Florida Lawyer Combating Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes are licensed by the state of Florida and required to adhere to certain procedures and protocols in the administration of their facilities and care of their patients. When patients suffer from neglect or abuse, the nursing home can be held financially accountable.
At the law office of Stephen T. Holman, our attorneys investigate instances of nursing home abuse and neglect in order to hold those responsible accountable and recover damages for our clients. We interview attending staff, gather medical records and staffing reports, conduct background checks of employees, and if appropriate notify the Florida Attorney General’s office. We also document our client’s injuries through medical examinations, photographs, and video footage in order to ensure jurors have a clear understanding of the suffering inflicted on our client.
We don’t accept excuses when it comes to the well-being of elderly patients in nursing homes. To schedule a free consultation, contact us at the law office of Stephen T. Holman or please call us at 850-435-6909 or toll free at 800-500-5060.
Instances Of Nursing Home Abuse And Elder Care Negligence
The law office of Stephen T. Holman represents patients in nursing homes who have suffered serious injuries or abuses such as:
- Sexual assault
- Physical assault
- Slips and falls – broken bones
- Bed restraints, ligature marks
- Prescription drug reaction due to mis-dosing
The Duty Of Nursing Homes — Ensuring The Well-Being Of Their Patients
Nursing homes have a duty of care, to protect their clients from abuse and neglect. Failure to conduct proper background checks on employees, provide appropriate medical attention, or regularly check the status of patients may be grounds for legal action.
At Stephen T. Holman, our attorneys are prepared to track down former employees, evaluate charts and medical records, conduct background checks, and review staffing logs. In doing so, we can often identify conflicting information and testimony that suggests an attempt to cover up negligence and abuse.
Contact Us If You Suspect Mistreatment Or Abuse
We have the investigative resources and experience to uncover and expose negligence on the part of nursing homes guilty of mistreating or abusing their patients. To schedule a free consultation and learn how a lawyer can help you, please call us at 850-435-6909 or toll free at 800-500-5060. We serve the following areas: Pensacola, Destin, Pace, Cantonment and Panama City, Florida.