It’s horrific to think that an elderly or disabled loved one could be suffering harm at the hands of the facility you’ve entrusted with care, but nursing home abuse and neglect is shockingly common. Accurate figures on the prevalence are scant, but an article on Elder Victimization published by the National Center for Victims of Crime reveals some insight: An estimated 10 percent of elders will suffer some form of abuse or neglect after turning 65 years old. Women and those with dementia-related conditions are the most at-risk group.
At the Glover Law Firm, our team is dedicated to seeking justice for victims who suffer from all forms of nursing home abuse and neglect. We’re committed to helping you and your family through such a devastating, demeaning experience, and will fight to ensure you get the compensation you deserve under Florida law. Please contact our office to set up a free consultation with a nursing home neglect lawyer in The Villages, FL today.
In many cases, the victim of misconduct in an assisted living center is unable to express instances of abuse because of dementia or another medical condition. Unfortunately, fear of retribution by the abuser can also be a factor. As such, it’s often up to loved ones to identify the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect, which may include:
In addition, many times the abuser will be the source of information regarding mistreatment. If a caregiver asks you to leave or doesn’t allow the resident to be alone with you, this is a red flag.
In an emergency, you should phone 911 right away to protect your loved one from abuse. Then, you should consult with an attorney on behalf of the victim. A lawyer can assist with next steps, which may include:
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If you’d like more information on pursuing those responsible for nursing home abuse and neglect, please contact the Glover Law Firm to schedule a complimentary case evaluation at our offices in The Villages. We can explain how these cases work and develop a strategy for enforcing your rights.