Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Boca Raton, Florida
The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rosenberg, PLLC is a nursing home abuse law firm in Boca Raton, Florida. If your loved one suffered an injury in a nursing home, passed away while in the care of a nursing home, or was abused while in a nursing home, you and your family may be understandably upset and enraged. The very people you trusted to care for your loved one didn’t honor their obligations and furthermore abused those obligations. Nursing home abuse can sometimes be subtle and difficult to identify. Sometimes it manifests itself as more falls or injuries, or inexplicable “accidents.” Sometimes it manifests itself as changes in behavior or mood on the part of a loved one. Sometimes it manifests as greater progression of a loved one’s illness. At the end of the day, nursing homes have a responsibility to vet their staff, have measures in place to prevent nursing home abuse, and protect the safety of their residents. If you think your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, trust your gut. Get your loved one to safety and reach out to the nursing home abuse attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rosenburg, PLLC today.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse in Boca Raton, Florida
What are the signs of nursing home abuse in Boca Raton, Florida? First of all, let’s take a moment to understand what nursing home abuse or elder abuse is in the first place. Abuse can take many different forms. It can take the form of threats or yelling, making fun of a nursing home resident, blaming the resident, or ignoring or not providing adequate care to a resident. Abuse can take on financial dynamics, where the nursing home steals cash, money, or property from the nursing home resident. Your loved one might be suffering from nursing home abuse if the nursing home isolates your loved one from friends, family, or other people. Unfortunately, in this era of COVID-19 many nursing homes have had to restrict visitors and activities. This is required to protect residents from infection. However, family and loved ones still have the right to connect with their loved ones and nursing homes need to take steps to make this possible. Family also have a continued right to learn about their loved one’s prognosis, illness, and to receive updates about their loved one.
There have been cases in the era of COVID-19 where nursing homes suddenly went “silent” on families, failing to give them adequate information about their loved one’s health and wellbeing. The situation in some nursing homes has been so dire that families sometimes were assured for weeks that their loved ones were safe and healthy, only to learn later that their loved ones were sick with coronavirus, that the pandemic had affected the nursing home, and that their loved ones were dying. The situation has been devastating for families.
Was information about your loved one’s status withheld from you or your family? Did you only learn about your loved one’s COVID-19 illness shortly before he or she passed away? Were you not given accurate information about outbreaks in your loved one’s nursing home? Was your loved one isolated in a nursing home without adequate care? Was your loved one’s nursing home ill-equipped to handle COVID-19? Are you concerned for your loved one’s physical and psychological health?
Some families have struggled to get their loved one’s medical records or to really understand what happened to their family members in their last days and hours because nursing homes have sometimes withheld information. Nursing home visits by family are crucial because it gives the family a chance to see if there are issues of abuse and neglect. With visits restricted, there is great concern about nursing home abuse and neglect among families.
You are not alone. The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rosenburg, PLLC is a nursing home abuse law firm in Boca Raton, Florida that may be able to help you. Reach out to our lawyers today to learn more about your rights and options under the law if you believe your loved one was abused while in the care of a nursing home. You and your family may have the right to seek damages for your loved one’s injuries, your financial losses, your loved one’s financial losses, and you and your family may even be able to seek punitive damages if the nursing home failed your loved one.
Seek Help for Nursing Home Abuse in Boca Raton, Florida Today
If your loved one was hurt in a nursing home injury, if your loved one fell ill or died from COVID-19 and you suspect that neglect or nursing home abuse might have played a role in your loved one’s illness or worsened condition, or if your loved one was physically, sexually, or verbally abused in a nursing home, reach out to the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rosenberg, PLLC, a nursing home abuse attorney in Boca Raton, Florida today.