Can I Get Punitive Damages In My Case?

  Punitive damages are a special category of damages.  They are designed to punish bad conduct and deter similar conduct by others in cases where the Defendant’s actions are particularly outrageous.  They are outside of the usual scope of damages in injury cases, which are intended to compensate the injured person for their harms and losses. Whether or not your case could involve punitive damages depends on what type of case you have and the specific facts of your case.  In some situations, punitive damages are not available under any …
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WKC NEWS: We Have A Verdict!

Earlier this week, attorneys Michael Cetina and Matthew Heimlich obtained a verdict of $588,788.18 against a nursing home on behalf of the family of an 84 year-old resident who fell and fractured her hip. An excellent result for deserving clients!  

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Effective Testimony in a Nursing Home Negligence Case

Nursing home residents are trusting the doctors and staff of the facility with their wellbeing at a time when they are less capable of taking care of themselves. If a nursing home is negligent in its care, a resident has a right to compensation for his or her worsened physical condition. Documentation of injuries and expert testimony are important in proving that the resident’s condition is the result of improper care. Residents need people who are willing to testify on their behalf during the case. Resident as a Witness The …
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Signs Your Loved One Might Be Being Abused or Neglected in a Nursing Home

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, more and more people are requiring the around-the-clock care afforded by a nursing home. Physical disabilities, as well as cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, make it hard for many elderly individuals to do the daily tasks of living. Family members who place their relatives in the hands of a nursing home expect that he or she will be treated fairly, kindly, and consistently. Tragically, this is not always the case. Read on to learn signs that your loved one …
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