Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Nursing Home Abuse & Nursing Home Neglect
The number of people aged 65 and older (baby boomer generation) will nearly double between 2000 and 2030—that’s one out of every five people. More than 43% of Americans aged 65 and older will have more than a 75% chance of needing some help with daily activities (independent living facility, assisted living facility, nursing home, etc.).
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, more than 30% of all nursing homes in the United States are involved in some form of resident abuse and more than 50% of nursing homes and assisted care facilities are short staffed, with the existing staff being overburdened. Florida law provides a Bill of Rights for nursing home, long-term care, and assisted living residents. To find out how your nursing home, long-term care facility, or assisted living facility rates, visit the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Here are some of the nursing home neglect cases that our firm handles:
- Ulcers or Open Wounds (including pressure sores, bed sores, ulcers, and infections)
- Medication Errors
- Sub-Standard Care (inadequate supervision)
- Slips & Falls (fractures, spine, or brain injuries)
- Claims Resulting from Dehydration, Malnourishment, Weight Loss, or Other Inadequate Nutrition Issues
- Verbal, Emotional, or Psychological Abuse
- Physical or Sexual Abuse
We strongly believe that you and your elderly loved one deserve dignity, respect, safety, and the proper care. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to nursing home abuse or neglect, need an experienced and compassionate attorney, and would like to learn more about your legal rights, please contact Baker, Zimmerman, & Perez online or by calling (954) 509-1900 or toll free at (800) 886-LAWS. We offer free consultations and charge you only if we win your case.