Nursing homes are often places where elderly individuals live comfortably and get medical care. Per reports from the National Center on Elder Abuse, there are six million nursing home abuse cases yearly. One potential contributing factor is that 91% of nursing homes are inadequately staffed. These and other negligent actions may lead to serious injuries or even the death of a loved one. You must take legal action if your loved one was injured or died from nursing home abuse or neglect. Discuss your options with a Virginia personal injury lawyer today.
Nursing home staff and guests can harm your loved one in various ways. One way they can inflict injury is through neglect. There are subtle and obvious signs of neglect. Some examples include:
Some of these forms of neglect also show substandard care of residents by the facility. Neglect can be just as harmful as physical abuse. It can also impact the resident mentally and emotionally. A Virginia nursing home abuse attorney at RVA Personal Injury Lawyers can help fight for your loved one’s rights and hold the facility accountable.
Physical abuse may be more evident than neglect. The abuser often finds ways to cover it up. If you see the following signs you might have a nursing home abuse case:
You can report your concerns to the facility so they can investigate them. However, your best course of action is to speak to a Virginia nursing home abuse lawyer.
The first step in protecting your loved one is recognizing the signs of abuse. Some ways to discourage or uncover abuse in the facility are to:
When something is out of the ordinary, take legal action by speaking to a Virginia nursing home abuse attorney.
Family members may be the only advocates that nursing home residents have. You must speak up for your loved one. They may be eligible for financial recovery through a personal injury claim. Discuss the injuries your loved one suffered and how they occurred with our Virginia personal injury attorney. RVA Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help victims and their families. Call us at (804) 915-1611 to schedule an initial consultation.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:
We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.
Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.
The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.
For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.
In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:
(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;
(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;
(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and
(8) Any property damage sustained.
Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage
There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.
There is also a cap on punitive damages.
Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.
Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.
We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent.
Nothing until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.
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