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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA

Panama City Beach Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Helping Elderly Victims Exercise Their Rights in Florida

Nursing home abuse is a concerning and prevalent issue for many elderly residents and their families in Florida. From unexplained injuries to bedsores to malnutrition, it's imperative to secure sound counsel immediately when you suspect you or an elderly loved one is being abused in an assisted living facility. 

At Perry & Young, P.A., we understand the complex and emotionally draining nature of nursing home abuse cases. That’s why our Panama City Beach nursing home abuse lawyers are committed to easing the burden on families by pursuing maximum compensation on their behalf, allowing them and their loved ones to focus on healing and recovery during life’s most challenging seasons. 

Our lawyers understand the devastating impacts that elder abuse can inflict on victims and their families, not to mention the sensitive and emotional nature of navigating such cases. With over 15 years of experience representing victims of abuse, you can rely on our compassionate team to pursue justice and fight to hold abusers accountable for the harm they’ve caused. 

If you know an elderly loved one is being abused in Panama City Beach, call (850) 215-7777to request a free consultation.

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Importance of Securing Legal Representation

At Perry & Young, P.A., we believe that assisted living facility residents deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and proper care. If you or a loved one experienced nursing home abuse in Panama City Beach, securing trusted representation is imperative to prevent further harm and pursue justice. 

Our nursing home abuse attorneys are dedicated to seeking full compensation for elderly victims of nursing home abuse, empowering us to assist with

  • Filing a complaint: Our lawyers help clients initiate their cases by ensuring all required forms and documentation are completed correctly and submitted on time, in addition to managing important deadlines and court dates. 
  • Sound counsel: Our attorneys can advise your steps with wisdom and clarity to help you navigate the intricacies of your case, in addition to thoroughly reviewing all of the legal options available to you and your loved ones in Panama City Beach.
  • Legal knowledge: Our diverse legal background in nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and personal injury law in Florida makes our lawyers well-equipped to help clients maximize the value of their claims and negotiate effectively with involved parties. 
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Understanding Nursing Home Abuse in Florida

In Florida, nursing home abuse refers to any action or inaction by caregivers that results in physical harm, emotional distress, or financial exploitation of an elderly resident within a nursing home. The law also recognizes the significance of depriving an elderly person of their basic needs, such as food, medicine, or social interaction, as a form of elder abuse.

It's important to note that nursing home abuse isn't limited to staff members at assisted living facilities, but extends to fellow residents at the nursing home. If you suspect you or a loved one is experiencing abuse, our nursing home abuse attorneys are here to help your family navigate the legal complexities and pursue justice.

Although nursing home abuse can take various forms, common types of elder abuse in assisted living facilities include

  • Sexual Abuse: In nursing homes, sexual abuse entails non-consensual sexual contact with an elderly resident, including physical acts, exposure to explicit material and even verbal harassment.
  • Physical Abuse: This refers to the intentional use of force against an elderly person that results in physical harm, such as bruises, broken bones, or cuts. Other forms of physical abuse include overmedicating or withholding medication from residents.
  • Emotional Abuse: This type of elder abuse entails causing emotional distress through threats, intimidation, humiliation, or isolation.
  • Neglect: Nursing home neglect occurs when caregivers fail to provide adequate care and support for an elderly person's well-being, such as failing to assist with daily tasks like bathing and eating or ignoring medical needs.
  • Financial Abuse: Also known as economic abuse, financial abuse involves taking advantage of an elderly person's assets or finances through fraud, theft, coercion, or exploitation. This can include stealing money, forging signatures on checks, or pressuring an elderly resident to change their will.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse 

Sadly, nursing home abuse can manifest in subtle ways, especially in cases involving emotional abuse or financial exploitation. This can make it all the more difficult to detect harm being done to elderly loved ones who may be unaware or unable to speak up.

It's vital for families to know and recognize common red flags that indicate nursing home abuse to protect their elderly loved ones from harm. Common warning signs include: 

  • Unexplained injuries: Bruises, cuts, burns, or broken bones that cannot be adequately explained could indicate physical abuse.
  • Behavioral changes: Sudden changes in behavior like depression, anxiety, or withdrawal might be signs of emotional abuse.
  • Poor hygiene: Unkempt appearance, dirty clothes, or odors could indicate neglect.
  • Sudden weight loss: This could indicate neglect in providing proper nutrition or underlying health issues that are not being addressed.
  • Bedsores: These are often a result of neglect and failure to provide proper care and repositioning for bedridden residents.
  • Financial discrepancies: Unusual banking activity, missing belongings, or altered legal documents may signal financial exploitation.
  • Fear or tension around caregivers: An elder's fear or tension around their caregiver could indicate a negative or abusive relationship. 
  • Worsening medical conditions: Neglect could lead to worsening health conditions, especially if the elders are not receiving their necessary medication or treatments.
  • Isolation: Preventing the resident from interacting with others could be a way of covering up abuse.
  • Frequent infections and illnesses: Recurring infections may suggest a lack of proper care and hygienic practices.
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Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Panama City Beach

At Perry & Young, P.A., our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge in various legal practice areas, from medical malpractice cases to personal injury law to workers’ compensation claims. With over 15 years of experience advocating for clients in Panama City Beach and beyond, our firm is your trusted source for sound counsel and reliable representation tailored to your unique needs. 

Whether you’re seeking compensation after a motor vehicle accident, filing for workers’ comp benefits, or taking action against an unethical insurance company, our team has the diverse skillset to help you navigate the legal intricacies of your case. From the community to the courtroom, you can trust our firm to evaluate the unique elements of your case and guide your steps wisely to maximize your chance of obtaining a favorable outcome. 

If you or a loved one is suffering nursing home abuse in Florida, contact us online to discuss your case with a compassionate nursing home abuse lawyer.

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