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Can Nursing Home Injuries Result in High-Dollar Settlements?

 Posted on October 09, 2023 in Nursing Home Abuse

Chicago Nursing Home Neglect LawyerNursing home injuries can indeed result in high-dollar settlements, especially in cases involving abuse, catastrophic injuries, and falls. Sadly, negligence and misconduct are too common in Illinois nursing homes. If your loved one has been badly injured in a nursing home, they may be eligible to recover significant compensation for their injury. Speak with a lawyer today to ensure your injured loved one can pursue the essential compensation they need to move on from their injury and continue their life.

Falls in a Nursing Home Are a Big Deal

Falls are no big deal for younger members of the population, as younger people tend to heal quicker from falls. However, falls can be devastating for older adults, resulting in serious injuries and prolonged recovery periods. Nursing home patients, especially those with limited mobility or medical conditions, are at a higher risk of falling. Suppose a nursing home resident falls and seriously hurts themselves, perhaps because of a lack of proper safety measures, regular monitoring, or because they do not have the necessary assistance with their mobility. In that case, residents can seek large damages to make up for the negligence and wrongdoing of the nursing home facility and its staff who were negligent. 

Catastrophic Injuries Can Result in High-Dollar Compensation

These injuries may include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or severe fractures, have a gigantic impact on a person’s quality of life, and may require prolonged medical treatment, rehabilitation, and potentially even long-term care. When it can be proven that the nursing home’s negligence directly caused or contributed to these injuries, it can result in substantial settlements to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and much more. 

High-Dollar Cases Require High-Quality Evidence and More

To pursue a high-dollar settlement in a nursing home injury case, you will need to gather strong evidence demonstrating the facility’s negligence. Such evidence may include medical records, incident reports, witness testimonies, and professional opinions. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer can greatly enhance your chances of receiving a settlement you can be satisfied with. While each nursing home injury case is unique, your chance of obtaining a large settlement will depend on many different factors, including but not limited to the following:

  • Severity of injury 

  • Extent of negligence 

  • Jurisdiction where the case is filed

Contact a Chicago, IL Nursing Home Injury Attorney

For legal guidance in your nursing home injury case, contact the skilled Cook County nursing home injury lawyers with Schwartz Injury Law. Call 312-535-4625 for a free consultation.

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