As a Personal Injury Attorney I also represent residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities who have been injured as a result of negligence or nursing home abuse.
Here is a Google Hangout with Mr Mitzel where he discusses nursing home abuse and neglect.
Unfortunately the people we place trust in to care for our elderly, sometimes are careless or even abusive. It is important to know that a nursing home abuse claim can be brought by the injured resident themselves or by a family member or guardian.
Research tells us that cases of nursing home abuse and neglect are increasing.
Common forms of abuse and neglect are:
- Denial of medical care
- Poor supervision of impaired residents
- Physical or sexual assault
- Poor nutrition
- Unhygienic facilities
- Unnecessary physical or chemical restraint
- Threats and intimidation
In Florida the state has a law which is called the “The Bill of Patient Rights”. This law lists the care and protection that is to be rendered to these residents. It states that the residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are to receive the necessary care and services to permit them to achieve maximum medical improvement and not cause harm regarding the residents’ physical, mental, and social well-being.
The resident’s claim for damages would include:
- compensation for cost of medical and surgical care
- pain and suffering
- loss of the enjoyment for life
- wrongful death
I am a local Personal Injury Attorney, with extensive experience in nursing home neglect and abuse cases and having brought numerous claims for residents who have suffered injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injury, illness, or death as a result of negligence or abuse at a facility, contact me right away.
Again, I am local and will meet with you personally and will handle your case my self from start to finish. Never will a paralegal or associate manage your case.
I am a highly successful Personal Injury Trial Attorney, and I have represented clients in all manner of personal injury cases throughout Florida for more than forty years… and have recovered millions of dollars in damages – all of that experience will be put to work for you!
To determine the merits of your case — I offer a Free, confidential consultation, call me Today (352) 577-0724.
Subject: Nursing Home Abuse