How are damages determined and what types of damages are recoverable in a nursing home negligence case?
Wage loss or lost income seldom arises in nursing home negligence cases; rather, the primary damages are usually pain and suffering and the costs associated with treatment of an injury. For example, if an individual is admitted to a hospital as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, some party is responsible for paying for the care, as this is considered an economic damage. Most nursing home negligence cases are handled by Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurers.
In Michigan wrongful death cases, the most significant component of damages is almost always loss of companionship. We vehemently believe that our cases have substantial value, and it is our goal to provide tenacious and individualized representation for every client. As such, every case is viewed as separate and distinct. At the end of the day, we strive to obtain better outcomes for clients than they believed we could, which is how we determine success.