privacy of the abuse details
  • Speeding up the process

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help victims of nursing home abuse and their families across the country pursue compensation for their injuries.

Get a free case review or call (800) 995-1212 today to see if we may be able to help with your potential case.

How Much Are Nursing Home Abuse Settlements Worth?

Determining nursing home abuse settlement amounts can be difficult to do, as nursing home settlement amounts depend on the unique facts, witnesses, and evidence of each case.

Deciding whether or not to settle a case is a personal decision between the injured party and their lawyer. It is always in your best interest to walk through all legal options with an attorney before making the decision.

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If you or your loved one experienced abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility, an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer with Sokolove Law can help you understand your legal options.

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Factors That Determine Nursing Home Abuse Settlement Amounts

While it’s challenging to predict nursing home settlement amounts, there are a variety of unique factors in each case that can influence the potential settlement amount.

Some of these factors include:

  • The severity of abuse or neglect
  • The cost of any medical treatment needed
  • The strength of evidence in the case
  • How much money the nursing facility or their insurance company has available

While no one will be able to predict or guarantee a particular settlement amount in any case, an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer can help you understand your legal options and pursue whatever compensation you may be entitled to for what happened to you or your family.

Our Past Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Settlements & Verdicts

Over the last 40+ years, nursing home abuse injury lawyers with Sokolove Law have recovered over $216 Million for families affected by nursing home abuse nationwide, including the following nursing home abuse settlement amounts and verdicts:

  • $2 Million for a woman in Pennsylvania
  • $1 Million for a California nursing home patient with dementia
  • $1.75 Million for a woman whose daughter passed away in Ohio
  • $600,000 on behalf of an Alzheimer’s patient in Massachusetts
  • $1.2 Million for an elderly woman in Chicago
  • $500,000 for a New York patient with diabetes
  • $1.35 Million for an Alabama patient with a shoulder injury
  • $1 Million for a woman whose mother passed away in California
  • $575,000 for a Massachusetts woman whose mother passed away
  • $890,000 for a woman in Kentucky

Who Can Pursue Nursing Home Settlements?

Nursing home abuse lawsuits can be tricky because the victim who has suffered the abuse or neglect may be too frail to take legal action on their own, or they may have passed away from the injuries they suffered.

Whether you have the right to sue a nursing home for abuse depends on your relationship to the victim, what injuries the victim suffered, each state’s laws, and other factors.

Those who may be eligible to pursue a nursing home settlement include: 

  • The nursing home resident or victim themselves if able
  • The spouse of the victim
  • The victim’s dependents, family members, or children
  • The representative of the victim’s estate

If you suspect your loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important to speak with a skilled nursing home neglect lawyer who is knowledgeable about the laws in the state where the abuse occurred.

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How to Pursue Nursing Home Settlements

Filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit can be emotionally draining, especially if you try to handle it on your own. When you work with Sokolove Law, experienced nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to handle every step of the legal process for you.

As a national nursing home abuse law firm, we believe that victims and their loved ones should not have to worry about the legal process. If you have a case, your attorneys may be able to do all of the heavy lifting needed, from gathering all of the evidence needed to negotiating a nursing home settlement on your behalf.

We help our clients and their families focus on their own lives and heal from the trauma of being injured by those responsible for their care and well-being.

Get Legal Help Pursuing a Nursing Home Settlement

If you or a loved one experienced abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you may be able to hold the nursing home staff members accountable, seek justice for your loved one, and pursue compensation through a nursing home abuse lawsuit — and Sokolove Law may be able to help.

Nursing home abuse attorneys with Sokolove Law have been fighting for victims of elder abuse and neglect for decades. Over the last 40+ years, we’ve recovered over $216 Million for nursing home abuse victims and their families across the country.

Learn what legal options may be available to you with a free legal consultation or by calling (800) 995-1212.

Nursing Home Abuse Settlements FAQs

What is a nursing home settlement?

A nursing home settlement is a way to resolve a lawsuit and receive compensation before the case goes to a court trial, where a jury verdict may be awarded instead. The amount of money in the settlement offer is agreed upon through negotiations between the victim’s legal team and the long-term care facilities involved in the nursing home abuse claim. See if you may have a case today by contacting Sokolove Law.

How much is a nursing home abuse case worth? 

Since there are unique facts in each case that can influence the potential value of a case, like the severity of injuries and the amount of evidence, it’s difficult to determine nursing home abuse settlement amounts before all the evidence is gathered.

If you or a loved one experienced abuse or neglect in a nursing home or care facility, contact Sokolove Law today for a free case review to get the process started.

How long do you have to sue a nursing home? 

All states have laws called statutes of limitations that put a strict deadline on filing lawsuits in each state. Once the deadline has passed, victims may be prevented from pursuing a claim. This makes it especially important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

How long does it take to settle a nursing home lawsuit? 

How long a nursing home lawsuit takes varies from case to case, but they typically take anywhere from several months to several years to settle or reach a verdict. Get started on your case by contacting Sokolove Law today.

How much can you get if you sue a nursing home for negligence?

How much compensation you can recover if you sue a nursing home for negligence depends on the type of injuries the victim suffered, any medical bills that stemmed from their injuries, the specific laws in the state where they were injured, and a variety of other factors.

A skilled nursing home abuse lawyer can help determine how much you may be able to secure if you sue for nursing home negligence. Get a free case review today to get started.

What is the average settlement for nursing home neglect?

Calculating an average nursing home neglect settlement is difficult to do. There are a variety of factors that can influence the potential value of a nursing home neglect case, like the severity of the victim’s injuries, the extent of medical treatment needed, and more.

What is the average wrongful death settlement for nursing home abuse cases?

It can be difficult to determine the average nursing home wrongful death settlement amount since every case is different. There are many factors in each case that can influence how much a potential nursing home wrongful death settlement may be worth. Contact Sokolove Law today to learn more.

How are wrongful death settlements paid out? 

Settlements from a nursing home wrongful death case can be paid out in one of two ways:

  • A full lump-sum payment, in which a full payout is made at one time
  • Structured settlement agreements, which are usually paid either monthly or annually

Most successful nursing home abuse cases result in lump-sum payments. Structured settlements are fairly rare for this case type.

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Last modified: October 19, 2021

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