Victims of Nursing Home Neglience
Whether you are a Tampa nursing home resident who suffered financial, physical, or emotional abuse or neglect, or you are a concerned family member of an elder being cared for at what you suspect might be a less than adequate institution, you want quality answers to your deep concerns. This article can begin to address some of them.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
- Financial abuse – A member of the nursing home staff compels you to pay unfairly for “privileges” around the home or even strives to get you to do things like co-sign loans.
- Physical abuse – A nursing home professional restrains you harshly, prevents you from eating, or even hits or kicks you.
- Emotional abuse – A nursing home staff member “punishes” you for misbehaving by withholding food or medication or by yelling at you.
- Neglect – An overwhelmed staff member neglects to turn you over in your bed while you are on bed rest; as a result, you get bed sores and subsequent infections of those sores.
Mechanisms to Fight Back
Tampa nursing home abuse lawyers will leverage the power of a team of experienced investigators to track down employees, evaluate staffing logs, and even take photographs and other documentation to build a case.
Having the Compassion and Awareness to Recognize Nursing Home Negligence
If you are a concerned relative of an elder, your first impulse may be to avoid dealing with reports of purported abuse. For instance, maybe your great aunt suffers from dementia, and you may at first be inclined to believe that her reports that a staff member overmedicated her are simply lies or exaggerations stemming from her dementia. It’s important to take every allegation seriously – even allegations from a senior who is sick or mentally compromised. Be sure to record any allegations and keep a clean and a comprehensive paper trail of all communications you have with the elder and with any nursing home staff members.
Soliciting Help Right Now with Your Abuse Questions
The attorneys here at Farah & Farah can provide a thorough assessment of your legal options pertaining to Tampa nursing home abuse and neglect. The team at Farah & Farah boasts extensive credentials, including an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and membership in the Florida Justice Association and the American Association of Justice. Folio Weekly voted founder Eddie Farah as the “best lawyer” in Jacksonville. Reach out today for help by emailing someone through farahandfarah.com or by dialing 855-797-9899.