Nursing Home Abuse

We Seek Justice for Your Family

Elderly people, especially if they are ill or isolated from family and friends, are a vulnerable population. It is not surprising, then, that incidents of nursing home neglect and abuse are so common. These cases are very upsetting for the victims and their families, and can have disastrous consequences.

Cases of nursing home neglect are often difficult to prove. The victims are usually defenseless and unable to care for themselves. Discovering what happened can be a challenge. That is why you need the experienced personal injury lawyers at Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A. We understand these cases and will investigate until we find out what happened to your loved one. Please call our Pensacola office at 850-696-0314 for a free initial consultation.

Types of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Nursing home neglect is a failure to provide basic services, such as food and clothing, shelter, supervision and medical care. Victims may suffer:

  • Physical injury from falls
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Bed sores
  • Gangrene
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Over-sedation
  • Wrong medication
  • Ulcers
  • Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult
  • Sexual Assault
  • Wrongful Death

Under Florida law, medical malpractice claims involving nursing home abuse can be more difficult to prove. However, we may be able to prove neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult if the resident was subjected to verbal, mental, physical or sexual abuse. This type of abuse can result in emotional distress, physical injury or wrongful death.

We Know How To Pursue Nursing Home Cases

Our attorneys and medical associates understand the need for careful review of medical records to prove the allegations of neglect or abuse of a vulnerable adult. We have significant medical malpractice and negligence experience, as well as experience defending the rights of vulnerable adults.

If you believe a family member or loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or vulnerable adult abuse in Florida, call 850-696-0314 or send us an e-mail. There is no fee if we do not recover damages for you.