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West Palm Beach Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one is a resident in a nursing home and is the victim of neglect, contact Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. at 561.689.8180 today. When you make the difficult decision to place your loved one in a 24-hour care facility, you have every reason to believe that the care your elderly relative receives is the highest quality. When the nursing home violates their duty to care for your loved one, they can be held financially accountable. In the United States, 95% of nursing homes reported instances of neglect in the past year. You do not have to tolerate this negligence. Contact the West Palm Beach nursing home neglect attorneys of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. today at 561.689.8180 to start assembling your case to get the compensation your family deserves.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
In order to receive financial compensation for your loved one’s suffering, you will likely have to file a lawsuit. Though the idea of filing a suit is often intimidating, a skilled lawyer will guide you every step of the way and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome. An attorney will aid you in collecting the documentation and evidence you need to assemble a compelling suit. Furthermore, they will answer all your questions, and demystify the process of a lawsuit for you. If your loved one is the victim of nursing home negligence, hiring an attorney is the best way to rectify the situation. If you attempt to handle your case on your own, you are likely to receive far less money than you would with a lawyer’s help.
Why Choose Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A.?
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., we have a glowing reputation among the West Palm Beach community for our care, dedication, and spirit. Finding out that your loved one has not been receiving the care or attention they deserve is an absolutely devastating feeling. We understand the extreme emotional stress in your life at this time, and so we treat all our clients with the utmost compassion and care. We will work hard to earn you the highest amount of compensation possible. To that end, our attention to detail is unparalleled: we will take time to understand the unique details of your particular case to better develop your suit against the nursing home. We will aggressively defend your rights and those of your loved one, as evidenced by our numerous awards and accolades.
What Are the Signs of Neglect?
Among nursing homes across the country, neglect is the most common form of abuse. Neglect occurs when a resident does not receive proper care or nutrition. Although neglect is not normally malicious or even intentional, it can still cause serious psychological and physical harm to residents of the nursing home and is completely inexcusable. Typical types of neglect are neglect of basic hygiene, neglect of mobility assistance, and neglect of proper diet. There are several warning signs of neglect. Being aware of these symptoms can help you detect signs of neglect in your loved one.
- Poor Personal Hygiene – Many nursing home residents need help with bathing, brushing their teeth, getting dressed, and clipping their nails. Nursing home staff are supposed to be aiding residents with these tasks, but sometimes, especially when facilities are understaffed, personal hygiene goes by the wayside.
- Unsanitary Living Conditions – Federal law requires that residents live in clean, comfortable facilities. Clean clothing, clean bedding, and a sanitary environment are necessary in order for the facility to prevent illness and maintain a good quality of life for their residents.
- Physical Issues from Lack of Nutrition – Malnutrition or dehydration are often the result of understaffing. When a nursing home staff member must manage the mealtimes of 15 residents, instead of the 2-3 recommended by studies, proper nutrition may be neglected.
- Mobility Issues – Most nursing homes provide programs and structured activities for residents so that they can maintain or improve their mobility. If these activities, or assistance with mobility, is neglected, individuals risk losing their mobility entirely. If you notice bedsores on your loved one, this can indicate that they are not being regularly moved from their bed.
- Unexplained Injuries – Neglect of mobility assistance can lead to residents falling, resulting in bruises or broken bones. Malnutrition can also cause skin to bruise more easily. These, and other unexplained injuries are indications that the wellness of your loved one is being neglected.
- Psychological Issues – Neglect can lead to emotional and psychological issues for your loved one as well. They may become distant, uninterested in engaging with others, or depressed. These symptoms are indications of neglect and should be addressed with haste.
If you suspect for any reason that your loved one might being neglected in their nursing home, get help from Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. right away. There is never any excuse for a nursing home to neglect its residents, and they must be held to justice immediately.
If your loved one is a resident in a nursing home and has been neglected by nursing home staff, call the nursing home abuse lawyers from Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. at 561.689.8180 today. Our team will fight for the rights of your loved one, and get your family the compensation it deserves.