Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Since Florida is a destination for many retirees, nursing and retirement homes regularly care for older adults. Unfortunately, these institutions sometimes exploit residents. If your loved one was a victim of this type of abuse, we know how difficult this time is for family members and victims alike. Our Fort Myers nursing home abuse lawyers have helped Fort Myers injury victims for 45 years, and we’re determined to help vulnerable nursing home residents seek restitution for negligence and abuse.
At Freidin Brown, P.A., we have extensive experience in personal injury cases, and we know what it takes to seek all the compensation your loved one needs and deserves. The physical and mental repercussions may be severe, and your loved one deserves justice. Don’t assume what you or your family member suffered doesn’t qualify as abuse. Instead, you can learn more during a free consultation.
Compensation for Nursing Home Abuse in Fort Myers
Nursing home neglect and elder abuse come in many forms. Sometimes, a victim suffers more than one form of abuse, which can make pursuing compensation complicated. In addition, proving nursing home or elder abuse could become challenging if the victim has difficulty speaking up about their experience due to cognitive decline or disability.
Because of the unique obstacles in pursuing a nursing home abuse lawsuit, our personal injury attorneys provide special attention to each case. Unfortunately, you were already left behind by the nursing home system—we don’t want you to feel left behind by the legal system, too. Unlike big billboard firms, we don’t leave your case for other staff members to fight. Instead, our entire team stands behind you.
Freidin Brown, P.A. is ready to represent victims of:
- Physical and sexual abuse, such as improper use of restraints, hitting, pushing, or assault.
- Neglect, like withholding food or not addressing hygiene or medical issues.
- Emotional abuse, such as threats or restricting access to loved ones.
- Financial abuse, such as theft, fraud, scams, or misuse of accounts.
Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect Damages
These forms of abuse can have both physical and psychological ramifications. Thus, damages can cover the cost of returning your loved one to optimal health and acknowledge the mental and emotional stress of experiencing such treatment.
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Mental health costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
In some cases, you can pursue punitive damages from the perpetrator. Our lawyers will determine if that is a possibility in your case.
Emotional Abuse Damages
This category recognizes the toll that taunts, threats, yelling, or being ignored can take on a victim’s psyche. Emotional abuse damages consider pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and medical bills for treating psychological damage. These losses may seem challenging to calculate, but our lawyers draw on experience and consult experts to figure out a fair monetary value for these damages.
Financial Abuse Damages
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that almost one in six (13.8%) institutional abuse incidents involve financial abuse. However, the actual number is potentially higher, as all forms of abuse are underreported.
Compensation for financial exploitation reimburses the victim for what they lost. For example, you could recover the replacement value of stolen items or receive payment for lost funds.
In addition, some abuse cases involve financial crimes. Our nursing home abuse lawyers serve victims by pursuing a civil lawsuit separate from criminal charges. Thus, even if a perpetrator doesn’t face criminal charges, we can still pursue them for damages.
Nursing Home Abuse Cases Require Lawyers With Compassion
Freidin Brown, P.A. offers the individuality of a small firm with the collective knowledge of a big firm. We don’t lose sight of the person at the center of a case while utilizing over a century of combined experience to assist them. Our nursing home abuse lawyers carefully select our Fort Myers cases, and you always deal with real people.
After all, real people are the ones who suffer the very real consequences of abuse. When you work with us:
- Philip Freidin oversees every case at our firm, and two lawyers always assist and oversee your case during development.
- We consult experts and professionals who can speak to your pain and losses.
- We aren’t afraid to argue your case in court, as we have 300 jury trials under our belt.
- We employ creative strategies and remain flexible to adjust to developments.
Abusers thrive on silence and ignorance. However, we fight that not just by taking on your case, but also by how we conduct our business—with open communication and shared knowledge.
Our Nursing Home Abuse Case History
We have the case results to show how we will go as far as necessary for our clients. Some recoveries for this practice area include the following:
- $930,000 for nursing home neglect
- $465,000 for a coma patient’s pressure ulcer
- $337,000 for a slip and fall case in an assisted living facility
- $250,000 for bed sores a patient developed while in the hospital
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse That Could Warrant Investigation
Maybe you aren’t sure if your loved one’s situation qualifies as abuse. For example, you may not have caught someone red-handed. However, you can still pursue a case while our firm investigates your suspicions.
Reach out if you have noticed:
- Unexplained sores or bruises
- Stained clothing
- Lack of hygiene
- Infections and illnesses
- Weight loss
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Withdrawn behavior
- Depression or anxiety
- Visits restricted by the facility
- Sudden asset transfers
- Suspicious changes to financial documents
- Unpaid bills and expenses
- Missing personal items
We Fight for Resident Rights
Our nursing facility abuse attorneys are familiar with the signs of abuse you might miss, and we also know the rights Florida law affords its residents. Florida Statutes § 429.28 and § 400.022 outline bills of rights for assisted care facility and nursing home residents, such as a right to:
- Personal possessions
- Assistance in obtaining healthcare
- Private communication
- Community involvement
Our lawyers know these laws and others that might apply to your case. We won’t allow the care facility to take advantage of you.
We Can Help You Speak Out About Nursing Home Abuse
Taking the first step to confronting abuse is often the hardest. The team here at Freidin Brown, P.A. wants to make that step as easy as possible. A consultation with our Fort Myers nursing home abuse lawyers is free. We are available 24/7 and will always treat you with compassion and empathy. Call our team today at 888-677-7764.