We expect that our loved ones will be properly cared for when they are placed in a nursing home or in elder care. Unfortunately some facilities are negligent in the oversight of their operation, employees, and hiring processes. Such negligence can lead to injuries. If you have a loved one who has been injured while in the care of a nursing home, it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our Rochester lawyers assist seniors and their families in cases against such facilities. Our firm has been serving the community since 1988 and we take pride in the level of service we provide. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also assist those in Austin-Albert Lea, other Minnesota communities, and residents of Iowa and Wisconsin.
Lawyers assisting Rochester and Austin-Albert Lea victims of elder care and nursing home abuse
Nursing homes are required to properly screen, train, and supervise their employees. They also are required to ensure that their facility is kept in a condition that is safe for their residents. Unfortunately, not all elder care facilities live up to these obligations. The owners, operators, and employees of such facilities can be found liable for negligence if they fail to meet their responsibility of care and the failure results in injuries. Victims who have been injured may receive compensation for past and future medical expenses, payment for pain and suffering, and punitive damages. The statute of limitations in an elder care abuse case will depend on the type of injuries involved.
The first step in such cases is to identify the defendants. Potentially liable parties include an employee directly providing care, the facility’s day-to-day manager, and owners of the facility. It may be possible to bring a claim against third parties to whom management has outsourced particular assignments. If a settlement cannot be reached, it will be necessary to file a lawsuit. Discovery will be used to obtain records, employee files, and other documents to show the extent to which the facility breached its obligations. If necessary, the claim will conclude at a trial where a jury will decide issues of liability and damages. It cannot be stressed enough that such cases can be highly complicated and you should retain an attorney as soon as possible.
Jim Suk is a Rochester lawyer assisting the victims of nursing home abuse. We will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of the situation and help you understand what to expect. We contact the defendants and begin to deal with their insurance carriers directly. This allows you to focus on getting life back on track. If a settlement cannot be reached, we do not hesitate to litigate the matter. We use the discovery process to determine whether the company hired unqualified personnel or ignored warning signs that an employee may be problematic, and to identify liable third parties. Should a trial be necessary we make sure you know what to expect from the process and that your rights are protected from beginning to end. You are facing a difficult situation and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today.
We also serve the following southeast Minnesota cities: Red Wing, Winona, Mankato, Austin, Albert Lea, and Owatonna, as well as the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Bloomington. We also serve the Iowa cities of Mason City, Charles City, Osage, Spencer, Garner, Forest City, and Northwood and the Wisconsin cities of La Crosse, Onalaska, Sparta, Viroqua, River Falls, Ellsworth, Whitehall, and Black River Falls.
Rochester attorneys providing a high level of service to elder care abuse victims
You have been through enough if you or a loved one has been the victim of elder care abuse. The last thing you need is an attorney who fails to provide a high level of service. We take pride in the experience we provide our clients. This includes promptly returning phone calls, quickly responding to emails, and making ourselves available to answer any questions you may have. We have been serving the greater Rochester area since 1988 and we take our obligation to the community very seriously. We are ready to assist you.