Nursing Home Abuse Claims Attorney
Nursing Home negligence and abuse are huge problems in South Florida. With an aging baby-boomer population, we can only expect to see an increase in nursing home negligence over the next couple of decades. If your family member or loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or negligence, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney who has nursing home abuse claims experience as soon as possible about your case.
We count on nursing homes to provide safe and competent care of our loved ones in their golden years. Nursing home abuse or negligence that leads to injury or death is every family’s nightmare. Although we try to do as much as we can for our loved ones, many of us have no choice but to find around-the-clock dedicated care for our loved ones in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Navigating the legal and emotional complexities of these cases can be incredibly hard on families. If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you need to get in touch with a personal injury attorney immediately, so a thorough investigation can be conducted.
Each year, thousands of senior citizens across the nation are abused in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. A study out of the New England Journal of Medicine found that violations exist in approximately 93 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. If you suspect your loved one has been mistreated at a long-term care facility or nursing home, you need to contact a nursing home abuse attorney about your case.
Residents in nursing homes have important rights, and it is grossly unfair to leave the elderly residents to suffer at the hands of other residents, or the caretaker or anyone at the facility, without even the hope of justice. If you have noticed any sign that may indicate nursing home abuse, it is critical to contact a nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible, to help you determine rights and options. The caregiver/caretaker, and the facility may have a legal liability, and it will be determined if it is a viable option in your situation.
Nursing home abuse attorneys know that it’s important to monitor any elderly person in such a facility, for both their mental and physical condition, as it is critical to identify the signs of nursing home abuse as soon as possible. The physical abuse can be the actual infliction of physical pain intentionally, discomfort, negligent infliction of pain by deviating from accepted standards resulting in bed sores and other injuries, beatings, sexual assaults, malnutrition, deprivation or the unnecessary, inappropriate or unauthorized use of restraints.
Sometimes the abuse can be mental, which, although not as easily noticeable, can have effects that are just as harmful. Your loved one, in these scenarios, will be left feeling hopeless, uncared for and exploited. If you notice your loved one is overly agitated or withdrawn, they may have been the victim of mental abuse.
Florida has a separate set of rights known as the “Nursing Home Bill of Rights” that provides separate and additional protection to nursing home residents, above and beyond regular medical malpractice statutes. You need to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to explain and help you navigate the intricate maze of statutes and laws that need to be invoked to obtain a successful outcome in any nursing home abuse situation. Robert Gluck has been handling these types of personal injury cases for over two decades and can put his experience to work for you.
If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact Robert today at 954.583.8999 for a free case consultation.
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