Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Fighting for the rights of elderly Florida patients
After carefully considering the nursing home where you place your loved one, you may be shocked to learn that the staff abuses the residents. Abuse happens all the time, leaving the most vulnerable individuals at risk. You can protect your family member by fighting back. Our dedicated attorneys at Fort Myers personal injury law firm Viles & Beckman, LLC have been aggressively advocating for abused and neglected nursing home patients for a total of more than 40 years. Founded in 1995, attorneys Viles & Beckman, LLC are known as sophisticated, determined trial lawyers who work tirelessly to defend our clients’ rights.
Stop physical and emotional abuse of nursing home residents
Abuse occurs in many forms and can result in severe physical injuries, emotional distress, humiliation and even death. Types of abuse include:
- Physical assault — Physical abuse includes sexual assault, hitting, pushing and violently handling patients and can result in fractures, bruises, cuts and head injuries.
- Neglect of basic care — Neglecting to assist residents who cannot care for themselves is a form of abuse and can involve failure to provide medical treatments, brush the patients’ teeth, change their diapers, clean up soiled bedding, change their clothes, wash their hair or move them to avoid formation of skin lesions and atrophy of muscles.
- Emotional abuse — Emotional abuse can involve isolating individuals from family members, yelling at them and restricting them from participating in meaningful activities.
- Financial exploitation — Fraudsters may prey on patients who suffer from dementia to gain access to their financial resources.
Often abuse warrants criminal charges in addition to civil lawsuits. We help you stop the abuse and get your loved one quality care.
Learn more about stopping nursing home abuse
Learn what you can do to protect nursing home patients from abuse by calling Viles & Beckman, LLC at 877.709.0633 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.