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Memphis Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of injuries or neglect, knowing where to turn to get justice for yourself or your family member may seem like a daunting task. It does not have to be that way. At Jehl Law Group, our compassionate team of legal professionals is available to answer your questions so you can make an informed decision regarding the filing of an injury claim. Our firm handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. Our Memphis nursing home abuse lawyers have experience dealing with residential facilities and overcoming obstacles to get to the truth about your loved one’s level of care. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost appointment to discuss your concerns.

Personal Injury

Injuries can result under any circumstances, including car crashes, use of child playground equipment, and construction site accidents. The severity of the injury will vary, depending upon the nature of the accident, but can include significant burns, broken bones, and spinal cord-related injuries. Proving negligence can be a complex process, depending on issues such as the number of parties at fault and whether a defendant’s actions are the proximate cause of the victim’s injuries. A proper investigation by a skillful attorney with access to medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and other consultants is key to developing a strong case. In some instances, a settlement can be reached between the involved parties. When negotiation does not yield a mutually agreeable conclusion to the matter, the parties may need to go to court for the judge to decide the outcome of the case. A successful outcome can bring at least some comfort, knowing that the awarding of damages can compensate the injured person and their family for medical expenses, time away from work, required follow-up surgeries, and loss of quality of life.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Abuse and neglect in nursing homes is, unfortunately, quite common and can present in a number of ways, including pressure sores, bruising, dehydration, infections, and bone fractures. Abuse can also negatively impact the emotional well-being of your loved one or be financial in nature. Nursing home facilities are charged with providing a level of care to residents deemed acceptable and are regulated by state and federal agencies. Family members may be unsure how best to address matters of concern with supervisors and management at a facility or feel their voices are not being heard. Working with a skillful Memphis nursing home abuse lawyer is vital to correcting inappropriate behavior or care by nursing home staff, getting justice for your loved one, and giving you peace of mind. The attorney will launch a thorough investigation, including a review of medical records, staff interviews, and facility protocols and procedures. The lawyers at Jehl Law Group will update you on the progress of the investigation and counsel you on potential actions to take as the case moves forward.

Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence by physicians, hospitals, and other medical facilities, though not intentional, can have a devastating and lasting impact on the patient and their loved ones. What starts as a possible miscommunication between medical professionals or the misreading of notes on a patient’s medical chart can result in incorrect medication dosages being administered to the patient or a seemingly routine surgical procedure that suddenly becomes a lifesaving situation. In some instances, vital organs are adversely affected as a direct result of negligence, resulting in the need for ongoing treatment for the remainder of the patient’s life. Regardless of the circumstances, the upheaval experienced by the patient and loved ones cannot be understated. A lawyer experienced in undertaking such complicated matters is crucial to building a comprehensive case. Our lawyers commence a detailed review of patient medical records, charts, and other information. Meetings with care providers and consultations with leading medical experts, combined with case research, provides a window into the events leading up to the medical outcome.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim can be filed in a number of circumstances, including medical malpractice, the use of a defective product, and accidents that could have been prevented. Grieving family members do their best to process the events that have unfolded with the sudden loss of a loved one, and that often means putting off any discussion of determining who was at fault and whether the hiring of a legal professional is warranted. Tennessee law, however, allows for a fairly short period of time during which a case must be filed. An experienced attorney, along with consultants with subject expertise, can launch a detailed investigation and can give the surviving family members a sense of the monetary damages that may be awarded, be it as part of a settlement or in the event that the case goes to trial. Financial compensation cannot take the place of the loss that family members feel, but it can help pay for outstanding medical expenses, funeral arrangements, and the loss of companionship that the deceased provided.

Products Liability

Much of the products people use or consume as they go about their daily lives function in expected ways, based upon the person’s knowledge of that product. In some cases, however, products fail or otherwise negatively impact the consumer. A person may have a valid claim resulting from the use of a number of different products, including medications and medical devices, home-related appliances and equipment, safety-related components of automobiles, prepared foods, recreational equipment, and toxic chemicals. Examples of product failures include defects in the design or manufacturing of a product, a commodity’s marketing materials that make false claims or include misleading information, the omission of adequate warnings about the use or misuse of a product, and violation of an agreement between the buyer and the seller regarding product repair or replacement within a defined period of time. A products liability case can be complex, making the selection of a skillful attorney vital for a successful outcome. Our lawyers select consultants and other professionals to assist on a given case based upon the circumstances related to the injury suffered.

Negligent Security

People can be the victims of violent crimes virtually anywhere. In some cases, the criminal act occurs on private property. To make matters worse, careful review of the events leading up to the crime can reveal that the chances of injury to the victim could have been avoided or greatly reduced had the property owners had in place security measures meant to reduce the probability of such acts happening. Property security measures can include the presence of security patrols with proper training, illuminated parking lots, and procedures in place to restrict access to common areas of facilities such as apartment complexes. Landowners have a responsibility to secure their property to a reasonable degree to protect visitors who are lawfully allowed to be on the property from crimes that are foreseeable. The injury victim must prove a number of things to have a successful outcome in a negligent security case, including whether the owner knew or should have known of crimes similar in nature and in the same vicinity as the crime in question. Working with an experienced lawyer is of paramount importance when considering filing a negligent security claim.

Retain Our Experienced Attorneys to Protect Your Interests

Our tenacity at every step of the legal process, our ability to work with opposing counsel in negotiating a settlement, and our proven record in the courtroom, has helped Jehl Law Group to become the respected and admired firm that it is today. Our Memphis nursing home abuse attorneys are eager to hear the details of your particular injury case. A consultation with our team is available at no cost to you. Call us today at (901) 322-4232 to set up an appointment with one of our legal professionals.

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