Dependable Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Passionately Fight for Victim Rights in Palm Beach County and Throughout Florida
When families entrust their elderly loved ones to specialized care facilities such as nursing homes and eldercare institutions, it is with the hope that they will receive the quality care that they need. Unfortunately, abuse in nursing homes is common, and the World Health Organization and the CDC have reported widely on the prevalence of nursing home and elder abuse around the world. While this can be very upsetting to families – not to mention the elderly victims of abuse – the good news is that you have recourse to experienced and reliable legal representation that can help secure your loved one from harm and compensate you for your pain, suffering, and other losses. Contact the Palm Beach Gardens nursing home physical abuse lawyers at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa today to learn more about how we can help.
Understanding and Preventing Abuse with the Assistance of Dedicated Palm Beach Gardens Nursing Home Physical Abuse Lawyers
Nursing homes care for some of society’s most vulnerable members. The fact that someone may need to be admitted into a nursing home is proof that they very likely are unable to care for themselves.
Nursing home abuse can happen very easily, and it can take many forms. Physical abuse is typically defined as any form of physical harm, but there may be numerous causes of such harm. A direct attack against a resident, negligence that leads to choking, poor supervision that can lead to assault by or between residents, sexual assault (even rape) of a resident, illnesses caused by poor care or neglect, bedsores, poor hygiene, and mental anguish can all be connected to various forms of mistreatment and physical abuse of a nursing home resident. An employee may attack a resident, another may neglect the resident, and some may not take care while feeding or assisting them, leading to hazards such as choking or a slip and fall.
Financial abuse can also come into play, and a resident may be physically or sexually abused to force them to, for example, relinquish control of their financial accounts or make bank withdrawals for an abusive caretaker who threatens the resident with harm if they do not comply.
These are all harrowing examples of what the elderly residents of nursing homes can face, so do not hesitate to call the compassionate and skilled Palm Beach Gardens nursing home physical abuse lawyers at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa today for the guidance, legal protection, and case assistance you need.
About Palm Beach Gardens and Physical and Sexual Abuse Cases
According to the World Health Organization, about 15% of people aged 60 years and older experience some form of abuse in community settings every year. Elder abuse cases are higher in institutions such as nursing homes and eldercare facilities, with about 65% of staff at such institutions reporting that they abused residents and/or patients in their care during the past year. Elder abuse and nursing home physical abuse are not uncommon in Florida, but our Palm Beach Gardens nursing home physical abuse lawyers can help you seek the justice you deserve and protect your loved ones from further harm. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
Reach Out to Our Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Today
Our team is just a call away. Nursing home abuse is inexcusable, and we stand to ensure the well-being of our clients. We will gather evidence, submit the required motions and documents, and argue your case in court or before a judge to guarantee the safety and security of your elderly loved one and have any instances of abuse documented and rectified to the full extent possible. This includes recovering financial compensation for your losses and seeking punitive damages where applicable. It can take time to build a case and your loved one may face serious risks if action is not taken, so call our Palm Beach Gardens nursing home physical abuse lawyers today to learn more about what you should do immediately to secure the well-being of your nursing home loved one.
Call (561) 516-5168 Speak to a member of our team today.