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Filing a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
Nursing homes are required by law to maintain the federal standards of care that are outlined in the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act. However, this does not always happen. A high number of nursing home residents are being injured and killed because of the negligence of these facilities. When this happens, both victims and their loved ones want and deserve answers.
Step One: Gather Facts
The highly-qualified nursing home injury attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm will work together with you to gather the facts surrounding the case. We will do this by requesting medical records, interviewing family members, consulting with medical professionals and more.
Step Two: File
Our attorneys can report the nursing home abuse to the proper authorities and take the appropriate steps to ensure your rights are protected in case the abuse report is lost or altered. To initiate a lawsuit, proper paperwork must be filed in the appropriate court system. The attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm have the ability to file a case in any court system across the country, including Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tennessee, Virginia and Texas.
Step Three: Discovery
Once filed, we will continue to work to strengthen your case by conducting depositions, reviewing medical expert opinions, developing evidence and interviewing facility staff in order to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Step Four: Resolution
There are a few different paths to resolution when it comes to a Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect lawsuit. Your case may end with a settlement, or it might proceed to trial. You can trust that the experienced Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm will discuss your options with you and provide you with their honest opinion on what they believe the best course of action to be for you and your family. Our lawyers will advise you of the pros and cons of trying your case versus settling it before trial; however, the decision is ultimately yours.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Resources
Piecing Together Quality Long-Term Care: A Consumer’s Guide to Choices and Advocacy
This consumer guide, educates people with disabilities and older adults about their options for long-term services and supports and empowers consumers to be self-advocates for quality long-term care. The guide includes tips from consumers as well as information and resources to assist people currently living in nursing homes to move back into the community.
Nursing Homes: Getting Good Care There
The Consumer Voice’s widely acclaimed classic consumer guide includes dozens of specific advocacy strategies, checklists and standards of care. A “must-read” for residents, family members, and advocates who seek the best possible care in nursing homes.
Free Legal Consultation
At The Carlson Law Firm, we believe in signature customer service. This means that we put our clients needs ahead of our own, always. Our staff of experienced trial attorneys and case managers is available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have about filing your lawsuit.
There is no cost to you to speak with us. The Carlson Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis. We only recover our fees if you receive compensation.
During your free legal consultation, we’ll answer your questions and provide clear advice on the next steps to take.