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How to Prove a Nursing Home Abuse

How to Prove a Nursing Home Abuse

Updated on Wednesday 24th May 2017

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How-to-Prove-a-Nursing-Home-Abuse.jpgNursing home abuse is typically proved by showing that a caretaker was negligent or that he deliberately hurt the elderly patient admitted in the home. 
 
Older individuals who suffer from neglect or abuse in nursing homes can claim damages as means of compensating for the abuse they’ve suffered. If the individual himself cannot pursue legal actions, then the family can file the complaint.
 
Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can help you submit a complaint about nursing home abuse and prove your case either during the negotiation phase or at trial.
 

Elements needed to prove personal injuries caused by nursing home abuse

 
In a nursing home abuse case the plaintiff is the one required to prove that the injury, neglect or abuse took place. for injuries caused by a caretaker’s negligence, the following are typically required from the plaintiff:
- prove that the nursing home and its employees had a duty of acre (this is easily proven by showing the caretaking agreement);
- prove that the said agreed duty was breached;
- the patient suffered the injuries as a direct result of that breach.
 
In abuse cases, these steps may vary in that the plaintiff will need to be able to prove that the abuse was caused by a particular staff member. One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you prove these elements in court.
 

Settlements for nursing home abuse

 
Neglect, abuse, and mistreatment can have a severe impact on elderly individuals, particularly those who are admitted for certain types of psychological diseases.
 
The types of damages that can be awarded in nursing home abuse cases include those for the coverage of the needed medical treatment and that for any subsequent treatment or therapy and compensation for emotional distress, pain, and suffering. The latter must be proven in court and this can be done with a complete medical assessment, including a physiological evaluation. 
 
For help proving liability in nursing home abuse cases please do not hesitate to contact one of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
 
 

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