Palm Beach Gardens Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Families can spend hours researching and touring nursing homes to determine the best long-term care solution for a loved one who may need daily assistance or require special monitoring. Palm Beach Gardens patients rely on their caregivers to provide quality support; however, when that trust is violated due to abuse or neglect, severe injuries and wrongful death may occur. That’s when you need an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer.
At the Shiner Law Group, our award-winning trial attorneys have successfully represented thousands of nursing home abuse patients throughout Florida for over 15 years, recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, because we are committed to holding negligible parties accountable while preventing substandard care from further taking place.
If you or your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect, contact our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys to discuss your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Signs of Elder Abuse
Nursing home abuse is exceedingly complex, both in terms of injuries and legality. While some victims may suffer from “hidden crimes,” other abuse victims’ injuries are more grossly apparent. The nursing home abuse lawyers at the Shiner Law Group identify several types of common nursing home abuse cases under the umbrellas of physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse:
- Bed injuries, such as pressure ulcers.
- Unexplained bruising, bleeding, dislocations, or broken bones.
- Muted demeanor in the presence of caregivers.
- Sudden changes in emotional behavior, such as aggressive outbursts.
- Changes made to the resident’s power of attorney, insurance policies, titles, or wills.
- Unexplained withdrawals or charges made to the resident’s financial account(s).
- Overdue or unpaid bills.
- Unexplained STDs, genital infections, or torn underwear.
Victims of nursing home abuse should immediately move to a safe environment to report the incident. Families can also prevent abuse by making frequent, unannounced visits, maintaining communication with the patient, and speaking with nursing home personnel.
Pursuing a Nursing Home Abuse Claim
A nursing home and its employees can be held liable for incidents of negligence. Claimants can bring a legal cause of action against an at-fault party within two years in the state of Florida, or four years when fraud or misrepresentation impeded discovery, for a broad range of damages: medical expenses and rehabilitation, pain and suffering, disability, and disfigurement.
Nursing homes operating in the United States are legally obligated to provide quality care, maintain clean and safe premises, and employ certified staff who can provide for the residents’ needs. Unfortunately, these standards are not always met. Understaffed facilities, insufficient training, inadequate supervision, and income prioritization are driving factors that contribute to nursing home abuse cases.
Florida victims can report incidents of abuse to the nursing home administration, state and federal authorities, and the Department of Elder Affairs.
How Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help
Our award-winning nursing home abuse lawyers at the Shiner Law Group guide nursing home abuse victims through the claims process, so they can focus on what’s most important – recovery. We conduct a thorough investigation to gather and correlate facts, use the discovery process to obtain eyewitness testimonies, prepare innovative litigation strategies, and bring negligent parties to trial to secure the strongest financial recovery package.
As a visible part of Palm Beach Gardens, we aggressively advocate for the most vulnerable members of our community.
Speak with a Palm Beach Gardens Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Have you or your loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home? Call us at (561) 777-7700 or contact us online for a free case review. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Palm Beach Gardens and the surrounding counties.