Vero Beach Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Vocelle & Berg, LLP has successfully represented both injured nursing home residents and their families. Our Vero Beach nursing home abuse lawyers are committed to upholding the quality of care in our long-term care institutions by taking swift legal action to compensate nursing home resident and their families for injuries resulting from neglect or inadequate care. We believe that it is only in this way that the quality of care for all residents can be assured.
Many elderly Americans who can no longer care for themselves are relying upon nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to provide such care. Depending on the level of care required, these institutions can range from an assisted living environment to full nursing home care.
Many of the institutions that provide long-term care for the elderly are owned by for-profit corporations. In an effort to maximize profits, many institutions have cut back on staff or hired less qualified workers for lower salaries in an attempt to decrease costs.
Too often, elderly or disabled residents of long-term care facilities are not getting the attention they require and sometimes have to compete with dozens of other residents for the attention of too few staff. As a result, all too often residents who require assistance in activities of daily living (ADL) such as feeding, bathing, toileting, walking, etc., are not receiving adequate care. Such neglect can lead to disastrous consequences such as debilitating falls, the development of painful and immobilizing decubitus ulcers, malnutrition and sometimes death.
There are several types of nursing home abuse categories, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse and general neglect. These are sometimes due to a shortage of staff, inadequate training, low wages and ignorance of past criminal records of employees. Often, residents cannot communicate to their family, friends and loved ones that they are being abused.
Signs of nursing home neglect can include but not be limited to, dehydration, bed sores, malnutrition and weight loss, persistent odor of urine or feces or medical conditions left untreated.
Contact Our Experienced Vero Beach Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Today
If you feel that you or a loved one have been victimized by medical malpractice while in the care of a senior citizen facility, Vocelle & Berg stands ready to investigate and pursue all available civil damage remedies. If a family member, loved one or friend has been the victim of nursing home or elder abuse, please contact our Vero Beach nursing home & elder care abuse lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation.