Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer

Nursing Home Abuse and  Neglect Lawyer

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect lawyer in Milwaukee handles nursing home cases resulting from physical abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, unreasonable confinement or restraint. Neglect and abuse also include the deprivation of a basic need for food, shelter, clothing and/or health care.

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home” is defined as a place where five or more persons who are not related to the operator or administrator reside, receive care or treatment and, because of their mental or physical condition, require access to [24]-hour nursing services, including limited nursing care, intermediate level nursing care, and skilled nursing services

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect 

1. What To Look For

Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect in Milwaukee nursing home residents include bed sores, dirty linen, medication not given to the resident, simply left on a table or nightstand.

Physical injuries to the body including scrapes, bruising, abrasions and or fractures are the result of negligence. Residents of Nursing Homes and community-based residential facilities (CBRF) have rights. Those rights should never be violated.

Above all, residents of Nursing Homes must be respected. Their privacy and dignity must always be protected. Personal electronic devices should never find their way into a resident’s room.

2. Negligence

(a) Neglect

“Neglect” is defined as the failure of a caregiver, as evidenced by an act, omission, or course of conduct, to endeavor to secure or maintain adequate care, services, or supervision for an individual, including food, clothing, shelter, or physical or mental health care, and creating significant risk or danger to the individual’s physical or mental health.

(b) Negligence of Staff

Staff must always assist residents as part of their duties and obligations. Omissions of nursing home staff, administrators and caretakers may constitute negligence. Negligence gives the family the right to file a lawsuit against the nursing home facility. When a family chooses to exercise that right, the lawsuit is on behalf of their loved one.

(c) Requirements by the State of Wisconsin To Report Negligent Acts

The State of Wisconsin has mandatory reporting requirements regarding incidents involving residents of Nursing Homes. All violations must be investigated by the facility. 

To file a Complaint with the State of Wisconsin regarding a Nursing Home or Residential Facility, use the information located here:

The law protects the rights of the elderly and infirm. Violations of those rights trigger claims against the facility itself and the individual responsible.

3. Compensation

Money You Are Owed

Injuries sustained in a nursing home cause pain and suffering. Pain, suffering and disability are unique and never the same. No two injured claimants receive the same amounts from the same accident. All injuries are not equal.

4.  Collecting Compensation (Cash)

Cash In Exchange For Wrongs

The State of Wisconsin has a 3-year Statute of Limitations. Claims have a 36-month lifespan. You either settle or file a lawsuit. If you do neither, you lose any right you may have had.

5. How To Collect Cash

Filing A Claim

Filing a claim with the insurance company insuring the Nursing Home is how you commence the process of collecting compensation.Claim denial by an insurance company is sometimes the precursor to filing a lawsuit.

Commencing A Lawsuit

Nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer will file on your behalf, a lawsuit against the nursing home which is your only other opportunity.

When you or a loved one has been injured in a Nursing Home due to the neglect of staff, you MUST call the Milwaukee Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers at Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC.

If you or a loved one was injured or died as a result of negligence, Call the Milwaukee Accident & Personal Injuries Law Firm of Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC., at (414) 933-4144 for your Free No Obligation Telephone Consultation.

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