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Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Aggressive representation to protect vulnerable elders

Since 1976, The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. has fought for injured Floridians, with a special regard for the most vulnerable victims. If you have an elder loved one in a long-term care facility, nursing home or assisted living facility, and you’re concerned your loved one is not receiving the care, treatment and quality of life he or she is entitled to, we are determined to help. Contact our experienced Tampa nursing home abuse lawyers today, we will put our years of experience to work for you.

Getting your elder loved one help using Florida nursing home law

Florida has some of the strongest laws in the country designed to protect nursing home residents. Chapter 400 of the Florida Statutes enumerates the rights of nursing home residents, including:

  • Adequate medical care
  • Privacy
  • Courtesy
  • Freedom from mental or physical abuse
  • Therapeutic services
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Dignity
  • Protection from other residents

If a nursing home violates a resident’s rights, the resident or the resident’s family or guardian may bring a personal injury lawsuit for actual and punitive damages and attorney’s fees. At assisted living facilities where 24-hour nursing care is not provided, Florida law maintains that each resident is entitled to a safe and decent living environment, free from both abuse and neglect.

Signs of possible abuse or neglect at Florida nursing homes

By remaining alert to indications of abuse or neglect, family members play a key role in caring for nursing home residents. Florida law lists a number of signs that would prompt investigation, such as:

  • Unexplained bruising
  • Bedsores or pressure sores
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Staff not allowing resident to be alone with visitor
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Resident is over medicated
  • Broken bones
  • Dehydration

Institutional neglect can take a variety of forms, including the failure to:

  • Provide clean and adequate clothing
  • Protect the resident from health and safety hazards
  • Prevent malnutrition and dehydration
  • Provide medical care for both physical and mental health needs
  • Protect an individual from abuse from other residents
  • Commit to upholding the quality of care in our long-term care facilities
  • Elder abuse can be physical, emotional or sexual. It can also include financial exploitation or healthcare fraud.

Our Tampa lawyers are driven to protect those who cannot protect themselves and we are committed to holding those responsible for elder abuse or neglect accountable for their actions. A violation of resident rights by the facility usually subjects the facility to both administrative repercussions as well as payment of damages to the resident. Let us help you protect the rights of your loved one.

Contact The Matassini Law Firm to protect your loved one from Tampa nursing home abuse

Your elder loved one is entitled to compassionate care. If you suspect abuse or neglect at a nursing facility, The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. is eager to help. Call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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The greatest distinguishing feature among attorneys is their level of experience. Our firm has more than 60 years of legal experience, much of it spent in the courtroom at trial. As a result, our Tampa personal injury lawyers rarely encounter an unfamiliar situation and can thoroughly answer your urgent questions. Our criminal defense practice features a board certified criminal trial lawyer and two former prosecutors with impressive knowledge of trial tactics and procedures.

The resources to provide quality representation for the length of your case

Whether your case involves medical malpractice, an auto accident or a wrongful death, your attorney must be prepared to take the case all the way through trial to verdict. Many personal injury attorneys advance the cost of litigation, so they can only last so long before financial pressures start to mount. As a client, you have to wonder whether an attorney's advice to settle your case reflects the quality of the offer or your attorneys need to get paid. Fortunately, The Matassini Law Firm has the resources to pursue civil verdicts and settlements that reflect the actual value of your case.

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A crisis in your life calls for capable and compassionate assistance. The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. addresses your needs all the way through the legal process. For your free initial confidential conference with one of our Tampa car accident attorneys, call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online.

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