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How to File a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
January 1, 2018
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If you are wondering how to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit, contact JGarcia Law Firm, P.A. in Kissimmee, FL to let us help you properly file a lawsuit and get the results you are hoping for. We can find a nursing home abuse attorney to specifically take on your case. We are here to help you and make sure your case gets the attention it deserves.

 

Why File a Lawsuit for Nursing Home Abuse

 

Placing a family member in a nursing home can be a tough decision to begin with, so when abuse is involved it is smart to contact a nursing home abuse attorney. Nursing homes are expensive and you are leaving your loved ones in the hands of others, which is not an easy thing to do. You worry about them being comfortable, getting their medicine on time, and if they are happy and healthy with the interaction of other patients among other things. There is a lot to think about when deciding where and when it is time to place a loved one in a nursing home. This is why nursing homes have a legal duty to uphold under the care of others and laws to abide by  such as the: Social security act, medicaid and medicare, nursing home reform act, statute of limitations, and many others. Unfortunately, these responsibilities fall short sometimes. Many nursing homes are understaffed or untrained, which leads to poor workers and patients not getting the proper care.

 

Nursing home abuse can happen in many forms. Usually, it occurs with residents not having proper nutrition, hygiene and medication mishaps. This is caused because they do not get the attention they require or were missed on rounds. The results can be reversed, but you certainly can take legal action such as to file a lawsuit against the nursing home your loved one was a patient of nursing home abuse at.

 

The Steps to Filing a Lawsuit with a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

 

Investigation

 

This is where all the relevant facts and photos are obtained with your attorney to discuss your case. This may include witness observations, statements, photos of the accident, medical records, anything you have to show what happened that is nursing home abuse.

 

Discovery

 

The evidence of the case. Where everything is brought before a judge to assist in gaining more information. Here the witnesses are deposed and cross-examined under oath. The purpose here is to streamline the legal process before bringing your case to trail.

 

Pre-Trial  

 

Preparation where the evidence  is looked at and your lawyer comes up with a strategy to put your case together. Often, information found in the discovery is discussed again.

 

Trial

 

Witnesses testify before the judge. A verdict is obtained and they come to a conclusion for your case.

 

Contact Us

 

Reach out to JGarcia Law Firm, P.A for a free initial consultation with a nursing home abuse attorney. Your case is important to us and we want to make sure you get all the proper information and know how to file a lawsuit against the nursing home that did your loved one wrong. We have two locations in Florida (Kissimmee and Orlando) for your convenience. Stop by today or give us a call to get started on your case.