Knowledgeable Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Help Clients Understand the Law and Fight for Abuse and Negligence Compensation in Palm Beach County and Throughout Florida
Placing an elderly relative in a nursing home or eldercare facility is not an easy decision to make. However, millions of families across the country rely on nursing homes and specialized care institutions to care for their elderly loved ones when they are unable to adequately do so themselves. Unfortunately, resident abuse and neglect are highly common in nursing homes. Matters are particularly dire in Florida, which is home to a significant number of elderly residents. If you or an elderly loved one has faced mistreatment of any kind at the hands of a caregiver in a nursing home, contact the specialized Palm Beach Gardens nursing home negligence lawyers at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa.
Understanding The Causes and Consequences of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse with the Help of Our Experienced Palm Beach Gardens Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
Neglect and abuse come in many forms. Neglect is usually defined as a failure of nursing home staff to provide their residents with the care they need and expect. Neglect is often a symptom of more serious issues, such as:
- Limited budgets
- Overworked workers
- Poor worker training
- Underqualified or inexperienced staff
- Inadequate worker supervision
- Resident isolation, for whatever reason
- Poor reporting mechanisms
- Inadequate administrative oversight
- Poor issue identification and resolution protocols
Nursing home neglect is often manifested as physical, emotional, and/or medical neglect. The same applies to abuse, which can take the form of physical, mental, emotional, and financial abuse.
Depending on how a nursing home neglects its residents, the residents can suffer:
- Slips and falls
- Other forms of physical injury
- Poor hygiene
- Rapid weight loss or weight gain
- Increased incidence of illnesses
- Wandering, especially of residents with mental health issues
Neglect can open the doors to a wide range of additional risks and hazards – not just for residents but for the nursing home as well. Consider the premises liability claims that a nursing home can face if a neglected resident falls, or if faulty handrails, torn carpeting, poor lighting, unsafe stairs, defective equipment such as elevators, cracked sidewalks, and other forms of damage lead to an accident.
Our Palm Beach Gardens nursing home negligence lawyers are just a call away. Our team of dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL can help you and your loved ones seek redress for nursing home neglect. We can also help you deal with emotional neglect, medication issues, nursing home abuse, safety from violence and threats, sexual assault, and financial abuse.
About Palm Beach Gardens and Nursing Home Negligence Cases
Research from the National Institutes of Health shows that elderly people living in residential settings with long-term supportive services are at higher risk for abuse and neglect, especially those who suffer chronic illnesses that lead to physical and cognitive issues and dependence on others. On average, there are about 1.6 million people living
in roughly 17,000 licensed nursing homes in the country, with another one million or so living in 45,000 residential care facilities. These 2.5 million individuals are at much higher risk for abuse and neglect than elderly individuals living at home. Our Palm Beach Gardens nursing home negligence lawyers stand to protect nursing home abuse and neglect victims, so contact our empathetic and skillful nursing home abuse attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL today for assistance with your case.
Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Today
Our Palm Beach Gardens nursing home negligence lawyers can help you file a liability claim for nursing home negligence by establishing the duties that the care facility has toward your loved one, reviewing evidence and medical records regarding abuse or neglect, and building a case for neglect to guarantee the safety of your loved one and secure the compensation you deserve. We provide services on a contingency-fee basis and we only collect if you win your case, so do not hesitate to reach out to our steadfast team of Palm Beach Gardens nursing home negligence lawyers for the guidance, protection, and representation you need and deserve.
Call (561) 516-5168 Speak to a member of our team today.