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1) Common Mistakes to Avoid
The most common mistake is not trusting your instinct or your gut. You know something’s not right with your loved one’s situation. They were in good condition, good health, and now their health is declining rapidly. They won’t eat, and before they had a good appetite. Trust that feeling and give us a call. We can help you verify that they really aren’t getting the care they need, and we can get them out of that facility to a better facility. We know the ones that have the most complaints and the better ones, so we’ll share that information with you for free.
Go with your instinct if you feel like there’s just something not right.
2) Choosing the Best Attorney For You
The first thing you want to do is ask how many nursing home abuse cases the law firm has handled because most personal injury law firms handle close to zero. That’s not the number you want.
They’ll probably not make a big deal about that. You might hear them hemming and hawing and saying well, yeah, we’ve handled a few. You want to be more specific? Whatever they say, two, three, six, ask if they can discuss what kind of results they got. That’s when you really want to listen. If they are not able to discuss the exact dollar amounts in confidential settlements, but they can still tell you about what happened. If they just don’t have much to tell you in that regard, keep looking. That’s the first thing. You want experienced nursing home abuse attorneys.
Next, when you talk to a law firm and make sure they’re experienced, make sure that they realize it’s not just about the money when you lose your loved ones.
3) Case Timeline
It’s very common for the nursing home to try to cover up what happened, to downplay it, to paper it over, to get a medical doctor to sign off on a death certificate without even examining the body.
Those are all common things, so it often takes a while for us to sort out the truth. Remember, you have a situation involving suspected abuse, give us a call. We can help you out. We can help you out with investigators. We’ve had families find out that their loved one was getting abused and neglected and gotten them out while they still could recover, and other families didn’t find out until it was too late. There’s varying time to settle the claim, but the most important thing is to gather the information and have us help you. We can prove the neglect, and then we’ll help you get them out of that situation because those nursing home facilities, they will want to hang on to those patients because why? They see them as dollars and cents. They’re your loved one, not dollars and cents.
4) Reporting Nursing Home Abuse
If you feel in your heart, your gut that something’s not right, and your loved one may be abused or neglected, do not ignore that feeling. Let me repeat that. Do not ignore that feeling. Give us a call and we’ll be able to help you investigate that.
There are ways using hidden cameras to protect your loved one. There are ways we can review the charts to look at the medical procedures and checks that are being done. It’s very, very common after nursing home abuse has resulted in the death of a loved one for the staff to get together and fix the medical records. Call us right away because we can help you get those records sometimes before they make those corrections. If you suspect abuse, call us so that we can help you determine if it’s true. More often than not if you suspect there’s abuse, there is abuse, they may say to explain the marks or your loved one as “normal.” It’s not normal. They’ll hide the truth.
Did you lose a loved one from the negligence of another in Arizona and have questions about nursing home abuse case expectations? Contact experienced Gilbert Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Free Injury Advice today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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