When you have a loved one in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home or an assisted living facility, there is too much at stake not to ensure he or she has the best care possible. We know that your elderly or disabled loved ones need the best care and representation possible. Our local team of medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience in handling cases just like yours in nursing homes.
As an advocate for yourself, or for a loved one, do you know what to be on the lookout for? Issues can arise in a number of different scenarios when you are in a skilled care facility. This can include, but not be limited to:
– Financial abuse and elder exploitation
– Falls and fracture injuries
– Physical and emotional abuse and neglect
– Medication and prescription errors
– Bed sores and infections
– Dehydration and malnutrition
An important part of your case begins with knowing what your rights are. Did you know, according to Florida state statutes, all licensees of nursing home facilities must adopt and make public a statement of the rights and responsibilities of the residents? This statement needs to assure that each resident is protected and provided the following patient rights:
Have you received such a statement of the rights and responsibilities of the residents? Do you have any questions? Do you have questions about the care you or a loved one are receiving? We would encourage you not to wait to contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our experienced legal team now, or at any point in the future.