The Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers at Kelley/Uustal represent victims of nursing home abuse and their families in cases involving substandard care. If your loved one was injured or you have lost a family member in a wrongful death incident due to the fault of a nursing facility, you have the right to take legal action. You may be eligible to collect compensation for medical bills, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and potentially punitive damages. To learn more about your rights and legal options, get in touch with our Fort Lauderdale nursing home abuse lawyers today.
When Is a Mistake Negligence?
There are times when a nursing mistake is more than just a mistake. Nurses who do not listen to patients cries for help, who restrain their patients inappropriately, or who are negligent in their duties put patients in serious jeopardy. They may miss important signs of distress, cause significant harm through botched procedures or improper care, or put patients in harm’s way through direct neglect. When this occurs, it is unconscionable, and those nurses can – and should – be held responsible.
Injuries from Nursing Errors
Nursing errors can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries, including:
- Decubitus ulcers or bedsores
- IV infiltration leading to serious infection or amputation
- Fractures from falling out of bed
- Heart attacks
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Septic shock
Common Issues in Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
Kelley/Uustal is widely regarded as one of the most successful personal injury law firms in Fort Lauderdale and our firm is trusted by other experienced lawyers to handle even the toughest cases, including those involving nursing home abuse. Turn to our team for the compassionate yet aggressive representation you need to achieve justice.
We provide high-quality guidance in nursing home cases involving the following:
- Neglect, leading to bed sores, dehydration, malnutrition, lack of hygiene, or wandering from the facility
- Physical abuse, leading to broken bones, bruises, cuts, and other unexplained injuries
- Emotional abuse, including threats of harm, derogatory comments, and withdrawn behavior
- Financial abuse, including unauthorized access to a patient’s bank accounts and credit cards by nursing home staff
- Sexual abuse, leading to physical injury and changes in personality or behavior
- Wrongful death, in which the patient dies as a result of abuse or neglect
If you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated, you should immediately take action. Gather any documentation you have on your loved one’s physical and/or emotional health, conversations you have had with the resident or a staff member, photographs of any visible injuries, and any other evidence and seek legal counsel without delay.
Contact Our Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
The decision to entrust the care of a loved one to a nursing home is difficult enough without the added worry that the facility won’t give them the care they need. Sadly, nursing home abuse is a serious and underreported problem throughout the country. If you are dealing with a nursing home abuse situation and are wondering what your options are, we encourage you to get in touch with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer at Kelley/Uustal as soon as possible. Our injury firm is distinguished by a history of successful results in these matters – in fact, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Our team is standing by to schedule a free review of your case to evaluate your potential claim or lawsuit. Because there is a statute of limitations in personal injury matters, it is crucial that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible to begin your case. Put 325+ years of legal experience on your side. Get started by calling (954) 522-6601.