Bradenton Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
When choosing a nursing home for a loved one, you trust that the facility will deliver care in accordance with Florida law and contractual terms. To learn that your trust has been breached by acts of nursing home abuse is horrifying. Unfortunately, statistics from the National Council on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reveal that such misconduct: Estimates indicate that around 1 in 10 seniors have suffered abuse in assisted living facilities, though issues with reporting could skew the figures. Some studies reveal that there could be up to 24 unreported cases of nursing home abuse for every one that was reported.
- Assisted Living Bed Sores
- Assisted Living Falls/Broken Bones
- Assisted Living Neglect
- Hospital Bed Sores
- Hospital Negligence
- Nursing Home Bed Sores
- Nursing Home Deaths
- Nursing Home Falls/Broken Bones
- Nursing Home Lack of Care
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Sepsis & Infections
- Unexplained Injuries
Our team at Kohn Law understands the outrage you feel upon discovering that a loved one suffered nursing home abuse, which is why we are dedicated to seeking justice. Florida law protects residents at these facilities, and family members must often pursue legal remedies on behalf of the victim. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation with a Bradenton nursing home abuse attorney today. Some important information on the relevant laws may also be useful.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Because loved ones must sometimes take action on behalf of a resident who is being victimized, it is important to understand the different forms and signs of nursing home abuse:
- Physical Violence: Intentional slapping, kicking, or punching is obviously illegal, but misconduct may also be through rough handling or use of unlawful restraints. Sexual abuse is also a type of physical violence.
- Emotional Mistreatment: Employees may abuse a resident through threats or insults, but alienation and isolation also have emotional implications.
- Neglect: Some misconduct is not intentional, but rather the result of carelessness; in nursing homes, neglect is often due to understaffing. The resident may be harmed through mistakes with medication, unsanitary conditions, lack of nutrition, or other factors.
- Financial Exploitation: Nursing home staff may take advantage of elderly individuals who suffer from dementia or memory loss, such as by changing bank account information, modifying a will, or theft.
Take Action to Protect Your Loved One
While it is certainly important to alert authorities to misconduct at an assisted living facility, residents also have legal rights through a nursing home abuse claim. In some cases, it may be possible to negotiate a settlement to recover compensation for your loved one’s losses. If you cannot work out an agreement, you will have to file a lawsuit in court.
Our Bradenton nursing home abuse lawyers at Kohn Law will guide you through the legal process when you are seeking justice on behalf of your loved one. It is our goal to obtain fair monetary damages for your losses, including:
- Medical costs to treat nursing home abuse injuries;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress; and
- Many others.
Contact a Bradenton Nursing Home Abuse Attorney to Discuss Your Options
For more information on your legal remedies, please contact Kohn Law to schedule a no-cost case evaluation with one of our Bradenton nursing home abuse lawyers. Once we review your circumstances and get your loved one to safety, we can discuss next steps.