Questions To Ask A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If you believe that your elderly loved one suffered abuse of any form at their nursing home facility, you need to meet with a lawyer immediately. Here are some questions to ask them about the abuse:
- What are the signs of nursing home abuse? You need to learn how to detect the signs of nursing home abuse types which are financial exploitation, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment, healthcare provider fraud, and emotional abuse.
- Is nursing home abuse a form of medical malpractice? Your attorney will tell you and your family that nursing home abuse is a form of medical malpractice, and a nursing home can face civil charges if abuse is present.
- What types of damages are available? There are two types of damages that you may be awarded: economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are paid for financial losses, such as medical expenses due to the injury or harm suffered. Noneconomic damages are damages that are paid for less measurable losses, such as pain, suffering and emotional distress.