Nursing Home Negligence

Our loved ones move into nursing homes to be looked after and cared for, but they can be mistreated or neglected by the caretakers and staff members. If you feel that this is happening or has happened to your loved one, contact our team of expert attorneys. We can help determine who is at fault and what the best course of action is to get your loved one living a comfortable, stress-free life again.

Understanding Nursing Home Negligence

Florida nursing home negligence is a tragedy that often goes underreported. The National Elder Abuse Incidence study, for instance, found that only approximately 16% of senior abuse and neglect cases are reported to authorities. The National Center on Elder Abuse has argued that the problem of nursing home understaffing may cause or contribute to thousands of deaths and illnesses every year in Florida and throughout the U.S. Moreover, victims of Florida nursing home negligence may lack the resources, capacities, and support structure to end the wrongdoing and get good help quickly.

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The Many Types of Nursing Home Negligence

Neglect can take many forms. For instance, a caregiver may simply misplace or forget a senior’s medication, indirectly causing the senior to suffer a seizure or other life-ending side effect. In some cases, the negligence and abuse may be more intentional. For instance, an overwhelmed caregiver may simply lock a senior in her room to avoid having to care for her – or may even prevent the senior from socializing as “punishment” for failing to cooperate.

Nursing Home Negligence Legal Help

The Florida injury firm of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP has been fighting for the rights of abuse and neglect victims for 21 years. Unlike many other injury law firms, which take on as many cases as possible to generate as much business as possible, we pride ourselves on our patient, meticulous and client-centered philosophy. We strongly believe that victims deserve understanding, empathy, and significant resources. To that end, we take our time and offer services to a small, deserving group of clients. We can help you obtain recovery for damages, such as medical or surgical bills stemming from a bedsore infection or an accidental prescription medication overdose. Our attorneys are skilled at handling Florida nursing home negligence, and we provide free, safe consultations to answer all of your relevant questions.

Understanding the Root of the Neglect and Abuse, and Getting Beyond It

Victims in dysfunctional Florida nursing homes may not even be fully cognizant of the scope of their caregiver’s carelessness and negligence. Victimized seniors may “get used to” being denied socialization time; being locked away from family, friends, and other visitors; and being “punished” for disagreeing with caregivers. The cost of inaction can be high. An immobilized senior, for instance, who does not get turned over regularly can develop bedsore lesions. These are profoundly uncomfortable, and they can get infected and cause secondary and tertiary medical problems, such as clotting, full body sepsis, stroke, and even death.

Dave P.

“Son injured at Disney World. 8-year-old case resurrected at the 5th Court of Appeal. Dellecker Wilson saw the validity of and value in the case and through another two and one-half years realized a significant judgment for the injury sustained. This firm is nothing but highly professional, dedicated, diligent, compassionate and beyond reproach. Kudos to our team led by Ken McKenna. Doubtful there could be a smarter bunch of attorneys anywhere.”

Dave P.

“Son injured at Disney World. 8-year-old case resurrected at the 5th Court of Appeal. Dellecker Wilson saw the validity of and value in the case and through another two and one-half years realized a significant judgment for the injury sustained. This firm is nothing but highly professional, dedicated, diligent, compassionate and beyond reproach. Kudos to our team led by Ken McKenna. Doubtful there could be a smarter bunch of attorneys anywhere.”

Start Building Your Case

Whether you just recently discovered that a caregiver failed to give your great uncle his liver medication for the past six months; or you suspect that your elderly mother has been mistreated, the team at DWKMR&S can work with you to develop and execute a systematic plan to end the abuse and neglect and get your beloved senior re-situated in a better environment. DWKMR&S provides representation on contingency. This means that we front all costs of investigating the abuse and neglect, developing pretrial resources, and going to court. You only pay fees or costs if and when we recover a settlement or trial award. Learn more about what sets our team apart, explore free resources here at our site, [Links to Free Resources]or dial 888-726-6735 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to get your urgent questions about Florida nursing home negligence answered now.

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