Nursing Home Abuse
Tampa Nursing Home Attorney
One of the biggest decisions in life is where our loved ones will reside when they are no longer able to care for themselves. When you finally decide where that place will be, you entrust the individuals in charge with the welfare of someone precious to you. While most facilities and their workers are genuinely interested in ensuring quality care, there are also unfortunate exceptions.
The elderly are a growing population due to improved medical care that is helping us live longer. Unfortunately, the incidence of nursing home abuse is also growing. Sometimes abuse is due to nursing homes that are understaffed or hiring of employees who are under- qualified for the job.
You may suspect your loved one has been intentionally abused or the problem may be neglect of basic needs. If you have seen signs of nursing home abuse or neglect you should contact a lawyer. A lawyer can help you if an elderly family member has experienced:
- Physical abuse
- Bed sores
- Medication mistakes
- Emotional abuse
- Psychological distress
Where nursing home abuse occurs, your loved one may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering from physical injuries; and
- Mental anguish.
Meanwhile, you may be able to recover damages for:
- Loss of parental advice and guidance;
- Loss of companionship; and, in the case of death,
- Funeral/burial expenses.
If your loved one has experienced neglect or abuse at the hands of a nursing home that you trusted with the care of your family member, they are victims and need someone to stand up for them.
The experienced lawyers at Lieser Skaff can evaluate your case and provide a free consultation to determine if you and your loved one might be eligible to collect damages due to nursing home abuse and neglect.
Do you need a Tampa nursing home abuse lawyer? Contact one of the Tampa Bay Elder Abuse Attorneys at our firm to discuss your case today!