Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Most of the time, the nursing homes and assisted living facilities found in the Jacksonville area will treat residents with dignity and respect. They will make sure medical needs are met, along with basic needs. However, some facilities provide below average care and treatment, while others will actually go beyond and abuse or neglect residents.
Often, nursing home abuse and neglect come in the form of pressure sores, sexual abuse, falls, dehydration, malnutrition, failure to diagnose medical conditions and infections. When nursing home abuse or neglect happens, you need to call a skilled personal injury attorney with an understanding of the elder abuse laws. Florida has a very large population of senior citizens and many are vulnerable to nursing home neglect or abuse.
At Tassone, Dreicer & Hill, we provide decades of experience handling nursing home abuse cases. Our legal team knows what to expect and we know how to make sure you or your loved ones get the compensation you deserve for the abuse you’ve suffered.
What Causes Nursing Home Abuse to Happen?
The Jacksonville metro area is home to more than 50 nursing home facilities. Most of the time, these facilities do their job and provide appropriate care for senior citizens. You can find a list of the nursing home rankings on the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration website in their yearly Nursing Home Guide.
Sadly, many of the Jacksonville area facilities rank low in areas, such as administration, nutrition, quality of care, quality of life and providing appropriate hydrations.
Nursing home abuse and neglect happen because most of the facilities are understaffed. This makes it hard for the staff to spend enough time taking care of each resident. In fact, 91% of the nursing homes across the country have inadequate staff, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse.
Since many residents of nursing homes suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, nursing home abuse or neglect often goes unreported.
Hiring an Attorney for Nursing Home Abuse
If you suspect someone you love has been neglected or abused at the nursing home, it’s time to call a personal injury attorney with experience in these cases. You need to protect your loved ones and make sure they are receiving proper care.
Some of the common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect include:
Sudden changes in disposition
If you notice any of these signs or your loved one has told you they are being abused, it’s time to act.