Nursing Neglect

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Are you or a loved one a victim of Nursing Neglect?

A serious injury to a vulnerable senior caused by neglect, abuse or medical negligence at a nursing home or assisted living center calls for quality, aggressive representation of your elderly loved one’s rights by a skilled personal injury attorney.

At Marten | Chiappetta, we aggressively protect the rights of abused and neglected nursing home residents, and strive for the full financial compensation that your South Florida family deserves.

Families of the institutionalized elderly depend upon nursing homes to care for our loved ones in a humane, professional manner. Unfortunately, in Florida there have been instances where some nursing homes have not provided the best possible care — and have even caused injury.

We investigate and expose factors that contribute to the abuse or neglect of residents, such as poorly qualified and inadequately trained staff, staff members with a history of violence, the isolation of residents and the reluctance of residents to report abuse out of embarrassment or fear.

Insurance companies and physicians tend to underestimate an elderly person’s injuries and the diminished quality of life that results. Our years of legal and trial experience, background in insurance law, thorough investigation and effective presentation of losses sustained by elderly clients are designed to convince insurers, judges and jurors alike that neglected and abused seniors in nursing homes, and their families, should receive financial damages for their ordeal.

If your loved one has suffered a serious personal injury or significant, noticeable decline in his or her condition, and you believe that it is due to neglect or abuse by nursing home personnel, that facility may be held liable. To speak with one of our compassionate nursing home abuse lawyers at Marten | Chiappetta in a free initial consultation, please call toll free from wherever you are in South Florida: 561-424-7300. We welcome and respond promptly to your email message.

Personal Attention To Your Elderly Relative's Nursing Home Personal Injury

Relatives of a South Florida nursing home resident should be alert to warning signs of abuse and neglect, such as:

  • Unexplained bruises, cuts, burns and sprains
  • Fractures in various stages of healing
  • Bedsores or frozen joints
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Unexplained venereal disease or genital infections; vaginal or anal bleeding
  • Torn, stained or bloody underclothing
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Staff refusing to allow visitors to see the resident
  • Delays in allowing visitors to see resident
  • Staff refusing to allow a resident to be alone with a visitor
  • Resident being kept in an over-medicated state
  • Loss of resident’s possessions
  • Sudden large withdrawals from bank accounts or changes in banking practices
  • Abrupt changes in a last will and testament, or other financial documents

Marten | Chiappetta delivers quality legal services to family members of nursing home residents on a contingency fee basis. You owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.

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