Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
The Tampa law firm of Goudie & Kohn, P.A. is a results-oriented boutique firm that defends Florida citizens in cases of:
Tampa nursing home abuse & criminal attorneys Lyann Goudie and Kim Kohn have vast and unique experience in zealously representing their clients and have had tremendous successes.
What is Nursing Home Abuse Under Florida Law?
The NCOA makes clear that nursing home abuse can take many forms, including “physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment.”
Elder abuse under Florida law (Fla. Stat. § 825.102), which the statute describes as “abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult,” is defined as one of the following:
- Inflicting injury upon an elderly person or disabled adult;
- An intentional act that could result in injury to an elderly person or disabled adult; or
- Active encouragement of any person to commit an act that could result in injury to an elderly person or disabled adult.
Florida takes nursing home abuse extremely seriously, and a person who is found to have committed abuse of an elderly person faces criminal penalties for a third-degree felony. The penalties become more serious when a person knowingly or willfully commits elder abuse and it results in great bodily harm or permanent injury to an elderly adult.
It is important for families in Tampa to understand that, even though the Florida statute makes clear that there are criminal penalties for elder abuse, seniors and their families also may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for injuries. A nursing home abuse lawsuit is one particular type of personal injury claim, which is a civil lawsuit through which the plaintiff can seek financial compensation for losses. Contact our experienced Tampa nursing home abuse attorneys today, we can help.
Goudie & Kohn Assume a Hands-On Approach With Their Clients
While some lawyers can be unreachable and evasive, we never hide behind office assistants and paralegals, and we are certain to return every phone call we receive. In fact, you get our cell phone numbers so that we can be available at all times and provide updates on the progress of your case.
We are not a high-volume firm; we are very selective about the cases we take on, and our low number of clients allows us to provide individual attention for every case. We immediately start investigating claims. Our thoroughness and preparation are evident—we usually have civil litigation wrapped up before a lawsuit is ever filed and criminal cases are usually ready for court before indictment.
We Believe in Our Clients
Our reputation shows we are unafraid to face anyone or any corporation to do right by our clients, and our talent and aggressive representation translates to the best possible outcomes for your case. Our professional yet tenacious manner and commitment to justice let you know that your criminal or serious personal injury case is in experienced hands.
We have had many legal triumphs in each of our extensive careers. Check out our results to learn more about our record of accomplishment and contact our Tampa nursing home abuse attorneys today.