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Plant City Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nobody should ever have to suffer injuries or harm as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect. Yet nursing home abuse occurs much more often than you might think in Florida and across the country. Many facilities have histories of patient safety violations, but nursing home abuse can happen at any skilled nursing home, regardless of past violations or price. To be sure, you should never assume that the cost of a facility corresponds with its safety rating. Even the most expensive nursing homes can be sites of elder abuse.

From injuries caused by physical or psychological abuse to harm caused by passive neglect, it is critical to seek advice from an experienced Plant City nursing home abuse attorney if you have any questions or concerns.

What is Nursing Home Abuse in Plant City?

Nursing home abuse can take many different forms and can result in many different kinds of patient injuries, including physical and sexual abuse, as well as emotional and psychological abuse. Abuse can occur at the hands of a caregiver, a nursing home staff member, or even a nurse or physician.

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), nursing home abuse affects a large number of older adults every year. Indeed, research suggests that about 10 percent of Americans aged 60 and older have experienced some form of abuse, yet studies also indicated that nursing home abuse is widely underreported. In some estimates, only about 1 out of every 14 cases of abuse is reported, which could mean that as many as 5 million elderly adults suffer abuse every year. It is essential for friends and family members to know the risks and the signs of abuse, and to seek help from a nursing home abuse lawyer in Plant City.

Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse Claims We Handle in Plant City

At Kohn Law, we handle a wide variety of nursing home abuse claims, including but not limited to the following forms of abuse:

  • Physical abuse;
  • Emotional or psychological abuse;
  • Confinement;
  • Willful deprivation;
  • Sexual abuse;
  • Bed sores;
  • Falls;
  • Broken bones;
  • Sepsis and infections;
  • Lack of care;
  • Unexplained injuries;
  • UTIs; and
  • Deaths resulting in wrongful death claims.

Signs and Symptoms of Plant City Nursing Home Abuse

Given that there are many different types of nursing home abuse, signs and symptoms can vary widely. Any of the following symptoms should raise concern:

  • Bruises;
  • Cuts;
  • Welts;
  • Broken bones;
  • Unexplained injuries of any type;
  • Lack of interest in normal activities;
  • Unexplained anxiety or depression;
  • Nursing home resident expressing a desire to stop being around a specific staff member;
  • Unusual weight loss;
  • Change in alertness;
  • Infection; and
  • Bed sores. 

Contact a Plant City Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Today

Nursing home abuse is devastating, and it can result in life-threatening and fatal injuries to residents at facilities in Plant City and across the state of Florida. If you recently suffered harm due to nursing home abuse, or if you have concerns about an elderly loved one’s safety in a Florida nursing home or assisted-living facility, one of the experienced Plant City nursing home abuse lawyers at our firm can speak with you today about filing a claim. Contact Kohn Law for more information about the services we provide.

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