Nursing Home Injury Attorneys in Eau Claire
Relatives of people who are elderly or disabled look to nursing homes to provide safety and needed care for their loved ones. Negligent care by nursing home staff members, however, can lead to unnecessary falls, broken bones, bed sores, and other preventable injuries that seriously undermine a resident’s quality of life. To help prevent these tragedies, both the state government and the federal government have developed rules designed to protect people who are placed in the care of a nursing home. When a nursing home fails to follows these rules or is negligent in caring for a resident, and the resident is injured, the resident, and in some cases members of the resident’s family, will be entitled to compensation.
Under Wisconsin law, when a nursing home resident has been injured due to nursing home neglect, the resident may be entitled to be paid for:
- Health care costs for treatment of his or her injuries
- Out of pocket expenses related to the injury including prescriptions, co-pays, deductibles, over-the counter medications like Advil® or Tylenol®, braces, wheelchairs, walkers, special equipment, etc.
- Mileage or transportation expenses to and from health care appointments