Doug / 03-10-2009 / Newsletter

Florida Nursing Home Abuse

Florida Nursing Home Abuse

According to Florida law, an individual is responsible for any personal injuries or damages he causes to another individual in the state. Cases involving personal injuries in Florida involve any of a number of different scenarios ranging from dog bites to slip and fall incidents to car accidents. When an individual is a victim of such a personal injury case in Florida, he should first get any medical care that he needs in order to treat his injuries. Following the initial medical concerns, he should write down the names and contact information for any witnesses and take photos or videos of the scene of the incident, so he can begin to prove his case.

Florida nursing home neglect

Nursing homes in Florida are regularly inspected by state and county officials. However, these inspectors don’t always catch important matters that happen to individuals residing in nursing homes. Sometimes people living in nursing homes don’t get the care and medical treatment they need and are left to suffer more than they otherwise should. Some of the personal injury cases that arise at nursing homes in Florida include:

  • Neglect
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Falls
  • Assaults
  • Bed sores

Individuals living in nursing homes have a right to a certain level of care. They have a right not to be abused. When this type of abuse occurs, the victims then have a right to be made whole again by the negligent parties.

Finding negligence

People who are harmed at nursing homes due to no fault of their own often sustain great financial loss. These individuals often experience immense medical bills, a sometimes unknown amount of future medical treatment bills or a lifetime of distress. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney can research a claim of nursing home or personal injury, conduct interviews with witnesses and experts, determine the expenses incurred by the victim and begin the process of holding the negligent party accountable.

One of the most difficult aspects of finding negligence in a personal injury case is proving that the defendant in the case is the negligent party. A qualified Florida personal injury case documents all evidence to prove that the defendant is responsible for the injuries and damages sustained in the incident.

Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result. Before choosing a lawyer, ask for written information about the lawyer's legal qualifications and experience.