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At the National Injured Senior Law Center, Steven H. Heisler and his legal team have decades of experience in fighting for the rights of injured individuals.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another person’s, nursing home, or medical carelessness, it’s important that you consult with a legal team that will fight for your rights, best interests, and the just compensation you may deserve. With recovery for your harms and losses, you can begin getting back to a normal way of life and doing the things you love as much as possible.

Our dedicated injury lawyers can help seniors through the often-complex legal process involved in reaching a fair settlement with the insurance company.



Senior Practice Areas & Injuries

According to the NIH, seniors are more prone to injuries than younger individuals. In many cases, these injuries occur because of someone else’s negligence. When an individual, medical professional, nursing home, drug or medical device company or medical facility causes an injury, the victim and/or the victim’s family may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party.


Common Practice Areas Pertaining to Seniors

  • Adult Day Care Negligence
  • Health Aide Negligence
  • Assisted Living Facility Negligence
  • Nursing Home Falls
  • Nursing home Bedsores
  • Assisted Living Abuse
  • Nursing Home Injuries
  • Hospice Negligence
  • Nursing Home Choking Deaths
  • Nursing Home Aspiration Pneumonia
  • All Nursing Home Injuries
  • Hospital Infections
  • Sepsis
  • Medical Misdiagnosis
  • Surgery Errors
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis
  • Failure To Treat
  • Heart Attack/Disease Misdiagnosis
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Prescription Drug Errors
  • Negligent Medical Advice
  • All Medical/Doctor Malpractice Injuries
  • Pharmaceutical Errors
  • Defective Hernia Mesh
  • IVC Blood Clot Filter
  • 3M Bair Hugger Warming Blanket
  • Stryker Hip Implant
  • Biomet Magnum Hip Implant
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • DePuy Hip Replacement
  • Smith And Nephew Hip Liner
  • Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch
  • Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft
  • St. Jude Eon Mini
  • Stryker Knee Implant
  • Essure Birth Control
  • Mirena IUD
  • Pain Pump Catheters
  • Shoulder Pain Pump
  • Guidant Defibrillator
  • Cobalt Toxicity
  • Lasik Eye Surgery
  • Olympus Scopes
  • Metal Hip Replacement
  • Drug Coated Stents
  • Transvaginal Mesh Surgery
  • Power Morcellation
  • All Defective Medical Device Injuries

  • Pradaxa
  • Lipitor
  • Prilosec
  • Viagra
  • Digitek
  • Testosterone
  • Gadolinium
  • Taxotere
  • Valsartan
  • Xarelto
  • Invokana
  • Baycol
  • Depakote
  • Granuflo
  • Avandia
  • All Defective Drug Injuries

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • RV Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Burn Injuries
  • Hip Fractures
  • Tour Bus Accidents
  • Plane Accidents
  • Slip And Fall Accidents
  • Legionnaires Disease
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • All Serious Personal Injuries

What Are Your Eligible Benefits?

One of the most common questions seniors (and their loved ones) have in the early stages of pursuing an injury claim is “how much could my case be worth?” The reality is that your eligible benefits can vary greatly, depending on the unique circumstances surrounding your case. Some factors that will need to be taken into consideration when determining your eligible benefits include the extent of your injuries, your medical bills and related expenses, and any ongoing or lifetime care that may be required as a result of the incident. In some cases, emotional suffering or trauma will need to be considered as well.

The best way to find out how much your case is worth is to schedule a free strategy session with attorney Steven H. Heisler. During this free, no-obligation session, our legal team will take the time to learn key details about your case and answer any questions you may have about the legal process. We can also collect important information from you at this time (such as copies of recent medical bills related to your accident) to get a better idea of how much your settlement may be worth.


What Makes Senior Injuries Unique?

When a senior is injured as a result of somebody else’s carelessness or recklessness, it’s important to work with a lawyer who has specific experience in handling injury cases for seniors. This is because senior injuries tend to be unique and should therefore not be treated like just any other injury case. Many seniors suffer from more serious and long-term injuries than, for example, younger adults would under the same circumstances. Injuries to seniors may take significantly longer to heal, thus extending their recovery time and often resulting in larger treatment and ongoing care expenses. In some cases, injuries sustained could even result in the need for long-term care, whether it be at home or in a nursing home. All of these factors can greatly affect not just the value of the settlement, but the process of reaching a settlement with the insurance company as well.

