Fort Lauderdale Nursing Home Injury Attorney
Helping nursing home residents that have been injured in Fort Lauderdale nursing homes
As our population ages, more and more people will be living in many of the nursing homes located throughout Florida. People who reside in nursing homes generally have physical and medical needs that require a significant level of attention. In addition, these facilities are required to comply with federal1 and state2 standards in order to operate and be eligible to receive funds from certain sources. Unfortunately, nursing home residents do not always receive the care that they deserve, sometimes with serious consequences. Nursing home residents can sustain injuries for a number of reasons, including inadequate facilities, negligently caused hazardous conditions, inadequate care, or even the intentional conduct of nursing home employees. In many cases, individuals who sustain injuries while they are residents in nursing homes can obtain significant compensation for their injuries. In many cases, these facilities have legal teams ready to spring into action to minimize their liability, so it is extremely important for victims to retain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with Florida nursing home injury lawyer Joseph J. LoRusso, please send our office an email through our online contact form available here.
Nursing home injuries may be a sign of abuse or neglect
While some nursing home injuries may be the result of unavoidable accidents, some may also be the result of neglect or abuse on the part of nursing home staff. According to data3 published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 500,000 older adults are believed to be abused or neglected every year. Fort Lauderdale nursing home abuse or neglect can take many forms, including the following:
|· Failure to treat medical conditions|
· Unsanitary conditions
· Inadequate medical care
· Physical assaults
· Psychological abuse
· Insufficient nutrition
· Inappropriate use of restraints
· Sexual assaults
These and other forms of nursing home neglect and abuse can result in significant physical or emotional injuries, including broken bones, bed sores, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, infections, bruises, lacerations, or other unexplained injuries. If nursing home abuse is suspected, it is extremely important for loved ones to get the resident to a safe place as soon as possible. Additionally, suspected abuse should be reported to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs4 immediately.
Contact a Ft. Lauderdale nursing home lawyer today to schedule a free case evaluation
Individuals who have been injured in nursing homes are often entitled to significant financial compensation. In many cases, Ft. Lauderdale nursing home residents are hesitant or unable to report instances of injury or poor treatment, so it is extremely important for loved ones to be vigilant in looking for signs and symptoms of both physical and emotional injury.
South Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso has extensive experience assisting clients file successful nursing home injury claims in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas. Please feel free to fill out our online contact form or call (954) 715-3260 to schedule a free consultation today.