Alabama nursing homes must meet an acceptable standard of care when looking after your loved one. When the facility breaks that standard by abusing your loved one, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you hold them accountable.
A lawyer from our firm can take on your nursing home abuse case and fight for compensation on your family’s behalf. We offer free consultations, so there’s no risk in reaching out to our team.
Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Neglect and Abuse?
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you sue a nursing home if someone abused or neglected your loved one while they lived at the facility. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), nursing home facility residents have a right to be free from abuse.
If the nursing home violates your loved one’s right to a safe environment, we can help you hold them accountable.
Damages You Can Recover
We will gather the appropriate evidence to show that you are entitled to compensation for you and your loved one’s damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Reimbursement for the time spent at the facility
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
A lawyer from our team serving Alabama can also seek compensation for wrongful death damages if you lost your loved one to elder abuse in their nursing home. These might include:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Final medical expenses
- Loss of consortium
How to Settle a Nursing Home Abuse Case
It can take time to settle a case against an abusive nursing home. How much time, however, varies from case to case.
Our team can help you settle your nursing home abuse case by gathering evidence, building your case, and negotiating with the at-fault party. Settling is often the easiest and most pain-free route to ending a personal injury case. However, it is not always possible.
We Can Take Your Case to Trial
If the negligent nursing home or their insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith, we can file a lawsuit on your loved one’s behalf to seek damages. While most civil cases settle out of court, our nursing home abuse lawyers can fight for compensation at a trial.
How Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help With Your Case
Our law firm handles nursing home neglect and abuse cases and is prepared to help with yours.
We take our cases on a contingency-fee-basis. This means we will handle your case for free, and we will not get paid until we win you a settlement. We want victims of nursing home abuse to seek damages from their abusers without suffering any further losses.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can:
- Investigate your case
- Compile your losses
- Prove negligence
- Negotiate on your behalf
- File a lawsuit against the nursing home
- Fight for you at a trial
- Keep you updated along the way
Our legal team can let you know even more ways we can help you during your free consultation.
How Long You Have to File a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
Alabama has a statute of limitations, generally capping how long you have to file a lawsuit at two years from the date the injury is sustained, not when the injury is discovered, according to Ala. Code §6-2-38.
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
According to Ala. Code § 6-2-38, if your loved one died from abuse in their nursing home, we generally have two years from when their death occurred to file a lawsuit.
There is no cap on the damages you can recover from a wrongful death suit, according to Ala. Code §6-11-20.
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Under specific circumstances, your loved one’s abuse case may be subject to the medical malpractice statute of limitations, which is two years from the date they discovered, or reasonably should have discovered, their injury. If you discovered your loved one’s injuries after two years, the statute runs six months from discovery, according to Ala. Code §6-5-482.
The following are other good-to-know facts about Alabama medical malpractice lawsuits:
- There are caps on punitive damage awards. These caps do not apply to actions for wrongful death or intentional infliction of physical injury.
- Caps are three times the compensatory damages or $1.5 million, whichever is greater, per Ala. Code §6-11-21.
- For purposes of the statutory cap, physical injuries do not include mental anguish or emotional distress.
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation
When you are ready to take on the nursing home that abused your loved one, Pintas & Mullins is here to help you. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and we never take our payment unless and until we recover compensation for you.
Call our legal team today to see if our attorneys can help with your Alabama nursing home abuse case at (800) 842-6336.