When you trust a nursing home for your own care or that of a loved one, you never expect that the facility’s owners, administrators, or staff will engage in misconduct. Of course, when you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, you can file a report with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and authorities will conduct an investigation. However, despite potential sanctions against the facility, this does nothing to compensate for horrific personal losses.
At Holland & Holland, our Indianapolis nursing home abuse injury lawyers are experienced in seeking justice for victims and their families. No one should suffer the indignity of this type of mistreatment, so we will pursue the wrongdoers to get the compensation you deserve for such appalling conduct. We serve clients in Indianapolis, IN and throughout Marion County, and we are happy to explain your rights.
Considering that many victims may not have the mental capacity to complain of nursing abuse or neglect, it is often up to family and loved ones to identify mistreatment. Initially, you should note that there are different forms of conduct to watch for, including:
There are different types of compensation available in a nursing home abuse and neglect case, which is similar to a typical personal injury case. As a victim or acting on the victim’s behalf, you may be entitled to recover for such damages as:
When the nursing home abuse is extreme, you may also be able to recover punitive damages in Indiana. This type of monetary award is not intended to compensate you but is for the purposes of punishing those responsible for intentional, willful mistreatment.
For more information on your rights as the victim or family member in a nursing abuse case in Indianapolis, please call 317.581.4400 or go online to reach Holland & Holland. We can set up a free consultation to learn more about your circumstances and explain your legal remedies.
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