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If your elderly loved one has been neglected or abused in a Florida nursing home, we work to hold the responsible party accountable, seek justice, and recover monetary compensation for you and your loved ones. Call The Florida Law Group today for a free consultation!
Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places for senior adults to recieve the care and medical services they need to live out their golden years in peace and comfort, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. The elderly in nursing homes are entirely dependent on nursing home caregivers, but research shows that as many as 95% of nursing facilities in the U.S. are understaffed and mismanaged in order to cut corners. This vulnerable group is frequently abused and neglected. Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious issue that is both unacceptable and illegal.
When you entrusted your loved one to a nursing home’s care, and they violated your trust and your loved one’s rights with substandard care, they deserve to be held responsible for the devastating pain and injuries they caused. However, legally advocating for your loved one can be a complex, uphill battle, and you don’t have the extensive knowledge or time to effectively pursue a claim while caring for your loved one in the aftermath. That’s why you need the help of Florida nursing home injury attorneys who can explain your legal options and fight for the justice you deserve! Depending on the circumstances of the abuse/neglect and the extent of the pain and suffering your elderly loved one endured, you may be able to recover tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands in monetary compensation for your family. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help!
3 things you need to know about Florida nursing home abuse & neglect
It comes in many different forms.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can vary widely in terms of what actually happens. Because many patients in nursing homes are unable to communicate and express their concerns about possible neglect, it is important to be on the lookout for warning signs that can indicate that a resident is not being properly cared for. These signs may include, but are not limited to:
- Withdrawn behavior or other emotional changes
- Poor personal hygiene
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Frequent infections
- Sudden and unexplained weight loss
- Falling incidents
If you notice any of these signs of abuse or neglect with your elderly loved one, call our attorneys immediately.
Florida has laws in place to prevent it.
The state of Florida has many laws in place in order to prohibit nursing home abuse and neglect and make it less likely to occur. For example, state law mandates that there has to be at least 1 licensed nurse for every 40 residents, and that each resident must have at least 3.6 hours of direct patient care each day. State law also gives nursing home residents the right to be “free from mental and physical abuse, corporal punishment, extended involuntary seclusion, and from physical and chemical restraints”. Your loved one has many more rights, and they deserve to be protected.
You & your victimized loved one can recover compensation.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is not only horrifying to families, but also extremely expensive. You may have to pay for the costs of medical care for your loved one, including bills for hospitalization, surgery, imaging tests, blood work, ambulatory transport, medications, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and more. You may have to pay for the costs of counseling for them, if they were traumatized. They will need alternative living arrangements, or in-home assistive care, or to be transferred to a new nursing home. You and your loved one can recover all of these costs in a lawsuit, as well as costs for the pain they suffered; you may also be able to win punitive damages, which are designed to set an example for other nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and long-term care providers.
Contact The Florida Law Group today.
The Florida Law Group’s award-winning attorneys have recovered over $1 billion for injured victims around the state. We have 11 locations in Tampa, North Tampa, Orlando, Miami, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Largo, New Port Richey, Brandon, Wesley Chapel, and Plant City in order to make our quality representation accessible to more clients. We have over 100 years of combined legal experience on our team and have been recognized by many prestigious legal organizations, including the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Our lead attorney, Chris Limberopoulos, is a board certified civil trial specialist. He is an expert at standing up for wronged seniors in court! Our Florida nursing home injury attorneys proudly offer all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay us anything until we recover a settlement. Call now to set up a free consultation with our caring lawyers and learn what we can do to serve you and pursue the compensation you deserve!