Nursing home cases are often the most grievous personal injury cases our law firm sees. Such cases often include acts of violence, negligent care, medication errors, bed sore, malnutrition, and dehydration. One of the most common questions asked by victims of nursing home abuse and their loved ones to our attorneys is “what is the value of my case” or how much will my case settle for”. Each nursing home abuse case contains a set of factors which make it unique. The estimated calculation of each case varies based numerous factors including the severity of injuries, the age of the victim, the need for future medical expenses and rehabilitation care, level of pain and suffering and emotional distress. A nursing home attorney is able to provide a client with a rough estimate of the potential value of a case via a thorough case analysis. Below is a brief description of several important factors an attorney analyses to determine the value of a case.
REAL NURSING HOME ABUSE SETTLEMENTS
- $7,120,000 — For a man in Kentucky after the nursing facility did not treat his complaints of arthritis.
- $4,500,000 — For an Oklahoma woman who got trapped in a walk-in freezer.
- $1,840,000 — California woman who suffered a hip injury that left her permanently disabled.
- $375,000 — For an Ohio man who nearly suffocated from trying to breathe from an expired oxygen tank.
- $250,000 — Massachusetts schizophrenic man choked on a foreign object.
- $65,000 — For a fall and fractured leg that resulted in that leg being amputated.
- $1,000,000 — For a woman in Maryland who died from an undiagnosed bleeding rectum.
- $1,000,000 — For a person in Mississippi who fell and later died of pulmonary embolus.