Legal Representation for Nursing Home Neglect and/or Abuse
As more people continue to live longer, many will move into nursing homes and long-term care facilities, increasing their exposure to potential nursing home neglect/abuse. Today, many nursing homes have become part of a multi-billion-dollar industry operated by major corporations which consider profitability to be more important than proper care.
At the Law Office of Hugh James McDonnell, P.A., in Orlando, our experienced attorneys will investigate and analyze nursing home neglect/abuse claims at no cost or obligation to you. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we represent victims who do not pay us, unless we achieve a successful outcome.
Seeking Damages in Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
An estimated one-third of all nursing homes are reported annually for neglect/abuse incidents. This is a frightening statistic, especially considering that the number of such reports is thought to be grossly underestimated because many residents are afraid to tell anyone that they are being abused/neglected.
If you know or suspect that a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse/neglect, contact us at the Law Office of Hugh James McDonnell, P.A. We will evaluate the situation at no cost or obligation and inform you, based on the facts of your case,¬†as to¬†whether we believe you have a legal claim.
Helping Clients Identify Neglect/Abuse
If you are attempting to determine whether your loved one is being neglected/abused in a nursing home or long-term care situation, here are some common signs:
- Untreated bed sores
- Open wounds, cuts, bruises or welts
- Torn clothing or broken personal items
- Bruises in a pattern that would suggest the use of restraints
- Excessive and/or sudden weight loss
Nursing homes are bound by law to provide certain services to residents and to keep them safe from harm. As a result, nursing homes can be held responsible for damages in cases of abuse/neglect, pain and suffering of a resident, and the loss of a loved one in the event of death, as well as for attorney’s fees and costs and potential punitive damages. If your loved one has been harmed in a nursing home, contact us today¬†to learn about your legal options.