Placing a family member in a nursing home is always a difficult decision. Coming to terms with the fact that an aging parent or other loved one can no longer live independently is challenging in and of itself. Believing that a nursing home will provide competent and compassionate care helps make the situation more bearable.
Imagine, then, how devastating it would be to hear that a vulnerable loved one has been the victim of negligence or abuse at a nursing home or other assisted living facility.
What is meant by negligence or abuse?
- physical assault and other injuries;
- medication and prescription errors;
- malnutrition and dehydration;
- inadequate security and supervision;
- improper use of restraints; and
- inadequate fall prevention plans.
What compensation are you entitled to?
Nursing home negligence can result in devastating personal injuries including chronic pain, broken bones, and or brain injuries. Sadly, many of these injuries have life-long consequences, and sometimes result in death.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, health care expenses, future care costs, and housekeeping expenses.
Furthermore, the family members of an injured victim are also able to commence a “tort” lawsuit, for their loss of care, guidance, and companionship from the injured victim, pursuant to the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.F.3. Included within the damages that a family member can claim are funeral expenses, travel expenses incurred in the caring for the family member, loss of income, as well as any additional expenses incurred for the benefit of the injured individual.
Why choose Bogoroch & Associates LLP?
Our experienced lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you or your family members deserve as a result of nursing home negligence. We will make sure your case is managed effectively and promptly and guide you through the justice system with expert knowledge, commitment and compassion, because the only acceptable outcome for us is the best possible settlement for you.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, contact our personal injury lawyers today at 416 599-1700 for a free consultation.
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