According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), they do know exactly how many people are suffering from elder abuse and neglect. Reports estimate and show 30% of all nursing homes in the United States are involved in some form of resident abuse, and that more than 50% of nursing homes and assisted care facilities are short staffed, with the existing staff being overburdened.
The scope of the problem is often due to a lack of training on detecting abuse, a lack of reporting in fear or retaliation, a lack of ability to report an incident, embarrassment, fear, or the individual does not want to get the abuser (often a family member) in trouble. What is known is that by 2050, it is projected that there will be 19 million people aged 85 or older.
Florida law does provide a Bill of Rights for nursing home, long-term care and assisted living residents to protect them. Unfortunately not all abuse at nursing homes, assisted living facilities or long-term care facilities are reported and prosecuted.
The attorneys at Farmer Jaffe Weissing assist victims and their families in a variety of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect matters including:
Our victims’ rights attorneys help recover needed compensation for nursing home residents who have been abused, but also hold Florida nursing homes and individual care takers accountable for their negligent actions and violent crimes. When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, you expect that their needs will be met and that they be cared for. We strongly believe that you and your elder loved one deserve dignity, respect, safety and the proper care.
We have handled many nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, senior financial exploitation and long-term care insurance denial cases. We have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients including those that happened due to negligence of an individual, nursing home, assisted living facility or long-term care facility. Our consultations with nursing home abuse clients are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.