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What should I do before a consultation with a Nursing Home Attorney?

The most important thing to do before consulting with a Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyer is to make sure the person you care about gets the proper medical help for any injuries they may have. Then it is important to gather as much information about the abuse or injury as possible. This may make asking for reports about the injury from the nursing home or talking with the nursing home staff about what occurred. If you are able to get as much information as possible, it will make your consultation with a Tennessee lawyer go that much more smoothly.

How to get ready for your consultation

When gathering information to discuss with a Tennessee lawyer, it is recommended that you do not just try to remember the information. It is important to have as much actual proof as possible so that your lawyer can help you determine who is responsible for causing any injury to your loved one. Some ways to gather this information may include but is not limited to:

  • Taking pictures of the injuries and the location where injuries occurred
  • Writing as much down as you can remember in as much detail as possible
  • Obtaining your loved one’s medical chart from the nursing home
  • Listing your loved one’s medical conditions and injuries when they occurred
  • Gathering any other documents such as wills, power of attorney, pictures prior to the injury, and nursing home inspection documents.

If you are able to gather this information, it will help your attorney determine whether the nursing home care was substandard, whether a lawsuit is the best remedy for the situation or if other the issues should be addressed in other ways. Your attorney will help you get any information or documents you do not have but the more evidence you can gather for the initial meeting will help your Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer determine if legal action is best for your case.

Understanding confidentiality during your consultation

We understand that discussing the abuse or neglect of someone you care about can be challenging and even painful. Our Tennessee nursing home lawyers will help you throughout your case from the initial consultation to the final resolution of the neglect case. Our attorney’s experiences with Nursing Home Neglect cases allow them to come prepared with information to answer any questions you may have as the process moves forward. Please remember that it is okay to ask questions and to speak freely and honestly with your lawyer. This is true even if you think the information may hurt your case. In fact, this is especially true if you believe you have information that may concern you lawyer because without that information your lawyer could be blindsided and they will be unable to advise you completely about the claim. Remember that any information you share will be bound by confidentiality even if you choose not to hire us to pursue your case. According to state laws, anything that is talked about throughout your consultation and any other meetings is protected by attorney and client privilege. It is important for your attorney to be aware of all the information now rather than to face surprises later in your case.

Speaking with a Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Nursing home abuse and neglect can be complicated and confusing to handle on your own. Our experienced and compassionate Tennessee nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers with the Higgins Firm will review your case to help determine if legal action is needed. If it is, our attorneys will work with you and fight for you to make sure the party or parties responsible for what your loved one suffered are held accountable for their actions. We will make sure that you and your loved one receive the compensation you may be entitled to for what you have been through.

Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.