Tampa/St. Pete Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

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Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
Whittel & Melton, LLC
866-608-5529
Toll-free Statewide
Consultation Offices located in Tampa, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Spring Hill and Inverness
Handling files in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties

Medical and Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Neglect

Around 2.6 million people reside in nursing homes, assisted living or long-term care facilities across the United States. According to elderly abuse studies, 44 percent of seniors living in nursing homes have endured some type of abuse, with 48 percent suffering callous treatment and 38 percent bearing witness to the abuse of others. Shockingly, only an estimated 20 percent of nursing home abuse cases get reported.

Millions of families every day make the choice to assign the care of their family members and loved ones into the hands of nursing home staff and medical professionals. Families trust that these facilities will supply quality care and a safe environment to the senior community. Unfortunately, sometimes these facilities fail in their duties to create nurturing environments and instead cause serious harm, neglect and even death to vulnerable adults. Nursing home abuse can be sexual, emotional, physical or financial and is carried out either intentionally or recklessly. The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton serve individuals and their families who have suffered injuries or even wrongful death because of nursing home neglect and abuse.

Elderly abuse is an unfortunate reality and is on the rise in elderly care facilities in victims over the age of 65 and possibly mentally or physically disabled. A federal investigation in 2008 showed that more than 90 percent of the 15,000 assisted living facilities in the United States received citations for health and safety standard hazards.

Whittel & Melton can help you and your family members get the justice your loved ones deserve. We represent individuals throughout Tampa and St. Petersburg, as well as Citrus, Hernando and Pasco County in communities such as Beverly Hills, Citrus Hills, Citrus Springs, Crystal River, Floral City, Homosassa, Inverness, Lecanto, New Port Richey, Holiday, Hudson, Trinity, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Land O’ Lakes, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Spring Hill, Brooksville and Weeki Wachee.

Contact our offices online or reach us by local telephone 813-221-3200, 727-847-2299, 352-666-6666 or Statewide toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) for a free consultation today!

Protect Your Loved One and Take Action

An alarming 85 percent of nursing home staff blames the causes for abuse on staffing issues such as shortages, low wages and high patient volume. There is simply no excuse for elderly abuse in nursing homes. Risks of abuse are found to be greater in facilities that lack abuse prevention policies, a history of complaints, hire employees without running background checks and have a high staff turnover rate. You can help your loved ones from falling prey to staffing abuse by familiarizing yourself with behaviors that can tip off possible abuse.

Such alerts can include:

  • Staff banning family and friends from being alone with the resident
  • Arguments or hostility between the caregiver and resident
  • Bedsores or blisters
  • Unexplained broken bones, bruises, burns or cuts
  • Mood swings and uncharacteristic anxiety
  • Lack of care by staff
  • Residents fear of being left alone

If you suspect your loved one is being abused in a nursing home or similar facility, remove them at once and notify local police. Then contact Whittel & Melton online or dial us toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529). Your initial consultation is always free, so call us with your concerns right away!

The Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton will investigate the nursing home and its staff for all signs of abuse and neglect. Remember, filing a claim against the nursing home responsible for your family member’s abuse can not only bring about the compensation your loved one deserves, but can keep the abusers from hurting anyone else ever again. We are available around the clock for your complimentary consultation, so call us today. We can even make house calls and hospital visits if need be.

At Whittel & Melton, we fight for the justice your senior loved ones deserve.

Tampa • St. Petersburg • New Port Richey • Brooksville • Inverness

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
Whittel & Melton, LLC
866-608-5LAW 866-608-5529
Toll-free Statewide
Consultation Offices located in Tampa, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Spring Hill and Inverness
Handling files in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties

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