If your elderly loved one has suffered mistreatment at a Florida nursing home facility, please call our experienced and compassionate nursing home malpractice attorneys in Tampa to explore your legal options.

Physical Neglect in Florida Nursing Homes

Bedsores or decubitus pressure ulcers are among Florida's most severe signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. These occur when a bedridden person is left lying in the same position for too long. Pressure on the skin from lying in the same place can cause sores.

Our attorneys have also seen physical neglect take on other forms, such as:

  • Failure to provide adequate hydration
  • Failure to clean living quarters and other areas of the facility
  • Failure to provide good nutrition
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Failure to take care of personal hygiene needs

Staff negligence doesn’t just impact the safety of residents but the property as well. You may look at premises liability claims, such as:

  • Ripped or uneven carpeting
  • Faulty handrails
  • Unsafe stairs
  • Poor lighting
  • Cracked pavement
  • Defective elevators

Emotional Neglect in Long-Term Care Homes

Residents of nursing homes are at a higher risk of getting depressed or experiencing anxiety due to isolation. They require having their basic needs taken care of, which includes their emotional needs. Nursing home staff are responsible for supervising residents for any issues regarding isolation and behavior disorders. Emotional neglect, if left unchecked, can affect a senior’s state of mind and amount to abuse.

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Medical Neglect in Florida Nursing Homes

Providing care for elderly residents with medical issues is a significant responsibility of assisted living centers, nursing homes, and other facilities. Untrained and inexperienced staff cannot handle such obligations, which can cause severe lapses in care.

Medical neglect in nursing homes can involve issues such as:

  • Failure to provide residents with the prescribed dose of medication
  • Delayed or irregular administration of medications
  • Failure to provide residents with the correct medication
  • Failure to ensure residents take their medication

Inadequate supervision causes residents to suffer from many undetected medical issues, such as:

  • Illnesses
  • Infections
  • Heart attacks

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Suing for Nursing Home Negligence in Florida

Negligence occurs when a nursing home staff fails to provide reasonable care to residents. These usually happen because of the following:

  • Overworked staff
  • Understaffing
  • Insufficient supervision of staff
  • Poorly trained, under-qualified, or inexperienced staff
  • Residents isolated by staff members
  • Residents who isolate themselves
  • Residents that are afraid or incapable of reporting neglect

Florida law requires nursing home malpractice claims to be filed within two years. You should immediately consult with a qualified nursing home negligence attorney, or you may lose your right to claim benefits.

You are in the Hands of a Fighter: Get Legal Representation from a Proven Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

The committed and capable Tampa nursing home malpractice lawyers at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have over 125 years of combined experience providing victims of nursing home abuse, negligence, and malpractice with the strongest legal representation to protect their rights. Our attorneys are persistent and focused on achieving maximum compensation on your behalf and getting you the justice your elderly loved one deserves.

Contact us at 877-728-9653 or online to schedule your free case review with our lawyers today.

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