For many of us, when we entrust the care of our loved ones to a nursing home, we are not as diligent as perhaps we should be about ensuring that our loved ones are receiving the proper care that they need. This is of course because we trust the nursing homes to provide said care. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes take exceptional care of their patients, and some elderly individuals are abused by the nursing home staff or treated with neglect and not given the special attention that they need.
The good news is that Massachusetts law is very clear when it comes to nursing home negligence, and elderly individuals who have been abused by nursing home staff can be compensated generously for any injuries they receive. If the elderly individual is killed as a result of the negligence, then their loved ones can collect the compensation on their behalf.
In order to receive the compensation that they deserve, injured individuals will have to prove the full extent of their injuries, which could include many different adverse health effects. Mental suffering or disfigurement may possibly be compensated and issues that result in shortened life expectancy can also result in compensation.
Of course the key to this compensation is proving that the nursing home was directly responsible for the injuries and also proving the extent of the damages that the injuries or negligence caused. Enlisting the aid of an attorney can help you investigate the nursing home and its treatment of your loved one. This can be crucial in proving the extent of the nursing home’s negligence and the abuse that your loved one suffered, making it more likely that you receive the compensation you deserve.