St. Augustine, Florida, Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
As family structures change and we live longer lives, more and more people rely on assisted living to care for the elderly and the infirmed. Unfortunately, as the reliance on nursing home care increases, so do the incidences of nursing home abuse and neglect. At The McLeod Firm, in St. Augustine, Florida, we are dedicated to helping individuals and families collect just compensation for nursing home negligence.
Compassionate Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
People in nursing homes are the most vulnerable members of our society. Often the systems in place to protect those people are inadequate. Poor training, under-staffing, and the failure to complete background checks are chronic problems that lead to nursing home abuse. Our firm has extensive experience handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We have handled many cases involving physical, mental, and financial abuse.
Elderly people are often ashamed that they have become the victims of abuse or fear their abuser, so they do not report nursing home abuse. Some of the common signs of elderly abuse and neglect include:
- Failure to monitor or attend to needs
- Open wounds, decubitus ulcer, or bed sores
- Sudden change in behavior
- Inadequate explanations for weight loss, burns, or broken bones
- Exhibiting agitated or withdrawn behavior patterns
- Dehydration, malnutrition, and loss of weight
- Untreated infections
- Fractures or bruises
While these are well known signs of nursing home abuse, it can take on many forms, from sexual abuse to improper restraints and physical abuse to neglect. At The McLeod Firm, we have the experience, resources, and compassion to aggressively pursue the interests of nursing home residents suffering form abuse or neglect. We offer a free consultation to anyone that suspects nursing home abuse is taking place and we handle all our nursing home negligence cases on a contingency basis. We strive to obtain optimal compensation for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.