Nursing Home Abuse: A Too Common Occurrence
Speaking to a loved one in a nursing home and realizing that they have an injury or have needs that have been neglected is terrifying. You have trusted people to care for your vulnerable loved ones and may feel outraged and betrayed that the staff did not provide the necessary care. Florida has about 705 licensed nursing homes. With so many nursing homes in Florida, nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious and common problem.
Many nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Florida arise from a failure to provide an acceptable level of care, which can be considered medical malpractice or general negligence. In extreme cases, a wrongful death suit may also be filed against the nursing home.
At McQuagge Law Firm, Fort Myers attorney Michael McQuagge can help you determine if you have a valid claim for damages. Depending on the type of case, you may be entitled to damages for the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering and wrongful death.
When Your Loved Ones Are Denied Dignity
Nursing home residents in Florida are guaranteed certain rights under the law. These rights include adequate and appropriate health care, support services, and fair and courteous treatment. Nursing home abuse and neglect can sometimes be challenging to spot.
Examples of nursing home neglect and abuse include:
- Falls, especially with inadequate treatment after
- Physical, verbal or sexual assault
- Pressure ulcers or bed sores
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Poor personal hygiene care
- Infections and medication errors
In many of these cases, we must show that not only was the perpetrator responsible for the abuse or neglect but also that the nursing home knew or should have known that the abuse or neglect was taking place and failed to implement systems to prevent it. With decades of experience in personal injury law, I can help you protect your loved ones and fight to achieve justice for your loved ones.
Working Together To Protect The People You Love
I understand the devastation a discovery like this can cause. We can work together to protect your loved ones. Contact McQuagge Law Firm today at 239-766-7081 or online. Consults are available over Zoom upon request.