If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of negligence or other forms of mistreatment while they were staying in a hospital or another facility, you should call our firm to help you take legal action. A lawyer can be of great help as you focus on helping your loved one recover from the negligence they endured.
A Lawyer Can Handle Your Legal Case During This Tough Time
When you find out that your loved one is a victim of negligence, you may be overcome with a range of emotions, and a lawyer can help you organize a case for compensation if you want to sue a hospital for negligence.
A lawyer can assist you by:
- Helping you identify who the defendant in your case is, as it may be multiple people including hospital management and the person directly responsible for the neglectful actions.
- Filing the necessary paperwork so that your case is recognized in the courts as soon as possible.
- Collecting and organizing evidence that the hospital was negligent in their care for your loved one.
- Consulting medical professionals who may testify that your loved one shows signs of neglect.
- Speaking with the defendant’s lawyer so that you are aware of any settlements that they offer.
- Completing every step to make sure that your case reaches a conclusion, whether it is a judgment or settlement.
- Defending your rights throughout the legal process.
Awards That You May Collect From Your Case
The specifics of how your loved one suffered mistreatment is completely unique, and so are any awards that your loved one is entitled to. Yours will not be the first case where a hospital is sued for negligence. Some possible awards if you sue a hospital for negligence could include coverage for:
- The cost of care for your loved one’s time in the hospital.
- Any required additional care because of the negligence that your loved one endured.
- Pain and suffering that your loved one endured because of neglect or other mistreatment endured at the hospital.
The circumstances of your case may entitle you (or your loved one) to additional compensation other than those listed here. Sometimes, negligence ultimately contributes to an untimely death. If your loved one passed away and you suspect that negligence was a contributing factor, you may collect additional awards covering:
- Any wages that your loved one forfeited because of their passing.
- Costs stemming from your loved one’s funeral.
- Loss of companionship, comfort, and financial protection for the family of the deceased.
Your lawyer will put together a case in pursuit of these and any other awards that you are entitled to. It is up to you to keep an eye out for any signs of mistreatment, and look back on past signs that you possibly dismissed.
Know and Recognize the Signs of Neglect and Abuse
Though you may have caught one or more instances of mistreatment of your loved one, you may now be thinking back to past signs that you possibly missed or dismissed. Some signs that your loved one is mistreated, according to the National Center On Elder Abuse, may include:
- The presence of cuts, bruises, burns, and other indicators of physical trauma.
- Broken bones and other serious injuries, especially if they occur in a relatively short period of time.
- Changes in your loved one’s behavior for the worse, such as a depressed mood.
- The presence of bedsores, which are often a sure sign of neglect.
- A disheveled appearance.
- Poor personal hygiene.
These are only a few of the possible signs of mistreatment. If you see these or any other signs that concern you, call safety officials and then call us.
Call Our Team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
We will help ensure that your loved one gets a fair shot at the justice deserved. If you want to sue a hospital for negligence, call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 842-6336 for a free consultation. You will pay nothing upfront or out of pocket, as we collect a fee only if we secure a settlement or judgment on your behalf.