Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer In Fort Lauderdale, FL

Thousands of elderly seniors are victims of nursing home abuse and neglect per year. The abuse and neglect on an elderly person can have devastating effects on their health and well-being. Both abuse and neglect can lead to serious injuries or even death. Because are loved ones are so vulnerable, the abuse and neglect in nursing homes are very common in Florida.

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Some signs of elder abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) include:

  • Fractures
  • Bruises
  • Torn clothing
  • Cuts/unexplained bleeding
  • Wandering/leaving facility

Some signs of elder neglect include:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnourishment
  • Unexplained diseases or infections
  • Failure to guard against falls
  • Medication errors
  • Mysterious bruising
  • Failing to properly turn/move residents causing skin breakdown/sores
  • Changes in behavior (e.g. unexplained anger, crying or erratic moods)

Many elderly are also a victim of financial exploitation. A care giver may do one of the following:

  • Misuse of the elder’s checks, accounts, or credit cards
  • Stolen cash, checks, medication or belongings
  • Forged signatures
  • Authorization for withdrawals or transfer
  • Theft of the patient’s identity

If you or a loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect, call DiStefano Law, LLC today. We will help you with your legal claim against the negligent facility and employees. We will take action to prevent any additional mistreatment, inform the facility of the pending allegations and give them an opportunity to respond to the claims. We will attempt to settle the claim out of court; however, if necessary, we will file a lawsuit against the facility and any employee(s) responsible for the negligence and abuse. Our goal is to recover full and fair compensation for our clients as wells as stop other nursing homes from engaging in or allowing similar misconduct. Let our knowledge and experience help you and your loved one’s case.