Our Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys represent resident and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes and residential care facilities for abuse and neglect. Under Michigan law, there are strict laws and regulations to protect the safety of these residents. Unfortunately, nursing home residents do not always receive the best possible care, and the results can be serious and even deadly.
After making one of the most difficult decisions, placing your loved one in a nursing home or residential care facility, it can be heart wrenching to find out they are being abused or neglected by someone at that facility. Your intentions were for that facility to provide a safe and nurturing environment and you trusted the staff with your loved one. If your loved one was injured or even died due to abuse and neglect on behalf of the Michigan nursing home, you do have legal rights and it may give rise to a lawsuit against that nursing home in Michigan.
What is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Our Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers pursue cases for many different causes of nursing home abuse and neglect. Below are a few causes that your loved one may have experienced while residing at a facility:
- Abuse, including a resident to resident, staff to resident, visitor to resident
- Abusive act that is willful, with physical harm, pain or mental anguish
- Neglect with physical harm, pain or mental anguish
- Mistreatment, with physical harm, pain or mental anguish
- Injuries of suspicious origin and misappropriation.
These are only a few examples of how a patient in a Michigan nursing home may be abused or neglected. However, unfortunately there are many more instances and examples of how a nursing home patient is neglected in a Michigan nursing home. Therefore, if you are ever in question about a loved one being abused, you should not hesitate to call an experienced nursing home attorney immediately to discuss your case.
Common Symptoms of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
If you suspect your loved one may be the victim of abuse, common symptoms you should look for include:
- Cuts, skin tears, bruising, puffiness, tenderness that impair function or limited range of motion or mobility
- Broken bones
- 1st or 2nd degree burns
- Any injury that impairs function of arm, leg, hand
- Visible emotional distress, withdrawal or fear
Legal Rights of Residents Abused and Neglect in Michigan Nursing Home
Patients and their families can file civil claims seeking money compensation for the injuries suffered due to nursing home neglect and abuse. In situations in which a patient dies due to the negligence of the facility, the family can file a Michigan Wrongful Death Claim for the loss of their loved one.
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Attorney
If your family member suffers from nursing home neglect and abuse, you should contact our top rated award winning expert Michigan nursing home lawyers immediately! Call us now at (800) 606-1717. We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!