Elder Neglect and Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Orlando, Florida
The Simmons Law Group are expert elder neglect and nursing home abuse attorneys in Orlando, Florida. Our skilled nursing home abuse lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling elder neglect cases and, therefore, have the expertise required to aid nursing home residents and families with their personal injury cases.
If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or elder neglect, our tried and true professionals at The Simmons Law Group are here to help you fight the good fight to make sure that nursing home abuse and elder neglect is not just swept under the rug.
We aim to not only recover damages sustained from nursing home abuse but also to prevent other nursing homes from engaging in similar misconduct.
Nursing Home Abuse
Unfortunately, inadequate care of nursing home residents is common in the United States. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), around 95 percent of nursing home patients have been neglected or witnessed elder neglect in their nursing home. Poor care of nursing homes can have serious consequences that can, at terrible times, lead to death. Research from the U.S. Department of Justice suggests that 10 percent of adults 65 years of age or older suffer from at least one type of abuse every year.
If a nursing home or its employees have been shown to have acted negligently, they may be held accountable for any resulting damages, whether those damages are high medical bills, extreme pain, disability-related, or even death. The following can constitute the filing of an abuse claim:
- Negligent Hiring: Nursing homes have a responsibility to hire professionals who are properly qualified.
- Poor Training: If the staff is not trained to handle the elderly residents, then they can not provide the level of care required by law.
- Understaffing: A nursing home that is not fully staffed can easily neglect a resident.
It is the nursing home’s responsibility to ensure they are properly staffed with well-trained and qualified employees.
For an elder neglect and nursing home abuse case, the first thing we must do is to determine whether the actions of the nursing home or the employees of the nursing home committed negligence and whether this negligence caused a client’s injuries. It is after this that we evaluate the client’s medical history and current medical care to determine the value of their injury claim. It is because of this that the most successful attorneys for personal injury claims related to elder neglect and nursing home abuse are those who invest time in evaluating all potential arguments.
Here at The Simmons Law Group, we do just that. As your elder neglect and nursing home abuse attorneys, we can make sure that you get the level of detailed care you deserve for your personal injury case.
The Simmons Law Group: Large Firm Experience, Small Firm Customer Service
Before establishing The Simmons Law Group, Attorney James Simmons represented those seeking justice in three of the Country’s largest law firms. While doing so, Attorney Simmons gained invaluable experience and knowledge that would later help him start his own personal injury law firm in Orlando, Florida, The Simmons Law Group.
As personal injury lawyers, we can help with the following cases:
- Automotive & Vehicular
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Church Safety and Liability
Civil cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay anything unless a recovery is made on your behalf.
As top elder neglect and nursing home abuse attorneys in Orlando, Florida, we provide expert legal representation for our clients to help them find the justice they are looking for. Contact us today if you’re ready to have us fight the good fight on your behalf at (407) 454-3000.
Elder Neglect and Nursing Home Abuse FAQ
What is considered Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse or elder neglect involves the failure of the nursing home to administer standard of care to the patient or resident. It also can involve a breach of duty that can harm the resident.
How do you report abuse in a nursing home?
According to The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), if you need to report abuse at a nursing home, it is best to contact the local authorities, particularly if the senior happens to be in a life-threatening situation.