Neglect and abuse in nursing homes occurs more often than one would like to think. It is estimated that one in three nursing homes is guilty of abuse and/or neglect due to negligent practices of overcrowding, understaffing and untrained caregivers. Nursing home neglect takes many forms and can lead to injury and illness in the elderly patients whose care is trusted to these long-term healthcare facilities.
Nursing homes have a duty and obligation to their patients to provide full-time care and medical treatment to those who cannot take care of themselves. When they fail to do this, elder neglect and elder abuse occur. A lawyer is needed who can fight for the rights of the elderly in the care of these facilities – to help get compensation for the injuries and pain suffered and to help make better conditions for other people in similar situations.
Common Types of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Nursing home neglect and abuse can occur in a number of ways:
- Failure to provide proper medical treatment
- Poor nutrition and poor diet
- Sexual abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Unneeded restraints
- Improper medication or unnecessary medication
- Unnecessary confinement
- Physical abuse
- Pressure sores
Searching for an attorney for nursing home abuse?
If you suspect that someone you love might be the victim of nursing home neglect, consult an attorney who can help you determine whether abuse or neglect is actually occurring. Identifying abuse & neglect can be tricky for those who don’t know the signs, so it helps to have the help of a lawyer during this process. If abuse or neglect is occurring, your attorney will be able to help you take the appropriate legal measures to get compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and possibly more. Tampa’s leading nursing home neglect attorney Scott Distasio is qualified to help you with your claim. Whether you need tips on preventing abuse and neglect, stopping abuse and neglect, or you have nursing home questions, he will strive to get you the information you are seeking. By providing you with dedicated, and one-on-one representation by an experienced attorney, Distasio Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have a loved one who has been a victim of nursing home abuse, contact our firm at (800) 319-1877.