Your loved one may deserve compensation for abuse in a memory care facility. They may secure financial coverage for their pain and suffering. They may also receive a settlement for medical costs and other losses.
A lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can lead your loved one’s case. We have more than 35 years in practice, and elder abuse cases are one of our primary practice areas.
Which Damages Does an Abuse-Related Lawsuit Cover?
We review clients’ losses one by one. In doing so, we determine:
- Which damages have resulted from abuse in a memory care facility
- Which damages may entitle your loved one to compensation
- What the cost of each damage is
- What the total cost of your loved one’s damages is
We have witnessed the damages that elder abuse can cause. Your loved one may receive compensation for the following losses.
Pain and Suffering
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) lists several abuse symptoms that may qualify as pain and suffering. They are:
- Emotional distress
- Depression and depression-like symptoms
- General loss of quality of life
- Physical pain
An abuser may have deprived your loved one of their dignity and sense of safety. Your loved one may deserve compensation for this and other forms of pain and suffering.
Your loved one’s medical needs will depend on the nature of their abuse. Physical abuse and sexual abuse may require:
- Pain-relieving medication
- A period of immobility
- In-room or in-home medical equipment
- Specialized caregiving
- Physical rehabilitation
Those liable for your loved one’s abuse may pay for these medical costs.
Loss of Your Loved One
If you lost your loved one because of abuse, you may be the victim of a wrongful death. Losing your loved one could entitle you to coverage for:
- Your pain and suffering
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Your loved one’s funeral
- Loss of consortium
- Other intangible losses from a wrongful death
Close relatives of the deceased may be eligible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. We can clarify your eligibility during your free consultation.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Handles Elder Mistreatment Cases
Not every law firm counts elder mistreatment cases as a primary practice area. We do.
We have won many cases involving elderly victims of abuse, neglect, and other types of mistreatment. Our case results include:
- $1 million for an elderly victim of sexual abuse in a nursing home
- $1 million for a victim who suffered neglect in a nursing home setting
- $925,000 for a victim with Alzheimer’s who developed bedsores because of neglect
- $1.4 million for a victim with a serious bedsore
We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars through settlements and verdicts.
Our experience with elderly victims prepares us to handle your loved one’s case of abuse in a memory care facility. A lawyer from our team will complete their case from start to finish.
How Our Firm Will Handle Your Loved One’s Case
We can aggressively pursue compensation for your loved one. We will seek every piece of evidence and negotiate for the settlement that your loved one may deserve.
Some steps we take to complete elder abuse lawsuits are:
Gathering Evidence of Abuse
Abuse generally leaves a trail of evidence. We will pursue all existing evidence by:
- Photographing your loved one’s injuries
- Obtaining medical reports of your loved one’s injuries
- Securing witness accounts of abuse
- Hiring experts to testify that your loved one suffered abuse
- Obtaining video footage of mistreatment
- Collecting any other evidence of abuse
The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that symptoms of abuse can be both physical and psychological. We may have mental health professionals testify about your loved one’s psychological signs of abuse.
Collectively, this evidence should paint a clear picture of mistreatment.
Establishing Liability for Abuse
We will review the chain of accountability at your loved one’s memory care facility. More than one party may have failed to protect your loved one from abuse. Each party may be liable for harming your loved one.
Potential defendants in your loved one’s case include:
- Owners of the memory care facility
- Upper management at the memory care facility
- Employees who abused your loved one
- Residents who abused your loved one
Negligence is the general standard for liability in these cases. As the American Bar Association (ABA) explains, someone is negligent if they depart from the reasonable course of behavior. We may prove negligence by:
- Showing that the defendant owed your loved one a duty of care
- Proving that the defendant did not honor their duty of care
- Showing that a breach of duty of care caused harm to your loved one
- Explaining which damages the negligence caused
Proving negligence is one step towards a positive outcome to your loved one’s case.
Obtaining a Settlement or Judgment
Elder abuse cases generally end in one of two ways: a settlement or judgment. We generally aim for a settlement. This process can be quicker than a judgment and can provide all of the compensation that your loved one may deserve.
We also know how to complete a trial. If settlement negotiations do not produce the target outcome, we will pursue a judgment.
Hire Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at no Upfront Cost
Hiring an abuse-focused lawyer from our firm costs you nothing upfront. We will determine how memory care facility leaders failed your loved one. We will then pursue awards and take away the headaches that you might experience from bringing a case on your own.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 842-6336 for a free case evaluation.