Protecting Victims of Abuse in Assisted Living Centers and Nursing Homes
When you place an elderly family member into a nursing home or assisted living facility, you do so with the expectation your loved one will receive the care they deserve. Unfortunately, in some cases, patients are subjected to abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Assisted living or nursing home abuse can result in loss of dignity and trust, and possibly serious injury or wrongful death. If you suspect your loved one is suffering elder abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility, contact the police right away.
A nursing home abuse lawyer with Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., can help you hold all responsible parties fully accountable under the law. We can also help you collect the compensation necessary to cope with the devastation of abuse. Call our offices in Cocoa, Titusville, or Melbourne, FL, or contact our practice online to schedule a free case review.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
There are over 680 licensed nursing homes in Florida. In an assisted living facility or nursing home, elder abuse can occur in a variety of ways. The most common abuse those in a care facility face is neglect. Nursing home neglect often results in a decline in general health and, when overlooked, can end in death. Some of the other forms of elder abuse are:
Often, nursing home abuse manifests as a combination of several forms of mistreatment. A resident may be physically forced to divulge important financial information. A caregiver may also use emotional manipulation to trick a patient into performing an action they normally would not.
The Charpentier Law Firm has helped many clients collect millions in nursing home-related cases.
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Over the past 40-plus years of helping Brevard County's injured and mistreated, our firm has obtained some $65 million in recoveries on behalf of our clients, highlighted by an $8 million product liability award in 2001.
The team at Charpentier Law Firm has the negotiation skills to reach favorable settlements in many cases, but also has the experience and perseverance to try a case to verdict whenever it is in the best interests of our clients. Our history of success illustrates our dedication to our clients and their pursuit of justice. Our personal injury attorneys in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa are proud to offer superior legal representation to victims and their families throughout Brevard County and Central Florida.