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Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

When it comes to nursing home abuse, justice can't wait. The Black Law Company's Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers have decades of combined experience, and have helped hundreds of families in Tampa alone, fighting tirelessly to hold those responsible accountable and get the compensation their clients deserve.

Our Tampa nursing home abuse lawyers at The Black Law Company have been representing negligent facilities and their employees for over two decades. Our personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in verdicts for clients. We also obtained substantial multi-million-dollar awards for victims of nursing home neglect and abuse throughout Florida.

Do you believe you, or someone you care about, were victims of abuse or neglect at a Tampa nursing home or assisted living facility? To see if you are a victim of neglect or abuse in a Tampa nursing home, fill out the free case evaluation form. The Black Law Company will help you to pursue legal action against negligent facilities. As your lawyers, our goal is not only to help victims of nursing home abuse get compensation for their injuries but also to discourage these healthcare facilities from engaging in negligent conduct in the future.

Watch Out for Signs of Abuse in a Tampa Nursing Home

Nearly 721,000 residents are currently in long-term and nursing homes in Florida. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse in these facilities are on the rise. These are some of the most obvious signs of neglect and abuse:

  • Bedsores (also known as pressure sores and decubitus ulcers)
  • Head injuries, falls and fractures
  • Bed injuries/asphyxiation
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Rapid weight loss/weight gain
  • Feeling emotionally upset, agitated, withdrawing, or not communicative
  • Infections
  • Elopement
  • Unexplained injuries, such as cuts, wounds, and bruises, can be difficult to diagnose
  • Unexpected or unexplained death

Family members often hesitate to ask healthcare providers questions about abuse signs or seek out complete answers when there is an unexplained death or injury. Over the years, Tampa injury lawyer Okoye Morgan Jr has been investigating hundreds of abuse claims from residents in Tampa nursing homes. He has been able to force billion-dollar corporations to pay millions to settle such lawsuits with his aggressive litigation skills.

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What Is Abuse and Neglect?

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities may suffer abuse and neglect. This can be in the form of intentional acts, or in the absence of a resident’s best interests. The following are the most prevalent forms of abuse and neglect according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services:

  1. Abuse of the body
  2. Verbal and emotional abuse
  3. Application of physical restraints in an inappropriate manner
  4. Application of chemical restraints in an inappropriate manner
  5. Neglect for medical or physical reasons
  6. Neglect verbal or emotional
  7. Misuse of resident’s personal property

Neglect and abuse are often caused by long-term care facilities that are overcrowded and understaffed with residents with varying medical conditions and personal needs. Many victims are left vulnerable and ignored by those who have been entrusted to their care. Our attorneys are available to answer any questions you may have about injuries sustained in a Tampa nursing facility or assisted living facility. A free consultation online or by phone is also available.

Tampa Nursing Home Negligence FAQs

Nearly 1.4 million Americans live in nursing homes. Most of them are between 75 and 94, and many prefer to live in Tampa. Many of these people have chosen to live in long-term nursing homes because they require assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, cleaning, medication management, and mobility. Many of these people have serious medical conditions and cognitive declines that force their family members to seek out nursing homes to care for their loved ones.

An estimated 90 percent of nursing home staff are not qualified to provide the necessary care. Insufficiency can lead to injuries such as falls, bed sores, fractures, or even unsolved deaths. These injuries are often not reported, especially if the victim is unable to explain what is going on due to fear or cognitive impairments. Because they don’t know how to spot signs of neglect or abuse in nursing homes, families can’t help. According to most studies, only 20% of nursing home abuse and neglect is reported.

If you think your loved one has suffered injuries from neglect or nursing home abuse, please read this article. Contact Okoye Morgan Jr for answers to your questions.

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How Can I and My Family Get Help From Our Tampa Nursing Home Negligence Claim?

Nursing home negligence can have a devastating impact on the life of your loved one. As well as the damages caused by the injury, the individuals responsible should be held accountable. Your loved one also deserves compensation for any expenses or the effects of the injury. An experienced team of nursing home negligence lawyers can help you to understand the laws that govern federally funded nursing homes.

