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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
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Bedsores
  • 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 wrongful death.

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 compensation.

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.

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