Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Tampa
Pursuing Justice for Your Family
Nursing home abuse is unfortunately not uncommon. Throughout the United States, there are thousands of nursing home patients that suffer injury due to physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and more. At Darrigo & Diaz, Attorneys at Law, we take an aggressive stance against nursing homes that fail in their duty to provide elderly patients with quality care. If you or a loved one has been injured in a nursing home or you have suffered the wrongful death of a family member, our Tampa nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to help you obtain compensation. Call us today to speak with a member of our team about your legal rights.
Free case evaluations are available when you call (813) 774-3341.
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse may include any of the following:
- Neglect, as evidenced by lack of hygiene, malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, bedsores, and incidences of wandering from the facility
- Physical abuse, as evidenced by unexplained bruising, bone fractures, or other injuries
- Emotional abuse, including derogatory comments and/or threats of harm
- Sexual abuse, leading to changes in personality or behavior and physical injury
- Financial abuse, in which a caregiver obtains unauthorized access to a patient’s bank account or credit cards
- Wrongful death, in which the patient dies as a result of neglect or abuse
Bed Sores: A Common Sign of Nursing Home Neglect
Approximately one in 10 nursing home residents currently suffers from bedsores. Also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, bedsores can be very painful and difficult to treat once they have formed. In severe cases, bedsores can become infected and lead to other potentially fatal health conditions, such as sepsis, joint and bone infections, or even cancer.
Bedsores form when a patient is not regularly rotated in their bed. When the patient is not able to reposition themselves, prolonged pressure to an area of the body may cause irritation to the skin. If left to worsen, severe damage to the underlying tissues and muscles may also result, leaving a painful open wound.
Bedsores are a clear sign of nursing home neglect. Take immediate action by contacting an experienced personal injury attorney who has handled these types of cases.
Call Today to Speak with a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
Nursing home abuse is a seriously underreported problem throughout the country. At Darrigo & Diaz, Attorneys at Law, we believe that negligent nursing homes and caregivers should not be allowed to get away with their misconduct. Putting more than 75 years of collective experience to work for our clients, we fight tenaciously for justice. We have a history of successful results in nursing home abuse cases and look forward to discussing how we may be able to help you, too.
Contact us today for more information.
There are no fees unless we win and consultations are provided free of charge.