Nursing Home Abuse
Orlando Nursing Home Abuse: Florida Seniors Deserve Better
Orlando nursing home abuse, negligence, and mistreatment can turn seniors’ golden years into times of great struggle, turmoil, and tragedy. Many nursing homes throughout the state of Florida are terribly understaffed. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) estimates that approximately 2 million seniors suffer some form of abuse or negligence each year in institutional and non-institutional settings. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has estimated that more than 9 out of 10 nursing homes in the U.S. suffer chronic understaffing. By accident or by intention, caregivers may over-medicate or under-medicate seniors; deprive them of companionship; emotionally, financially, or even sexually abuse them; or neglect them to the point that they suffer bedsores and other traumas that cause infections and even death. The Florida personal injury attorneys at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP have been helping Orlando nursing home abuse victims throughout the state of Florida for more than two decades (since 1989). Many nursing home lawyers work to take on as many cases as the firm can handle to maximize profits. We at DWKMR&S have a very different and contrasting philosophy. Each client gets to draw upon the resources of our entire team. This dynamic perspective allows us to solve your problems faster and identify uniquely creative solutions for you. It is our mission to provide victims of illnesses and injuries with the care, personalized attention, and meticulous legal support they need to end abuse, neglect, and other mistreatment; hold wrongdoers accountable to the law; and find new support systems and structures to rebuild their lives.
The Struggle to Understand What Happened: Fighting Many Battles at Once
Victimized seniors often struggle even to identify the negligent care or mistreatment. Seniors who have been sexually abused by caregivers, for instance, may be embarrassed or scared to come forward. Seniors who suffer Alzheimer’s may ask family members for help with an abusive nurse, only to have their fears dismissed as products of the dementia. Moreover, abusive nursing homes tend to have deeply dysfunctional cultures. Family members may overlook warning signs or may be shielded from the realities of the home. The process of identifying and correcting is involved, exhaustive, and legally complicated. Our experienced and compassionate team can help you make sense of your options and obtain recovery for costs, such as medical, surgical, and rehab costs; remuneration for money stolen; and even punitive damages against the nursing home or the home’s insurer. Throughout your case, the team at DWKMR&S will keep you in the loop and leverage our resources, talent, and familiarity with Florida’s nursing home abuse laws to put you back in control.
Taking Action Now to End Orlando Nursing Home Abuse
We at DWKMR&S understand how scared and frustrated victims and family members of victims can be at the prospect of initiating legal action against a nursing home, even if you strongly believe that the home has grossly mistreated a beloved family member. We strive to make the process as easy as possible. We take clients on a contingency basis, so they do not pay fees or costs unless and until we obtain a recovery. We also provide free resources online and free consultations for prospective clients. Connect with us today at 888-726-6735 to get the help and counsel you need.