Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Fighting for the Victims of Elder Abuse Since 1984
From 2011 to 2015, there was a 74% increase in reports of nursing home abuse. As one of the oldest populations in the United States (1 in 5 Florida residents is 65+ years old), it’s vital that nursing homes in our state are held accountable for causing harm to the elderly and vulnerable. Without accountability, nursing homes will be allowed to physically, verbally, or sexually abuse countless people statewide.
The Florida nursing home abuse attorneys at Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. are committed to holding every nursing home in the state accountable for patient harm. As one of the most accomplished litigation firms in the nation, STFBC is uniquely equipped to investigate and litigate against elder care facilities. Our history of victory on behalf of the vulnerable as well as our renown in the arena of medical malpractice allows us to address the complex legal issues surrounding nursing home abuse.
To speak with our firm, call (305) 770-6335 for a free case consultation.
Florida Nursing Home Residents Have Rights
Nursing home abuse can take numerous shapes, which is why vigilance and awareness is vital to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. While some abuse certainly has physical signs and symptoms (e.g. bruises, scratches), some forms of abuse are invisible.
Nursing home abuse can include:
- Hitting or physically harming the resident
- Sexual abuse or rape
- Denying food or water
- Denying comforts or dignified accommodations
- Stealing money or defrauding residents
- Neglecting a patient’s medical needs
Florida law dictates that nursing home residents all have a right to independent personal decision-making, which means no nursing home resident can be forced to participate or act against their wishes. As long as a resident is not harming themselves or others, there is zero reason for any nursing home employee to use physical force.
Nursing Home Abuse Abounds Due to Understaffing
Nationwide studies show that 91% of nursing home facilities are understaffed to some degree, and nearly half of all nursing homes have half as many staff members as they need to provide adequate care. When nursing homes are understaffed, it’s far more likely that patients will be neglected. This can have a catastrophic effect on a resident’s mental and physical health. Additionally, low staffing means abusive or malicious employees can go undetected for longer.
Speak with Florida Nursing Home Lawyers
Since 1984, Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. has been advocating for the injured and wronged. We’ve won high-profile cases across the nation, ensuring our clients could pay for medical care, recoup their lost income, and rebuild their lives. Because we’re a lean and small firm with a limited caseload, we’re able to give each case the full extent of our focus and resources. This results in better results for our clients overall.
Our firm is particularly known for handling life-or-death cases, cases where the results affect our clients’ lives for the rest of their lifetimes. If you have such a case, you want to entrust it to the best legal minds you can find. Our firm includes legendary litigators with more than a century of combined experience. Speak with us today to learn how we can help address your needs.
Call (305) 770-6335 to get a free consultation on your case.