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You Trusted the Nursing Home But They Were Negligent

When you placed your loved one — your spouse or one of your parents, perhaps — in a nursing home facility, you most likely did so after extensive research. You probably researched nursing homes online, visited the facilities and talked to your friends and family about the decision. When the time came, you felt that you had made the best choice for the person you love. Now, as you are dealing with an injury or the death of your loved one, you may be wondering how the injury or death happened. You may be wondering about your legal options and ways to ensure that no other family has to experience what you are experiencing.

St. Denis & Davey is a personal injury law firm handling many types of negligence cases, and is located throughout Florida.  We have offices in Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa and Panama City. We are also available for consultations in West Palm Beach. As Florida nursing home negligence attorneys, we help families in the aftermath of nursing home injuries, illnesses and deaths.

Call us toll free at 1-866-542-1996 today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Understanding Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home residents are admitted to facilities because they are unable to care for themselves. They need help with activities of daily living such as moving, dressing, eating, grooming, bathing and getting out of bed. When residents come to nursing homes, they are weak and unable to protect themselves if nursing home staff or others do not properly care for them.

At the law firm of St. Denis & Davey, our Jacksonville and Miami nursing home abuse attorneys are strong advocates for those who are unable to speak for themselves. We believe that our nation's elderly need to be treated with dignity and respect. In your case, our firm will provide you with the needed dignity and respect.

Our nursing home abuse attorneys have decades of experience handling elder abuse lawsuits, and have the resources needed to help nursing home residents and families with their claims. Each case is different and each case needs to be treated differently. Our firm has the skill to properly handle your case. The goal of our Jacksonville and Miami nursing home lawyers is to not only recover compensation for residents who have been abused, but also to stop other nursing homes in Florida from engaging in similar conduct.

Many Factors Cause Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home cases are complex and involve many different grounds. Those grounds may include bedsores, dehydration, medication errors, negligent hiring, understaffing, inadequate training, breach of statutory or regulatory rights and other matters. Whatever your nursing home needs are, the attorneys at St. Denis & Davey in Jacksonville and Miami are ready to help you with your needs.

Nursing homes have an obligation to their residents to hire personnel who are qualified and have the required training. In most cases this is followed. However, if you have issues, you should contact our firm.

In some cases, nursing home employees are not properly trained to work with residents and do not provide the level of care required by law and expected by a family. Nursing homes can be held accountable when inadequate training of their staff leads to the injury of a patient.

Nursing homes have an obligation to protect residents and can be found liable for the acts of third parties or their employees when they do not meet their obligations. Residents of nursing homes are entitled to dignity, respect and privacy. When an employee of a nursing home violates these rights, the nursing home may be found liable.

Residents of nursing homes who have been abused sometimes are subject to common signs. These include bruising or bleeding, emotional withdrawal, bedsores, dehydration, unexplained diseases or infections and sometimes death. If any of these issues exist, you should contact the law firm of St. Denis & Davey, P.A., to discuss the matter with you.

Our firm has the experience to handle your nursing home lawsuit. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact our Jacksonville and Miami nursing home lawyers for a free consultation. There is a time limit in Florida for filing nursing home abuse cases so do not hesitate to contact our firm.

Negligence and Abuse: Different Definitions, Both Harmful

Nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse are technically different from each other. Nursing home negligence occurs when nursing home staff fails to do something. For example, bed sores are types of negligence, because nursing home staff has failed to turn the individual in his or her bed and/or his or her chair. Nursing home abuse occurs when harm is inflicted. For example, sexual assault and physical harm are types of abuse, because the nursing home staff engages in an action. However different these are, they can both result in serious injury, illness, infection and death.

The Florida nursing home negligence attorneys at St. Denis & Davey handle virtually all types of elder abuse claims. If you suspect nursing home abuse or negligence, do not hesitate to look into the matter. You may be able to stop it and save your loved one. Talk to us today about:

  • Bedsores
  • Falls
  • Broken bones
  • Failure to feed/malnutrition
  • Failure to hydrate/dehydration
  • Sexual assault
  • Physical assault
  • Financial exploitation

Contact Our Elder Abuse Attorneys

If your loved one was injured or died because of nursing home neglect or abuse, do not hesitate to schedule your free initial consultation with the Florida nursing home litigation attorneys at St. Denis & Davey. We can be reached toll free at 1-866-542-1996, or you may contact us online.