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Port St. Lucie Elder Abuse

Port St. Lucie Elder Abuse If your loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse, you probably have a lot of questions. How do I report the mistreatment? Do I have grounds for a lawsuit? Who is liable for my loved one’s damages? The Port St. Lucie elder abuse attorneys at Donaldson & Weston can assess your case for free and provide the answers you seek.

Our legal team has handled a wide array of nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We are well versed in the laws and procedures that govern these claims, and we will do everything in our power to help your family obtain justice and the maximum compensation. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of the leading elder neglect attorneys in Port St. Lucie.

How to Prove Damages in an Elder Abuse Claim

Filing a successful elder abuse claim may involve an uphill legal battle. The importance of hiring an attorney with a track record of success cannot be overstated.

At Donaldson & Weston, we have the legal strategies and resources to help elder abuse victims and their families fight for the compensation they deserve. The types of evidence we will use to prove damages will depend on the specific facts surrounding your case but might include:

  • Medical records;
  • Diagnostic images;
  • Hospital bills;
  • Testimony from medical and financial specialists;
  • Statements from nursing home staff and residents;
  • Financial records;
  • Journal entries detailing how the abuse or neglect has affected your loved one; and
  • Invoices and receipts for other objectively verifiable losses your loved one incurred due to the neglect or abuse.

There are many other types of evidence your Port St. Lucie elder abuse lawyer might use depending on the circumstances of your case. In the state of Florida, elder abuse victims can pursue compensation for both compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages include:

  • Healthcare bills;
  • Property loss;
  • Other objectively verifiable losses resulting from the abuse or neglect;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Loss of consortium; and
  • Loss of enjoyment in life.

If the caregiver or facility acted with gross negligence or intentional malice, punitive damages may also be awarded; however, because punitive damages are not available in most personal injury cases, it is important that you consult a seasoned elder abuse lawyer if you intend to pursue them. At Donaldson & Weston, we know what it takes to obtain punitive damages when they are warranted, and we will aggressively help you pursue the full compensation you deserve.

Call 772-266-5555 to Discuss Your Case with a Port St. Lucie Elder Neglect Lawyer

If you’re ready to start the claims process, turn to the elder neglect lawyers at Donaldson & Weston. We are proud to represent innocent victims throughout Florida and help them recover the compensation they need to move on with life. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with one of our strategic Port St. Lucie elder abuse attorneys.

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