When you choose a nursing home, you’re leaving a senior loved one with people you hope are caring and competent. You want them to offer the care that you would if you could provide it yourself. Unfortunately, in some cases, those people might prove irresponsible—or worse.
If your loved one was abused in a nursing home, whether through deliberate abuse or neglect, hire a lawyer to get the help that your loved one deserves. Call us today at (813) 463-8880 to learn how we can provide you with the legal counsel and help you need to navigate this complicated process.
We’ve worked with many families whose loved ones have suffered from nursing home abuse. In many cases, we have collected substantial compensation—often the maximum possible damages—that have made it possible for abused or neglected seniors to move to new nursing homes and receive the care they need and deserve.
A wide range of injuries can occur in nursing homes, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, and simple negligence. In some cases, multiple types of abuse may happen at the same location.
Any type of nursing home abuse requires quick and decisive action. You don’t want a facility to continue to abuse your loved one, and you want to recover the compensation your loved one deserves for the mistreatment. Working with a lawyer is one of the most effective ways to ensure that your loved one receives the necessary post-abuse help.
Nursing home abuse typically occurs either because of the negligence or abuse of specific people or because of specific policies created (or not enforced) by the nursing home as a whole.
In some cases, nursing homes may overwork personnel or stretch them too thin, or enact policies that include limiting the care provided to seniors within the home. Work with a lawyer who understands how to establish responsibility for your loved one’s abuse. Typically, the nursing home is responsible for providing adequate care for your loved one. Failure to provide that care can lead to serious legal and financial consequences.
Your loved one may recover several types of damages after suffering from nursing home abuse, including:
Working with a lawyer is the best way to establish what your loved one deserves for nursing home abuse injuries.
After abuse allegations arise, many nursing homes attempt to avoid paying the compensation that your loved one is due. They may claim that no abuse occurred at all, and even cover up signs of abuse to limit their liability. In cases of clearly established abuse or neglect, insurance companies associated with the nursing home may attempt to offer a settlement for significantly less than what your loved one needs to pay for recovery and treatment. Never sign any paperwork or settlement offers before consulting a lawyer. This will help prevent any confusion about what your loved one deserves as a result of nursing home injuries.
Many elderly individuals are on a tight budget, and you might not think your family can afford a lawyer. When you contact us, however, we’ll provide a free consultation as we get to know your case and determine what assistance we can offer. In many cases, we provide legal services on a contingent fee basis, in which we only get paid when our client receives a settlement or judgment. For many families, this makes it easier to get their loved ones the financial assistance they need.
If you have a loved one who was abused in a nursing home, don’t wait to get help. Email us or call (813) 463-8880 to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we may help.
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