I’m so sorry to hear about your parent’s injuries. When a family chooses a nursing home for a loved one, it is usually a difficult decision. A great deal of time and care normally go into choosing the right place. When an injury occurs, it can be devastating on the family.
Every nursing home lawsuit is different. The compensation that your family can expect is dependent on a number of factors that are unique to your situation. Some factors that can be used to determine the value of the case include medical costs, pain and suffering of the patient, loss of a normal life, and disfigurement. The amount awarded depends on the extent of the injury as well as state laws regarding nursing home cases.
Courts also consider other factors when determining the value of a nursing home injury case. If the nursing home has insurance, it may be easier to negotiate with the insurance company over damages than with the facility itself. If the facility has a poor track record of patient care, it may be more likely to want to resolve cases quickly than a facility with a poor history. The patient’s age can come into play – if the patient is younger, the person’s life is generally given a higher value than an elderly patient. If the facility acted egregiously, the case may be worth a higher value. If the family members of the victim were actively involved in his or her care, they are more likely to receive compensation than a family who only appeared when it was time for a payment.
As you can see, a lot can go into determining the value of a nursing home injury case. Every case is different. If your parent was harmed in a nursing home, the first step should be speaking with an attorney about your legal options. If your loved one was harmed in a Los Angeles nursing home, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles nursing home negligence attorney at 310-651-8272. My team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.