According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) research, physical abuse is one of the primary forms of nursing home abuse. Unfortunately, that can include choking of your elderly loved one. Your loved one might also experience a choking hazard because they were neglected, struck while eating, or ignored.
No matter what led to your loved one’s choking incident, your family may be entitled to financial compensation for your loved one’s suffering. If your loved one succumbed during a choking incident, your family could be entitled to financial recovery from a wrongful death lawsuit.
Review the circumstances of your loved one’s choking incident with a Boca Raton choking lawyer. Your lawyer can help you get to the cause of your loved one’s current medical condition or of their premature demise. As soon as you are ready to pursue compensation, contact the nursing home abuse team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling (800) 747-3733.
Start Preparing Your Claim as Soon as You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse
When your elderly loved one is abused or neglected in their nursing home, getting the medical and emotional help they need is time-sensitive. Filing your nursing home abuse lawsuit in the Florida court system is also a time-sensitive undertaking.
According to Florida Statutes §400.0236, you have as little as two years to file your lawsuit for financial recovery against the nursing home. If you wait too long to file your lawsuit, you might lose the ability to receive financial compensation for your loved one’s suffering or your family’s loss at all.
Our client care team may be able to help you avoid putting your compensation claim at risk by ensuring your claim is filed on time. We can also aim to make sure your claim is carefully and accurately valued to make sure your family receives all the compensation you are entitled to. You are not alone in the fight for recovery for your injured loved one and your entire family.
Make Sure Your Compensation Claim Is Accurately Valued from the Start
When you are pursuing financial compensation from a negligent nursing home after your loved one was a victim of choking, you might be able to resolve your claim with a financial settlement as opposed to a long court trial. While it might seem tempting for your family to accept a speedy settlement offer, doing so could mean you inadvertently accept a settlement that is too small or one that does not fully cover your expenses and losses.
That happens because a settlement offer that is made too soon could mean you do not have a full picture of your financial damage at the time you accept. When our team negotiates for you, we aim to make sure the compensation package you accept is not undervalued, accepted too soon, or underpaid.
Recoverable Expenses When Your Loved One Is a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse
Because no two nursing home abuse cases are exactly alike, there is no formula that can give you an exact amount of your potential recovery. Instead, work with your lawyer to calculate the amount of your recoverable expenses carefully and strategically. You could be entitled to compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Mental and emotional turmoil
- Physical pain and suffering
If your loved one did not survive, you may also be able to receive compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of your loved one’s support and services
- Loss of companionship and guidance
- Loss of the decedent’s contributions
Review your total recoverable expenses with your lawyer to ensure your claim is accurately valued and your family is not forced to pay out of its own pocket for the nursing home’s negligence.
We Do Not Shy Away from Tough Cases
On your own, proving nursing home abuse or neglect can be a challenge. When you engage our nursing home abuse team, you do not have to fight for financial recovery on your own. When a Boca Raton choking lawyer on our team fights for financial recovery for you, we may:
- Create a comprehensive case file
- Locate and interview witnesses to the choking incident
- Read and review your loved one’s medical records
- Read and review available incident reports
- Interview staff members, as needed and permitted
Our team is focused on and committed to your family’s emotional and financial recovery. When you are ready to hold the nursing home responsible for the actions of its employees, contact the client care team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling (800) 747-3733.
Understand the Causes of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is never acceptable—especially physical abuse where a staff member or fellow resident chokes or otherwise physically injures your elderly loved one. According to the book Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America, some caregiver stress and frustration is a common cause of elder abuse in nursing homes. Other reported causes and contributing factors include:
- Nursing home caregiver burnout
- Insufficient numbers of caregivers
- Absent or inadequate caregiver training
If one of these situations, or any other reason or event, led to the abuse of your elderly mother, father, or spouse, you may have the basis of a nursing home abuse claim. If your elderly loved one did not survive the abuse, you could also have the foundation of a wrongful death claim for monetary recovery.
Get the Monetary Award Your Family Deserves
A Boca Raton choking lawyer will advocate for and support your family if your elderly loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. Our team offers responsive legal care that lets your family members take care of each other while we take care of everything else. When you are ready to get the financial recovery that your family is entitled to, contact the nursing home abuse and neglect team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling (800) 747-3733 today.
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