Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Pensacola
Pursuing Justice for Nursing Home Abuse Survivors and Their Loved Ones
It is quite common in the United States to entrust the care of an elderly loved one to a nursing home; sadly, it is also quite common for abuse to go undetected and unaddressed at nursing homes. Whether the abuse is rooted in a lack of qualified staff or a prioritization of profit above all else, something must be done to stop it. And someone must be held accountable.
If you or your loved one has been abused while under the care of a nursing home, do not wait to contact our attorney team at Michles & Booth. Nursing home abuse cases are complex, even more so when a coverup is involved. In a free consultation, we will listen to your story with compassion and help you determine the best course of action for you. Should you decide to move forward with a civil lawsuit, you can trust us to take a tireless, aggressive approach to advocacy on your behalf.
To book your free consultation with a Pensacola nursing home abuse attorney, call (800) 848-6168 or contact Michles & Booth online.
What Is Nursing Home Abuse?
The five main types of nursing home abuse and their signs are as follows:
- Physical abuse, as indicated by burns, welts, bruises, scars, or other physical injuries with no good explanation
- Sexual abuse, as indicated by sexually transmitted diseases, trouble sitting or moving, memory loss, or injuries to the thighs, hips, genital region
- Emotional/mental/verbal abuse, as indicated by changes in mood and behavior, isolation, or a sudden disinterest in hobbies
- Financial abuse/exploitation, as indicated by missing funds, unexplained withdrawals, or sudden changes to their will, deed, or other parts of their estate plan
- Neglect, as indicated by malnutrition, dehydration, sudden weight loss or weight gain, poor hygiene, or bedsores
A fear of a specific staff member is also a common warning sign of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Unfortunately, hinting at fear or discomfort is the closest many victims come to speaking out. This is especially true if they live under the care of their abuser, such as in a nursing home setting. And if they have been ignored or silenced in the past, even if it wasn’t by you, they will likely be reluctant to try to speak out again.
If you have reason to suspect nursing home abuse, contact local authorities and Florida’s Adult Protective Services immediately. Next, make sure to reach out to a nursing home abuse lawyer to learn about your rights and options.
Exercise Your Legal Rights
At Michles & Booth, we are often able to recover our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars, or more, in compensation for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages or interest on investments
- Medical expenses related to the abuse
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation
- Mental health counseling
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Loss of care, companionship, guidance, etc.
We understand how difficult it can be to find out your loved one has been abused, as well as how traumatic it is to be the victim of abuse. That’s the reason why we have made it our priority to help nursing home abuse survivors and their loved ones obtain both compensation and the peace of mind they need to move forward.
Call (800) 848-6168 to find out more about how our Pensacola nursing home abuse lawyers can help you in your case.
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