No resident of a Wyoming nursing home or any other licensed care-assistance facility in the nation should ever be mistreated or neglected by caregivers. Sadly, however, nursing home negligence is a prevalent problem throughout the country. Immediate family members who suspect that a loved one may be suffering from neglect or abuse are wise to take swift action to further investigate such situations.
If a resident of a long-term care or assisted-living facility has suffered injury due to abuse or neglect, he or she may file a personal injury claim in a civil court. In recent years, many tragedies have occurred where such injuries have proved fatal. However, justice may be sought by a surviving spouse or other immediate family member on a decedent’s behalf.
It is the plaintiff in a personal injury case who is tasked with providing enough evidence to convince the court that a defendant was negligent and that such negligence directly resulted in injury to the plaintiff or to his or her loved one. Proving such claims can be quite challenging, which is why most people ask experienced attorneys to advocate for them in court. In fact, an attorney can provide valuable assistance even before a claim is filed, such as to help gather evidence, compile documentation and determine how best to present the case before a judge or jury.
Consulting with an attorney who has prior experience in patient care and hospital administration, as well as nursing home consultation, would be a great asset to any Wyoming resident who is considering filing a nursing home negligence claim. Such consultation can be scheduled with Rhodes Law Firm, LLC at any time. While there is no replacement for the loss of human life, surviving injury victims and families of deceased victims deserve restitution for the damages they have endured.