Proving Nursing Home Negligence

How can you prove a nursing home negligence case if the person injured cannot speak for themselves?

In order to win a nursing home negligence case, we have to prove more than just bad care in the nursing home. We also have to prove that the bad care is what caused injury to your loved one.

The federal regulations set forth minimum standards and guidelines that nursing homes have to follow in order to receive funding from Medicare. If a nursing home fails to follow those regulations, then the nursing home has not provided quality care.

We also have nurses on staff who have experience working in nursing homes. They’re able to tell us what type of care should or should not have been provided.

Michigan law provides that even if a resident had a pre-existing condition, the nursing home is still responsible if the nursing home’s negligence caused that condition to worsen or to become harder to treat.