The damage has been done. The nursing home staff that was supposed to be caring for your loved one have, instead, abused or neglected her and she has been injured as a result. It’s too late to go back and undo the harm that has been done, but it is not too late to take action to protect your loved one’s rights and to change nursing home policy.
Your Loved One—or Her Estate—Deserves to Recover Damages
Those damages could include compensation for:
- Medical expenses. Any medical costs incurred because of the abuse or neglect should be recovered in a nursing home case. This could include things such as hospitalizations, doctors’ appointments, surgeries, medications, and more.
- Out-of-pocket costs. This could include, but is not limited to, funeral expenses if your loved one died from the abuse or neglect, property damage, and any other costs directly related to the abuse or neglect.
- Physical pain and emotional suffering. Worry, fear, anxiety, changes in sleep patterns, changes in behavior, changes in eating patterns, physical pain and any other changes that can be directly attributed to nursing home abuse or neglect may be recovered.
Additionally, while many nursing home residents typically do not earn an income, they may be able to recover for lost income or any other loses that they can prove were caused by the abuse or neglect that they suffered in the nursing home.
It’s Not Just About the Money
Your loved one—or her estate—deserves financial compensation for what happened, but that isn’t the only reason to pursue a nursing home abuse or negligence case in Wisconsin. By speaking up for what’s right and by pursuing justice, you may influence the nursing home to change its policies and procedures and to do more to protect its residents in the future. You can prevent others from suffering the way your loved one has, and we can help you do it. Please contact us directly at 1-800-800-5678 for more information.