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.

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We are prepared to help you and your loved one collect compensation for injury and other losses resulting from abuse.

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:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Financial 
  • Sexual 

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.

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse attorney Mr. Charpentier shares some useful tips on how to select the proper nursing home or assisted living facility for your loved one and how to protect them against abuse. If abuse does occur, our team has the skills and resources to help you.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

In many cases of elder abuse, victims feel too confused or afraid to speak up about their situation. If you have a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is important to visit them and look for potential signs of abuse, such as:

  • Bruises
  • Cuts
  • Bedsores
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Changes in banking
  • Unpaid bills
  • Alteration to wills, deeds or trusts.

While many caregivers have their patients' best interests at heart, there are those who prey on the vulnerability of elderly individuals. It is crucial that family members remain aware of warning signs and report their suspicions to the police. 

Seeking Restitution

While no amount of money can compensate for the physical and emotional ramifications of abuse, a jury award can help your loved one to recover. In addition, a lawsuit can bring abuse by an organization or specific individual to light and prevent others from suffering abuse. By hiring a nursing home abuse attorney with Charpentier Law, you can rest assured that the courts will be presented with a compelling case steeped in facts and an understanding of proper caregiver protocol. With our help, you can collect restitution for injuries, emotional distress, and any financial losses. We can also pursue punitive damages intended to punish the abuser.

Contact an Attorney

Your loved one deserves to be treated with dignity and respect by their caregivers. If you suspect your loved one has suffered mistreatment in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should seek help immediately. The Charpentier Law Firm has helped many clients collect millions in nursing home abuse cases. Contact our office online or call (321) 631-5446 to book a free case review. 

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Charpentier Law Firm, P.A.

Since 1989, Stephen G. Charpentier been protecting victims' rights. Mr. Charpentier:

  • Is a recipient of an AV rating, the Martindale-Hubbel®
  • National Law Directory's highest honor
  • Earned Florida Legal Elite status in 2010
  • Handles cases in many practice areas including medical malpractice, auto accidents, and wrongful death

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (321) 308-8020.

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