Nursing Home Negligence
Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
It is a sad truth that each year thousands of elderly Americans are abused and harmed while under the care of another. Although Nursing homes and assisted-living providers do many great things for elderly Americans, it is an unfortunate consequence that still thousands will experience injuries due to the neglect or mistreatment of those we trust with the lives of the people we love.
If you have evidence of abuse and wish to take action against the parties who have harmed your elderly relative, the Bruner Law Firm is here to help. Our experienced Panama City and Fort Walton Beach personal injury lawyers can help you fight back on behalf of a loved one. To learn more about the rights of nursing home patients, their families, and relatives, call our Panama City Office or Fort Walton Beach Office at 1.BRUNER.1.
If you have a suspicion that a loved one is being abused or mistreated by nursing home staff, you may want to speak with an elder care professional. Even if your fears are unfounded, an investigation can bring you peace of mind – while reminding medical staff that someone is looking after your relative. To report suspected abuse to Florida Department of Children and Families’ Adult Protective Services, you can contact them at 1-800-962-2873.
How to tell if a loved one is being abused?
While abuse can sometimes be very obvious, it can also be subtle and hard to detect. This is especially true in nursing homes, where patients’ relatives may not be able to see regularly. You may want to discuss your options with our Panama City and Fort Walton Beach nursing home negligence lawyer if you have noticed red flag warning signs such as:
- Unnecessary restraints
- Uncooperative staff members
- Staff members unwilling to answer questions or let you see certain areas of the facility
- Unexplainable deterioration in health
- Signs of trauma: regressive behavior, sudden aggression, social withdrawal, sudden changes in mood or personality
- Other unexplainable injuries
If any case of abuse has occurred, you and your loved one deserve compensation in order to get them the care they deserve. Call us today at 1.800.BRUNER.1.