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Palm Beach County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers


According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect, despite the best precautions, affect as many as 30% of all nursing home facilities including right here in Palm Beach, Florida.

At the Shiner Law Group, our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have a demonstrated record of recovering significant financial compensation for nursing home residents and their families who have been abused or suffered from negligence or malpractice in skilled nursing facilities. With over 15 years’ experience serving the Palm Beach County community, we strive to assist victims with their personal injury claims and aim to prevent nursing homes from engaging in substandard care.

Nursing home abuse assumes many forms and can be difficult to litigate, but our team of attorneys is nevertheless dedicated to protecting vulnerable seniors and holding those who inflict physical and emotional harm responsible.

Palm Beach County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Risks Facing Elderly Residents of Long-term Care Facilities

Nursing home personnel may dispute personal injury claims by attributing physical or mental deterioration to the aging process or preexisting health conditions; however, most cases of abuse and neglect are the product of inadequate training, insufficient staffing, negligent hiring, or other cost containment measures, which are grounds for a nursing home abuse and neglect claim.

Common types of resident mistreatment include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical abuse
  • Improper drug usage
  • Sexual abuse
  • Fall risk
  • Financial abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Bed sores

Warning Signs of Abuse and Neglect

Although abuse might constitute the most egregious form of maltreatment, serious neglect can ultimately be life threatening. When a loved one moves into a nursing home, the facility is obligated to meet his/her basic medical and social needs; however, residents may be limited in their ability to communicate signs of abuse and neglect (sometimes out of fear of retribution). The most common serious injuries nursing home abuse lawyer encountered include bed sores and fall risks that result in broken bones and even death.

Detecting signs early on is a significant step in building a nursing home abuse and neglect claim. While hardly an exhaustive list, family members should look for the following signs:

  • Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
  • Sudden and unexplained weight loss
  • Unusual changes in behavior or emotional withdrawal
  • Lack of personal hygiene, such as soiled clothes or body odor
  • Unexplained bruises, bleeding, abrasions, diseases, or infections
  • Fall-related injuries
  • Muted demeanor around caretakers
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Changes in the elder’s will or power of attorney
  • Sudden financial hardship or bills left unpaid

If you detect any of these signs, take your loved one to a safe environment to inquire further and seek immediate legal counsel. Record detailed accounts and all relevant information associated with the incident. Our Palm Beach County nursing home lawyers will use all the information to best represent the victim of nursing home abuse.

Filing A Nursing Home Abuse Claim

An increase in nursing home lawsuits in recent years has prompted facilities to anticipate—and prepare for—litigation, meaning facilities may have established practices to mitigate the risk of liability (falsifying records, overstaffing during state inspections, etc.). Successfully executing a nursing home abuse and neglect claim involves complex legal maneuvering that requires an experienced attorney to represent the best interests of an abused or neglected nursing home resident.

Our Palm Beach County nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have proven experience with the nursing home industry’s practices, and we have provided a few examples in which our team can help:

  • Investigate the improper conduct
  • Evaluate potential settlements
  • Provide knowledge of nursing home regulations and standard industry practices
  • Build a compelling case by working with a network of relevant experts
  • Navigate insurance company traps
  • Take on nursing home chains

A nursing home and/or its employees can be held liable for any damages resulting from negligence, including, but not limited to, medical bills, disability, pain and suffering, or disfigurement.

At the Shiner Law Group, we are committed to ensuring your rights — and your loved one’s — are protected, and we are prepared to bring even the largest nursing home chains to court.

How A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Can Help in Palm Beach County

If you or someone you love has died because of the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another, we welcome you to contact our experienced legal team so that we can evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights and options. We are committed to helping victims recover the compensation they need to move past injuries or loss, so call us 24/7 at 561-777-7700 or online for a free case review to see how we can help. The Shiner Law Group represents fatality victims in Palm Beach and throughout the surrounding counties.

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David I. Shiner is a leading Boca Raton personal injury lawyer and West Palm Beach personal injury attorney who practices in several different areas throughout Florida. Mr. Shiner’s personal injury practice is designed to help people who were hurt because of someone else’s negligence and carelessness and his law firm and its lawyers practice law throughout Florida. Mr. Shiner represents individuals through their several different office locations, so whether you need a personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach, or need a car accident attorney in Boca Raton, or need a pedestrian accident lawyer in Fort Pierce, a wrongful death attorney in Palm Beach County, or need a personal injury attorney in West Palm Beach, you should call David Shiner to discuss your legal rights. Mr. Shiner maintains offices throughout Florida to better serve his injured clients and will make sure his law firm caters to your needs, with law offices in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, and Fort Lauderdale, the personal injury lawyers at our Firm are here to help you! Lawyer David Shiner has successfully helped victims receive compensation for many personal injury accidents, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death cases.
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OFFICE LOCATIONS

BOCA RATON - Main Office

951 Yamato Rd STE 210
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-777-7700

BOCA RATON

433 Plaza Real #275
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-777-7700

FORT PIERCE

130 S Indian River Dr. STE 202
Fort Pierce, FL 33309
Phone: 772-777-7700

WEST PALM BEACH

777 S. Flagler Dr. #800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-777-7700

WEST PALM BEACH

2054 Vista Parkway #400
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Phone: 561-777-7700

FORT LAUDERDALE

6750 N. Andrews Ave. #200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 1 (954) 999-9900

DELRAY BEACH

1615 S Congress Ave. Suite 103
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Phone: 561-777-7700

DELRAY BEACH

55 SE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561-777-7700

NAPLES

4851 Tamiami Trail N Suite 200
Naples, FL 34103
Phone: 1 (855) 462-6878

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