Documenting Nursing Home Injuries
If your family member has been injured in a nursing home, you may be feeling angry. You put trust into these facilities to give the best care for your family. When they get hurt, you may suspect negligence. Documenting nursing home injuries can be your ticket to a successful claim.
Like all evidence, if it’s not collected quickly it can disappear or fade because we are often trying to protect people who are older and may not have same memory skills they had twenty years earlier. Documenting what you’ve witness or what these people have told you can be critically important.
Ways of Documenting Nursing Home Injuries
Use your cellphone for photographs, use notepads and pens to take notes, to record dates and times. Oftentimes, a calendar could help because it might help refresh the memory of a person you are trying to assess when recalling what happened and when. Recording devices such as cellphones or a tape recorder can be critically important for somebody who is older or who may have some lucid moments and then some senile moments, you want to be able to capture the evidence of the person who has suffered while you can.
If the nursing home knows that you are on top of things, that you’ve documented what you have already witnessed, you are putting them on notice and writing them enough, will oftentimes have them attempt to remedy the situation because they understand that they are now being looked at closely by the family. Make sure that you preserved any of this evidence including copies of any letters or notices.
We have several cases that have come unfortunately after the fact, when the love one has already passed, and those clients have told us how they wish they could have taken out their cellphone and just taken a recording of what their mother or father had told them while they were still able to.
If your family member has sustained nursing home injuries, please contact our Buffalo Personal Injury Attorneys and schedule your free consultation today.