What Type of Compensation Can I Receive for a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

If your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse they may be entitled to compensation for their damages. The nursing home and various other parties involved can be held liable for the abuse that ensued. They can be subject to losing their licenses and even closing down. However, if you do not have an experienced Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney on your side these parties may never be held liable and the abuse will continue. While it may be easy to just move your loved one to a new facility, this is not a long-term solution. Your loved one may have already suffered irreparable damage and has had their life altered due to the negligent actions of another.

Medical expenses

When staff mistreats your loved one to a point where further medical treatment is needed the facility can be held liable for these additional expenses. Some of these expenses include:

  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Doctors visits
  • Counseling or therapy
  • Hospital bills
  • Over the counter medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Cost of transportation to medical appointments

Essentially any medical expense that was incurred as a result of their negligence will need to be paid by them. Having the right Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney will make this process easier.

Relocation expenses

If you need to move your loved one to a new facility due to the abuse they suffered, the abusive facility can be held liable for these expenses. Finding a new facility and the process of transporting the resident can be a complex and costly process. You should not be responsible for these expenses. If the abuse had not occurred you would not have the need to move your loved one. This process can be even more complex if it must be done rapidly for safety reasons.

Continued care compensation

If your loved one cannot be moved for any reason, the facility may be held liable for continued care expenses. This means that the family and the loved one will no longer need to pay for care as the facility will be on the hook for these expenses. Cases in which the resident must stay in the facility after the abuse has been found are rare but not impossible. Discuss your options with a Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney immediately to ensure your loved one is safe and secure.

Noneconomic damages

There are certain noneconomic damages that your loved one may be entitled to after being abused or neglected in a nursing home. These damages are awarded if the negligent acts were so life-altering that the victim’s quality of life is forever changed. This can include things such as pain and suffering as well as mental anguish and others. These damages can be difficult to obtain which is why you will need a Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney.

Punitive damages

When the negligent actions are so egregious that they surpass normal circumstances, punitive damages can be awarded. These can be acts that are malicious or deliberate. There have been various cases in the state where these damages have been awarded. You must remember that you are not alone in this fight and we are here every step of the process.

Call the team at Kwartler Manus LLC today

Our Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney will discuss your case during an initial consultation. We will then begin to build a strong case against the facility. We will gather evidence, meet with medical experts and file a claim on your behalf. We will work with experts to determine the kinds of compensation your loved one may be entitled to. Contact Kwartler Manus LLC at (267) 457-5570 or fill out a form to speak with a nursing home abuse attorney today.

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