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St. Lucie County Elder Abuse

St. Lucie County Elder Abuse If your elderly loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of nursing home staff, you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the at-fault caregiver or facility. Although filing a lawsuit will not undo what happened, it may help you obtain the compensation needed to ensure your family member receives quality care.

Every nursing home abuse and neglect case is unique. There are many factors that will affect the outcome of your claim including:

  • The specific cause of the injuries or illness;
  • The severity of the injuries or illness;
  • Whether the incident was intentional or malicious in nature;
  • The strength of your evidence;
  • The terms of any relevant insurance policies; and
  • Whether or not the opposing party refuses to cooperate.

If you need help navigating the legal system, you can rely on the elder neglect lawyers at Donaldson & Weston to provide aggressive and compassionate representation. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of the leading elder abuse attorneys in St. Lucie County.

Calculating Damages in a Florida Elder Abuse Claim

The lawyers at Donaldson & Weston will perform a thorough investigation into your case to determine the types of damages your loved one has incurred and their potential value. We prepare for each case as if we are heading to trial so the insurance company knows we are ready to go to court if they refuse to cooperate.

Depending on the facts surrounding your case, our investigative approach may involve interviews with nursing home staff and other residents, evaluations of the facility’s hiring practices and operational procedures, and consultations with medical and financial experts.

In the state of Florida, nursing home abuse victims may be entitled to compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages include economic damages, which are objectively verifiable, and non-economic damages, which are subjective in nature. The following types of compensatory damages may be recoverable in elder abuse or neglect cases:

  • Past and future healthcare expenses;
  • Lost income;
  • Other objectively verifiable losses such as home and vehicle modifications to accommodate any permanent disabilities;
  • Loss of consortium;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress; and
  • Loss of enjoyment in life.

If the liable party acted with gross negligence or intentional malice, punitive damages may also be recoverable.

Filing a successful elder abuse claim and recovering fair compensation often involves an uphill legal battle. The St. Lucie County elder abuse lawyers at Donaldson & Weston will passionately represent your interests every step of the way.

Call 772-266-5555 Today to Speak with a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in St. Lucie County

If you want to file a nursing home abuse claim in Florida, turn to the experienced and knowledgeable team at Donaldson & Weston. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with an elder neglect lawyer in St. Lucie County.

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