Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Many seniors flock to Florida to live out their glory days in amazing weather.
When they make the transition from the home environment to a nursing home, retirement community, assisted living, long term care center or a home health aid, we want to feel reassured that they will be treated properly. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is more common than you would want to think about. It is important to know that seniors and nursing home residents and their loved ones understand their legal rights and the responsibilities of nursing homes. If you have had those rights abused and they fail to meet the state mandated responsibly there is legal recourse. If you suspect your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa Medical Malpractice attorneys today. We have offices in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and can handle cases throughout the State of Florida.
Broad Rights of Florida’s Nursing Home Residents:
Florida nursing home staff often mistreat residents by abusing and neglecting them in a variety of different ways. Some types of neglect include:
- Sexually abusing the resident;
- Denying the resident food and water;
- Denying the resident adequate shelter or comforts; and
- Stealing money from the resident.
If you suspect that your loved one has experienced any or all these types of abuse and neglect by a nursing home provider, it is imperative that you speak with a Florida nursing home abuse lawyer immediately to find out how you can be compensated.
Signs of Neglect and Abuse
- Injuries that are unexplained or denied by the older person.
- Bruising, cuts, broken bones, sprains, burns, scrapes, pressure marks from grabbing, other injuries.
- Unattended medical needs
- Wrong prescriptions
- Unclean bedding
- Dirty Clothes
- Weight Loss
- Bank account withdrawals
- Bounced Checks
You cannot fight the big companies alone and need an experienced Medical Malpractice lawyer to help you. Call today for a FREE consultation, or find us online.