Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are usually separate from medical malpractice cases, though there are instances where both claims are made as part of a lawsuit.
The standards of proof in a medical malpractice case are higher than in injury suits, so in most cases, lawsuits against nursing homes cite neglect or abuse rather than arguing medical malpractice.
There are exceptions, but from the client’s perspective, there are strong advantages to pursuing a case that is more likely to win, generally of shorter duration, and results in fair compensation for the injuries and losses sustained.
Nursing home neglect and abuse cases can result in awards for medical expenses, the costs of living with any disabilities or other long term effects of the abuse or neglect, pain and suffering that you experienced, and sometimes punitive awards meant to penalize the nursing home.
If you or your loved one are facing health problems or have suffered injuries related to nursing home abuse or neglect in New Orleans, you should consult with an experienced injury attorney to evaluate your case and make determinations about the best way to meet your needs.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we’ve helped our clients recover more than $100,000,000 in settlements and damage awards in our 30 years in New Orleans.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.