Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

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Mr. Milles has represented many individuals and families that have suffered from nursing home abuse and neglect. One great resource for that families may want to consider when researching a nursing home for a loved one is Medicare’s nursing home compare search tool that can be found here. Medicare’s nursing home compare allows you to find out information about a nursing home’s quality measures and staffing so that you can make an informed choice.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) publishes Florida’s Nursing Home Guide as part of AHCA’s ongoing effort to provide information to consumers faced with difficult health care decisions. This website allows you to search for a nursing home by geographic region or by characteristics of the nursing homes.

Nursing Home Neglect and AbuseWhen you view the information for a specific nursing home you will see descriptive information about the facility, as well as the facility’s performance on past inspections as represented by stars. Under the stars is a link “Inspection Details for this Facility”, which will take you to a listing of this facility’s deficiencies over the past 30 months. Clicking on any citation will take you to a fuller explanation of that citation.

Mr. Milles always recommends that families with loved ones in nursing homes visit at different times of day and not be afraid to ask questions about their loved one’s care. Mr. Milles has represented injured in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, mental health facilities, hospitals, long term care facilities, and residential care facilities.

Possible Red Flags of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

  • Pressure ulcers also known as bedsores, decubitus ulcers or pressure wounds.
  • Falls with fractures including hip fractures, leg fractures, arm fractures, subdural hematomas, brain injury, coma, or death.
  • Infections such as sepsis, wound infections, urinary tract infections
  • Dehydration
  • Amputations
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual abuse

What Is Considered Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse?

Nursing homes must provide patients with food and medical services. Patients can suffer serious harm when they do not receive basic necessities or care.

Nursing home neglect or abuse can take many forms. The most common types of neglect and abuse include:

  • Financial abuse. This is where a nursing home takes financial advantage of a patient, such as by altering the terms of a trust or will.
  • Sexual abuse. Nursing home staff may sexually abuse patients.
  • Physical abuse. In some cases, nursing home staff may strike patients.
  • Withholding care. Nursing home staff can hurt patients when they withhold care.

What Should I Do If My Loved One Is Being Neglected Or Abused?

If you suspect a loved one suffered harm due to neglect or abuse, then you should speak with a personal injury lawyer. It may be possible to hold the nursing home accountable for the abuse or neglect.

A nursing home abuse attorney can help you protect evidence or uncover new evidence. Additionally, an attorney can help with the claims process.

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Mr. Milles has pursued wrongful death actions throughout the United States, including Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Milles also represents families in Atlanta and South Georgia, including Thomasville, Moultrie, Valdosta, Albany, and Savannah. Mr. Milles represents injured Floridians in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Panama City, Crawfordville, Apalachicola, East Point, Quincy, Monticello, Tampa, Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Wakulla County, Bay County and Santa Rosa County.

If you or your loved one has suffered personal injury by nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact a Tallahassee nursing home lawyer at Milles Law now.

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