Nursing Home Abuse & Elder Law
The State of Florida is home to over four million residents who are sixty-five (65) years old or older. While many of these residents are fully independent and continue to care for themselves, many of Florida’s citizens over sixty-five (65) years old eventually find themselves in a nursing home or some other assisted living facility. In fact, Florida has more than seven hundred (700) nursing homes statewide, and most of those facilities are owned and operated by privately-held, for-profit companies that focus on maximizing profits and minimizing their operating costs.
Unfortunately, many individuals who are admitted to these nursing homes personally experience conditions such as poorly trained staff, overcrowded rooms, and a lack of accountability. These conditions lead to physical and emotional abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and even financial abuse of the patients who are admitted to these nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Some of the most common signs of abuse including the following:
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, or even broken bones;
- Bedsores (also called pressure sores);
- A sudden change in personality or alertness;
- A flood of unnecessary medications;
- A tense relationship with one or more of a patient’s caregivers;
- Missing documents, changes in financial accounts, or even theft of a patient’s money; OR
- A refusal of the facilities’ staff to speak to the family about the patient.
If you or a loved one experiences or witnesses nursing home abuse or neglect, take action immediately. If there is a clear, immediate danger from a physically or sexually abuse caregiver, contact 9-1-1 or your local authorities and report the issue. Otherwise, you can contact Lampariello Law Group for assistance in ending the abuse.
If you or your loved one have been a victim of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to compensation. Florida law provides a number of protections and tools for victims of elder abuse, but the procedures and methods to recovery can be confusing and complicated. The experienced attorneys from Lampariello Law Group are happy to assist with this process. Please us today for a free consultation. Once involved in your case, Lampariello Law Group attorneys will persistently and passionately fights to get you the compensation you deserve.