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How does someone put a value on a nursing home neglect or abuse lawsuit?

The determination of value in a nursing home lawsuit is difficult to determine and there is no single answer to that question. The factors which are considered include the following:  

    (i) The effects on the health of the resident in question;
    (ii) The age of the resident;
    (iii) The actual injury suffered by the resident; and 
    (iv) If death occurred, how long the resident was actually at the nursing home,
        and the relative health at the time of admission.

An experienced nursing home attorney will be able to advise a resident or family as to the guidelines or ranges of value, which again will ultimately be resolved through settlement or jury verdict should the case proceed to trial.

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