This is where working directly with an injury lawyer who handles senior injury cases can make all the difference. Schedule your risk free case assessment with attorney Steven H. Heisler today!

Spinal injuries can dramatically affect a senior’s ability to move body parts normally and feel normal sensation. In the worst cases, spinal injuries can lead to permanent paralysis.

Brain injuries usually occur after head trauma and can lead to a variety symptoms and disabilities, from speech deficits to movement disorders.

Wrongful death means that someone’s passing was due to the negligence of another individual, a medical professional, a nursing home’s staff, a defective drug or medical device, or a healthcare provider. It may occur due to negligent healthcare, unsafe property conditions, reckless behavior or in any other setting in which carelessness leads to loss of life.

Fractures are common among seniors, as their bones tend to be weaker and more prone to breaks. The most common fracture sites include the hips, leg bones, arm bones, pelvis and spine.

Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, typically develop when seniors spend too much time in the same position, such as in a bed or chair. Bedsores are painful and unsightly. They also put seniors at risk of developing an infection.

Accidents involving seniors may cause burns and lacerations. Although these injuries will usually heal, they may be prone to infection, especially among seniors with chronic conditions like diabetes.


How Your Injury is Valued

Our legal team will take the time to review all the details surrounding your case when determining what your settlement may be worth. There are many factors that we take into consideration here, including:

  • The current total of your medical bills and related expenses.
  • Estimated totals for ongoing care and treatment.
  • Estimated length of recovery (according to your doctors).
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Lost wages or income/lost future wages or income.
  • Loss of consortium (family relationships).
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Permanent impairment.
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    What Types of Compensation Can You Secure?

    There are many different types of compensation that you may be eligible for as a result of your injury. Below are just a few of the most common types of compensation that we seek for our senior personal injury clients on a regular basis.

    Estimated Length of Recovery (According to Your Doctors)

    Your physician will likely be able to offer an estimate of how long it will take you to recover from your injury. This will also be a factor in determining the costs of the pain, suffering, ongoing care and lost income you’ll be facing as your injury heals.

    Loss of Consortium

    Damages suffered by the spouse or family member of a senior who has been injured or killed as a result of a persons, nursing home, or medical negligent act.

    Medical Bills and Related Expenses

    All your medical bills related to your injury, such as your ambulance ride to the hospital and your subsequent treatment, should be reimbursed to you by the insurance company.

    Permanent Impairment

    When the effects of a debilitating injury will last throughout the rest of your life, the costs of that injury will also be far greater than short-term injuries. We make sure to factor the permanence of an injury into all of the costs you are facing.

    Wrongful Death

    The value of a case can be significant if the wrongdoer’s negligence caused the harmed individual to die.

    Pain and Suffering

    The physical and emotional pain and suffering of a serious injury can affect our lives in fundamental ways. While it’s difficult to place a dollar amount on pain and suffering, we’ll work with you to determine how these damages factor into the total amount you should seek in a claim.

    Lost Wages or Income/ Lost Future Wages or Income

    If your injury has caused missed time at work or has limited your capacity to do your job, then it’s important to factor in the income you’ve lost and will lose because of your injury.

    Estimated Totals for Ongoing Care and Treatment

    Medical expenses rarely end with the initial tests and treatments you receive immediately following an injury. To determine the true value of your case, it’s vital to calculate an estimate of ongoing care and treatment.

    Loss of Enjoyment of Life

    Like pain and suffering, the loss of life’s enjoyment seems incalculable. However, an injury’s impact on your quality of life is real and warrants deep consideration when figuring the value of your case.

    Disability Benefits

    Your settlement amount can be affected by any disability benefits you may currently be collecting (or previously collected), so we may ask for documentation of this.

    We are the advocates for the injured Senior and Elderly population in the U.S.! Contact Steven Heisler and the National Injured Senior Law Center today to schedule your free strategy session.

    Senior personal injury cases can be complicated, so having the right lawyer on your side is a must.