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Nursing Home Negligence

Injury Attorneys Advocating for Cape Cod Victims and Families

The Cape Cod nursing home negligence lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent individuals and families who have been harmed in a wide range of situations, including the neglect and abuse that unfortunately occurs all too often at nursing homes. We know that families dedicate significant time and resources to ensuring that their loved ones receive proper care as they grow older, and we understand the suffering and stress that nursing home misconduct may cause. Our injury lawyers combine over 146 years of experience and can carefully investigate how an elderly person was hurt. We can advocate for you in trying to hold facilities and individuals accountable for failing to provide adequate care.

Nursing home injuries may happen in many forms, from a slip and fall in a bathroom or hallway to outright physical or sexual abuse. Nursing home residents are often especially susceptible because of their advanced age and medical conditions. It is critical that nursing home staff are properly trained and supervised so that they put residents’ care and safety above all else.

Proving a Nursing Home Negligence Case

Nursing home negligence cases are similar to personal injury cases based on medical malpractice. The damages that are typically available in these cases include compensation for medical and other bills related to treating the injuries, as well as for pain and suffering and emotional distress. In the event that an elderly person tragically dies because of negligence or abuse, their family has a right to seek compensation for their wrongful death.

Doctors and other staff at a nursing home are expected to act with a certain amount of care, based on their training and experience. If they fail to live up to this duty – by allowing a resident to wander off, by overmedicating them, or by failing to respond to their requests for assistance, for example – they are likely to be liable for any injuries that result. The standard varies based on the circumstances. For example, nursing home staff who knew or should have known that a resident suffers from dementia and is prone to wandering off are expected to take reasonable care to ensure that this does not happen by carefully monitoring the resident.

The burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the nursing home failed to meet the standard of care. They also need to show that this directly caused the victim’s harm. This process often involves gathering nursing home records and medical evidence, as well as taking testimony from staff members and other witnesses.

Protect Your Rights by Consulting a Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer on Cape Cod

Our attorneys have been representing Massachusetts residents in nursing home negligence and other personal injury cases since 1994. We have a significant track record of success for the people whom we represent, including previous six- and seven-figure settlements in many cases. Our Cape Cod nursing home negligence attorneys are committed to building compelling cases for our clients and ensuring that their voices are heard. We offer free consultations at our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, and we are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers do not charge a fee in most cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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