Tampa Elder Abuse Attorney
Helping the Victims of Assisted Living Facility Neglect
When our loved ones begin to enter into their golden years, we are often presented with the decision of allowing them to continue living at home on their own or putting them into a nursing home so that they will be able to receive more intensive and comprehensive care around the clock. There is, however, a middle ground. Assisted living facilities are a place in which the elderly can choose to live and receive assistance for getting through their day - including coordination with physicians, careful monitoring and support. This allows the elderly the care that they need while still affording them the freedom that they deserve.
Many of these facilities are prime examples of dedicated care and support; however, this cannot be said for all of them. No matter whether the problem stems from neglect or a tight budget and an overworked staff, there are unfortunately facilities that do not provide the promised care to their loved ones. This can result in health problems going unnoticed, injuries occurring without help being in the area and even elderly ones wandering off and getting lost. In some cases, this neglect can blossom into sheer
abuse - from physical abuse to sexual abuse, even fiscal abuse.
Why hire an elder abuse lawyer from our firm?
If you believe that your loved one has been victimized by neglect at the assisted living facility that they call home, then you should not stay silent. There are many signs and if you believe that there are red warning flags, we encourage you to contact a Tampa personal injury lawyer from the Distasio Law Firm as soon as possible. Some of the most common signs of this type of abuse and neglect include:
- Unexplained injuries;
- Overmedication; and
- Frequent mood swings
While one of these on their own might not lead to assisting living facility neglect, several together should be enough to be a warning sign. At our firm, we recognize this and are prepared to go the distance in our efforts to help if you suspect this type of abuse and neglect. Should you choose to work with us, you will be able to rest easier knowing that we will do everything possible to help you and your loved one. By assessing the situation, launching our own personal investigation if necessary and consulting with experts, you can trust that we will do everything possible to help build the strongest case possible. Call us today if you would like to learn more.
If you believe that your loved one has been victimized by assisted living facility neglect or abuse, please do not hesitate to contact an attorney from our firm today.