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Office Location

  • North Palm Beach Office


    11911 U.S. Highway One,
    Suite 303,
    North Palm Beach, Florida 33408

Palm Beach County Attorneys Fight Nursing Home and Assisted Living Abuse and Neglect

Protecting nursing home and assisted living facility residents from substandard care in South Florida

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities should treat their residents with dignity and a high level of care. Too often, however, there are incidents of abuse and neglect or other failures to give residents the care and attention they deserve. At Romaguera Law Group in North Palm Beach, Florida, we understand the importance of your loved ones’ safety and we work to hold deficient facilities liable for mistreatment.

Compassionate attorneys fight multiple kinds of elder abuse

Nursing home and assisted living facility residents can be victimized by several types of abuse, including:

  • Physical abuse — This is intentional infliction of physical harm, such as punching, slapping, excessive restraint or withholding medication.
  • Emotional abuse — This is intentional infliction of anxiety, fear or other mental suffering by yelling, insulting or treating in a demeaning manner or with disregard.
  • Sexual abuse — This includes such actions as sexual assault, unwanted touching and sexual harassment.
  • Financial exploitation — A resident’s financial resources may be depleted through such means as fraud, embezzlement, charging for unperformed services and identity theft.

If your loved one is subjected to any form of abuse, we will work quickly to stop it and to sue for damages.

Aggressive advocates combat nursing home and assisted living facility neglect

Nursing homes, assisted living facilities and their staffs may also neglect to provide proper care for residents, whether due to negligence or lack of sufficient resources. The staff may be too small or too poorly vetted, trained or motivated to provide a professional level of attention to the residents’ needs. If your loved ones are neglected, we will work assertively to correct the situation and to hold the nursing home accountable.

Recognizing signs of abuse and neglect

Abuse and neglect are not necessarily obvious, and residents may be intimidated to speak out, but you can be on the lookout for red flags, such as:

  • Bruises, burns, other injuries or pain
  • Frequent need for medical care
  • Fear of interacting with staff or of talking openly
  • Anxiety and mental distress
  • Severe mood changes
  • Sexual diseases
  • Malnourishment, bed sores, skin ulcers, poor hygiene and untreated medical problems
  • Missing assets, unpaid bills, unexplained financial transactions and discrepancies between the resident’s standard of living and available assets

If you notice any of these signs, it might signal abuse and neglect that require investigation and remediation. Mistreatment clearly violates residents’ rights. We will investigate for you, take immediate steps to stop the abuse and, if necessary, file a lawsuit seeking damages and injunctive relief. However, the statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit is only two years, so you should contact us promptly after learning of any problem that could be severe.

Contact a skilled South Florida nursing home residents’ rights attorney for free consultation

If you concerned about possible abuse or neglect of your family members in nursing homes, Romaguera Law Group will work with you to protect their rights and to obtain compensation for harm done. Call us at {PHONE or contact us online to schedule a FREE consultation at our offices in North Palm Beach, Florida. Se habla espanol.