Florida Physical Elder Abuse Attorneys
Work with One of the State’s Top Elder Abuse Firms
Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A. has built a reputation across Florida for fighting for the rights of abused elders and seniors in nursing homes, assisted living centers, and more. If you have an elderly loved one who has been physically abused by caretakers and nursing home staff, or even other residents, then we want to know right away.
Our physical elder abuse attorneys in Florida can jump into legal action to not only end the abuse but also sue the responsible parties for as much compensation as possible. Nursing homes that allow such abuses to occur only learn when their finances are hurt, so let us teach them an expensive lesson!
Call our Florida physical elder abuse lawyers at (305) 670-2000 or contact us online today.
Forms of Physical Elder Abuse
Elder abuse can take many forms. Few forms are as nefarious and devastating as physical abuse, though. Our law firm is known for taking stressful and sensitive elder abuse cases, like those that involve disturbing acts of physical violence and egregious neglect of an elder’s physical health.
We know you are devastated at the news that your elder has been abused, so you should take all the time you need to collect yourself. In the meantime, though, if you hire our law firm, we can get to work on proving what happened and why you and your elderly loved one are owed compensation for it.
Different forms of physical elder abuse include:
- Hitting, striking, and kicking
- Shoving and pushing
- Throwing objects
- Forced manual labor
- Failure to provide enough food and water
- Ignoring bedsores
Signs of Physical Abuse in a Nursing Home
Elders who are physically abused are usually put into a dark state of mind. They become depressed and think no one wants to help them. As such, many physically abused elders do not report the abuse they have suffered. Or they are too scared of the perpetrator to ask for help. You need to be on the lookout for signs of physical abuse because your elderly loved one might not be able to tell you directly.
Warning signs of physical abuse suffered by an elderly nursing home resident are:
- Unexplained bruises
- Untreated injuries
- Increase in reports of them “falling”
- Fear around a certain person
What to Do If You Suspect Physical Abuse
If you think your elderly loved one is in immediate danger of being physically abused, then you should call 911. The police will need to go to the nursing home or assisted living center and make an arrest if you have strong evidence regarding who is carrying out the abuse or if they catch the abuser in the act.
If you think your loved one has been physically abused before but is not in imminent danger, then you should still call the sheriff’s station to report your concerns. There might be other complaints about the nursing home or a particular staff member from others in the community. You should also call our firm, so we can start our own investigation to see if the alleged abuse should be met with a lawsuit.
Get Our Help Now – Call our Firm
To team up with award-winning Florida physical elder abuse lawyers, call (305) 670-2000 today. We are real people who get real results for real friends in need. Our passion for stopping injustices and protecting the rights of others has led us to success in such cases, time and again and across several decades!
For more details about our law firm, contact us online now.
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