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Elderly Lives Matter®

Protecting Florida's elders from abuse and neglect since 1976. 

Recognized By Our Community Trusted, and Award-Winning Nursing Home Attorneys

Our team is proud to be a trusted resource for both our community and from legal groups throughout Florida. 

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Real Results for Real People

Our attorneys have successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of elderly victims of abuse, as well as the families of those who tragically passed away due to mistreatment. We are tireless advocates for justice and always fight to maximize our clients’ recoveries, whether through obtaining just settlements or, when necessary, at trial. View some of our recent case results here.

  • Wrongful Death $17 Million

    Starvation and a Stage IV bedsore.

  • Fractured Neck $2.4 Million

    Series of falls in an ALF, the last of which resulted in a fractured neck.

  • Starvation $1.3 Million

    Starvation of a 65-year-old nursing home resident.

Florida Elder Abuse Attorneys

Giving a Voice to the Vulnerable

At Ford, Dean & Rotundo, PA., we are committed to protecting the rights and well-being of elders. Far too often, vulnerable seniors in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other care facilities become targets of abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. Sometimes, this abuse occurs at the hands of trusted caregivers; other times, it is carried out by fellow residents. In any case, elderly victims of such treatment, along with their families, deserve justice.

Our Florida elder abuse attorneys understand how devastating it is to find out that your loved one has been victimized. As your legal team, we will help you take action to hold the responsible parties accountable. We will also fight to help ensure that such abuse does not happen again.

If your elderly loved one has been harmed by the negligence or misconduct of someone else, reach out to our team today to schedule a free initial consultation: (305) 670-2000.

Who We Are

Based in North Miami Beach, Ford, Dean & Rotundo, PA. represents seniors and their families across Miami and all of Florida. Since our founding in 1976, we have established a reputation for exceptional client service and a long-standing history of achieving successful results.

When you are dealing with the nightmare of elder abuse involving a nursing home, assisted living facility, adult day care center, or home health care agency, you can rely on our lawyers to serve as your compassionate and dedicated legal allies.

Our attorneys are committed to seeking the truth in all situations. We understand how challenging it can be to go up against large, powerful nursing homes, which is why we dedicate all of our resources and efforts to building strong cases for our clients. We are prepared to file lawsuits and take legal action against HCR ManorCare, Heartland, Brookdale Senior Living, Life Care Centers of America, and any other nursing home, assisted living facility, or similar business responsible for the care of elderly people.

Fighting for the Justice You Deserve

At Ford, Dean & Rotundo, PA., we are entirely dedicated to obtaining justice for you, your loved one, and your entire family. We strive to make the legal process as easy and stress-free as possible for you, providing free initial consultations in person or by phone/video conferencing. Because we offer contingency fees, you do not pay any out-of-pocket expenses when you work with our firm. Instead, we only recover attorney fees if/when we successfully conclude your case.

Contact Ford, Dean & Rotundo, PA. today to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect | Ford & Dean - South Florida Attorneys

Who We Represent

Our team represents seniors and their families throughout the state of Florida. We also handle cases involving abuse of developmentally disabled adults in group homes.

Our singular focus on nursing home and elder abuse gives us an edge when it comes to understanding the law and advocating for our clients. We bring more than 50 years of experience to every case, an advantage that allows us to protect the vulnerable and hold wrongdoers accountable. While we recognize that no amount of financial compensation can negate or undo the pain, suffering, and trauma your family has been through, we have also seen firsthand how successful elder abuse and nursing home negligence lawsuits provide individuals and families with the monetary resources they need to heal.

We are proud to have earned the respect of our peers throughout our decades in practice. Our attorneys have been recognized for their commitment to their clients and to achieving results, earning numerous awards and accolades from prestigious legal organizations, including the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, AVVO, Super Lawyers®, and Martindale-Hubbell®. Additionally, both T. Patrick Ford, the firm’s senior partner, and William A. Dean, our managing partner, are Board-Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a unique distinction held by only a small percentage of the state’s practicing attorneys. This distinction earns both Attorney Ford and Attorney Dean the right to be labeled “experts” in the area of civil trial law.

To learn more about how our Florida nursing home abuse attorneys can help you, contact us online or call (305) 670-2000 today. Hablamos español.

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Voices That We've Raised

Our Past Client Stories
  • “An absolute pleasure to be represented by this high-profile firm.”

    - GayLynn A.
  • “This matter took several years to resolve, but through their perseverance was brought to a successful conclusion and all my money was recovered.”

    - Lawrence C.
  • “The staff at Ford, Dean & Rotundo are a pleasure to work with. All are top-notch professionals that haven't lost the human touch. A+.”

    - Frank R.

What We Value

The Ford, Dean & Rotundo Difference
  • Holding Wrongdoers Accountable
  • Protecting the Vulnerable
  • Standing Up for Those Who Have No Voice
  • Seeking the Truth in All Situations

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