Elderly Abuse

The Villages Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys

Elderly abuse and neglect can encompass a variety of issues including physical abuse, negligent care, sexual abuse, and financial exploitation. The signs of elderly abuse can be slight and, unfortunately, those that are abused are often too embarrassed or afraid to report any incidents. If you suspect a friend or family member has been the victim of elderly abuse or may have been unfairly taken advantage of, The Villages nursing home neglect attorneys at Whittel & Melton can assist you with taking necessary legal action.

Common Forms of Nursing Home Abuse in Florida

With many families entrusting the care of their loved ones to nursing homes, injuries are a common occurrence. Sometimes injuries can be related to the person’s medical condition or age, but many cases of nursing home injuries occur because of neglect, abuse, poorly trained employees and understaffed facilities.

Nursing homes are businesses, and oftentimes, these for-profit facilities place business decisions ahead of the residents they are supposed to be providing quality care for. It is never acceptable for nursing home corporations to allow neglect or abuse to take place. An experienced The Villages nursing home abuse attorney at our firm can help you fight for justice. Our attorneys have the experience to fight these businesses at trial so that your loved ones recover a full and fair settlement.

Nursing home abuse and related injuries may include:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Bed Sores
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Bruising or Scarring
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Mental or Verbal Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death

Financial Elder Abuse

Most cases of financial elder abuse involve some level of persuasion or coercion to gain access to the senior’s assets. It is not uncommon for the abuser to be someone the elderly person or family trusts such as a caretaker, family member, friend or even a well-known professional such as a stockbroker or financial advisor.

Financial elderly abuse commonly involves the following:

  • Loss of Stocks
  • Improper Investments
  • Loss of Real Estate
  • Investment Fraud
  • Mortgage Loan Fraud

If you suspect that you or your elderly loved one was the victim of financial abuse at a nursing care facility, it is imperative to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Oftentimes, the abuse continues to ensue unless an intervention is made. Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys in The Villages will investigate the incident and help you and your loved ones recover financial losses. 

Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in The Villages Today to Discuss Your Rights and Legal Options

There are often warning signs that a senior has been subjected to mistreatment or abuse at a nursing home. If you or a loved one has been the victim of neglect, physical, sexual, or verbal abuse at a nursing facility or center, was hurt by a care provider, or suspect inappropriate or abusive treatment has occurred, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible to prevent further incidents. Contact Whittel & Melton online or call us at 352-369-5334 so that we can work toward recovering compensation and obtaining justice. The Villages nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at our firm will work diligently to fight for you or your elderly loved one's rights. 

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