Nursing Home Negligence

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Advocating for Your Loved Ones

At Koussan Law, we recognize the profound trust placed in nursing homes and medical institutions when families make the difficult decision to move their loved ones into their care. However, when negligence occurs and loved ones suffer harm as a result, it can be devastating for the entire family. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have dedicated over a decade to handling Nursing Home Negligence cases, providing compassionate support and fierce advocacy for our clients. If you suspect that a family member or loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, we're here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for justice.

Understanding Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing home negligence refers to the failure of a nursing home facility or its staff to provide adequate care, resulting in harm or injury to residents. This type of negligence can take various forms, including:

  1. Medical Neglect: Failure to provide necessary medical treatment, medication management, or attention to medical conditions, leading to worsening health or complications.
  2. Neglect of Basic Needs: Failure to provide adequate nutrition, hydration, hygiene, or assistance with activities of daily living, resulting in physical or emotional harm.
  3. Neglect of Safety: Failure to maintain a safe and secure environment, leading to slip and fall accidents, physical assaults, or other injuries.
  4. Emotional or Psychological Neglect: Failure to provide social interaction, mental stimulation, or emotional support, leading to loneliness, depression, or anxiety among residents.
Elderly Man with sudden weight loss and change in mood while his family visits

Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

Recognizing the signs of nursing home negligence is crucial for identifying potential issues and taking action to protect your loved one. Common signs may include:

  • Unexplained injuries, bruises, or bedsores
  • Sudden weight loss or malnutrition
  • Poor hygiene or unsanitary living conditions
  • Changes in behavior, mood, or personality
  • Lack of proper medical care or medication management
  • Staff members refusing or restricting visitation

If you notice any of these signs or have concerns about your loved one's well-being in a nursing home, it's essential to take action promptly to ensure their safety and protect their rights.

How We Can Help

At Koussan Law, we understand the complexities of nursing home negligence cases and the challenges families face when seeking justice for their loved ones. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers is committed to providing compassionate support and aggressive representation to hold negligent parties accountable.

When you choose us to represent your case, you can expect:

  1. Comprehensive Investigation: We conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your loved one's injuries, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with medical experts to build a strong case on your behalf.
  2. Strategic Legal Guidance: We provide strategic legal guidance and advice, explaining your rights and options at every step of the legal process. We are committed to keeping you informed and empowered throughout your case.
  3. Negotiation and Litigation: We are skilled negotiators and trial attorneys who are not afraid to take your case to court if necessary. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your loved one, whether through settlement negotiations or litigation.
  4. Compassionate Support: We understand the emotional toll that nursing home negligence can take on families, and we are here to provide compassionate support and guidance every step of the way. Your well-being and peace of mind are our top priorities.

Victims of nursing home negligence may be entitled to various forms of compensation to address the harm they have suffered. The specific types of compensation available will depend on the circumstances of the case and the extent of the injuries or damages incurred. Here are some common types of compensation that individuals may seek in nursing home negligence cases:

  1. Medical Expenses: Compensation for medical bills related to injuries caused by negligence, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, therapy, and ongoing medical treatment.
  2. Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical pain, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the negligence. This compensation seeks to address the intangible harm experienced by the victim.
  3. Loss of Consortium: Compensation for the loss of companionship, care, and support suffered by family members due to the victim's injuries. This may include damages for the impact on relationships with spouses, children, or other loved ones.
  4. Disability or Disfigurement: Compensation for permanent disabilities, disfigurement, or impairment resulting from the negligence. This may include damages for the loss of limbs, mobility, or sensory functions.
  5. Wrongful Death Damages: In cases where nursing home negligence leads to the death of a resident, surviving family members may seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and the emotional impact of losing a loved one.
  6. Punitive Damages: In some cases involving extreme recklessness or intentional misconduct, victims may be awarded punitive damages. These damages are intended to punish the negligent party and deter similar conduct in the future.

It's essential to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to evaluate the specific damages applicable to your case and determine the appropriate amount of compensation to pursue. A skilled attorney can assess the full extent of your losses and fight to ensure you receive fair and just compensation for the harm caused by nursing home negligence.

Contact Us Today

If you believe that a family member or loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, don't wait to take action. Contact Koussan Law today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We'll listen to your concerns, assess your case, and discuss how we can help you seek justice and compensation for your loved one's injuries. Remember, there is never a fee until we win.

Let us be your advocates for justice and accountability in the face of nursing home negligence. Call us now at (313) 444-8348 or schedule your free consultation online. Your loved one's well-being is our priority, and we're here to fight for their rights.

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What steps can I take if I suspect my loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home in Michigan?


If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home in Michigan, it's crucial to take immediate action to protect their safety and rights. First, document any signs or evidence of neglect or abuse, including photographs, medical records, and witness statements. Then, report your concerns to the nursing home administrator, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and possibly local law enforcement. Additionally, consider contacting an experienced nursing home negligence attorney who can help you understand your legal options and pursue justice on behalf of your loved one.

Are there specific time limits for filing a nursing home negligence claim in Michigan, and how does the statute of limitations affect my case?


In Michigan, the statute of limitations+ for filing a nursing home negligence claim typically varies depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Generally, personal injury claims, including those involving nursing home negligence, have a statute of limitations of three years from the date of the injury or when the injury was discovered, whichever comes first. However, it's essential to consult with an attorney to understand the specific time limits that apply to your case, as certain factors could impact the deadline for filing a claim.

What regulations govern nursing homes in Michigan, and how do they protect residents from negligence or abuse?


Nursing homes in Michigan are regulated by both state and federal laws, including the Michigan Public Health Code and the federal Nursing Home Reform Act. These regulations set standards for resident care, staffing, facility conditions, and more, aimed at ensuring the safety and well-being of nursing home residents. They also establish procedures for investigating complaints of neglect or abuse and impose penalties for violations.