Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step
Step One: Gathering the Facts
Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step The lawyers and staff at the Nurse Attorney firm work alongside you to gather the evidence for your case. Information needed for your case will include medical history, education, employment, social activities, financial information, and many other details about your life – before, during and after the incident. Because we deal with these details every day in our practice representing injured people and those who have suffered because of medical malpractice, we are extremely familiar with all that is needed for success in your case. Contact us today so we can get started with your case, too!
Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Sources for this information include:
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step You, your loved one, family members and friends
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Past employers, co-workers and volunteers with whom your loved one associates or has associated
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Medical records from past and current hospitals and doctors
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Many research sources
Step Two: Beginning Your Case
Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Your case begins long before appearing in court. The amount of time needed to get a case to court varies depending on the individual situation, the statute of limitations and the evidence collected in Step One.
With offices in both Bradenton and Orlando, The Nurse Attorney’s lawyers have easy access to many courts throughout Florida. Further, with the advancement of technology and the electronic filing system now in place throughout the state, virtually every document and pleading filed with the court is done via email.
Step Three: Performing Discovery
Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Performing active, pre-trial discovery is fundamental to a successful case and the lawyers and staff of our firm will always aggressively pursue and collect the necessary evidence. In addition to getting you ready for your own deposition statements we will:
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Conduct depositions of witnesses and issue subpoenas and formal requests for documents and other items from the defendants.
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Utilize our extensive medical expertise and legal experience, supported by expert medical testimony.
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Gather and present evidence of the physical and emotional impact the negligence and abuse has had on your loved one, yourself and your family.
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Take depositions of the parties at fault.
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Case Step-by-Step Pursue any and all steps necessary to build the strongest case for you.
Step Four: Resolving Your Case
There are several avenues for resolving your case, including administrative settlements, settlements with mediation, arbitration awards, and verdicts and judgments with trials.
Settlement agreements through mediation or arbitration:
- Settlement agreements or arbitration awards typically offer quicker resolution of your claim with sooner payment of financial compensation;
- Settlement agreements or arbitration awards are based on amounts commonly awarded in litigated trials; and
- Settlement agreements or arbitration awards usually allow the resolution to be molded to meet your unique needs and goals.
- Administrative settlements are structured settlements offered by the defense or negotiated by your Nurse Attorney team;
- The decision to accept or reject an administrative settlement offer can be difficult if you do not understand fine details, payment terms and the benefits and risks of the financial structure and plan;
- Your Nurse Attorney team will advise you of the pros and cons of settling your case before trial versus actually taking your claim through trial. We will assist you with all aspects of the settlement process and help you determine if a settlement offer is fair and reasonable; however, the settlement decision is ultimately yours to make.
Litigation & Trial:
- Litigation and trial is the final avenue for resolving a case, but not always and necessarily the best or most common method for resolution;
- If the previous methods are unsuccessful for fair and reasonable compensation, we are prepared to take your case through trial in front of a judge and/or jury;
- Litigation and trial can be a long and laborious journey to reach resolution, but you can count on the attorneys at The Nurse Attorney to be with you through each step, guiding you, and working hard to bring your case to a successful close;
- The lawyers at The Nurse Attorney have diverse backgrounds in trial litigation which ensures your case will be considered from all possible angles and thoroughly prepared for trial.
If you suspect that your loved one’s injury, illness or premature death is a result of being abused or neglected in a nursing home, assisted living facility or retirement home, please contact us today so we can answer your questions, explain the process, and get started.
All nursing home negligence and abuse cases are on a contingency fee basis, so if we are not able to obtain a successful financial recovery for you, you pay nothing for our legal services. There is no charge for a consultation, and there are no costs or fees unless we win your case. Please call The Nurse Attorney today at (941) 210-4220 or (407) 849-0941, or send an email directly to Marjorie Chalfant at mchalfant@TheNurseAttorney.com.