Our Springfield personal injury attorneys help clients and witnesses for the plaintiff prepare for an elder-abuse trial. An overview of various witnesses who take the stand in these cases follows.
We might call nursing home administrators, upper management and even lower-level employees to the stand. Their testimonies might contradict each other, proving especially beneficial. For example, the administrators might insist that they have certain policies in place and that they comply with the federal and state standard of care. However, employees who worked with the patients on a daily basis might testify that they were directed to ignore or violate legal protections afforded to patients. Our firm will also ask staff about failure to properly train employees, a lack of sufficient staff, failure to follow basic procedures, failure to follow other state laws and other related deficits on the part of the nursing home.
Independent contractors, such as therapists, financial professionals, mental health professionals and others, might provide further information about violations.
Our Own Experts and Investigators
We will call our own expert to testify about applicable laws, violations and how these impacted the case. If the nursing home has any past violations, we will call state authorities as witnesses who can relate additional details about said violations.
Relatives and loved ones can provide strong testimony about several points, including:
- Promises that the nursing home made and their expectations prior to admitting their family member;
- The poor care, neglect or mistreatment of their loved one; and
- The reason for the lawsuit, including justice for their family member and acting to ensure that another person does not suffer this type of treatment.
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Our Springfield personal injury attorneys at McCarthy Rowden & Baker can discuss case strategies when preparing for an elder-abuse trial.