West Palm Beach Nursing Home Neglect
As the elder population in Florida has grown, there has been a staggering increase in reports of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you or someone you love was mistreated at a nursing home in West Palm Beach, the attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are here to help you hold all liable parties accountable.
There’s no excuse for exploiting or abusing a nursing home resident. Our West Palm Beach nursing home neglect lawyers are passionate about helping victims and their families fight for justice.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and we can come to you if you cannot come to us. Call 561-299-3999 or contact us online for a free case review.What Constitutes Nursing Home Neglect in Florida?
In Florida, nursing home residents have legal rights to receive adequate healthcare, to make their own decisions, and to be free from intimidation and violence. Nursing homes have a duty to ensure these rights are met and to hire appropriately licensed employees who pass certain background checks. When a nursing home facility or staff member breaches this duty of care, victims or surviving loved ones can bring a claim for any damages they have incurred as a result.
Neglect occurs when a nursing home fails to provide a resident with a reasonable standard of care. Common examples of nursing home neglect include:
- Failing to provide adequate medical care;
- Failing to provide food, water, or other basic needs to the resident;
- Failing to help the resident maintain adequate hygiene; and
- Failing to meet the resident's emotional or social needs by leaving the resident alone or isolating the resident from other people.
Common signs of nursing home neglect include:
- Sudden behavior changes;
- Sudden weight loss; and
- Poor hygiene.
The laws that govern nursing home neglect and abuse cases are complex, as are the proceedings involved in bringing a claim against a nursing home facility or caregiver. The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are well-versed in these laws and procedures and will use their knowledge and experience to help you and your family fight for justice and the maximum settlement.
We will review information such as personnel records, staff reports, and medical records to find evidence of negligence. We can also interview other residents and nursing home staff and arrange testimony from medical experts if necessary. We will ensure that your claim includes all potentially recoverable damages so your family is able to win the highest possible compensation if your claim is successful.Speak with an Experienced Nursing Home Neglect Attorney in West Palm Beach Today!
The nursing home neglect lawyers at Donaldson & Weston are here to answer your questions and to help you understand your rights. For a free initial consultation, call us today at 561-299-3999 or use our Contact Form to reach us online.