South Florida Personal Injury Attorney
When you put a loved one in a nursing home, it is always with the best intentions. Unfortunately, some nursing home residents suffer from abuse and neglect. However, nursing home abuse and neglect can be very difficult to recognize and often covered up by nursing home staff. Victims and families can benefit greatly from a consultation with our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by a nursing home, please contact us. Each nursing home negligence case will not only be handled by an experienced personal injury attorney, but also by a full staff of paralegals and professionals. At Lawlor | Zigler, you will receive the highest quality legal representation for your family.
Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits
Nursing home negligence comes in many different forms. A caregiver does not have to physically or mentally harm the individual for it to be considered abuse. It is also possible for the caregiver to abuse the senior or patient by failing to provide the necessary and proper care. The abuse can be ongoing neglect, or a single event that produces injury, either physical or financial.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing epidemic. Due to staffing shortages, many nursing homes do not properly screen or train their employees. However, Florida has several regulations that govern the rights of nursing home and assisted living residences to prevent abuse.
Nursing Home Injuries
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Lawlor | Zigler stand ready to protect seniors in nursing homes and hold any and all responsible parties liable for damages related to their neglect or abuse. There are many common types of injuries suffered as a result of neglect or abuse, including:
- Malnutrition, including the failure to provide nourishment or assist with eating
- Improper hygiene, which often leads to infections and disease
- Bedsores or damage to skin
- Failure to properly monitor patients
- Denial of medical care or medication errors
- Failure to timely call physicians or specialists when there are issues
- Burns and/or wounds
- Abuse (verbal, physical, and/or mental)
- Deprivation or basic needs
If someone that you care about seems to suffer from nursing home injuries, we can help. Please contact our nursing home negligence attorneys today.
Our Experienced Nursing Home Attorneys Can Help
We understand how difficult it is to see someone that you care about suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect. It is important to act quickly to protect your rights, and to ensure that your loved ones are treated with compassion and dignity. Please contact our personal injury trial attorneys at Lawlor | Zigler at 1-855-465-2889 or fill out a free consultation form online.