Nursing home settlements are a form of financial compensation provided to victims of abuse and neglect by the care facilities responsible, while nursing home verdicts are awarded by a judge or jury in court.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a nursing home, call Sokolove Law now at (800) 995-1212 for a free case review. We've secured over $267 Million in nursing home abuse settlements and verdicts nationwide.
Benefits of Nursing Home Lawsuit Settlements
Many nursing home abuse and neglect cases are settled, which can spare the family the additional stress of a trial. 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.
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 going to trial might take longer for a nursing home verdict to be reached.
Sadly, elderly victims of nursing home abuse and neglect may not have this kind of time.
Nursing home verdicts also don’t guarantee any compensation since the results can be appealed. 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.
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.
Generally speaking, nursing home abuse settlements can be worth hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.
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.
Our Past Nursing Home Lawsuit Settlements
As of February 2024, Sokolove Law have recovered over $267 Million in nursing home abuse settlement amounts and verdicts nationwide, including:
- $2.2 Million for an elderly woman in Rhode Island who suffered a heart attack
- $2 Million for a Massachusetts woman who passed away after her catheter became infected from not being changed
- $2 Million for a California woman with dementia who passed away after being denied care
- $1.75 Million for an elderly man in Massachusetts who passed away in a fire caused by neglect
- $1.5 Million for a Minnesota woman with stage 4 bedsores
- $1.18 Million for an Indiana nursing home patient
- $1.11 Million for a Florida woman who suffered a heart attack in care
- $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
Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if you qualify for free. We'll fight hard to get you everything you're entitled to.
Learn More About Your Options
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.
Determining Nursing Home 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.
Who Can Pursue Nursing Home Abuse 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
- Spouse of the victim
- Victim’s dependents, family members, or children
- 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.
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 can do all of the heavy lifting needed, from gathering the evidence 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.
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Get Help Pursuing a Nursing Home Lawsuit 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 a nursing home abuse lawsuit settlement amount — 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 $267 Million for nursing home abuse victims and their families across the country.
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.