Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Nursing home neglect occurs more often than you might think. Sadly, there is often nothing you can do to prevent it. However, Florida law could provide a way for you to take action against the people who have harmed your loved ones.
Cases based on nursing home injuries often have a level of nuance not present in other types of personal injury cases. Missteps are easy to make. Please make sure you understand all of your legal options before you sign any documents.
Many residents of long-term care facilities are not in peak health. People come to nursing homes to rest, to receive necessary supervision or to recuperate from serious health problems.
The legal teams representing the nursing home will probably use your loved one’s health status or advanced age to divert focus from the negligent staff or poorly maintained facilities. We perform our own investigations to debunk misleading or mistaken claims that favor the other parties in your case.
When it comes to personal injury claims, nursing homes and the insurance companies that represent them are probably more experienced than you. It is unlikely they will omit any tactic when attempting to persuade you to accept a settlement that is less than you deserve.
Representatives of these organizations might threaten, taunt or cajole you. They might even pretend to be on your side. They will likely take every advantage you offer, whether it comes from your emotional state, lack of legal context or even your good nature.
You have no legal obligation to hire an attorney in these types of cases. However, any lawyer you retain would be ethically bound to advise you competently and further your best interests. That could not be said of anyone else involved in the process.
The basis for a nursing home neglect case is often a serious injury, sometimes even a loss of life. Our firm brings 90-plus years of Palm Beach County practice and 300 years of collective legal experience to the table to help our clients and our families after injuries such as these:
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Bedsores or poor hygiene
- Excessive sedation
- Physical or mental abuse
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Open wounds
These cases often involve atrocious breaches of medical ethics. Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC
fights tenaciously — facing even the most powerful healthcare organizations — to secure the maximum compensation our clients deserve. If you believe you could benefit from representation in a case involving nursing home neglect, please schedule your free initial consultation today by calling 561-655-2028.