Nursing Home Lawsuit Settlements

Nursing home lawsuit settlements allow nursing home abuse victims to get compensated for abuse and neglect at a long-term care facility. The average nursing home abuse settlement awards about $400,000. While this money can’t erase the pain of the abuse, it can provide a sense of justice for the injury that has occurred. See if you may be eligible to seek nursing home abuse compensation now.

Get a Free Case Review

Last updated:

What Are Nursing Home Settlements?

A nursing home settlement is an agreement between a person who has filed a nursing home abuse lawsuit and the facility where the abuse occurred.

Typically, the nursing home or assisted living facility agrees to pay a sum of money to resolve the lawsuit without either party ever having to go to court.

Average Nursing Home Neglect Settlement: About $400,000 in the United States

Almost all nursing home abuse lawsuits are resolved through settlements. This gives families quicker access to money they can use to provide a safe and caring environment for their loved ones.

Get a free case review right now and see if you may be owed nursing home abuse compensation.

Nursing Home Abuse Compensation Amounts

The average nursing home settlement is about $400,000, but many abuse victims have received $1 million or more in nursing home abuse compensation.

The experienced attorneys works with have recovered over $256 million in nursing home lawsuit payouts for victims nationwide.

Nursing home abuse settlements and verdicts secured by our partner attorneys include:

  • $2 million to a Pennsylvania woman
  • $1.75 million for an Ohio family in a wrongful death case
  • $1.2 million to a victim of nursing home abuse in Illinois
  • $1.35 million for a patient in Alabama with a shoulder injury
  • $1 million to a California nursing home patient with dementia
  • $1 million for a California family in a wrongful death case
  • $890,000 to a Kentucky resident who experienced nursing home abuse
  • $600,000 for an Alzheimer’s patient in Massachusetts
  • $575,000 for a Massachusetts family in a wrongful death case
  • $500,000 to a New York patient with diabetes

While results will vary from case to case, a nursing home abuse attorney can give you an idea about the potential settlement value of your case. can connect you to a top nursing home abuse attorney if you have a case. Contact one of our team members at (888) 726-9160 to take the first step toward justice.

Factors That Affect Nursing Home Settlement Amounts

Nursing home negligence lawsuit settlements vary in amount depending on a number of different factors.

These factors include:

  • The severity of the injury: Severe abuse or neglect that leads to serious nursing home abuse injuries may result in larger settlements. For example, cases involving late-stage bedsores (pressure sores), sepsis (bloodstream infection), broken bones, or brain injuries may result in higher settlement amounts.
  • Related medical bills: The cost of medical care needed to treat injuries caused by the abuse may also affect the settlement amount.
  • Strength of case: A strong case with evidence linking a facility to an incident of abuse or neglect will likely result in a higher settlement.

Your lawyer can also affect the amount of nursing home abuse compensation that you receive.

The best nursing home abuse lawyers are experienced in this area of the law and skilled negotiators who will fight for the most compensation available in your case.

Who Qualifies for a Nursing Home Abuse Settlement?

An elderly woman sits in a wheelchair in a nursing homeYou may be eligible to pursue a nursing home abuse settlement if you or a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect.

While some nursing home residents may be able to pursue a personal injury claim independently, others may be too sick to take legal action on their own or may have passed away from injuries related to the abuse.

If a nursing home abuse victim has passed away, a family member may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek nursing home wrongful death settlements.

People who may be eligible to seek nursing home settlements include:

  • Nursing home abuse or neglect victim (if they are able)
  • Victim’s spouse, children, or other family members
  • Victim’s estate representatives

Who can file a nursing home abuse lawsuit and pursue a settlement differs from case to case, depending on the victim’s injuries and the state laws at play.

A nursing home abuse attorney can review the facts of the case and let you know if you may be eligible to file a legal claim and pursue nursing home lawsuit settlements.

Wondering if you’re eligible to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit? Chat with one of our caring case managers in confidence — it costs nothing to speak with us.

chat advocate at laptop
Need Legal Help?

Our case managers can answer your questions and connect you to an attorney.

Chat Now

Steps to Get Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Settlements

The basic steps to pursuing nursing home lawsuit settlements are listed below.

