The Michigan nursing home injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C often see cases involving burn injuries to residents due to a fire at a Michigan nursing home or assisted living facility. Often these burn injuries can be prevented with the proper supervision and equipment at the facility. Michigan nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a duty to protect their residents from harm inflicted by not just the staff, but by other residents at the facility as well.
Nursing Home Fire Statistics & Prevention of Burn Injuries
Nursing home fires are not only scary for all involved; they are also dangerous and often deadly. Though they receive less publicized attention, hundreds of elderly citizens receive burns every year from nursing home facilities fires. Nursing home fires are a serious threat to nursing home residents’ safety. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), approximately 2,300, nursing home reported some type of fire at their facility each year.
Due to the alarming threat of fires, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now require a smoke detector in every resident’s room and in all public areas. While compliance with the regulations may help reduce the chance of fires in nursing care facilities, they should still evaluate all activities and develop polices to further promote resident safety.
Statute of Limitations For Michigan Nursing Home Injury Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for nursing home neglect varies from state to state. There are strict limitations for filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Michigan. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately, reviewing your entire medical chart to gather evidence necessary to prove and win your case.
Our No Fee Promise For Burn Injury in Michigan Nursing Home Fire Cases
Our Michigan nursing home injury attorneys will represent you in your burn injury from nursing home fire 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!
Contact An Michigan Nursing Home Injury Attorney
If your family member suffered serve burn injuries in a Michigan nursing home fire due to the neglect of the nursing home staff and/or facility, you should contact our experienced expert Michigan nursing home injury lawyers immediately. Call our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case and learn your legal rights!