St. Petersburg Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
When you put a loved one in a nursing home or an assisted living facility, you expect them to receive expert, ethical care. It can be shocking to find out that they have suffered from abuse, possibly resulting in poor nutrition, infection, bedsores, falls, and other types of physical and emotional distress. In some cases, abuse and neglect can even result in death. The last thing you want is for somebody you love to suffer at the hands of the very individuals tasked with looking after them.
The World Health Organization reports that of all people age 60 and over living in nursing homes, about 1 in 6 will suffer some kind of abuse each year. Even so, just 1 in 24 cases are reported. Due to the fact that information from medical facilities, nursing homes, and other long-term care centers is inadequate, circumstances of abuse could actually be much higher. You need to take action if you suspect that your loved one is suffering abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility.
We have taken on corporate-owned nursing home facilities with extensive resources on many occasions. You can not fight them alone. With The Ruth Law Team by your side, you have the best opportunity of working out a reasonable settlement to make up for the pain and suffering your loved one withstood. Call The Ruth Law Team at (727) 327-3222 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our nursing home abuse attornies.
Typical Causes of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Elder abuse and neglect can consist of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. It could include screaming or verbal abuse in addition to hitting, kicking, or pushing. It might involve leaving patients alone for long periods of time to the point where they’re in danger.
Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect may include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Significant weight loss
- Broken bones
- Poor personal hygiene or filthy bedsheets
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Cuts and bruises
- Suicidal thoughts
- Unexplained STDs
- New or worsening infection
- New or increased confusion
- and more
It’s hard to comprehend how someone could abuse or neglect the patients in their care, but there are several reasons why this might occur. Whether it be because the nursing home is a for-profit facility looking to reduce costs or they are located in a state with a surprisingly low standard for such care, the results can be devastating.
What Happens Next?
Finding out that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect can be overwhelming. Whether you're trying to find a new facility to place them or you are dealing with funeral plans, you may not have the time or energy to handle all of the details of your case on your own.
When you work with The Ruth Law Team, you will not have to stress over anything. We provide the detailed legal services you need. We'll help to handle medical centers and insurance providers so that you can concentrate on crucial family matters. Our simple, 3-step process is designed to lower stress and offer you peace of mind.
Whether your loved one suffers a fall, bedsores, infections, poor nutrition, or other symptoms of abuse and disregard, the primary step toward constructing a case is to gather information. This may include things like medical records and employee logs, as well as witness statements for anyone who may have observed the poor treatment your loved one endured.
The next step is to carry out an extensive examination once we have paperwork to support your claims of abuse or neglect. This may consist of questioning medical and management staff at the facility, looking for additional proof, and getting in touch with expert witnesses to confirm that the treatment your loved one received failed to meet reasonable standards.
Building a strong case puts our team in a good position to negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf. Our skilled group of attorneys aggressively fight for the best possible result, even if we need to go to court to get it.
As your nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers, The Ruth Law Team will use our substantial skills, experience, and resources to build a strong case for you and your loved one. You don't have to fight corporate-owned nursing home centers alone. Deal with us, and we'll do our best to get the compensation you deserve.
Contact an Experienced Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney
There’s no way to describe the anger, sadness, frustration, or regret that overwhelms you when a loved one experienced nursing home abuse or neglect. Fighting medical facilities, corporations, and/or insurance companies can be incredibly challenging, even when you know you’re in the right.
The educated and knowledgeable nursing home abuse attorneys at The Ruth Law Team are ready to fight for you. Trust us to do what is in your best interest. We’ll build a strong case and utilize our considerable resources to fight for the settlement that you and your family deserve.
Abuse, Neglect, and Nursing Home Falls Attorneys
For more than 40 years, the lawyers at The Ruth Law Team in St. Petersburg have worked hard to fight for fair compensation in cases like yours. When you need an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer to fight for justice on behalf of you and your family, we’ll provide the compassionate guidance, support, and comprehensive legal services you need.
Our talented team of legal professionals includes:
- Steven C. Ruth
- Eric D. Roslansky
- Jenna C. Ruth
- Jessica E. Shahady
- Amy A. Catledge
- Austin J. Grinder
- Alex H. Longo
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in St. Petersburg, Florida
The qualified attorneys at The Ruth Law Team are ready to fight for you when your loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect.