If your loved one suffered an injury or illness caused by nursing home abuse or neglect in Las Vegas, NV, Greenberg Gross can help you seek justice. Our Las Vegas nursing home abuse lawyer can hold the care facility financially responsible for your family member’s medical treatment, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Since 2013, our law firm has stood as a powerful advocate for personal injury victims. We will fight to ensure the nursing home pays for the harm inflicted upon your older loved one – not you or your family. We can help you start on your case today with a free consultation.
Compensation for Nursing Home Abuse in Las Vegas, NV
When you choose a nursing home to care for your loved one, you place your trust in the facility and its staff. You expect your family member will receive the supervision and medical attention they need in a safe, healthy, and friendly environment. Therefore, it can be devastating to learn your trust was violated and your loved one’s caregivers caused them harm.
First, know that what happened to your family member is not your fault. Responsibility rests with the facility and its employees. Second, understand that you have the right to hold the nursing home accountable for your financial damages and your loved one’s pain and suffering. Our Las Vegas nursing home abuse lawyer can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills. We can seek medical expenses for treatment resulting from your loved one’s nursing home injury, including the cost of emergency department services, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and physical therapy.
- Nursing home fees. You should not have to pay for abusive or negligent care. We can pursue reimbursement for your loved one’s nursing home fees and awards to pay for their relocation to another facility.
- Pain and suffering. We can seek monetary awards for physical pain, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), inconvenience, reduced quality of life, and other intangible losses resulting from nursing home abuse.
- Various expenses. Our Las Vegas attorneys can pursue income lost due to caring for or relocating your loved one, the value of your loved one’s lost, stolen, or misused assets, and other out-of-pocket losses a nursing home injury caused.
- Wrongful death. If your loved one died because of nursing home abuse or neglect, we can seek wrongful death damages. Compensation may include medical expenses, funeral, and burial costs, the deceased’s conscious pain and suffering, and awards for surviving family members’ sorrow and grief.
Our Attorneys Will Prove Liability for Your Loved One’s Injury
If your loved one suffered a physical or psychological injury because of nursing home abuse or neglect, our team can build a case establishing your right to compensation. We will prove the nursing home’s staff failed to care for your loved one appropriately or deliberately caused them harm. We will do this by gathering and examining evidence, which may include:
- Medical records
- Surveillance video
- Nursing home logs and incident reports
- Staff employment history/records of previous complaints
- Photographs and video of the nursing home facility
- Eyewitness accounts
- Expert testimony
Additionally, we will handle case details so you can focus on what is more important – caring for your loved one and your family during this difficult time. Our team can:
- Draft and file your insurance claim or lawsuit
- Communicate with insurance agents and opposing counsel
- Track and manage deadlines
- Represent you during meetings and appearances and appear for you when possible
- Negotiate to secure the most advantageous possible settlement for you
- Prepare your case for trial and litigate it in civil court if necessary
You Have a Limited Time to Act in a Las Vegas Injury Case
You generally have two years from your loved one’s injury or death to file a lawsuit, according to NRS § 11.190(4)(e). However, circumstances could shorten or lengthen your window to act. If you do not pursue your case within the time the state allows, the court will likely dismiss your suit. An expired deadline could also lead to a reduced or denied insurance settlement.
Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can tell you more about how the statute of limitations may affect you. Then, we can help you pursue financial recovery before time runs out.
Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), elder abuse can be physical, sexual, or emotional (psychological) and can also take the form of intentional or unintentional neglect. Financial exploitation is yet another form of abuse. Often, the first step toward helping your loved one out of an abusive living situation is recognizing the signs, which may include:
- Bruising, burns, scars, cuts, or other unexplained physical injuries
- The occurrence of frequent falls or accidents
- Trauma behaviors, such as rocking back and forth, thumb sucking, or showing fear/anxiety around specific caregivers
- Depressed, withdrawn, or aggressive behavior
- Unclean living conditions
- Lack of personal hygiene, such as dirty hair, nails, or clothes
- Development of bedsores and other preventable conditions
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Missing money, property, or checks
- Unpaid bills
- Changes to banking, retirement, or other financial documents
How to Get Help for Your Loved One
If you have reason to suspect your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect, take action immediately. If the situation is an emergency, contact 911 or your local police department. In addition, you can report nursing home abuse online to Nevada’s Department of Health & Human Services Aging and Disability Services Division. You can also call (702) 486-6930 to report abuse or neglect in Las Vegas/Clark County.
Once you have ensured your loved one’s safety, consider reaching out to our attorneys to learn more about your legal opinions for holding your loved one’s abusers responsible.
Contact Greenberg Gross Today for Legal Help With a Las Vegas Nursing Home Abuse Case
Contact us today for a free consultation and learn more about how our Las Vegas nursing home abuse lawyer can stand up for your loved one and your family. We do not charge upfront or out-of-pocket fees for our services. Instead, we get paid only if and when we obtain compensation for you and your loved one. Let us fight for you.