Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

The Tampa nursing home abuse lawyers at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, represent nursing home residents and families who have suffered injuries, neglect, pain and suffering. Proper care for someone in a care facility is essential, and you deserve justice.

When a family member is hurt because of poor care or intentional harm, you need aggressive legal representation and compassionate, professional legal counsel. While nothing can undo what happened, we can help you fight back and hold the responsible party accountable.

Contact our nursing home neglect lawyers today for a free consultation about your claim.

What Is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

Nursing Home Resident

When care falls below a reasonable standard, it could lead to injuries, pain, and emotional suffering for residents of an assisting living facility or home. Nursing home staff members have a duty to residents to provide a safe environment and necessary medical care. If they fail to do this, victims may have an abuse case.

There are many causes of personal injury in a nursing facility, including:

  • Inadequate fall risk monitoring and protection
  • Broken railings
  • Uneven flooring, snagged carpet
  • Failing to provide medical assistance devices like wheelchairs and walkers
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Staffing problems – too little staff, unqualified personnel, lack of training
  • Medication errors, lack of medical care
  • Poor hygiene, chronic illness, and disease
  • Slick flooring, slip and fall dangers
  • Assault and battery, intentional abuse

It may not always be immediately obvious what caused an injury. Our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers identify the underlying causes and how the actions of others may have harmed your loved one.

Do I Need a Nursing Home Attorney for Abuse or Neglect Claims?

A legal claim is a way to hold others responsible when you or a loved one is victimized by inadequate care. Your loved one lives in a care facility to get the help and support they need. When they are injured because of abuse or neglect, it is a betrayal of duty and trust. Your family member may be eligible to receive financial compensation.

Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, is a fully-resourced law firm with over three decades of experience handling nursing home abuse or neglect cases. We ensure victims and their families get the maximum settlement for their claims. Contact our personal injury team today for a consultation from our understanding and professional team.

What Damages Can You Recover in a Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Claim?

When you or a loved one is injured because of nursing home abuse and neglect, the victim suffers in many ways. The compensation that you receive should reflect these losses. You may be able to recover:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Prescription medication
  • Travel for care
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

The victim’s emotional and mental pain can be part of the claim and is often one of the most significant ways a victim suffers.

There are many steps to valuing and claiming your compensation. Our attorneys have the training and experience to fully identify what you deserve. Then, we take the legal steps to pursue fair compensation that recognizes all of the ways you or your loved one suffered because of poor care in the nursing home.

 

What Are Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse Injuries?

elderly person in nursing home

Injuries from elder abuse and neglect can appear in many ways. A victim may suffer from any of the following injuries:

  • Broken bones, fractures, especially to the hips, wrists, and ankles
  • Bruises, cuts, internal bleeding, and organ damage
  • Concussion, brain injury, and spinal damage
  • Bedsores, skin diseases
  • Torn ligaments, pulled muscles
  • Dislocations
  • Malnutrition

In addition to physical injuries, nursing home maltreatment also causes devastating mental and emotional scars. Psychological effects may include:

  • Anxiety, fear, embarrassment
  • Social withdrawal, lack of socialization
  • Sudden emotional outbursts
  • Fear of care providers
  • Not wanting contact with family members
  • Resisting medical care

The mental and physical effects of nursing home abuse can be devastating. Our attorneys for nursing home abuse and neglect ensure that your claim is complete, including both physical and mental damages in the lawsuit.

What Is the Standard of Care in an Assisted Living Facility?

An assisted living facility or home exists for the safety and comfort of the residents. The facility owners and operators have a high duty of care to ensure that residents are safe and cared for. If they fail to provide reasonable care under the circumstances, they are legally liable if a victim suffers harm.

In Florida, care standards come from a variety of sources:

Our nursing home attorneys in Tampa, Florida, ensure that your rights are protected under state and federal laws. When you’re entitled to compensation, we will fight for justice.

What Happens If Wrongful Death Occurs in a Care Facility?

consulting with Tampa Elder Law Attorney

If a loved one has passed away because of abuse or neglect in a nursing care facility, we invite you to talk to our attorneys about pursuing a wrongful death claim. Let us review the medical information and the actions of the facility. Our legal team can investigate what occurred and help you seek justice for your loved one.

Why Choose Jack Bernstein, Injury Lawyers for Your Nursing Home Abuse Claim?

When you work with our Tampa nursing home abuse attorneys, you can expect thorough, aggressive, and skilled representation until the job is done. We’re here to fight for you.

Our law firm highlights include:

  • More than three decades of experience handling injury claims
  • Representing victims exclusively – we fight for justice
  • Our founder, Jack Bernstein, is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Cuban American Bar Association
  • Practice in both state and federal courts
  • Thorough knowledge of legal procedures and the process for claiming compensation
  • Staffing, technological and academic resources to meet your needs
  • Trial experience – we resolve your case in the best way for you, whether it is by trial or a settlement
  • Free consultations
  • No fees unless you win

In addition to earning his law degree from the University of Miami, our founder, Jack G. Bernstein, also earned an accounting degree. His formal training gives him the background to value your claim thoroughly and provide the evidence needed to prove its true value. When your claim is complete, our attorneys can fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Free Consultations With Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Our nursing home lawyers are taking new cases in the Tampa Bay area. Consultations are always free, and we are committed to representing our clients with no fees unless you win. We are here to help. Call us now to learn how we can seek justice for you or your loved one.

Helpful Nursing Home Abuse Resources:

Sources:

¹FLA. CIV. Code § 59A-4
²FLA. STAT. § 429.28
³FLA. STAT. § 400.023 (2021)
42 U.S. Code § 1395i-3

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