Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Pursuing Justice for Your Family
Nursing home abuse is unfortunately not uncommon. Throughout the United
States, there are thousands of nursing home patients that suffer injury
due to physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and more. At Darrigo,
Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law, we take an aggressive stance against
nursing homes that fail in their duty to provide elderly patients with
quality care. If you or a loved one has been injured in a nursing home
or you have suffered the
wrongful death of a family member, our Tampa nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to
help you obtain compensation. Call us today to speak with a member of
our team about your legal rights.
Free case evaluations are available when you call (813) 774-3341.
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse may include any of the following:
Neglect, as evidenced by lack of hygiene, malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss,
bedsores, and incidences of wandering from the facility
Physical abuse, as evidenced by unexplained bruising, bone fractures, or other injuries
Emotional abuse, including derogatory comments and/or threats of harm
Sexual abuse, leading to changes in personality or behavior and physical injury
Financial abuse, in which a caregiver obtains unauthorized access to a patient’s
bank account or credit cards
Wrongful death, in which the patient dies as a result of neglect or abuse
Bed Sores: A Common Sign of Nursing Home Neglect
Approximately one in 10 nursing home residents currently suffers from bedsores.
Also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, bedsores can be very painful
and difficult to treat once they have formed. In severe cases, bedsores
can become infected and lead to other potentially fatal health conditions,
such as sepsis, joint and bone infections, or even cancer.
Bedsores form when a patient is not regularly rotated in their bed. When
the patient is not able to reposition themselves, prolonged pressure to
an area of the body may cause irritation to the skin. If left to worsen,
severe damage to the underlying tissues and muscles may also result, leaving
a painful open wound.
Bedsores are a clear sign of nursing home neglect. Take immediate action
by contacting an experienced personal injury attorney who has handled
these types of cases.
Call Today to Speak with a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
Nursing home abuse is a seriously underreported problem throughout the
country. At Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law, we believe
that negligent nursing homes and caregivers should not be allowed to get
away with their misconduct. Putting more than 75 years of collective experience
to work for our clients, we fight tenaciously for justice. We have a history
of successful results in nursing home abuse cases and look forward to
discussing how we may be able to help you, too.
Contact us today for more information.
There are no fees unless we win and consultations are provided free of charge.