Abuse of Care
When you entrust a caregiver with your loved one, whether a child or adult, they have a duty to meet certain standards of care. Often, hiring caregivers is the only way to ensure our children and family members are cared for while we meet other work and familial obligations–but what happens when you’re not around to monitor the situation?
If your loved one was injured, neglected or otherwise abused while under someone else’s supervision, you may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering and more.
Abuse of care can take many forms, including physical, mental, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. Kevin Etzkorn Law offers a deep subject matter knowledge and the willingness to hold bad actors responsible.
We understand the helplessness and frustration clients can feel when they discover caregiver abuse and injury. Our firm will fight for a fair outcome for you and your loved one, whether we’re able to settle the case out of court or must proceed to trial.
When you place the care of an elderly person into the hands of others, you should be able to rely on those people to ensure your loved is treated with dignity, humanity, and with the attention necessary to keep them alive, healthy, and as happy as possible. Most of the time, you are paying large fees for these services and guarantees. When a loved one is injured by the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of nursing homes, we can help. We represent victims and their families in many types of cases. Nursing home cases are often the most egregious. You trust these facilities with one of the most important things in life, your family. Too often cost-cutting measures and low-paid underqualified employees lead to serious preventable injuries and death.
Judgment against a baby sitter who held a 2-year old-child in scalding hot water causing severe burns over the child’s body.
Confidential settlement of wrongful death case against nursing home when 84-year-old woman fell walking to a bathroom, sustained numerous broken bones, and subsequently died from an infectious process. Case settled after we located an ex-employee of the hospital who gave evidence of inadequate staffing and training as well as major discrepancies in the records.
Confidential settlement arising from an incident at a daycare where employees encouraged and videotaped one 4-year-old child boxing and fighting another 4-year-old child.
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