St. Tammany Parish Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

Herrin Kervin fights for victims of nursing home negligence by holding facilities and their staff members accountable for abuse, neglect, and more.

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Nursing Home Negligence

Louisiana Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys

Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable. They are often unable to care for themselves, leaving them completely reliant on the nursing home staff. While Louisiana nursing homes have a responsibility to care for the elderly and protect them from harm, some don’t live up to their obligations. This can lead to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, Herrin Kervin can help. We hold nursing homes accountable while protecting the rights of the elderly. Your loved one deserves to age with dignity, and that begins by stopping nursing home abuse. We can file a claim immediately to protect your loved ones so they no longer suffer at the hands of nursing home staff.

Reasons for Nursing Home Negligence Claims

Herrin Kervin often files Louisiana nursing home claims due to:

  • Physical assault
  • Emotional abuse
  • Malnutrition 
  • Dehydration
  • Forced isolation
  • Bedsores and neglect
  • Poor supervision
  • Wrongful death
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  • 100% Personal Injury Law -- Our law firm is 100% personal injury. While most law firms practice “a-little-of-this-and-a-little-of-that”, our practice is completely dedicated to personal injury law. The power of one practice area is focus. We channel all of our skills and energy into personal injury law and achieve results most firms think are impossible. With over 25 years dedicated to personal injury law, you know your case is handled with expertise second to none.
  • Trial Lawyers -- We are not simply personal injury lawyers. We are trial lawyers. When your life is damaged by an injury, we will settle your case only when the insurance company offers an amount that appropriately compensates you. If not, we will take your case to trial so a jury decides the best value of your case, not a self-serving, profit minded insurance company.
  • Zero Cost to You – We are driven to win your case because we only get paid if we get you money. If we don’t get you money for your case, you don’t owe us a penny. Ever!
  • Reputation -- Our reputation as trial lawyers is built on our skill, attention to detail, and stubborn protection of our clients. We are well known by the insurance companies for leaving no stone unturned and 5 star lawyering. Insurance companies will fight you. But, we fight back even harder.
  • Lawyer Accessibility – You will regularly speak and work with Gordon Herrin and David Kervin. Our clients are never “pushed off” to low level associate lawyers or secretaries. You hired Herrin Kervin, you will get Gordon Herrin and David Kervin.

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SIGNS OF NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE

Family members are encouraged to look for signs of nursing home negligence. Common signs include bedsores, unexplained bruises, constant falls, significant weight loss, and unusual outbursts. You also might notice that your loved one is withdrawn, depressed, or has experienced a personality change, which are common signs of emotional abuse. If you notice any changes, reach out to a nursing home negligence lawyer for help. 

 

You should also be mindful of possible financial abuse. Some nursing home residents are victims of financial exploitation, meaning that an employee steals their assets, personal property, or resources. They might trick the nursing home resident into signing documents, so they can take control of the property. If you notice that your loved one’s assets are missing, reach out to an attorney.

DAMAGES IN NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE CASES

Your loved one might be eligible to collect economic and non-economic damages after filing a nursing home negligence claim in Louisiana. Economic damages include medical expenses related to the injury, while non-economic damages include pain and suffering. Various factors go into valuing the case, including the victim’s age, overall health, and the degree of neglect or abuse. Your Louisiana nursing home neglect attorney will evaluate the evidence and determine how much money you’re owed. Then, your attorney will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. If a settlement isn’t possible, the lawyer will represent your loved one in court.

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STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Under Louisiana law, you must file a nursing home negligence claim within one year of discovering the neglect or injury. Some families attempt to resolve the issues themselves, only to allow the statute of limitations to expire. If that happens, the defendant can file a motion to dismiss the legal claim. Then, you won’t have legal recourse. With that in mind, it’s wise to contact a Louisiana nursing home negligence attorney at the first sign of abuse or neglect.

WHAT IF A LOVED ONE DIES DUE TO NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE?

If your loved one passed away due to nursing home negligence, you can file a claim. Louisiana law allows you to sue for up to $500,000 in damages, plus an unlimited amount for medical bills that you paid on your loved one’s behalf. As with nursing home negligence claims, you have one year from the date of death to file the claim. If you don’t file by then, you won’t be eligible to collect damages for the wrongful death claim.