Florida Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Negligence Laws
Understanding Florida statutes that protect your loved one from abuse
Nursing homes are governed by federal and state laws that guarantee dignified and quality care for its residents. Facilities should be held accountable when they fail to abide by these codes. Viles & Beckman, LLC was established in 1995 to assertively represent Fort Myers individuals who have suffered nursing home abuse. Our determined lawyers have 40 years of combined experience pursuing the positive treatment of nursing home residents and demanding compensation when these facilities deny them the care they deserve.
Knowing your rights as a nursing home resident
The nursing home has a duty to list and provide you with a copy of its nursing home residents’ rights in Florida. Anyone who enters a nursing home should expect to:
- Be treated with dignity
- Maintain privacy
- Manage your own money
- Retain and use your property
- Receive quality health care
- Refuse medical treatments and pharmaceuticals
- Choose your own schedule
- Participate in activities and social interactions you enjoy
- Not be subjected to physical or mental abuse
- Not receive corporal punishment or restraint
Enforcing your rights
Staff, managers and other residents are subject to criminal prosecution in many instances of abuse. We explain how a violation of your rights constitutes abuse and pursue damages for your personal, emotional and financial harm.
Learn more about your rights at a nursing home facility and what you can do to counter abuse
Learn more about the laws governing nursing homes and what to do if your rights have been violated. Call Viles & Beckman, LLC at 877.709.0633 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.