- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering of the patient and family
- Loss of income
- Loss of normal life
- Survival damages, in the case of wrongful death
The total amount awarded will depend on the extent of the injury and can also be affected by some state laws that limit the amount of compensation that can be recovered.
In addition to the above, the Illinois nursing home settlements and verdicts may also reflect the following factors which may not necessarily be ‘legal’ in nature, but they are important nonetheless:
- Age of the individual. Sad as it may be, the value placed on the life of a younger person is generally more than the value placed on the life of an elder.
- Conduct of the facility. Did the episode involve one staff member who made a poor decision or was it more reflective of a poor system of care?
- Facilities history of care. Some facilities have a poor track record of care while others may be relatively ‘good’ facilities who had a bad day. Facilities with ongoing problems may be more likely to resolve cases than a facility who does not have them.
- Is the nursing home insured? Dealing with an insurance company is generally better than negotiating with an individual when it comes to the settlement of a case.
- Was the family regularly involved in the care of their loved one? A family that was actively involved and made regular visits is more likely to receive a substantial settlement than a family who did not and only made an appearance when it came time to get money.
For additional information on Illinois nursing home settlements and verdicts look here.
Do You Have Questions About the Value of Your Nursing Home Case?
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has successfully prosecuted hundreds of nursing home negligence cases in Illinois and across the country. When it comes to the valuation of cases, each circumstance is truly different and unique. Much of the eventual outcome will have to do with the individual impacted and the facility involved.
If you have questions about your legal rights and options for pursuing a claim against a negligent facility, we invite you to contact our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, where we only receive a legal fee when we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf. You do not need to pay anything out-of-pocket to initiate a case.
For additional information see the following pages:
- Can I Get Medical Records From the Illinois Nursing Home Where My Mother Was Injured?
- How Long do Chicago Nursing Home Injury Lawsuits Take to Settle or go to Trial?
- How to Select The Best Nursing Home For Your Loved One?
- The Nursing Home Where My Father Was Staying Contacted Me After His Injury And Wants to Ask Me Questions Regarding His Health?
- What Agency Regulates The Nursing Homes to Ensure They Are Providing a Safe Environment?
- What Are Signs of Poor Care in a Nursing Home?
- What Rights Does The Federal Government Guarantee For Nursing Home Residents?