Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Attorneys in Jupiter, FL Represents Nursing Home Physical Abuse Clients in Palm Beach County and Throughout Florida
Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home is not an easy decision. However, we trust that the professionals at these facilities will provide our loved ones with the best possible care. It can therefore be devastating to discover that your loved one has in fact suffered abuse at the very hands of the people you entrusted them to. The Jupiter nursing home physical abuse lawyers at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa can help you hold those that caused harm to your loved one accountable.
The elderly in nursing homes are particularly vulnerable. They cannot protect themselves from abuse. Our team is committed to holding those responsible for abusing these vulnerable members of society accountable for their actions. We have a proven track record of representing the elderly and their families in nursing home abuse claims. We will fight to secure the best outcome in your case.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with our nursing home sexual abuse attorneys in Jupiter, FL. We’d be glad to discuss the details of your case and answer any questions you may have. We will explain your rights to you and help you determine the best approach to use in your case.
Physical Abuse in Florida Nursing Homes
When people think of nursing home abuse, most people think of this kind of abuse. Physical abuse occurs when a nursing home resident is physically injured as a result of the negligence of nursing home staff. There are also situations where the injuries are inflicted on the nursing home resident intentionally. For example, this may occur when a staff member attacks a nursing home resident.
Physical abuse in nursing homes may be:
- Active abuse – this may include slapping, pushing, pinching, kicking, or punching the nursing home resident.
- Misuse of restraints – restraints should only be used when there is a reason. In addition, they should only be used for a short and defined period. Unwarranted use of restraints is considered abuse. For example, nursing home staff may use restraints to discipline a resident and this can cause injury.
- Neglect – this type of abuse is often not intentional. It is often the result of the nursing home being understaffed or lacking in resources. Examples include nursing home residents not being provided with clothing, healthy food, or a sanitary environment.
The warning signs of physical abuse are often more noticeable than other forms of nursing home abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse contact our Jupiter nursing home physical abuse lawyers and schedule free consultation.
About Jupiter, FL
Jupiter is a coastal town located on the southeastern coast of Florida. It is 87 miles north of Miami and is part of the Miami Metropolitan area. It is home to Jonathan Dickinson State Park which is renowned for its natural beauty. The park offers visitors opportunities to take part in various activities including swimming, kayaking, boating, wildlife watching, and much more.
Nursing home abuse rates are quite high in Florida. More than 40 percent of residents in nursing homes have reported having suffered abuse. More than 90 percent of residents in Florida nursing homes have reported having been neglected. That means 9 in 10 nursing home residents have suffered neglect or know someone that has suffered neglect. It is even more concerning to note that 4 in 10 residents in Florida nursing homes have reported being victimized by sexual, physical, or verbal abuse within the nursing home.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse contact Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa to work with our nursing home sexual abuse attorneys in Jupiter, FL and hold the nursing home and their staff accountable.
Contact Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa to Consult with Our Jupiter Nursing Home Physical Lawyers
Discovering that your elderly loved one is the victim of abuse at the hands of the very professionals you entrusted with their care can be devastating. However, it is important to take action to ensure justice is served and prevent the same thing from happening to other elderly residents of the nursing home. Contact Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa to work with our seasoned nursing home sexual abuse attorneys in Jupiter, FL. You can trust us to fight for justice on your behalf and on behalf of your loved one.
Get in touch with us now to schedule a free consultation with our seasoned Jupiter nursing home physical abuse lawyers. We will review your case and explain your rights and the options available to you.