Elder Abuse

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South Florida is home to many of our elderly parents and grandparents. When health issues make it necessary for admission to a nursing home or assisted living facility, our elders deserve to be free from the type of neglect and abuse that all too often occurs. Most nursing homes and assisted living facilities operating in South Florida are owned and managed by multi-national conglomerates seeking to make as much money as possible. They have targeted South Florida’s elderly population and they generally have little or no concern about the physical and emotional well-being of their residents.

Although many of the nurses and nurses’ aides who staff these facilities are caring folks trying to make ends meet at their own home, they are all too often overworked at the facility. The facilities are almost always seriously understaffed. Regrettably, there are many employees of these facilities who really do not care about whether their residents suffer from Stage IV pressure sores, multiple falls, or infections. These employees often make no effort to communicate with the resident and are simply there to take the minimum wages that they are paid by the management company. Most nursing home neglect and abuse cases are caused when the corporate management structure completely and utterly fails to obey the applicable federal, state and local laws. Under federal and state law each nursing home resident has been legislatively granted certain enumerated legal rights – “The Resident’s Bill of Rights”. Each facility is required to post these rights in a conspicuous location and obey these rights so that the residents are not harmed.

In proving our nursing home and elder abuse cases, we work with doctors and nurses specializing in geriatrics, orthopedics, and infectious disease. This provides the jury with an accurate picture of what caused the neglect and abuse of our client. It is often helpful if the victim or victim’s family take digital photographs as soon as an injury is visible.

If you or a loved one are a victim of elder abuse, contact Marten | Chiappetta in Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida. We can help you obtain justice for your incident. As a victim of a personal injury case, you may be entitled to receive thousands or even millions of dollars in benefits and damages. Our contingency fee policy allows you to fully concentrate on recovering from your injury without worries over the cost of our quality representation. You are never responsible for any expenses we incur throughout the legal process — and you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.

Your initial consultation with our skilled, compassionate personal injury lawyers is confidential and free of charge. Home and hospital visits are available to those whose injuries prevent travel. For honest answers to your questions, and to turn your life in a different, more positive direction, contact Marten | Chiappetta TODAY for a free initial consultation. Simply call 561-424-7300 or email us. Hablamos español; nous parlons Kreyol.

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