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What Evidence Do I Need to Sue a Nursing Home for Abuse?

When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you expect that person to receive the highest standard of care. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, as some nursing homes are home to abuse and neglect. If you suspect your loved one may be experiencing abuse at a nursing home, you’ll need to collect evidence pertaining to your case. But just what evidence do you need? 

Fortunately, if your loved one has been abused or neglected while residing in a nursing home, you can seek justice and compensation through a personal injury or elder care abuse lawsuit. Dalli & Marino, LLP has lawyers who are well-versed in these areas, meaning that we can help you get the compensation you and your family may deserve. We can also help you collect the evidence you need for your case.

How Do You Prove Nursing Home Negligence?

If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect, there are certain steps you can take to try to prove it. First, try to document any changes in your loved one’s condition or behavior that may be signs of neglect. You should also look for signs of physical abuse, such as bruises or bedsores.

If possible, speak to other residents or staff members to see if they have witnessed any mistreatment. If you have evidence of neglect or abuse, you can file a complaint with the state department or with local authorities. If they find evidence of negligence, the nursing home may be fined or lose its license due to negligence or abuse.

However, nursing home abuse can be difficult to prove, especially if your loved one is unable or unwilling to speak up about what is happening. Many people in positions of power may speak over your loved one, or simply say that the abuse isn’t happening. This is why it’s important to document any changes in their physical or mental conditions, as it can help your case if you end up taking it to court. 

What Evidence Do You Need In A Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit?

The amount and type of evidence needed will vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. However, some common pieces of evidence that are often used in nursing home abuse lawsuits include medical records, eyewitness accounts, and video or photographic evidence. If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you determine what evidence is necessary to pursue a claim.

Abuse can also look like the nursing home refusing to provide adequate social care, such as socializing the resident with others. Also, if you suspect your loved one isn’t receiving the proper hygenic care they need, you should also document any signs of this. 

Contact the Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Dalli & Marino, LLP Today

Cases of nursing home abuse can be complicated and difficult to prove, but with the right evidence, you could be awarded compensation for your losses and pain. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, it’s important to speak with an experienced attorney like those at Dalli & Marino, LLP, who can help you determine what evidence is necessary to pursue a claim. Our compassionate and Spanish-speaking lawyers can help you get the compensation you may be owed. 

If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home facility, reach out to our office today. Contact us online or by calling 888-465-8790.


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