Lake County, Florida Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Lawyer
We handle cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Tavares, Leesburg, Clermont, The Villages, and everywhere else in Lake County.
Abuse or Neglect in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities in Lake County
Nursing home negligence and abuse can take on many different forms, but regardless of how the act is carried out, it causes pain and trauma to the person being abused as well as their family. Anytime nursing home abuse occurs it is a very serious matter, and it should be treated as such.
If you or a loved one has suffered neglect or abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility, our Lake County Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are here to help you stand up for your rights and make a claim for just financial compensation.Types of Nursing Home Abuse
A senior in a nursing home or assisted living facility can experience many forms of abuse, including:
- Financial exploitation
- Being ignored by staff
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Bedsores/pressure sores
- Poor hygiene
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Unacceptable use of restraints
- Medication errors
If you think that your loved one is being abused or neglected in their nursing home or assisted living facility, keep any eye out for the following common signs of abuse:
- Unexplained injuries or bruises
- Poor living conditions
- Hygiene problems
- Change in behavior or mood
- Weight loss
- Unusual and unexplained decline in health
- Missing personal items
- Money that is missing
- Bedsores or pressure sores
A resident that is being abused or neglected has a right to make a claim against the facility for the poor care being provided. In addition to the resident, their legal guardian is also eligible to make a claim against a nursing home should the resident not be able to do so themselves.
If the nursing home abuse or neglect has resulted in the wrongful death of a resident, then their estate representative can step in and make a claim against the nursing home. These types of cases can be overwhelming, which is why we urge you to seek the advice of our Lake County Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton who can help you understand your legal rights.Lake County Nursing Homes & Coronavirus
As of May 27, 2020, there are two nursing homes and one assisted living facility in Lake County with reported cases of coronavirus.
Two Nursing Homes with Coronavirus in Lake County:
ADVENTHEALTH CARE CENTER WATERMAN - 1 Positive Staff Member
4501 Waterman Way, Tavares, FL 32778
LAKE EUSTIS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER - 1 Positive Staff Member
411 W Woodward Ave, Eustis, FL 32726
One Assisted Living Facility with Coronavirus in Lake County:
THE COVE AT TAVARES VILLAGE - 1 Positive Resident and 1 Verified Death
1501 Sunshine Pkwy, Tavares, FL 32778
Nursing homes across the country have become popular breeding grounds for the novel coronavirus. Residents live in close proximity to one another and the elderly are also at the highest risk of catching COVID-19 and suffering the most severe consequences.
Simply put, senior citizens are the most vulnerable amongst the coronavirus pandemic, which means their homes (nursing homes or assisted living facilities) can be dangerous. These long-term care facilities have a duty to protect their residents and take certain precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. If the nursing home or assisted living facility failed to take reasonable safety measures, then they definitely could be facing legal liability during the COVID-19 crisis.
When nursing homes and assisted living facilities fail to properly protect residents from COVID-19, they can be found negligent and face legal liability for their actions. Coronavirus is very easy to transmit and more dangerous to seniors than other members of the population. The CDC has implemented strict protocols for healthcare professionals to follow to stop coronavirus from spreading such as frequent hand washing, restricting visitors, wearing personal protective equipment, and preventing possibly infected staff from working.
Contact Our Lake County Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Lawyers Today
Our Lake County Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you understand all of your legal options when you believe nursing home abuse or neglect has resulted in the injury or death of a loved one. We will start by getting your loved one out of the dangerous situation and gather all evidence pertaining to the abuse. Next, we will consult with medical experts and use any legal tools to get necessary information from the nursing home or assisted living facility. We can then negotiate for a full and fair settlement on behalf of you or a loved one or pursue litigation, when necessary.
You can reach us at 352-793-9330 or fill out an online form for a free case review.