The Black Law Company nursing home abuse attorneys can help you with your case by providing the following services:

  • An informal, free case evaluation is available to you. This allows you to discuss your case with an attorney and get answers to your legal questions. You can also learn about civil claims for compensation for negligence in nursing homes.
  • Find all parties liable and any insurance resources that may be available for compensation.
  • An evaluation of the case, which includes all expenses resulting from the injury, for your loved one. Your lawyer will consider pain and suffering, as well as other quality-of-life, impacts that result from the injury.
  • All court-required documentation must be filed in a timely manner.
  • Skilled negotiation to obtain maximum compensation for your case
  • Gathering evidence and witness testimony that will prove your case.
  • If necessary, they use medical experts to testify.
  • Guideline on the pros and cons of accepting a settlement offer
  • Litigation includes opening and closing arguments, examination of witnesses, and presentation of evidence.
  • Assistance in collecting the settlement or award of a loved one.

 

Our Tampa nursing home negligence lawyers can help you understand how to recover damages for the injury of a loved one. Contact Okoye Morgan Jr, The Black Law Company accident attorneys today for a free case evaluation.

My Mother Has Bedsores in a Tampa Nursing Home. Is This Considered Nursing Home Neglect?

Bedsores are also called pressure ulcers or decubitus. They result from pressure on the skin and underlying tissues. Bedsores are a concern in nursing homes where residents may be immobile and need assistance to reposition their bodies to avoid them developing.

Bedsores can be characterized by:

  • Unusual changes in the skin texture around the affected area
  • Swelling
  • Pus-like drainage of the wound
  • Part of the skin that feels warmer or cooler to the touch than the rest
  • Tender areas on the skin
 

Bedsores can be classified according to their severity and depth. They can range from mildly sore, reddened skin to severe wounds that have affected the bone and muscle beneath the skin.

Bedsores are most common in the areas of the body that are most vulnerable to pressure, such as those where you sit or lie down.

  • Tailbone and buttocks
  • Spine and shoulder blades
  • Backs of your arms and legs
 

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A Tampa Nursing Facility Caused My Loved One to Break His Hip. How Do I Pay For His Injuries?

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, more than 60% of residents in nursing homes will fall every year. A fracture of the hip is one of the most serious risks of falling. This is a very serious injury that can often result in significant mobility loss for the resident. Falls injuries do not necessarily indicate neglect. However, depending on the circumstances, they could be considered neglect.

As people age, their balance and strength decrease, increasing the likelihood of falling. Facility staff should develop a plan for fall prevention that addresses residents who are at high risk of falling. This includes those who have fallen in the past or who are taking medication that can affect strength and balance. These residents may need assistance from facility staff to get in and out of bed, wash their hands, or perform other tasks that could cause them injury. The nursing home could be held responsible if it fails to adhere to fall prevention guidelines in its care plan.

Another form of legal responsibility is a liability. You can sue the negligent nursing home staff to recover damages for your loved one’s injuries. This covers medical expenses and pain and suffering as well as any other costs associated with the injury.

Should My Mother Testify Against Tampa Nursing Home Staff in a Lawsuit?

Not necessarily. Like other types of claims and lawsuits, the vast majority of nursing home suits are settled outside of court. Most cases can be resolved by a negotiated settlement between an insurer and the attorney representing the claimant. If the case goes to trial, however, your attorney will decide if your mother’s testimony may be required. Our experienced attorneys know how difficult it can be for people to testify in court. If your mother is called upon to testify, her attorney will prepare her.

Need Legal Help? Get in Touch with Us Today!

If you or a loved one has been subjected to nursing home abuse, it’s important to take action as soon as possible to protect your legal rights and hold the responsible parties accountable. The Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at The Black Law Company have decades of combined experience and a proven track record of success in helping victims and their families get the justice they deserve.

When you contact our firm, you’ll be treated with the respect and compassion you deserve. We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time for you and your family, and we’ll work closely with you to ensure that you feel heard, supported, and empowered throughout the legal process.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers, and let us help you take the first step towards healing and recovery.