Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Legal Representation For Cases of Abuse & Neglect
There are many nursing homes in the Tampa Bay area, all of whom promise
to care for the elderly or incapacitated with compassion and high quality
care. There are also many in-home care agencies that provide workers to
help the elderly to continue to live in their own homes, offering a range
of services from light care through to hospice.
We trust these facilities and their workers to care for our loved ones,
and that they will be better cared for by professionals in the field.
Unfortunately, this can be far from the truth.
Nursing home negligence is a very serious problem that continues to grow throughout the USA, and
the Tampa area is no exception.
When something goes terribly wrong, and a loved one has suffered from abuse
or neglect, the nursing home, staff member or other liable party must
be held accountable.
How do I know if a loved one is abused or neglected?
There are various signs that you must be alert to if you have a loved one
in a nursing home. These are the most common indicators of
elder abuse or neglect.
- Bruises and marks on the body
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Staff will not allow you to spend time alone with your relative
- Overmedication (grogginess, inability to communicate)
- Dry, papery or flaky skin (dehydration)
- Lack of cleanliness (odor)
- Unusual withdrawals or expenditures (financial abuse)
- Flinching from physical contact
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of elder abuse, we urge
you to contact our Tampa nursing home abuse attorney immediately. Your
loved one is at risk of serious
death, and legal action should be taken immediately.
Contact us at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law for more information about
filing a claim or lawsuit against a nursing home for abuse or neglect.