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Nursing home patients are among the most vulnerable individuals in our society. Like children in their dependence on others, they cannot fend for themselves and must rely on assistance and care from those around them. This dependency makes them susceptible to abuse and neglect perpetrated by the staff at nursing homes and care facilities.
The Orlando nursing home negligence lawyers at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter have a documented expertise in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We have been able to achieve verdicts and settlements ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to well over $1 million. We understand how vulnerable nursing home patients are, and we are committed to ensuring that anybody who harms one of our clients pays the price. For a free evaluation of your claim, please call (855) 880-4741 for a free review of your claim.
What Is Nursing Home Abuse?
While most nursing homes treat their patients with respect, many nursing homes are understaffed or hire inexperienced employees. In some cases, nursing homes actually hire staff who can be abusive to the patients. Regardless of the reasons, when a nursing home fails to provide the care and aid that is expected of them – whether the failure is one of neglect or abuse – the nursing homes may be held liable for the consequences.
Nursing home negligence can include emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, as well as just the failure to provide proper care for nursing home residents. As a family member of a nursing home patient, you need to be aware of how your loved one is being treated. One of the best ways to prevent nursing home abuse or neglect is to watch for common symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect, including:
- Severe weight loss and malnutrition
- Inattentive staff who fail to answer call lights
- Poor hygiene
- Bedsores (medically known as decubitus pressure ulcers)
- Unsanitary facility
- Fractures resulting from falls
- Infections and sepsis
- Bruises and unexplained njuries
- Attacks by staff and other patients
- Theft of personal property
- Lack of communication
- Illegal restraints
- Strange behavior changes
We will investigate the nursing home and nursing home staff to determine if you have a viable claim for nursing home abuse or neglect. We will also help you find a new, safe nursing home for your loved one.
Contact one of our experienced Orlando nursing home negligence lawyers by calling (855) 880-4741 if you or a your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect anywhere in Florida. We will represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay any attorneys fees unless you recover on your claim.