  1. Contact for a free case review: One of our case managers will ask you questions about the abuse that you or a loved one has suffered. They will connect you with a top nursing home abuse attorney if you have a case.
  2. Collect evidence: Your legal team will start gathering evidence to build a strong case. This may include medical records, nursing home incident reports, and police reports.
  3. File your lawsuit: Your nursing home abuse lawyer will file your lawsuit in the proper court and before any legal deadlines (statutes of limitations).
  4. Negotiate a settlement: Your attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement agreement with the facility and any other parties named in the lawsuit. They will try to get you as much nursing home compensation as possible.
  5. Fight for you in court: If the facility’s settlement offer isn’t enough to compensate you for your injuries, your legal team will be prepared to argue your case in court. If you win, compensation will be awarded through a jury verdict.

An experienced nursing home abuse lawyer will do everything in their power to resolve your case as quickly as possible and fight for as much nursing home compensation as allowed under the law.

Why Families Pursue Nursing Home Lawsuit Settlements

Nursing home lawsuit settlements provide families with much-needed compensation and hold negligent long-term care facilities accountable for their negligence.

Benefits of nursing home lawsuit settlements include:

  • Compensation: This money can be used to help pay for health care related to the abuse and allow the abuse victim to move to a safe facility where they can receive the care and peace they deserve.
  • Justice for victims and their family members: Those who are the victims of abuse often feel a sense of justice when they receive nursing home abuse compensation.
  • Privacy for the victim: Nursing home lawsuit settlements are almost always confidential, sparing the victim from suffering additional trauma.
  • Protect others from abuse: Nursing homes that are forced to pay settlements may enact new policies to prevent others from suffering similar harm. They may also fire nursing home staff members who were involved in the abuse.

Get Help With a Nursing Home Settlement

Working with an experienced nursing home abuse law firm is the best way to increase your chances of securing nursing home abuse compensation.

The law firms that works with have secured more than $256 million in nursing home lawsuit payouts for clients across the country.

These firms never charge any upfront fees, and they can take cases in all 50 states.

See if they can help you — reach out today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Nursing Home Abuse Settlements FAQs

What’s the largest nursing home settlement?

In some cases, people receive nursing home settlements worth millions of dollars.

Some notable nursing home abuse settlements that have been reported include:

  • $200 million to the family of a patient with dementia who died after falling down a flight of stairs while secured to her wheelchair
  • $13 million to the family of a man who died after not receiving antibiotics to treat an infection
  • More than $7 million to a Kentucky man with arthritis
  • $2.3 million to a woman with bedsores that became infected

What’s the average settlement for nursing home neglect?

The average settlement for nursing home neglect is about $400,000.

Elder abuse victims may receive even more nursing home abuse compensation if the abuse results in severe injuries or the abuse is especially appalling.

Compensation can be used to pay for the victim’s medical expenses, placement in a safe facility, and more.

How much can you sue a nursing home for negligence?

The amount that you can sue a nursing home for negligence depends on several factors, including:

  • The type of injury the victim sustained (physical abuse, sexual abuse, medical malpractice, or some other injury)
  • The amount of the victim’s related medical bills
  • The role that the nursing facility played in the abuse

A personal injury lawyer can evaluate the facts of your case and give you a possible settlement range.

How long does a nursing home lawsuit take?

Each nursing home abuse case is different and can take several months or years to complete.

Cases that result in nursing home lawsuit settlements often resolve quicker than those that are tried in court.

How much are wrongful death nursing home settlements?

Wrongful death nursing home settlements vary from case to case.

Some settlements our legal partners have secured include:

  • $1.75 million for a family that lost a loved one in Ohio
  • $1 million for a family that lost a loved one in California
  • $575,000 for a family that lost a loved one in Massachusetts

A nursing home abuse attorney can file a wrongful death claim and fight for the maximum compensation available on your behalf.

If your loved one passed away from nursing home abuse or neglect, may be able to help. Contact our team now for a free consultation.

Written by: makes it easier to take legal action. We have information, lawsuit guides, and breaking news about drugs, products, and other issues that could affect you.

ReferencesView References
  1. National Institute on Aging. (2023, July 21). “Elder Abuse.” Retrieved October 18, 2023, from
  2. Sokolove Law. (2023, September 26). “Nursing Home Settlements.” Retrieved October 18, 2023, from
  3. Stevenson, D. and Studdert, D. “The Rise Of Nursing Home Litigation: Findings From A National Survey Of Attorneys.” Health Affairs. Retrieved October 18, 2023, from

Get in Touch

If you want to speak with a law firm about a potential case – or if you have a question or comment about – you can call (888) 726-9160 or fill out the case review form on this page for a free consultation. You should hear back within 24 hours.

Have questions or comments?

(888) 726-9160

Get a Free Case Review

woman holding phone smiling

Our team is always ready to help.


(888) 726-9160