If you have reason to believe that your aging loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect while living in a long-term care facility in or around Largo, Florida or any other city, a member of the team from Distasio Law Firm will review the facts of your case today. A Largo nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer from our firm can help you understand your loved one’s rights and your legal options.
Our team of tenacious personal injury attorneys may be able to help you pursue compensation on behalf of your beloved family member while holding the nursing home administrators liable for their neglect and abuse. Call today to get started with a free case evaluation.
We Can Take on All Types of Largo Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Florida Statute § 415.102 defines nursing home abuse and neglect under subsections (1) and (16). Actions that violate these laws can cover a wide variety of situations and occur all too commonly in nursing homes in Largo and elsewhere in Pinellas County.
Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice facilities, rehabilitation centers, and other care facilities have a duty to provide all essential and necessary care to maintain the well-being and health of a vulnerable adult. Florida Statute § 400.023 highlights a nursing home resident bill of rights. Florida Statute § 429.28 highlights an assisted living facility resident bill of rights. These statutes are meant to protect residents and help prevent abuse and neglect, including:
- Neglect, including failure to provide for the resident’s most basic needs
- Physical abuse, including hitting, pushing, or unnecessarily restraining the resident
- Emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse
- Sexual abuse and rape
- Financial abuse
At Distasio Law Firm, our dedicated Largo attorneys can help you understand if you may have a strong case against the assisted living facility administration and others who failed to prevent or directly caused your loved one to suffer physical and emotional damages. Call us today for a free review of your case.
Let Scott Distasio and His Team Help You Build Your Case
Personal injury attorney Scott Distasio is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a distinction held by fewer than one percent of all attorneys in Florida. He knows what it takes to recover compensation after a senior becomes the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect. Scott and his team may be able to help you hold the nursing home administrators liable and recover compensation on your loved one’s behalf.
At Distasio Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping individuals and families hold negligent long term care facilities accountable when they cause harm. Let a Largo nursing home abuse and neglect attorney from the firm help you. As a part of the process to recover a payout in your caretaker abuse case, you can count on our committed team to:
- Protect your loved one’s right to pursue compensation
- Answer your questions and address any concerns that arise
- Gather evidence and build a case to prove abuse, neglect, and liability
- Document your loved one’s abuse-related injuries and damages
- Work with experts to prove the severity and impact of their injuries
We believe that everyone deserves personal, prompt, compassionate service from their attorney. That is the Distasio Personal Touch. And that is what sets us apart.
Reach out to Distasio Law Firm today. We can review your case and explain your options for free.
Recoverable Damages in a Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Civil Lawsuit in Largo, FL
When our proactive team of lawyers handle your loved one’s nursing home abuse case in Largo, we will take careful steps to identify and document as many of their economic and noneconomic expenses and losses as possible. This documentation is important because we will need to prove the value of the case, whether we negotiate a fair out-of-court settlement or if we need to represent you and your loved one in court.
Some of the most common recoverable damages in nursing home abuse and neglect cases include:
- Current and future medical treatment and related care
- The cost of moving to a new facility
- Property damages and financial losses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished life enjoyment
If your loved one passed away as a result of abuse or neglect, our supportive and compassionate team can help you understand the types of damages that may be available through a wrongful death claim.
Florida Only Allows a Limited Time to Hold the Nursing Homes Liable for Abuse or Neglect
Florida has a statute of limitations on nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Under Florida Statute § 400.0236 for nursing homes and Florida Statute § 429.296 for assisted living facilities, you generally have only two years to take legal action in an elder abuse case. This deadline is significantly less time than you might have after another type of personal injury case.
We need to complete the investigation into your case and know whether or not we can reach a fair out-of-court settlement before the deadline arrives. If we do not take legal action before this time expires, the court is unlikely to allow us to file a civil suit against the nursing home leadership later. For this reason, it is important to reach out to us as soon as possible about your loved one’s case.
Talk to a Largo Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney Now
If you believe your aging loved one may have been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should consider discussing your case with an experienced attorney who knows how to negotiate or take this type of case to trial in Florida.
Distasio Law Firm is here to help you understand your loved one’s rights and legal options. A Largo nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer at our firm can help you and a family member understand the strength of your case and answer all your questions about how to keep them safe in the future.
Call today for your free case review.