DELAWARE NURSING HOME ABUSE ATTORNEY
OFFICES IN DOVER, SEAFORD & LEWES
Our firm takes malpractice or abuse at a nursing home or assisted living facility seriously, and we are a member of the Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, the premiere national organization of trial lawyers in America
When you place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you are placing trust in the facility and its staff to provide quality care to your loved one.
Nursing Home Neglect & Malpractice
Many times the physical and mental conditions of a person in a nursing home or assisted living facility are such that the person is unable to report or comprehend any physical or emotional abuse or understand the levels of medical care, hydration and nutrition they are to receive from CNAs, nurses and/or doctors.
If you believe that something has happened regarding your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility that has caused an unnecessary injury, death, or physical or emotional condition, you and your loved one have rights and can take action against the nursing home or assisted living facility.
Because of the facility putting profits over proper care, employee shortages and turnover, lack of supervision, training and skill, and lack of common courtesy, numerous physical and emotional injuries occur inside nursing homes and assisted living facilities. These injuries should be avoided, and proper care is to be provided by skilled individuals. That is what you and your loved one were promised when you first met with the facility staff or Administrator.
You can call our firm (1-302-734-8400) or e-mail us (PI@firststatelawyers.com) and schedule a free consultation with an attorney experienced in handling complaints about nursing homes and assisted living facilities. At the consultation you will be able to discuss your rights and options, including filing a claim or lawsuit for damages, and also having the incident or quality of care investigated by government agencies that oversee nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
If our firm pursues your case, the firm is paid on a contingency fee basis, which means that no legal fee will be paid unless there is either a settlement or an award by a jury.
In Delaware, there is a two-year time frame in which the injured party or the deceased’s family can file a lawsuit against any party that caused the injuries or death of the person in the nursing home or assisted living facility. This is referred to as the Statute of Limitations, and if a case is not settled or filed in a court within the two-year time frame, the injured party or members of the deceased’s family will waive all rights they have against any party that caused the injuries or the death. Do not wait until the last few months before the two years ends to take action. Records, staff and important evidence may disappear or be unavailable.
It should also be understood by any party that wants to bring an abuse or a medical negligence case involving a person in a nursing home or assisted living facility that the past medical history of the injured or deceased individual involved will be taken into consideration by all the parties involved in a claim or lawsuit, as well as the jury at a trial. Therefore, the injuries that directly resulted from the abuse or medical negligence must be significant and clearly distinguishable from the physical and emotional conditions that pre-existed the abuse or medical negligence.
Please provide a brief description of your case and your contact information and our office will contact you as quickly as possible to discuss your case and to schedule you to talk to one of our attorney’s at the earliest possible time.