Florida Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
Advocating for Nursing Home Residents Who Have Suffered Due to a Lack of Care
When you make the difficult decision to place a loved one in the care of nursing home, you trust that the facility and staff will provide the services and attention that your loved one needs and deserves. Although long-term care and skilled nursing facilities are subject to strict licensing programs and regulations at the state and federal levels, many facilities fail to comply with appropriate standards of care. When the services and attention provided to an elderly or disabled resident fall short, the resident can suffer life-threatening injuries and even wrongful death.
At The Florida Law Group, we fight to ensure that victims of nursing home neglect and abuse receive full compensation for the harms they have suffered. Our Florida nursing home neglect attorneys understand just how frightening these situations can be for both residents and their families. We are dedicated and compassionate professionals who will do everything we can to protect your loved one’s rights at every point in the process. Our law firm offers free consultations for you to discuss your case with a Florida personal injury lawyer skilled in handling these very difficult and alarming cases.
Substandard Medical Care in Nursing Facilities can Cause Serious Harm
Individuals in nursing homes have many different types of medical needs and conditions. Many elderly residents suffer memory impairment or dementia and others have serious mobility issues. Other residents have been diagnosed with serious illnesses requiring constant care and attention. Regardless of the reasons for entering a nursing home, residents should be able to expect that the facility will provide an appropriate level of care for their conditions. Unfortunately, this is not always the case – many nursing homes in Florida and across the nation fail to provide adequate care for their residents.
Cases of neglect and abuse involving substandard care by nursing home staff are unfortunately not unusual. When a resident’s medical condition is not properly monitored and treated, the resident can suffer serious and even life-threatening medical conditions. While substandard medical care can take many different forms, some of the most common incidents of inadequate care that can result in harm to the resident include:
- Failure to diagnose and treat infections in a timely manner
- Failure to treat bed sores in a timely manner
- Failure to provide adequate attention to cuts and abrasions
- Failure to properly monitor fluid intake to prevent dehydration and food intake to prevent malnutrition
- Failure to administer medications as prescribed
- Failure to properly monitor residents for adverse reactions to medication
If you suspect that your loved one is suffering because of any of these examples of substandard care, you should consult a Florida nursing home neglect attorney to put an end to the harm being done.
Did A Loved One Suffer an Injury because of Inadequate Medical Care? The Florida Law Group Can Help
If you suspect that your loved one has been harmed due to a lack of proper care in a nursing home, you should discuss your case with The Florida Law Group. Our firm offers free consultations where you can meet with a caring attorney who will review your case and talk about the legal options available to you. While many people are afraid to step forward and take action against nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, you need to keep in mind that you placed your trust in the facility and its staff, and they abused this trust. The attorneys at our firm are here to help you right the wrongs and get the justice you deserve. You can reach our Florida nursing home neglect attorneys today by calling 833-352-5297 or completing our online contact form.