Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

As a Tampa personal injury attorney I also handle nursing home negligence and abuse cases. If you or a loved one is a resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility and have been injured as a consequence of abuse or neglect call me right away (813) 381-5410 .

elderly patientHere in the US the percentage of our population that is elderly is increasing every day. Many of the elderly do not have any family to take care of them or in far too many cases the families is not able to care for them. Whatever the situation ever-increasing numbers of our elderly have no other choice but to enter into a nursing home or assisted living facility.

We tend not to think about it, but sometimes the people we trust to care for the elderly are careless and sometimes even abusive.

It’s important you know that a claim against a nursing home or assisted living facility can be brought by either the injured resident or a guardian.

The numbers of incidents of abuse and neglect are on the rise studies show. Some common types are:

  • Refusal to provide medical care
  • Poor supervision of residents
  • Physical or even sexual assault
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • Unsanitary facilities
  • Unnecessary restraint, either chemical or physical
  • Intimidation and threats

In Florida there is a state law called “The Bill of Patient Rights”. This law outlines the care and protection that is to be rendered to these residents. It states that residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are entitled to the care and services required to enable them to attain maximum medical improvement. Law also states that these facilities are to do no harm concerning the physical mental and social well-being of their residents.

A resident’s claim for damages will often include:

  • Compensation for medical expenses
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death

I am an experienced local nursing home neglect and abuse attorney and have handled many claims for residents who have been injured. If you are a resident of one of these facilities and have been injured or if you are the family of a resident that has experienced injury, illness, or even death caused by neglect or abuse please contact me today.

I will meet with you personally and work with you directly from beginning to end. Your case will not be handled by a paralegal or staff. All of my experience will go to work for you. I’ve represented personal injury clients in Florida for more than 35 years and have recovered millions of dollars in damages for them.

The consultation is free call me today (813) 381-5410.