Steps in a Nursing Home Abuse Case
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on December 9, 2014 in Nursing Home Abuse
At Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, we work hard to keep our clients informed of the processes we go through to fight for their rights. In cases where an elderly relative has been harmed or neglected, we feel that this is essential.
In this post, we will discuss the way a nursing home abuse case proceeds from the initial claim to the resolution. Along the way we will cover important terms and topics, and how this information relates to you and your claim.
Learn how Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentices attorneys handle your nursing home abuse or neglect case with the utmost care in our Steps in a Nursing Home Abuse Case blog.
Step 1: Get the Facts
The primary objective of any nursing home lawsuit is to gather enough information and evidence to substantiate your claim. We follow specific protocol to represent our clients to the best of our abilities, and this may include collecting all pertinent facts, submitting all required documentation and using our vast network of resources to your advantage.
Be it testimony from those who knew your loved one, medical records, or other sources, PKSD digs deep to present your strongest case.
Step 2: File the Suit
Once our attorneys have gathered the necessary details we can begin filing paperwork and officially starting your lawsuit. We submit the case to the proper courts, as well as serve notice to the entities named in the suit.
Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentices nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys will ensure that you have the necessary expert witnesses and access to industry professionals whose testimony could help support your claims. We file all of the paperwork in a timely manner and will always keep you updated on the status of your case.
Step 3: Conduct Discovery
Following the filing of any required paperwork, a pretrial investigation is conducted by your legal team known as discovery. This process allows your attorneys to uncover important details from the opposing counsel and other witnesses so we have the same facts and details of the case that they do.
After taking your deposition we may interview other witnesses or analyze medical information to flesh out the allegations; we will leverage relationships that we maintain with medical experts and professionals in various industries to your benefit during this process, as well.
Step 4: Case Resolution
As your case progresses, your attorney will follow each development and advise you on how best to proceed. At PKSD, our goal is to ensure that you are receiving justice and compensation for what you and your family went through.
We believe that nursing home abuse and neglect is a heinous crime that should not go unpunished. We believe victims deserve appropriate compensation for the experiences they suffered. The case may result in a settlement or resolve at trial. Whatever the final step is for your family, a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer from our firm is ready to aggressively pursue all avenues to fight for your success.