When you leave a loved one in the care of a nursing home or other long-term care facility, it is with the expectation that they will provide the same attention and care that you would render. When such a care facility fails to fulfill its obligation by neglecting a resident it can be heartbreaking. Such neglect can cause short term harm, long-term injuries, and even death.
If you or a loved one has been neglected while under the care of a nursing home or other long-term care facility, our personal injury lawyers at Fetterman & Associates, PA are here to help. We work in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and other local communities. To learn more about receiving compensation for your injuries and care, send us a message online or call our team at 561-845-2510 today.
Neglect includes the refusal or failure of a nursing home to fulfill any portion of obligations or duties to a resident. As a resident of a nursing home or long-term care facility, your loved one deserves to be treated fairly and with a full measure of dignity.
As such, your loved one should receive reasonable access to appropriate health care and legal services. Your loved one should be free from verbal, sexual, physical, and mental abuse, as well as free from corporal punishment, seclusion, and unnecessary physical or chemical restraint.
A nursing home or other long-term care facility may be liable for neglect when it fails to provide services essential to a resident’s health and safety. These services include food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and supervision. The nursing home may be liable whether the neglect is intentional or accidental.
Nursing home neglect can be difficult to detect. Such neglect may result in temporary or permanent harm or in a more general decline in health. The neglect may take many shapes.
One or more of the following may indicate that a nursing home is neglecting your loved one:
If you or your loved one has suffered harm while under the care of a professional, you are entitled to relief. According to Florida law, those who have been injured due to the neglect of a care provider are entitled to damages. Such damages may include compensation for physical, mental, or financial harm. It is essential to have a skilled Florida attorney on your side.
Contact an experienced team of attorneys if you or one of your loved ones has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home. The professionals at Fetterman & Associates, PA have years of experience helping people with injuries due to abuse or neglect.
We understand the challenges faced by individuals and families harmed while under the care of another, and are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure you receive the help and compensation you deserve.
Do not delay. Contact to us online or call 561-845-2510 today to see how we can help.