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West Palm Beach Nursing Home Physical Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect that your loved one has become the victim of physical abuse in a nursing home, contact Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. right away for help. Entrusting the care and wellbeing of a family member to a nursing home is a tough decision to make. If you find out that your loved one has been physically harmed while in the care of a nursing facility, you may be overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. A lawyer can help you bring the responsible parties to justice and recover financial compensation.
Many institutions are not driven to reform unless their finances and reputation are threatened. If a nursing facility is taken to court over abuse allegations, their organization must reconsider hiring procedures, background checks, employee oversight, and how they interact with families. Taking someone to court may seem like an intimidating endeavor but if you are serious about making sure that the nursing facility is unable to hurt anyone else, then legal action is an effective way to change future behavior.
The West Palm Beach nursing home physical abuse attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. understand that in facilities that perpetrate these horrible crimes, these events are often not isolated. If you need representation against a nursing facility in West Palm Beach, we are ready to stand with you and make sure that the nursing home abuse is brought to an end. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 561.689.8180 to schedule a free consultation.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
Admitting that something may be wrong is a common roadblock that many families face when they suspect their loved one may be at risk in a nursing home. Having helped families through these horrible ordeals, we emphasize the importance of honesty and directness. It is far better to know the truth than to avoid it. Being able to accept this fact could save your loved one from an abusive environment. If you suspect that something is wrong, you should immediately seek help, even if you are unsure.
If you are trying to determine if you have a case on your own, you may waste time researching and weighing your options. No matter what you end up deciding, we recommend to go ahead and make a call to a law firm. Someone from a law firm will quickly be able to determine if your situation requires legal action and what steps you can take next if you choose to proceed. The range of physical abuse varies widely, but even what may be considered less serious is still a grave violation of a nursing facility’s duty of care. Our lawyers challenge prospective clients from rationalizing problems away. Holding a care facility accountable for even small violations is likely to help prevent future abuse.
Once you begin a case, having a lawyer is vital to procuring the necessary evidence. Law firms can investigate the abuse, consult with experts, and speak with witnesses. They can then negotiate with insurance agents and opposing attorneys to ensure you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve. With a lawyer on your side, you are likely to receive much more money than you would trying to represent yourself.
Why Choose Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. to Handle My Case?
Our West Palm Beach team at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. understands that getting in touch with an attorney may not be the easiest decision to make, but we are committed to communication and compassionate legal guidance. We are here to help make your situation easier. Our team has the experience needed to hold negligent and abusive nursing facilities accountable. Over the years, we have won millions for our clients, including $6,450,000 for a nursing home resident who died after being neglected. Our success on behalf of our clients has allowed us to win numerous awards and accolades, including being ranked among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country.
Signs That Physical Abuse May Have Occurred
Physical abuse comes in a variety of forms, and can be caused by intentional maliciousness or unintentional lashing out. Regardless of the motivation behind the abuse, you can and should hold the abuser responsible for their actions. Some of the common types of physical abuse in a nursing home include:
- Improperly restraining
- Burning with cigarettes
- Threatening with weapons, other force
Unlike other forms of abuse, physical abuse is often quite obvious. Some of the common signs of physical abuse include:
- Unexplained bruising, cuts, or scars
- Unexplained broken bones, sprains, or strains
- Broken glasses
- Avoiding eye contact
- Fear and mistrust of others
In addition to being aware of obvious physical symptoms, understanding your loved one is a crucial step in being their advocate. If they display a significant shift in behavior and social engagement this is often a strong indicator that something isn’t right. Even if you are unsure of whether abuse is actually occurring or not, contact Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A.. We can help you determine whether your loved one is being abused and what your next steps should be.
How Much Does Obtaining Legal Services Cost?
For physical abuse cases, our team at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. does not collect payment unless we are successfully able to hold the nursing facility accountable for the harm that they inflicted. If our lawyer obtains a favorable outcome by holding the abusive nursing facility financially accountable for the pain they caused, you will be charged a percentage of those financial winnings. If we do not get the outcome that we were fighting for in court, you are not required to pay us anything.
Our West Palm Beach Lawyers are Ready to Advocate for You
Our nursing home abuse lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. understand that if you are considering reaching out to a lawyer because a family member is being physically abused, you are already facing significant stress. We strive to provide the legal resources and comfort that you and your loved ones need right now. Don’t guess about whether you have a case; give us a quick call and let us evaluate your situation so you can take the next steps in your pursuit of justice. We understand that you may be weighing your options right now and we can help you make a more informed legal decision based on your situation. If you are near West Palm Beach and need the support of an experienced legal team at this time, give us a call at 561.689.8180 to schedule a free case evaluation.