Victims of Nursing Home Abuse Deserve Justice and Full Compensation for Injuries
Osborne & Francis has more than 50 years of combined experience holding negligent healthcare facilities accountable
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility is never easy, and often involves a great deal of emotional and financial stress. These types of healthcare facilities should be safe and comfortable havens for your family member, where they receive a high level of care and service. Unfortunately, many patients are subjected to unimaginable abuse and neglect that leads to significant medical complications and untold heartbreak for family members. At Osborne & Associates, our Florida nursing home abuse attorneys are ready to help you gather the evidence you need to support your claims and recover full compensation for your loved one’s injuries.
Elder abuse occurs in all types of healthcare facilities and affects thousands of patients each year
Elder abuse is fast becoming an epidemic in the United States, supported by staggering statistics. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), there are more than 16,000 nursing homes in the U.S. with more than 3.2 million residents. Elder abuse occurs in all types of facilities including
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living facilities
- Long-term acute care facilities
- Rehabilitation centers
A recent study analyzed the prevalence of nursing home abuse and found that:
- Nearly 1 in 3 nursing homes violated federal standards that had the potential to lead to serious harm while 1 in 10 actually caused residents serious harm
- 44% of nursing home residents reported being abused and 95% reported that they had been personally neglected or witnessed instances of neglect against other residents
- More than 50% of staff admitted to acts of physical violence, neglect and emotional abuse against residents
Our Florida medical negligence attorneys have helped victims and family members who have experienced abuse in all types of facilities.
Nursing home injuries result from many different types of abuse
The term nursing home abuse encompasses a wide range of mistreatment. Reported types of abuse include
- 29% physical abuse
- 22% resident to resident abuse
- 21% psychological abuse
- 14% gross neglect
- 7% sexual abuse
- 7% financial exploitation
It is important to monitor your loved one’s condition while they are in any type of nursing home or acute care facility. If you suspect abuse or neglect, our attorneys are here to help you get the legal answers you need and guide you through each step of the process until you get the compensation you deserve.
Your loved ones deserve the best care possible and Palm Beach County’s premier patient neglect and nursing home abuse attorneys are ready to hold wrongdoers accountable
At Osborne & Associates, our Palm Beach County personal injury attorneys understand the emotional and financial stressors that arise when your family members suffer preventable injuries in a healthcare facility. If you have questions about your legal options, call us at 561-293-2600 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.