Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Serving Seniors and Their Families
Nursing home abuse results in serious and sometimes life-threatening harm to seniors in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and other types of long-term care facilities in Florida. It occurs much more often than it should, and elderly Floridians suffer injuries that could have been prevented. It is extremely important for older adults and their families to understand the risks of nursing home abuse, and to learn more about holding facilities, staff members, and other parties accountable for injuries resulting from nursing home abuse. The experienced Tampa nursing home abuse attorneys at our firm can answer your questions today.
- Assault & Battery
- Bed Sores
- Broken Bones
- Emotional Abuse
- Falling Incidents
- Financial Abuse
- Lack of Care
- Malnutrition Abuse
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Patient Suicide
- Physical Abuse
- Sepsis & Infections
- Sexual Abuse
- Unsanitary Conditions
Currently, there are about 1.5 million people living in nursing homes in the United States. These residents are our parents, grandparents, and friends. They are also very vulnerable to the harsh reality of neglect and abuse of their caregivers. Kim Kohn of Goudie & Kohn has extensive experience in defending clients against the atrocities of nursing home abuse. Her familiarity with nursing home abuse and neglect cases begin with her role as lead counsel in her former firm, during which she won over $20,000,000 in settlements for her clients.
Before entering your loved one into a nursing home, be sure to:
- Ask for healthcare surveys and inspections
- Review the contract
- Review the arbitration clause in the contract
- Ask questions about caregivers, such as ratio of nurses to residents
If your loved one is already in a nursing home and you suspect neglect, contact the Tampa nursing home abuse attorneys of Goudie & Kohn immediately. Ms. Kohn orders medical records immediately and brings in seasoned experts to evaluate these records. Goudie & Kohn takes nursing home abuse so seriously that they have an LPN readily available to provide a professional opinion on abuse claims.
Signs of abuse and neglect include:
- Unexplained bruises
- Weight loss
- Broken bones
- Pressure sores
- Poor hygiene such as body odor, food stains, and dirty fingernails
Take pictures of these signs of abuse and neglect. Speak to nurses and the nursing home director about your concerns and make sure to document all interaction you have with the staff. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit is only two years.
Contact a Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Attorney for Help
If you have concerns about an elderly loved one’s safety in a Tampa nursing home or assisted living facility, you should learn more about filing an elder abuse claim. An experienced Tampa nursing home abuse attorney can discuss your options with you today. Contact Goudie & Kohn, P.A. for more information about the services we provide to seniors and their families in Florida.