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Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Lawyer

Nursing Home & Elder Abuse

Understanding Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

When you place your loved one in a nursing home or under the supervision of a caretaker you are expecting them to be treated properly and humanely. Yet, we are seeing alarming rates of nursing home and elder abuse across the nation, and especially in Florida. Sadly, over 75% of people in nursing homes report neglect and or abuse. 

You or a family member could be needlessly harmed by:


  • Bedsores
  • Broken or fractured bones 
  • Dehydration and malnourishment 
  • Prescription Drug Errors 
  • UTIs and other preventable illnesses 
  • Sexual Abuse 
  • Assaults and Attacks 
  • Wrongful Death

75% of Nursing Home Residents Report Neglect or Abuse

What to Do if You Have Been Injured

Take Pictures & Document Everything

It is important to present visual proof of any injuries acquired as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse. Take pictures and record all the events, names of nursing home staff involved, as well as witnesses’ names and phone numbers. 

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Nursing home claims must adhere to procedural and legal guidelines or your claim may be lost. An attorney can properly present your claims for maximum value.

Do Not Sign Anything

Do not sign any papers from the insurance company or nursing home facility. They want to settle your entire case for a very low sum of money. Many adjusters tell people to sign documents upfront, sometimes for an initial payment of money and promise that more money will be paid later. In truth, the papers often release them from any future payments and the person’s entire claim is lost.

Do Not Provide Any Statements

Do not give the insurance company or nursing home a recorded or written statement. If you misspeak, the adjuster will try to use your own words against you. If you present your statement properly, the adjuster may “lose” it, refuse to provide you with a copy or alter it. If a statement is required, it should be done in the presence of your attorney, with a certified court reporter, and with a certified interpreter (if necessary).

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“I was scared to do anything about my accident but Attorney Jose Garcia is super personable and made me feel comfortable throughout my entire claim. Thank you!”

– J. Elliot

When Should I Call An Attorney Regarding A Nursing Home Case?

Call a nursing home and elder abuse attorney as soon as possible. If you or a loved one is experiencing neglect or abuse, we can help you. Do not delay in seeking legal advice and guidance during this challenging time. 

How Do I Know if Your Firm is Right for me?

Contact us directly to speak with a legal expert about your nursing home or elder abuse case. We will fight for you and your loved ones’ rights. 

If we cannot serve you for whatever reason, we will gladly refer you to another trusted law firm in Central Florida.

how long does a typical Nursing Home lawsuit take?

Every situation is different. Depending on whether there is a settlement or we go to court, it can take a year or more. We strive to do our best to shorten the amount of time it takes for you to get on with your life after a premises liability injury.

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