Assisted living facilities have several responsibilities to uphold when caring for their residents’ daily needs. When they fail to do so, either through neglect, abuse, or other forms of misconduct, the results are disastrous. Victims of assisted living facility abuse have the right to pursue justice. If you or a loved one suffered harm from assisted living facility abuse, then you may qualify to collect financial compensation for your losses.
A Boston assisted living abuse lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will defend you after an incident. Our team works on a contingency-fee-basis, so you will not have to worry about covering out-of-pocket or upfront costs. With our contingency fee approach, we get paid from the settlement we win for you. Our team is here to examine the law, establish liable parties, and negotiate for any settlements that you and your loved ones may be owed. We will not back down from a tough case, either.
Pursuing Financial Awards After Assisted Living Abuse
Personal injuries are common when caretakers and institutions do not adequately care for their residents. Some acts of abuse manifest in blatant acts of violence, while others are more subtle and harder to detect at first. When you work with a lawyer, they will fight to get to the source of an incident while pursuing any financial awards that you may qualify to collect.
As with any case involving abuse, your legal team will work on establishing a liable party. In investigating the incident, our team of personal injury lawyers will collect evidence related to your case, establish any liable parties, and seek to hold them responsible for their actions.
In cases where a senior suffers an obvious form of abuse, some evidence may be easy to gather. In other situations, a legal team may have to dig a bit deeper. Many instances of neglect in assisted living facilities can be challenging to identify.
Types of Compensation You Could Receive
When constructing your case, your lawyer will look at medical bills and other forms of suffering caused by assisted living abuse or neglect. You may qualify to collect financial awards to cover the costs of the following damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Surgeries and operations
- Prescription medications
- Psychological harm and trauma
- Assistive medical devices and equipment
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation programs
A Boston assisted living abuse lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will build a case on your behalf. We want to make sure that you do not have to suffer further harm, either financially or legally, due to another party’s reckless or negligent acts.
As we defend your rights, we will build up a case including detailed evidence and a close inspection of any relevant federal, local, and state laws. Contact our office today to speak to someone from our legal team about your situation.
Common Forms of Assisted Living Neglect
According to information published by the National Consumer Voice For Quality Long-Term Care, neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities surfaces in several forms. For example, some common forms of neglect include the following:
- Lack of proper bathing and hygienic care
- Lack of assistance with moving, walking, and mobility
- Lack of proper hand-washing and cleanliness
- Improper body positioning of residents
- Lack of nutritional assistance
- Ignoring calls for help
As you can see from the list above, many neglectful acts can lead to severe health complications such as infections, slip and fall accidents, and medical emergencies.
Common Forms of Assisted Living Abuse
Some common forms of blatant abuse include:
- Physical violence
- Threats of abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Verbal abuse
These forms of abuse often lead to severe and lasting forms of both physical and psychological harm.
What Our Boston Lawyers Can Do for Your Abuse Case
Dealing with the legal aspect of an injury case can be a lot for anyone, and the abuse of a loved one can feel especially overwhelming. Our lawyers understand how difficult this time is, and we are ready to handle your case from start to finish. We can evaluate the losses associated with the abuse and come up with a value for non-economic losses like pain and suffering.
Our firm will also act on your behalf in negotiations, and we can advise you on settlement offers and when we may want to take the case to court. We will prepare all the necessary paperwork, collect evidence, and interview witnesses and experts. We will build a case to show that your loved one was a victim of abuse or neglect, and we will work within the state’s deadlines for filing a suit.
Taking Action After Assisted Living Abuse
As information outlined in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 260 §2A shows that in Massachusetts, personal injury victims have a limited window within which they are allowed to take legal action.
If you try to file a personal injury case three years after an incident, then you will generally discover that this statute of limitations will leave you with no options for justice. By taking prompt action to get in touch with our legal team after suffering a personal injury, you give yourself the best chances of getting things moving on your case.
Dealing with assisted living abuse is never easy. Victims who try to juggle financial and legal concerns while also addressing their physical and emotional wellbeing can quickly become overwhelmed. With a lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm working on your case, you can return to tending to the aspects of your life that deserve your attention, such as your health, family members, and personal life.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for a Free Consultation
A Boston assisted living abuse lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will stand up for justice on your behalf. When you work with us, you can rest assured that our lawyers will fight for your loved one’s case. We will do our part to keep you updated on your case’s details as it moves forward.
To learn more about how we can assist you and your loved ones after an assisted living abuse incident, call our office today at (800) 842-6336.