Injuries in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are regrettably common and tragically devastating. Medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, and so many more consequences can follow an injury in an elder care facility. When these injuries are the fault of the facility charged with the care of a loved one, the question can arise: Can you sue a nursing home?
Nursing homes and other similar care facilities in Florida can be sued for injuries they cause and breaching their duty to care for their clients. It is important to act quickly if you suspect that you or a loved one have been a victim of abuse.
Why to Sue a Nursing Home
Whether to file suit against a nursing home is an important decision that should be made by consulting with a skilled and licensed attorney. It may be the only way to hold the parties responsible for the injuries they cause and pursue justice on their behalf.
At the same time, important practical considerations need to be made regarding the collection of evidence and providing for the recovery of the injured party.
When a nursing home, assisted living, or elder care facility fails to properly care for their clients or actively injures them, the cost and harm of those injuries can be devastating. Filing suit against a nursing home can potentially help recover expenses and provide for the recovery of a loved one.
When to Sue a Nursing Home
If you suspect that a loved one may have suffered an injury, contact an attorney immediately. Evidence of the injury is important and any time that passes can result in evidence lost.
Do not wait to contact an attorney.
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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Early warning signs of nursing home and elder abuse are sadly often missed. These common warning signs of abuse include but are not limited to:
- Bruises or bleeding,
- Strange changes in behavior,
- Evasiveness to caretakers,
- Unexplained and recurring infections and diseases.
Learn more about the warning signs associated with nursing home and elder abuse.
Contact a Skilled Florida Nursing Home and Elder Abuse Attorney
Our team of skilled Florida nursing home and elder abuse attorneys are available to answer your questions. Call 850-741-7381 or contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. The consultation is confidential and we can help you understand your options for moving forward with recovering after a nursing home injury.