Lawyers for Injured Seniors and the Elderly /
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
Nursing Home Choking Deaths
Nursing Home Aspiration Pneumonia
All Nursing Home Injuries
Failure To Treat
Heart Attack/Disease Misdiagnosis
Prescription Drug Errors
Negligent Medical Advice
All Medical/Doctor Malpractice Injuries
Defective Medical Devices
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
Pain Pump Catheters
Shoulder Pain Pump
Lasik Eye Surgery
Metal Hip Replacement
Drug Coated Stents
Transvaginal Mesh Surgery
All Defective Medical Device Injuries
All Defective Drug Injuries
Tour Bus Accidents
Slip And Fall Accidents
All Serious Personal Injuries
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.
Burns & Lacerations
Burns & Lacerations
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:
Find Out What Your Case is Worth
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The value of a case can be significant if the wrongdoer’s negligence caused the harmed individual to die.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.