Port Salerno Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

Moving an elderly loved one into a long-term care facility is a major transition for all parties involved. Even if doing so is in his or her best interests, it can be challenging to let go.

Many people achieve some peace of mind by researching local nursing homes extensively before choosing one. They might schedule tours, talk to current residents, and read reviews online. Although such an approach can help you find a qualified facility, it takes just one abusive or negligent staff member to put a resident’s life at risk.

If you think your elderly loved one has received substandard care from doctors or nurses, you may be able to hold the facility financially accountable for all resulting damages. To determine if you have grounds for a claim, contact the nursing home neglect attorneys at Donaldson & Weston.

Taking immediate action will allow our legal team to investigate all incidents thoroughly while any time-sensitive evidence is still available. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with a Port Salerno nursing home neglect lawyer.

How Long Will My Case Take to Resolve?

Nursing home abuse victims endure far more than physical pain; they also suffer mental anguish and emotional distress. Although filing a lawsuit will not undo the trauma your loved one has experienced, it may provide your family with the resources to pay for any necessary medical care and to move your relative to a new facility.

Going through a nursing home abuse claim can be stressful—especially if there’s a lot of money on the line—so it’s only natural for claimants to wonder how long the proceedings will take. Unfortunately, because every case is unique, there’s no standard timeline for reaching a resolution. There are, however, a few general factors that will affect the total duration of the proceedings such as:

  • The severity of any injuries and how long it will take the victim to reach maximum medical improvement;

  • The strength of any evidence of liability and damages;

  • The opposing party’s willingness to cooperate;

  • Whether the case goes to trial;

  • Whether the insurance adjuster disputes liability; and

  • Whether there are multiple defendants.

It is not uncommon for a nursing home abuse claim to take several months to resolve. There are outliers on both ends of the spectrum, though, and whether your own case is one of them will depend on factors like those mentioned above.