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Boynton Beach Elder Abuse

Boynton Beach Elder Abuse

If your elderly loved one has been abused or neglected by nursing home staff, you probably feel a combination of anger, depression, and perhaps even guilt. At Donaldson & Weston, we are here to help you hold the at-fault caregivers and facility accountable for any damages your family has incurred as a result of the mistreatment.

In order to file a successful nursing home abuse claim, you must be able to prove both liability and damages. This can be challenging if the nursing home refuses to cooperate. Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation and, if necessary, file subpoenas to obtain any evidence that is being withheld.

We believe everyone deserves quality representation regardless of their financial situation, which is why our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means we require no money upfront. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our seasoned elder abuse attorneys in Boynton Beach.

Important Evidence to Prove Your Elder Abuse Claim

The outcome of your claim will ultimately hinge on the strength of your evidence. Depending on the facts surrounding your case, the following evidence may play a critical role in proving liability and damages:

  • Photographs: Physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect can leave visible injuries. If you notice any bruises, bedsores, or lacerations, photographs of these injuries can serve as compelling evidence to prove damages.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: If other providers or residents witnessed any abuse or neglect, their testimony may help strengthen your claim.

  • Medical Records: Medical records can provide insight into the types of injuries your loved one sustained, their severity, and the treatments that will be needed to reach maximum medical improvement.

  • Surveillance Footage: Depending on where the abuse occurred, there may be video footage of it. Since the nursing home is unlikely to hand over such footage voluntarily, your attorney may need to file a subpoena to obtain it.

  • Medical Expert Witness Testimony: Abuse can be just as devastating emotionally as it is physically. If your loved one’s mental health has declined because of the abuse, medical expert witness testimony may be essential for proving damages.

  • Standard Operating Procedures: The facility’s standard operating procedures might be useful as evidence if they demonstrate that the staff follows negligent protocols.

  • Hiring Procedures: If a nursing home fails to perform adequate background checks and hires people who aren’t qualified or who have a history of neglecting or abusing patients, these hiring procedures might be used to prove liability.

Call 561-299-3999 to Speak with an Elder Abuse Lawyer in Boynton Beach

If you want to sue a nursing home or long-term care facility in Florida, turn to Donaldson & Weston. We have assisted hundreds of families in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Call 561-299-3999 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced elder abuse lawyers in Boynton Beach.

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