My case was handled with care and professionalism. Your attention to detail and determinedness was admirable. I am delighted with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend you to family & friends.

Nursing Home Medical Malpractice

Nursing homes, like hospitals and clinics, are expected to comply with standards set forth by various regulatory agencies. When the standards are not met or they are ignored, a case of medical malpractice can be filed against them. Malpractice in general is highly debatable because it can be a very emotional process. It also pits experts against each other and the results can be confusing to lay people trying to understand. As a result tort reform in this area has become very important.

What is Nursing Home Medical Malpractice?

People are living today a lot longer than their ancestors. As a result many reach a stage in life where they are no longer able to care for themselves. These people usually end up in a public or private nursing home. The standards of operation for nursing homes are high and the patients there can expect very good care. However that may not always be the case and the patient is injured due to negligence, abuse, or inadequate care. In some cases this injury results in death.

Because the elderly often require family or other loved ones to look out for their benefit. The injury received can be physical, mental or both. For example, due to inadequate staffing or improperly trained staff, an elderly person's personal hygiene is not maintained. Besides the personal indignity this could cause, the elderly may also suffer from a medical condition brought about by the poor hygiene. In other cases a patient may not be provided proper nutrition or given the proper medication as prescribed by their physician.

These types of cases are generally the result of the owners of the nursing home being more concerned about their profits than about patient care. When this occurs, the family members or other loved ones may need to seek legal assistance to solve the problem.

Where Can I Find Nursing Home Medical Malpractice Companies?

If a family member or loved one is the victim of nursing home negligence, you can consult with a solicitor who handles nursing home medical malpractice. Because the type of case is similar, solicitors who handle hospital and clinic cases are a good choice. These include such firms as:

• Williams & Co. Solicitors
• Bowman Gilfillan
• Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
• Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Estimated Costs of Nursing Home Medical Malpractice Companies

Most legal firms do not advertise their fees. A solicitor's time is valuable and it is hard for them to say how long a case will take. When meeting with a solicitor ask them. Also inquire about how the fee will be paid. Some options available are: no-win, no-fee, a percentage of the settlement, fixed fee and pro-bono where there is no cost for the legal service at all.

You may have a loved one who is living in a nursing home. They should be cared for according to accepted standards. If they are not or if you suspect your loved one has been abused, seek advice from a medical malpractice firm on filing a nursing home medical malpractice lawsuit. Your loved ones deserve to be treated with dignity and compensated if they are mistreated or suffer needlessly.