Broken Bones from Abuse & Neglect
Injured By an Abusive or Neglectful Caretaker?
As a resident of a nursing home facility, you should expect nothing less than a reasonable level of care. This may include day-to-day assistance from an attentive caretaker or medical staff, prompt medical treatment, access to properly functioning equipment (i.e. wheelchairs, walkers and bed railings) and an adequate level of supervision.
If you have been mistreated by an abusive or negligent staff member, it is imperative that you do not keep this information to yourself-especially if they have directly injured or assaulted you in any way. With the help of our Tampa nursing home abuse lawyers at The Florida Law Group, you can seek compensation for the unjust treatment that you have endured.
This includes suffering a broken bone under any of the following circumstances:
- Aggressive handling by an abusive caretaker
- Falling off of the bed due to inadequate bed railings
- Falling as a result of a broken or old walker
- Walking hazards (wet floors, faulty lighting or debris)
- Over-medicating with drugs that affect motor function
- Diminished mobility through the use of restraints
Why Broken Bones are Dangerous for the Elderly
When we are young and careless, minor bumps and bruises are an unavoidable part of life. Fortunately, even a broken bone is relatively easy to treat when our bodies have the capacity to heal quickly. As we get older, however, a broken bone can quickly turn into a life-threatening condition. While the injury itself may not have grave consequences, it is easy for an elderly person to experience a downturn in health when they have been rendered partially or fully immobile.
Not only could they be at risk of developing bed sores or pressure ulcers if they are forced to remain in a sedentary position, but they may also be susceptible to a greater risk of complications when it comes to repairing the damaged bone. For this reason, it is imperative that even a seemingly minor injury be treated with diligent care.
Our Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Have Recovered Millions of Dollars
If you have suffered a broken bone as a result of negligent or abusive nursing home care, you should not hesitate to bring your case to the Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at our firm. We understand how debilitating a serious injury can be, both physically and emotionally, so we will do whatever it takes to secure the level of compensation that you deserve. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and can apply our more than 100 years of collective experience to your case.
To learn more about your rights, please contact our office today.