Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
The fastest growing population segment in the United States today is the elderly. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect has also grown. Often times, nursing home centers as well as senior care centers are understaffed which leads to negligence of the elderly. Residents of a nursing home have the right to an environment that is clean and safe, the right to be provided sufficient medical care, a right to have a place to live that is free from neglect and abuse, the right to participate in the decisions about their medical care, and the right to proper daily attention. When these rights are violated and a loved one in a nursing home is neglected or abused, contact Florida Attorney Group so we can match you with qualified Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys who will help recover personal injury monetary compensation for your loved ones injuries including pain and suffering and medical expenses, among other damages.
Lawsuits for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Victims of negligence and abuse and their families may file for monetary relief through a nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuit. While there are some signs of elderly neglect and abuse that are obvious, such as broken bones and bruises that are unexplained, it is not always so obvious to see that the elderly are suffering abuse. Because many nursing home residents are either too weak or not clearheaded enough to realize they are being neglected or abused, the elderly are especially at a higher risk for neglect and abuse, while some have even been scared into keeping quiet.
Nursing home abuse examples may include:
Sexual assault, which could include rape or molestation
- Over medicated
- Physical assault, which could include punching, shaking, pushing, or slapping
- Abuse verbally
- Unreasonable use of forceful physical restraints
- Abuse emotionally
Possible signs of nursing home abuse that are less obvious include:
- Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
- Regular sedation
- Sudden or unexplained illnesses
- Withdrawal emotionally
Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Loved ones who are elderly or sick are usually placed in a nursing care facility by family members because they require 24 hour specialized care. When residents of nursing homes begin suffering bed sores, infections, dehydration, malnutrition, or even death due to improper care and attention, our member compassionate Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys can help you file a negligence claim to get the compensation your loved is entitled to for their injuries.