The very purpose of a nursing home is to provide care, medical attention, and support to our elders who can no longer take care of themselves. When your loved ones are living in a nursing home, you’re placing your trust in the caregivers and staff to offer a high quality of life with 24/7 access to resources that residents need to stay healthy and happy.
Unfortunately, not all nursing homes can boast trustworthiness. The sad reality is that your elder relatives may not be living in a caring environment at all.
When a care facility acts in a negligent manner, it could result in serious harm to senior citizens. At the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, our Clearwater Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers fight on behalf of senior citizens and their families to hold the negligent party responsible. En Español.
Backed by 40+ years’ experience, our dedicated personal injury attorneys are well-prepared to guide you through the difficult legal issues that lie ahead in a nursing home abuse claim.
About Florida Nursing Home Abuse Laws
Every nursing home facility must be staffed with qualified personnel and healthcare providers. Nursing assistants and care providers need to have reached a certain number of educational hours and training before they can legally work in a nursing home. Additionally, each nursing home must have a physician, nurse, or dietician available.
Other regulations that nursing home facilities must abide by include:
- Adequate staff to provide necessary care
- Comprehensive care plan for each individual
- Proper vision and hearing treatment for residents
- Pharmaceutical services
- Supervision of medical care for residents
- Avoid medication errors
- Adequate supervision for individuals
Has a nursing home facility violated any of these basic regulations, neglected their duties, or committed outright abuse? Our personal injury lawyers in Clearwater have decades of experience with which to help you bring a claim against a negligent nursing home facilities.
Different Types of Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home negligence and elder abuse can take many different forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuses. Physical abuse through non-accidental and excessive uses of force may be the easiest to detect, but other forms of abuse can be difficult to discern. For example, you may not know when your loved one is being intimidated or ignored by the nursing home staff. For one reason or another, a resident may not want to speak out about the abuse.
It is important to understand the different kinds of abuse that can take place in nursing homes and how to identify them. Frequent visits and check-ups may help families remain aware of their loved one’s condition and be able to spot abuse early on. Keeping careful financial records may prevent financial exploitation and healthcare fraud. Gather as much evidence as possible to help protect the health and safety of you and your loved ones.
Too many cases of nursing home abuse go undetected and unreported; don’t let the abuse of your loved one be one of them.
Let Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Help You
We understand your situation is unique. You may feel overwhelmed by a situation and not know what steps to take. With us, you’ll also have no upfront fees to worry about, as we do not want to add any further difficulties.
We only get paid if you win your legal claim. We encourage you to discover how our experienced lawyers can help you seek a measure of justice for nursing home abuse. Let our Clearwater nursing home abuse attorneys guide you through the process and help you protect your rights and entitlements.
If you or a loved one is suffering from abuse, take action to stop it and recover compensation for medical costs and suffering. Work with the award-winning legal team at the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos today and protect your loved ones against nursing home abuse.