When a loved one comes of age, friends and family members take great care when it comes to selecting a nursing home facility. We want to know that those who matter most to us are going to receive the best possible care as their lifespan reaches the golden years, especially if those loved ones took great care for us and helped us to grow into the successful adults that we are today. As we choose a nursing home for our loved ones, it is our expectation that we are choosing a facility in good confidence, one that will administer adequate and conscientious care to our loved ones.
A nursing home facility is held to a standard of care that ensures that the medical and nursing professionals employed at the facility will perform their duties to care for and protect the safety of the residents with the utmost diligence. Unfortunately, these terms are often violated, more often than we realize or may want to know. Abuse and negligence often occur within a nursing home facility, leading to conditions such as malnourishment, and to the serious or sometimes fatal injury of the patient.
If you or a loved one resides in a nursing home in the State of Florida, you have rights that you may not be aware of. You have the right to have your individual dignity maintained and to be respected by those placed in charge of your care. If a nursing home facility violates the standard of care, the facility can be held responsible. When a patient has been victimized and injury or death occurs, the patient or the patient’s family is entitled to make a claim for damages. These damages can also include punitive damages for the emotional pain and suffering of the victim or the victim’s family.
At Rue & Ziffra, Port Orange nursing home abuse attorneys, we understand the need for our loved ones to be kept safe and to be well taken care of, and we understand the devastation that the victims of nursing home abuse and their families suffer when these expectations are violated. We care about the residents of our community and want to see the health and wellness of our elders maintained to the highest standard. We are on your side, and here to fight for your rights. Give us a call today. We are here for you, 24/7, to meet your needs and to answer any questions you may have about your case.