An elderly nursing home patient died two years after first noticing a swelling on his penis. The nursing home failed to follow up on his complaints for a full year, until a growing cancerous tumor had to be removed. Deborah J. Gander represented the estate in a case involving violations of Florida’s nursing home statute that was settled in 2006.
If you have an elderly relative residing in a nursing home, then you trust that the facility is a safe, healthy place for your loved one to live. You expect that the staff will provide the kind of medical assistance and supervision that your relative needs. Unfortunately, the reality is that there are times when nursing homes and assisted living facilities fail to provide a reasonable standard of care and endanger vulnerable residents. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we are standing by to help if you need a nursing home abuse or neglect attorney by your side.
Our team has a reputation for success in handling personal injury cases throughout the country and has handled highly-publicized cases against nursing homes. We have the resources necessary to pursue complex nursing home claims. Our attorneys work with medical experts to determine the exact nature of the conditions at nursing homes where there has been negligent care. We can help you hold the facility and/or the staff accountable for the harm and distress they caused your relative and your family.
Nursing homeowners and staff may endanger residents by violating industry regulations or failing to provide reasonable attention in virtually any aspect of care. Some of the most common examples of nursing home negligence and abuse include:
Often, elderly residents may be unable or unwilling to report poor conditions, especially if abusive staff threaten or intimidate them. Therefore, family members should remain alert for even small warning signs of negligence when visiting loved ones. These may include:
Every state sets a time frame for how long they allow victims of personal injuries to file lawsuits in order to recover compensation. These are referred to in the law as statutes of limitations. In Florida, the personal injury statute of limitations is four years from the date an injury occurs in most situations. This may seem like a long time, but the reality is that these claims can become very complicated and take time to investigate before a lawsuit can be filed.
Additionally, the nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson work with clients throughout the United States. This means that you need to be aware of your state’s personal injury statute of limitations moving forward. These statutes can often be two or three years.
Any person who fails to file a claim within their state’s respective time limit will be unable to recover any compensation they may be entitled to. If you are a family member who discovered that your loved one was a victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, you can contact one of our attorneys today so we can help you understand how quickly we need to get started.
If you discover that your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, we know that your number one goal is to ensure that they get to a safe environment. However, the costs of dealing with nursing home abuse and neglect can be tremendous. There may be various types of compensation available to victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. This can include both economic and non-economic compensation, such as the following:
The total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each individual nursing home abuse or neglect case. The attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson will work to secure maximum compensation on behalf of our clients in these situations.
If you suspect that nursing home negligence caused your loved one’s injuries or wrongful death, then contact our elder abuse lawyers today. We are known, nationwide, for our uncompromising approach to complex personal injury cases, including those involving elder neglect. We can fight to hold the liable parties and institution accountable for your loved one’s pain, both physical and emotional. Additionally, a nursing home lawsuit can effect change within a facility, protecting others from future injury.