Melbourne Fl Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
The incidence of negligence and abuse of the elderly can only increase as the population ages. At Nance Cacciatore, our lawyers are committed to making sure nursing homes are safe for current residents and for future generations. It is important for us as a society to protect the most vulnerable and fragile among us. Our law firm is proud to play a role in this effort.
If your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility appears to be neglected or abused, do not hesitate to contact an attorney to discuss the situation. We have filed lawsuits against nursing homes in Florida to obtain compensation for people who have suffered nursing home abuse or have been neglected by those responsible for their care.
Signs of nursing home neglect include:
- Bed sores, or decubitous ulcers
- Broken bones or bruises from falls
- Dirty bedding or clothing
- Excessive use of restraints
- Over medication
If you notice any of these symptoms of neglect, take action right away. Do not let the situation worsen.
In reality, neglect that results in signs such as those above, is really a form of subtle abuse. More overt signs of flagrant nursing home abuse may be apparent if your loved one is hesitant to talk about or have an explanation for things such as:
- Burn marks
- Verbal mistreatment by staff
- Sexual behavior by staff towards residents
- Allowing unwanted sexual behavior by other residents
- Withholding treatment or care in return for financial, sexual, or other favors
Such things are difficult to discuss with an elderly parent. Moreover, many of our elderly are unable to communicate very well. However, if you suspect that abuse and neglect are occurring, don’t hesitate to ask an attorney to advise you. We can help you obtain compensation for your loved one and also help find alternative arrangements for them. Equally important, a lawsuit sends a message to the operator of the facility that nursing home abuse and neglect will not be tolerated.
If you suspect abuse or neglect of your loved one in a nursing home or other care facility, contact our Florida attorneys at Nance Cacciatore.
We serve all of Brevard County, including the communities of Melbourne, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Cocoa, and Palm Bay.