Nursing Home Neglect in Fort Lauderdale
Nursing Home Injuries Resulting from Neglect
Kelley/Uustal takes an aggressive stance against nursing home facilities
and care providers who willfully fail to abide by state and federal standards
of care for the elderly. If your loved one has sustained an injury or
lost their lives in a nursing home due to abuse or neglect, we urge you
to get in touch with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer at our firm.
We are ready to take action to help you obtain justice and compensation
for the damages you have suffered.
Call us today at (954) 522-6601 to discuss your potential case.
Injuries Caused by Neglect
Nursing homes are facilities where elderly residents should feel safe and
cared for. Families who have entrusted the care of their loved ones to
nursing homes should never have to worry that their family members won’t
receive the care they need, but unfortunately, neglect in nursing homes
is not uncommon. In fact, statistics from 2005 reveal that a staggering
91.7% of U.S. nursing homes were cited by health inspectors for at least
one deficiency, and a 2012 Congressional report showed that patients suffer
abuse or neglect in one in three nursing homes in the United States.
Neglect in a nursing home can result in the following:
- Wandering from the facility
- Poor hygiene
- Dangerous room conditions
- Falls leading to injury
- Abuse from other residents
Elderly nursing home residents often have medical conditions that must
be constantly monitored and which require attentive care. Failing to regularly
check in on a patient to feed them, provide them with medication, rotate
them in their beds, bathe them, and ensure that they are in a comfortable,
safe, and secure environment can result in a significant loss of dignity
and quality of life and potentially lead to serious injury or even
Call Today to Speak with an Attorney
Negligent nursing homes should be held accountable for their misconduct. Pursuing a lawsuit not
only brings justice to victims and families, but it also acts as an important
safeguard to discourage further acts of misconduct in the future. Kelley/Uustal
is prepared to offer nursing home abuse victims and their families a free
personal injury consultation to investigate and review a potential nursing
home abuse lawsuit for injuries resulting from substandard care. If we
determine that your loved one’s injury could have been prevented
by following the appropriate standards of care, you may be eligible for
With more than 325 years of combined experience and more than half a billion
dollars recovered for clients, you can trust in our team’s ability
to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
To schedule a
free evaluation of your case, please contact us today.