Who receives settlement money in a nursing home case?
Our Michigan nursing home lawyers file lawsuits on behalf of injured nursing home residents and their families. The cases are brought to seek compensation for injury and harm done to the resident due to the negligence of the nursing home staff. These cases often result in substantial settlements.
Nursing home neglect and abuse cases are often the result of:
- Pressure sores, bed sores, decubitus ulcers
- Infections, including gangrene
- Unexplained falls resulting in broken bones
- Medication errors and mistakes
- Sepsis, dehydration, and infections
- Wandering and elopement from the facility
Families who pursue these cases usually have two purposes in filing a lawsuit. First, they want to get a fair settlement for their loved. Second, they want the lawsuit to help prevent an injury from occurring to another resident in the future. Both of these purposes are often satisfied in a nursing home negligence claims.
In a case that does not involve death, the settlement goes to the nursing home resident directly. A portion of the settlement is often used to re-pay Medicare for monies that the agency spent related to the injuries. Health insurers also frequently assert liens on a case for this same purpose. When there is a high lien for insurance benefits paid, the total settlement amount is usually higher to account for money that will be paid to an agency. Special trusts are often set up before a settlement is paid to a resident in order to protect all government benefits.
In cases involving a death, the settlement funds are paid to heirs of the resident. This is either pursuant to a Will, to the agreement of family members, or by determination of a judge. These are referred to as wrongful death proceeds and there are strict requirements that must be complied with before the funds can be paid out.
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