A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer In Florida - Jeffrey D. DeCarlo Is On The Side Of Families
It can be a difficult decision to put a loved one in a nursing home or any other assisted living facility. When we do, we expect that they'll be provided with the necessary care they deserve, the right medication, and the ability to experience quality of life that they otherwise wouldn't be able to achieve on their own. When this isn't the case, the consequences can lead to severe injuries or even death. That's why cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect can be especially distressing. Nursing home abuse and neglect is all-too-common in Florida and demands legal representation from an experienced Miami nursing home abuse lawyer.
Signs of nursing home abuse that may be grounds for a lawsuit
Nursing home abuse takes many forms and is often at risk to go undetected by loved ones. While some signs of abuse might be obvious, others might be more difficult to detect. Some of the more common forms of nursing home neglect include:
- Bed sores, ulcers, and rashes
- Unexplained cuts or bruises
- Verbal abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Depression or changes in behavior
- Hospitalization for unusual injuries
Causes of nursing home abuse
Often, nursing home staff have nothing but the best of intentions. However, nursing home operators sometimes put profit ahead of people, leaving your loved one in harm's way in the process. In many instances a nursing home might be understaffed, leaving many occupants waiting for the assistance they rightfully deserve. Common causes of nursing home neglect include:
- Inadequate levels of staffing
- Failure to assist residents who cannot walk
- Poor nutritional supervision leading to malnutrition or dehydration
- Prescription or medication errors where a patient isn't given a drug they need or accidentally given another patient's medication
How a Florida attorney to represent a loved one in nursing home abuse can help
Nursing home negligence cases can be complex. Often, the nursing home or its staff will deny any wrongdoing. Sometimes, they'll even try to shift the blame onto your loved one. Don't take their word for it. Contact an experienced nursing home lawyer in Florida today who can investigate and protect your rights. At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., our dedicated, diligent legal team has the knowledge and experience to build a strong, successful legal strategy against a negligent nursing home owner or employee.
With over 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of victims of negligence, Jeffrey D. DeCarlo isn't afraid to take on nursing home administration or their insurance providers. Contact us today. Call the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., at (305) 572-0065 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. You only pay us fees if we obtain a recovery in your case.