Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect in West Palm Beach
Fight Negligent Nursing Homes with Our Firm
If you've decided to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home,
you know how painful this decision can be. You want to protect the life
of your loved one but may have concerns and questions about the quality
of care they are receiving, particularly because of frequent news coverage
regarding the rampant nursing home abuse and neglect stories we hear.
While most nursing homes operate efficiently and safely, you are right
to be concerned. Elderly, frail nursing home residents are often victims
of mental and physical abuse and neglect, and may find it difficult to
express what is happening to them.
Some of the common signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Weight loss due to malnutrition
- Slips and falls due to unsafe conditions
- Physical or sexual assault
- Unreasonable restraints
- Food or water deprivation
- Under or overdosing of medications
- Unexplained injuries, such as bruises, cuts, broken bones
- Neglect of personal hygiene
Don't assume that, because your loved one is elderly, their reports
of nursing home neglect are untrue. While this can sometimes occur, it
is always best to assume mistreatment may be taking place, and to investigate
fully before discounting what your loved one is telling you.
If you notice signs of abuse or neglect in your loved one,
call us at (561) 600-5605 to begin investigating and building a case.
Were you or someone you love the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect?
If you find that mistreatment is occurring, our West Palm Beach nursing
home lawyers can guide you through the process of filing a claim against
the worker or nursing home. We recognize that these are personal and sensitive
situations, and we aim to bring the full weight of the law to hold the
negligent party or parties responsible for their unscrupulous actions.
At the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., we help you pursue your
case and we work to prove the points necessary to prove liability:
- The owner or employee failed to meet the duty of care owed to your loved one
- This failure caused your loved one injury
- The owner or employee caused the residents injury
When it is proven that the Florida nursing home owner or employee's
negligence caused additional pain or suffering and contributed to the
injury or death of your loved one, they can be held liable. If you suspect
your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse neglect, our team can
help file the proper paperwork with the state and take other essential
steps for protection from the abuse. We offer free case evaluations to
help you get started.
Our experienced West Palm Beach nursing home lawyers are here for you.
We represent clients throughout South Florida, including the cities of
Palm Springs, Stuart, and Fort Pierce, and residents of Palm Beach County,
Martin County, and St. Lucie County. Our office in West Palm Beach, Florida,
is located a quarter mile west of I-95 on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., behind
Chick-Fil-A in the Legacy Bank Building. We
stand ready, 24/7, to help you file a claim in order to protect your loved one. Don’t
hesitate; reach out to our firm today.
The best and worst nursing homes in Palm Beach County
In 2014, we wrote a detailed report on which nursing homes and assisted-living
facilities in Palm Beach County deserved to be called the best, and the
worst, nursing homes in the area. The results were based on the
Medicare.org Nursing Home Compare tool, which allows prospective residents and their families to search for and
compare nursing homes based on a rank and scoring system. Factors that
influence a nursing home's overall score include how often they over-medicate
their patients, the levels of staffing, and how often a home was cited
Also of interest is a report on how Nursing Home Compare changed its scoring
methods in February of 2015:
New Quality Scoring Model Affects Palm Beach County Nursing Homes
Call (561) 600-5605 today to schedule your
free, initial case evaluation.