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It is heartbreaking to find out that your loved one isn’t being cared for the way they deserve. While many individual caregivers in nursing homes are well-intentioned, these facilities are often understaffed or otherwise fail to comply with state and federal regulations governing skilled nursing facilities. Nursing home negligence is a serious problem that should be given the utmost attention to obtain justice for those affected and prevent the same thing from happening to others.
The first and foremost concern is to get the victim out of the dangerous situation and get any medical treatment necessary. As soon as possible, you should seek legal counsel on behalf of the injured party. A knowledgeable nursing home negligence lawyer will be able to guide you through the next steps to help preserve evidence, obtain government reports and filings about the facility, and discover witnesses and other evidence relevant to the claim.
Getting an attorney involved in the case as soon as possible is vital. Our lawyers can conduct investigations into the matter to determine exactly what happened and figure out the best way to proceed. Our team will do the legwork dealing with the corporate defendants and insurance companies and make sure the groundwork is laid to properly file a claim. In addition, our team will handle obtaining evidence, identifying witnesses and other pre-litigation matters.
The most important thing when dealing with a case of nursing home negligence is making sure the victim is cared for. Beyond that, working with a lawyer can help ensure that these complex matters are handled and resolved in a fair and just manner. If you think that someone you care for is the victim of nursing home negligence, schedule a free consultation with Cavanaugh & Thickens today.