Neglect & Abuse In Ann Arbor Nursing Homes

Our Ann Arbor nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers represent residents of nursing homes that have sustained physical injuries due to being mistreated. According to the Harvard Medical Practice Study done in 1999, over half of all injuries caused by medical mismanagement were preventable. In addition, another quarter of those incidents were caused by negligence. Victims of nursing home neglect and their family members do have legal rights to sue a nursing home facility in the event that negligent care caused an injury or death.

Nursing home abuse and neglect describe a situation in which a nursing home care provider or failed to treat a patient at a reasonable standard expected from a care provider under those conditions. In addition, that improper care must have caused some injury to the patient, which then must have caused some damages to the patient, as well.

Nursing home abuse and nursing home negligence can occur in a number of types of situations. These include:

  • Failure to turn or move immobile patients
  • Failure to bathe patients
  • Failure to supervise patients in baths and showers
  • Failure to monitor nutrition and hydration/dehydration
  • Verbal abuse of residents
  • Failure to supervise patients
  • Reduced staff-patient ratios

Some results of the above scenarios include:

  • Pressure Sores
  • Bed Sores
  • Infections
  • Unexplained falls resulting in broken bones
  • Medication errors
  • Fractures
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Sepsis
  • Residents wandering away from the facility

Every state has variations on the law, but Michigan has very specific laws and rules on suing a nursing home for neglect or abuse. The failure to follow these exact rules can prevent a claim from being filed or can result in a lawsuit being dismissed. Nursing home neglect and abuse cases are considered medical malpractice cases. In order to have a nursing home neglect case one must be able to prove a care provider or facility was negligent, and their negligence lead directly to your injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact a lawyer immediately to learn your rights before it is too late. The experienced lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent clients under our NO FEE promise and handle these types of cases all the time. Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 for a free consultation with one of our top-rated Buckfire lawyers about your case.

Dog Bite Lawyer in Ann Arbor

The Buckfire Law dog bite lawyers in Ann Arbor represent clients injured by dog bites and attacks. These often result in serious injuries and require medical treatment.  The lawyer you choose to represent you in your Ann Arbor dog bite lawsuit must have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of injuries suffered by dog bite victims and their treatment.

Victims of dog bite attacks and injuries in Ann Arbor may result in one or more of the following physical injuries: abrasions, lacerations, punctures, tissue loss and avulsion, crush injuries, fractured bones, sprain / strain injuries, scars, and infections such as rabies.

Depending on the circumstances of the dog bite, the injured person may have legal rights to be compensated for his or her injury, including money damages for pain and suffering, scarring, disability, medical bills, and lost wages. The dog owner is usually found to be strictly liable for the damages resulting from the dog bite.

Quite often, the victim of the Ann Arbor attack files a report with either the local police or local Animal Control agency. When a report is filed, it is necessary to obtain report. The dog bite injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire routinely obtain these for our clients.

For a report filed with police department in Ann Arbor, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:

Ann Arbor Police Department
100 N. Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Dog bite statistics show that there are 68 million dogs kept as pets. Out of these 68 million dogs there are 1 million dog bites reported each year. It is also estimated that an equal or greater number of attacks go unreported every year. Of those who suffer a dog bite injury, 800,000 of those require some level of medical attention.

If you would like more information about your legal rights after a dog bite injury or attack, you can order our FREE book, “The Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite and Animal Attack Handbook” by Michigan dog bite attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book explains the laws on Michigan bites and animal attacks, your legal rights after a bite, and how to get the best money settlement for you injuries.

It is important that you contact a dog bite lawyer in Ann Arbor as soon as possible after the attack to give you the best chance of winning your case. There are also strict time limitations for filing dog bite cases in Michigan. To learn more about our award winning Ann Arbor dog bite lawyers and how we can help you get the best settlement for your injuries, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

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