A Tampa nursing home accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you build a case and recover compensation if your loved one suffered injuries in an accident in their Tampa nursing home. We may be able to hold the nursing home and the facility’s administrators accountable based on the facts surrounding your loved one’s injuries. Your family could recover compensation for medical care costs, pain and suffering, and many other losses.
Call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022. We will review your case for free and may be able to pursue an insurance settlement or go to trial and represent your loved one.
Tampa Nursing Home Falls Are Often Preventable but Extremely Common
Sec. 400.022 of the Florida Statutes, known as the Residents’ Bill of Rights, promises nursing home residents that they have a right to live in a safe and clean environment, free from abuse, neglect, and other causes of harm. However, offering this legal protection does little to limit injuries that occur because of poor maintenance, not enough staff to help with trips to the bathroom, or other instances of negligence.
Some ways seniors suffer injuries in a nursing home include:
- Slip and falls
- Trips and falls
- Falls from broken grab bars and other devices
- Falls because of equipment such as walkers or wheelchairs
- Falls that occur because there is not enough staff to help
Each year, nursing home residents suffer injuries in preventable slip, trip, and fall accidents. Those with limited mobility, those who struggle to stand on their own, and those who use mobility devices are more likely to fall and may require more assistance to prevent a fall injury. When a senior falls, their frail body, weak bones, and other medical ailments may make it more difficult to avoid serious injuries. Falls can lead to decreased mobility, loss of independence, permanent injuries, and even death.
Nursing homes have a responsibility to have a fall prevention plan in place, such as the one designed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Failure to do so could result in the loss of a nursing home neglect lawsuit because they failed to adequately protect their residents from a known hazard.
To learn more about the nursing home’s responsibility to protect residents and prevent accidents when possible, call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022.
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Our Team Understands Your Frustration and Anger
When a loved one suffers injuries because of the very people you trust to care for them, many emotions seem to come rushing in at once. Our team understands this and believes you should have an attorney on your side who will pursue justice for your family member while you focus on their emotional health and spending time with them.
A Tampa nursing home accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you hold them liable for their actions–or inaction–that hurt your beloved senior. We offer free case reviews and, if we agree to take the case, will provide the financial support and dedicate the time needed to build a strong argument against the nursing home administration. We will handle the case based on contingency.
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Recoverable Damages in a Tampa Nursing Home Accident Case
As a part of holding the nursing home and its administration responsible for your loved one’s financial, physical, and psychological injuries, Distasio Law Firm will demand a fair payout from the insurance company or in court. This fair compensation value will depend on the documentation we gather of your loved one’s losses. These losses may include:
- Current and future medical care costs related to their accident injuries
- Damage to personal property
- Expenses related to moving to another facility
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to their accident, injuries, or treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish, including fear of falling
In some cases, seniors may pass away as a result of a nursing home accident injury. If you lost your loved one to a nursing home fall or another accident injury, you may be eligible to take wrongful death action based on the facts of their case.
Statute of Limitations on Nursing Home Accidents in Florida
It can be difficult to determine the statute of limitations after a nursing home fall or other injury accident. In general, Sec. 400.0236 of the Florida Statutes gives nursing home residents two years from the date their injury is discovered to take legal action, or four years from the date it occurred, if the injury is not discovered for several years.
However, there are exceptions. If the nursing home fraudulently concealed or intentionally misrepresented the situation that led to your loved one’s injuries, you could have up to six years to file a lawsuit.
The best way to find out what the timeline might look like for your loved one’s case is to let a member of the Tampa nursing home accident team from Distasio Law Firm review your case today for free.
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Speak With a Member of Our Team Today About Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Accident Injury
If there is evidence to support your claim that your family member suffered injuries in a nursing home accident, our team can likely build a case for compensation. A Tampa nursing home accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm will work closely with you to provide the support and guidance you need, to answer your questions, and to work as hard as you do to ensure your loved one is safe from further harm.
Call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022 to discuss your case with a member of our team for free.