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Monetary Damages Awarded in a Nursing Home Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has been the victim of serious personal injury or wrongful death reslting from nursing home neglect (negligence) or abuse or mistreatment, then you may be entitled to damages. Awarded in civil actions, personal injury damages are monies allotted to those who have been wrongfully injured by someone else. Damages are intended to help restore the victim physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. The two main types of personal injury damages are compensatory damages and in limited circumstances, exemplary or punitive damages.

Actual or Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages, which are sometimes referred to as actual damages, cover all financial expenses and all ailments associated with personal injury, including:

  • Physical Pain
  • Mental Anguish (Emotional distress)
  • Pain and suffering (grief, anxiety, humiliation, or depression)
  • Disfigurement
  • Medical bills
  • Permanent disability
  • Mental impairment
  • Loss of Earnings (Loss Wages in Past & Future)

Punitive Damages

Often called exemplary damages, punitive damages are typically awarded to the plaintiff in addition to compensatory damages when the defendant's conduct has been especially malicious or oppressive. Punitive damages are awarded to punish the offender and to deter others from engaging in similar actions. In a nursing home neglect case, punitive damages ae sought to help prevent similar neglect or abuse form ever happening again to another nursing home resident.

How much can you receive in personal injury damages?

Personal injury damages are determined on an individual, case-by-case basis. The amount is decided by the jury but can be reviewed by the court. If a judge feels that the amount of damages is excessive, he or she can order remittitur, a process in which the punitive damages are reduced without a new trial or appeal. If a judge feels that the amount of damages is inadequate, he or she can order additur, whereby punitive damages are increased without a new trial or appeal.

Nursing Home Neglect ? Talk to a Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been the victim of neglect or abuse by a Nursing Home resulting in severe pressure sores, bedsores, septicema, gangrene, sexual assualt, rape, infections or their wrongful death, then call and speak to an attorney about your legal rights to a Nursing Home Negligence or Malpractice Lawsuit. Fill out our Nursing Home Lawsuit Form.


Bedsores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers, Bed sores, Photos, Pictures of Bedsores, Treatment, Stages of Bedsores, Septicema, Infections & Nursing Home Deaths. Talk to Nursing Home Neglect Abuse Lawyer about filing a Nursing Home Malpractice lawsuit due to your loved ones bed sores, pressure ulcers, rape, neglect, abuse, assault, malnutrition and/or nursing home death.

No Attorneys Fees or Costs Unless You Recover. - Client is responsible for their own medical expenses.

Do not rely on anything in this site as medical advise. Talk to a Medical Doctor about medical issues and concerns. In cases involving any medical problem including bed sores, pressure sore or ulcer, open sores, infections and wounds, do not wait to speak to a medical professional as these conditions can rapidly worsen and become deadly.

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