My parent is deaf and has been hurt by nursing home negligence. What should I do?

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nursing home resident with hearing aid talking to staff memberThe nursing home owed your parent a duty of care. For all residents, including those with hearing impairments, the duty of care includes effective communication. When a nursing home fails to communicate with a resident who is hearing impaired, the results can be tragic. The resident may not be able to ask for help and may fall, develop bedsores, suffer from malnourishment or dehydration, or be isolated or depressed.

Help Your Parent Prove Nursing Home Negligence

You may know how your parent was hurt, but to recover damages from the nursing home, you are going to have to prove that the nursing home was negligent. This will require you to prove that:

  • The nursing home owed your parent a duty of care. Nursing homes owe all residents a duty of care.
  • The nursing home breached the duty of care. If a nursing home fails to act with reasonable care, then a nursing home breaches its duty of care. For example, if the nursing home failed to follow nursing home regulations or the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it may have breached its duty of care.
  • Your parent was hurt by the nursing home’s breach of the duty of care. Your parent’s injury must occur because of the nursing home’s actions or inactions that were a breach of the duty of care.
  • Your parent has the right to a legal recovery. Whoever brings the lawsuit must have the legal right to do so.

Protect Your Parent by Calling a Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer

Getting the evidence you need to prove negligence is often difficult. However, our experienced nursing home negligence lawyers know:

  • Who to talk to find out what happened
  • What questions to ask
  • What documents to request
  • What arguments to make to the nursing home, its insurer, or the court

We will fight hard to get your parent a fair recovery for an injury that never should have occurred. Call us or contact us online any time—24/7/365—to schedule your free, no-obligation meeting with our dedicated nursing home injury attorneys.

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