Florida Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Protecting Elderly and Disabled Patients
Nursing homes are supposed to be safe and caring places where administrators and staff work to ensure that our loved ones receive the comfort and services they need in order to live with dignity and respect. While many facilities offer a supportive environment where patients are properly cared for and attended to, elderly and disabled individuals in Florida and across the country are particularly vulnerable to nursing home neglect and physical abuse. The sad reality is that far too often nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are mismanaged and cut-corners to save money resulting in harm to their patients.
The Florida Law Group works to hold nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care providers accountable for substandard care that causes devastating injuries. Our Florida nursing home neglect lawyers are compassionate professionals who work to protect the rights of patients and pursue fair compensation for victims who have suffered harm at the hands of their caretakers. We appreciate that placing a parent or other family member in a nursing home is never an easy decision, and trusting that your loved one will get the care and attention they need is often the most difficult part of the process. When nursing facilities violate this trust by neglecting their residents, they need to be held fully responsible for their actions.
Warning Signs of Nursing Facility Neglect
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:
- Withdrawn behavior or other emotional changes
- Poor personal hygiene
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Frequent infections
- Sudden and unexplained weight loss
- Falling incidents
Nursing home neglect is a serious, underreported problem that can cause residents to suffer extreme physical and emotional harm. In worst case situations, this type of neglect and substandard care can cause the death of a resident.
Seeking Justice for Nursing Home Residents and Their Families
At The Florida Law Group, our attorneys are well aware of the signs of nursing home neglect. We know that these cases can be particularly devastating, with families often blaming themselves for selecting the wrong facility or not visiting their loved one enough. However, the truth is that the nursing home is to blame when a patient is injured or killed because its caregivers have disregarded the residents’ medical concerns, failed to provide adequate food or water, or engaged in another form of neglect.
When nursing home administrators and staff fall short of their duties and residents suffer harm, our firm is prepared to help patients and their families get the compensation they deserve. If you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of substandard care, contact our Florida nursing home neglect lawyers today at 833-352-5297, or fill out our online form for a free case evaluation.