Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Boca Raton
Serving Florida from our Boca Raton Office
Nursing home abuse is one of the most gruesome and unnecessary crimes in the United States. There are hundreds of families out there that turn to nursing homes to care for aging or disabled loved ones. Even if you have researched the nursing home thoroughly, there could be unreported abuse.
You trust a facility to care for your loved one and take care of them. They are expected to hold a specific level of care, provide your loved one with companionship and make sure they are in a safe environment.
When nursing home abuse occurs, you may feel shocked and betrayed. The attorneys at Glotzer & Kobren will hold not only the abusers, but also the nursing home facility, accountable for their actions and the physical and emotional damage they have caused.
Detecting and Reporting Nursing Home Abuse
In Florida, those who commit nursing home abuse – whether physical, emotional or even financial – are punished more severely. However, cases of nursing home abuse often go unreported because loved ones do not realize that abuse is happening and the individual being abused is too afraid to come forward.
Abuse is not just physical. In a nursing home setting, it can also include neglect, which is more common than physical abuse. It is estimated that over one-third of nursing homes in the United States have committed some form of neglect or abuse.
The symptoms of nursing home abuse are easily confused with a person’s regular health decline as they age. But, a person’s health often declines more rapidly than it should and they may exhibit symptoms that include:
- Bed Sores
- Unexplained Scratches, Bruises, Cuts or Scars
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Irritation, Depression or Anxiety
The Types of Nursing Home Abuse
If you or a loved one was hurt in a nursing home, you may be entitled to compensation. Because there are numerous types of nursing home abuse, including sexual, emotional, physical and financial, you need an attorney that specializes in this type of personal injury law.
Glotzer & Kobren have represented countless victims of this heinous crime. Just some of the types of abuse cases we have represented include, but are not limited to:
- Humiliation or Intimidation
- Failure to Administer Medication
- Unsanitary Conditions
- Malnourishment and Dehydration Cases
- Ignoring or Emotional Abuse
- Financial Abuse – Including forgery, stealing money, or misusing the individual’s accounts
- Sexual Abuse
- Wrongful Death
Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits: Let Glotzer & Kobren Help
At Glotzer & Kobren, we have years of experience helping individuals and their loved ones cope with nursing home abuse. As an experienced Boca Raton injury law firm in these special types of cases, we can not only help determine if you have a case, but we will aggressively represent you to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
You and your loved one should not have to live with the pain and suffering involved in these types of cases. Boca Raton Nursing Home Abuse Attorney will get you the compensation you need to recover, including medical bills, pain and suffering, reimbursement for services, funeral costs (if a wrongful death occurs), and more.