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What is a nursing home malpractice case?

If your loved one has been hurt by the actions or inactions of nursing home staff, then you may be angry, your loved one may be scared, and you may both be wondering whether there is any way to hold the nursing home liable for the significant harm that has been done.

There May Be

Your loved one may be able to bring a civil case for damages if she has been hurt by the negligence or abuse of nursing home staff. These cases may be known as nursing home negligence cases, nursing home abuse cases, nursing home personal injury cases, or nursing home malpractice cases. Generally, your loved one may bring such a case if:

  • The nursing home owed your loved one a duty of care.
  • The nursing home staff breached the duty of care by failing to act like reasonable nursing home staff would in a similar situation.
  • Your loved one was hurt by the actions or inactions of nursing home staff when they breached the duty of care.
  • Your loved one is legally entitled to damages.

If your loved one died from the abuse or neglect that she suffered in a nursing home then you, or the representative of her estate, may be able to bring a wrongful death claim.

Nursing home malpractice cases are complex, but they are important. Please browse our free resources to find out more about the types of actions that may result in a nursing home malpractice case and to find out why they may be important for your loved one or your family.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham