Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
When our loved ones reach their golden years, we are often reach a point where we are faced with a decision to place them into the care of a nursing home facility. For many, this is not an easy decision, but is rather one that takes considerable time, effort and thought before being made. Usually, it is one that will be backed by considerable research to ensure that the home that they are placed will care for them with the proper amount of care. Many facilities live up to this expectation of care; however, there are those that fall dangerously short of what is expected from them - leaving the patients as the ones suffering.
Common Signs of Elder Neglect & Abuse
If you have a loved one that is currently living in a nursing home facility and you suspect that they are not being treated as they should, it is vastly important that you take immediate steps to secure the legal assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. If you do not take proactive and aggressive steps, the abuse will only be prolonged.
Some of the most common signs of abuse to look out for include:
- Unexplained injuries (cuts, bruises, welts, etc.)
- Fatigue, lethargy and withdrawn behavior
- Anxiety and agitation
- Sudden, extreme loss of weight
- Unclean living conditions
- Large sums of money withdrawn without reason
Any of these could be signs of abuse or neglect - including financial abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, negligent abuse and physical abuse. Identifying the signs of nursing home abuse can be difficult, but with the help of an attorney from our firm you can begin to move forward with the process. Regardless of the exact circumstances, it is vastly important that you contact a Tampa nursing home abuse lawyer at Givens Givens Sparks at once to take the necessary steps towards defending your loved one. We know how delicate these cases are and we will do everything we can to make them as painless as possible.
The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.