Florida Attorneys for Seniors and Families in Cases of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is a tragic reality in nursing homes across Florida. Far too often, senior residents suffer through weeks or months – and in some cases years – of improper treatment at the hands of caregivers and staff. With our experience representing nursing home residents and their families, we know the consequences of this abuse first-hand. We understand that these are often sensitive situations, and we bring a caring, compassionate approach to helping victims and their loved ones seek the relief they need and deserve.
About Searcy Denney | Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Searcy Denney is a team of attorneys and legal professionals who focus exclusively on representing injury victims and their families. This includes victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. With decades of combined experience in settlement negotiations, litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, we aggressively pursue justice for our clients while seeking to hold abusive nursing homes accountable for what they have done wrong.
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The Many Forms of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes
We represent individuals and families in cases involving all forms of elder abuse. This includes:
Forms of physical abuse that occur in Florida nursing homes include hitting and pushing residents, use of physical restraints, and denying residents access to food or medications. Symptoms often include pain; anxiety, depression or emotional withdrawal; unexplained injuries; and fearfulness of caregivers or staff members.
Sexual abuse can involve unwanted sexual contact as well as sexual contact with residents who lack the mental capacity required to provide consent. Symptoms are often similar to those of physical injuries.
Threats of physical or sexual abuse, threats to withhold food or medications, threats to deny visits with family, intimidation, harassment, beratement, humiliation and verbal attacks are all far-too-common examples of emotional abuse experienced in nursing homes.
Common forms of financial abuse targeting elders in nursing homes include check forgery, theft of cash and credit cards, fraud and exercising undue influence to cause residents to make payments, purchase gifts or modify their estate plans.
Negligent care and abandonment often result in severe physical and emotional trauma for elderly nursing home residents. This includes providing inadequate hydration or nutrition, medication errors, failing to provide treatment for injuries, ignoring residents’ needs and various other forms of inadequate care.
According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), as many as ten percent of seniors have experienced some form of elder abuse. If you suspect that an aging family member may be a victim of abuse in a Florida nursing home, we encourage you to seek legal help as soon as possible.
Seek Help from the Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Searcy Denney
If you would like to speak with an attorney about possible elder abuse in a Florida nursing home, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation. To speak with a lawyer at our offices in Tallahassee or West Palm Beach, please call (800) 780-8607 or inquire online today.