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My family has incurred out-of-pocket expenses due to nursing home neglect. Who pays?

Those responsible for nursing home abuse or neglect should pay your out-of-pocket expenses needed to make things right

The nursing home staff that was supposed to keep your loved one safe has done just the opposite. Instead of caring for her, providing her necessary services, and respecting her as an individual, one or more staff members have hurt her. They have caused her physical pain and emotional suffering because of their abusive or neglectful acts.

You can’t go back and prevent this abuse from occurring, but you can protect your loved one now by fighting for a full and fair recovery of damages.

This Includes Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out-of-pocket expenses include anything that your loved one lost or had to pay for out-of-pocket as a result of the nursing home abuse or neglect. Thus, out-of-pocket damages are as unique as the victims who suffer from this type of abuse.

If your loved one was hurt, then you might consider the following types of losses:

  • Property damage. If any personal property was stolen, damaged, or otherwise lost as a result of the nursing home abuse or neglect, then your loved one should be compensated.
  • Any costs that were incurred as a direct result of the abuse or neglect. This could include, for example, any costs associated with moving your loved one to another nursing home facility.
  • Funeral costs. If your loved one died from the nursing home abuse or neglect that she suffered then her estate may be able to recover these costs.

Of course, if you believe that your loved one suffered any other expenses or out-of-pocket costs then you should tell your loved one’s nursing home abuse attorney so that the attorney can demand fair damages from the arbitrator or the court.

To learn more about your loved one’s recovery of damages after nursing home abuse or neglect leaves her injured, please contact us anytime—24/7/365—to discuss your rights. We are available via this website or by phone at 1-800-800-5678 and we would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham

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