Nursing Home Negligence Attorney in Tampa, FL
If you suspect that a loved one in a nursing care facility is not being taken care of properly, please connect with a nursing home negligence attorney in Tampa, FL today to explore your options. Consultations are free, confidential, and do not obligate you to take any action against the facility. However, it’s important to have a discussion with the experienced Florida legal team at Jeff Murphy Law about your concerns because your loved one is likely not in a position to advocate for themselves effectively. It isn’t always easy to know whether a loved one is being neglected or not. However, a failure to seek professional guidance now could lead to your loved one needlessly remaining in danger. Our firm’s experienced Tampa, FL nursing home negligence attorney understands what to look for in these situations and we can therefore help you make an informed decision about your options.
Identifying Nursing Home Neglect
Neglect is essentially the failure to provide necessary care (or otherwise providing substandard care) in ways that harm a resident. Neglect is a form of patient abuse and/or elder abuse if the nursing care facility patient is advanced in age. This form of abuse is staggeringly common, which understandably surprises many loved ones, given how little attention this issue is paid by lawmakers and the press.
Neglect can take various forms that may be difficult to spot until they become systemic. Especially because many nursing care facility patients lack the ability to advocate for themselves, loved ones may initially be led to believe that their loved one’s distress has simply been caused by minor falls, advancing age, an advanced diagnosis, an illness, or a transition in routine.
The primary forms of neglect involve failure to provide adequate medical care, failure to address basic needs, failure to tend to the resident’s personal hygiene, and failure to attend to the resident’s social and emotional needs.
Legal Assistance Is Available
You don’t need to know for sure that your loved one is being neglected to speak with an attorney about your suspicions. Oftentimes, the only way that neglect is identified is by a loved one coming forward and saying, “Something doesn’t seem right.” If, after hearing your story, we mutually determine that your loved one’s situation warrants an investigation, we will work tirelessly to ensure your loved one’s safety moving forward.
It’s important to understand that when you come forward to advocate for your loved one, you may also be helping to safeguard the health and wellbeing of others in the facility. Too often, people hesitate to speak up about suspected neglect because they don’t want to get others in trouble on the basis of a suspicion that is yet unproven. However, this brave act is often the only way that anyone is alerted to the preventable suffering of residents. Please, schedule a no-risk, no-obligation, free, confidential consultation with our firm’s Tampa, FL nursing home negligence attorney today; we look forward to speaking with you.