Nursing home neglect can take a toll on your loved one and your family. That is why it is important that you take the steps necessary to find accountability and recover the compensation that is needed to ensure the fullest recovery possible under the circumstances. That is easier said than done, of course, but there are some steps that you can take to better build your loved one’s case so that you position it as strongly as possible for a positive outcome. Let’s look at some of the things that you can do now.
- Ask questions: If you suspect that your loved one has been subjected to nursing home neglect, then ask him or her about it if you can. But you cannot stop there. You will want to question nursing home staff as well as other residents. Hopefully this will give you a clearer sense of the kind of care that your loved one has received.
- Document everything: When speaking with individuals about the neglect, be sure to take notes. Obtain contact information. Photograph any injuries that you think may have stemmed from neglect. These records can help paint the picture of what has occurred and takes the pressure off of your memory. It can also build a strong foundation for trial preparation.
- Obtain medical records: If your loved one has been injured, then there is a fair chance that he or she has received medical treatment. By obtaining these records, you may gather information and opinions that indicate whether the injuries in question were caused by neglect.
Know how to hold negligent nursing homes accountable
These are just a few of the many steps that you can take to hold a nursing home accountable and recover the compensation that your loved one needs and deserves. But to maximize your chances of success, you have to have the strongest evidence possible. That is why you need to be diligent in building the holistic case that may be necessary to reach a favorable resolution to your loved one’s case.