Caregiver abuse is a growing problem in the United States. Nursing home abuse is a particular problem, and ranges from simple neglect to intentional mental or physical abuse. The acts become actionable when it is known that a person has not been given acceptable physical care (medical, emotional, etc.) and there exists an ability to prove harm. Caregiver abuse issues also occur with babysitters, and sometimes friends or relatives who are caring for children, disabled people, and elderly people in retirement homes or hospice care.
Reason #1: You could harm your ability to get a fair settlement. Chances are, the responsible party's insurance company or lawyers may try to contact you. DO NOT communicate with them until you have met with attorney Bobby Lormand. Any information you provide, comment you make, or answer you give could be twisted against you. Without the advice and representation of a lawyer you could make a horrible situation even worse.
Reason #2: You have a tight time deadline to file. In Louisiana a caregiver abuse lawsuit must be filed within one year of the last occurrence. It takes time to properly prepare and file a lawsuit of this nature. Additionally, as time elapses witnesses forget details, and thereby lose their credibility and value. This is especially crippling if your case goes to a jury trial.
Any person who has been harmed by a caregiver, or the guardian (including parents) of a person may file a caregiver abuse lawsuit. Call us if you or a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, retirement home abuse, or other types of caregiver abuse. We can discuss your situation and advise you on the legal options you have for protection, and for monetary compensation.
As your law firm we will represent you to fight for financial awards and monetary settlements to cover expenses including:
We can assist you in collecting money that is owed to you per the terms of your settlement. We provide this service at no extra charge.
Represented the surviving family in a nursing home negligence case where the nursing home resident was a new admit to the nursing home. The nursing home failed to document in the care plan and the medication record that the resident was diabetic and was to have blood sugar checks four times a day after which he was to be administered insulin based on the value of his blood sugar. After four days of not having his blood sugar checked and not receiving insulin, the nursing home resident went into a hyperglycemic (high blood sugar) diabetic coma. He was transferred to the emergency room where the diagnosis was made and aggressive treatment was provided. But, because of the severity of his condition, he died shortly after being admitted to the hospital. After taking the depositions of the doctor who admitted the nursing home resident to the nursing home, and some of the nurses from the nursing home, the case settled on behalf of the surviving adult children in an amount which was acceptable to them.
Represented the surviving family in a nursing home negligence case because the nursing home failed to feed the nursing home resident, and fail to provide adequate water for him to drink. As a result he became extremely malnourished and severely dehydrated. The nursing home resident ended up being transferred to the emergency room when his vital signs showed a low blood pressure and elevated heart rate. Once he arrived to the emergency room, the lab work and physical examination clearly showed the malnutrition and dehydration. We took the deposition of physician who admitted him to the hospital and he agreed that the nursing home resident was severely malnourished and dehydrated. It was his opinion that there had not been adequate food intake or water intake for over a week. But, when we reviewed the records from the nursing home, they reflected that he was drinking more than adequate water every day and eating 75% to 100% of every meal every day. When I showed this to be admitting physician, he believed the records were obviously not correct and the nurses at the nursing home provided untrue information in the record. After being admitted to the hospital from the emergency room, the nursing home patient died due to complications related to the malnutrition and dehydration. Shortly after taking the deposition of the admitting physician, the case settled for an amount acceptable to the nursing home residents surviving adult children.