If you or a member of your family who was a nursing home resident were a victim of nursing home injuries in a nursing home in Tampa, Florida, you may have a right to take legal action to hold the nursing home administration responsible for your injuries and other damages. At Distasio Law Firm, our team handles premises liability injury cases as well as nursing home abuse cases and assisted living facility abuse cases. Our Tampa nursing home abuse lawyers will review your case at no cost to you to determine liability.
To learn more about your possible options for taking action based on your injuries, or to help an aging loved one with the process, call Distasio Law Firm today, your expert nursing home negligence attorneys.
Understanding the Causes of Nursing Home Injuries
Nursing home injuries may occur in a variety of ways. Falls may be common, but there are many other types of injuries that a senior may sustain in a long-term care facility. For example, preventable illnesses or infections might also occur. You may be able to determine if you have a case based on an illness or injury by speaking with a member of Distasio Law Firm.
While some nursing home injuries might occur because of accidents, these facilities should have protocols in place that make this less likely. They are tasked with and responsible for the care and well-being of their residents. In some cases, preventable injuries and illnesses may occur because of:
- Negligence related to a known hazard
- Neglect because of being understaffing, overcrowding, or another issue
- Intentional abuse
If you or a loved one were injured in a Tampa nursing home, Distasio Law Firm offers free case evaluations. Based on the facts of your case we discuss during a consultation, we may agree to take on your case on a contingency-fee basis. This means we may commit all the necessary financial support and other resources to move forward with your case, seeking to prove liability and recover damages you may be entitled to.
To learn more about the services and representation that may be available to you through Distasio Law Firm, call (813) 259-0022 to speak with a member of our nursing home injury team.
Let a Tampa Nursing Home Injury Lawyer From Distasio Law Firm Help Hold the Liable Parties Responsible
If you see the signs of nursing home abuse, a nursing home injury lawyer from Distasio Law Firm in Tampa, FL may be able to help you protect your rights, identify the liable parties, and hold the nursing home accountable for the injuries and damages sustained and file a claim on your behalf. Our team provides personalized service to every client who hires us. If we accept your case, we may be able to help you navigate the process to gather evidence and build a strong argument.
We may know what needs to be done and may help provide guidance and support to you, no matter if you were the victim or if you are helping an aging loved one through the process. We may help you prove nursing home negligence or abuse, if there is evidence to do so. This may allow a Tampa Florida nursing home lawyer from Distasio Law Firm to present a compelling argument for holding the nursing home administration or other liable parties accountable.
Recovering Damages in a Tampa Nursing Home Injury Case
If a nursing home injury attorney from Distasio Law Firm pursues a case against a Tampa nursing home, our team may collect evidence to prove negligence, liability, and damages, and then file an insurance claim or civil suit to hold the nursing home administration accountable for their actions or the actions of their employees.
This may allow us to recover damages that could include:
- Current and future medical expenses related to the injuries
- Expenses related to relocation and increased care costs
- Property damages that occurred as a result of the accident, such as broken glasses or a lost hearing aid
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the injuries, treatment, or relocation
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-economic damages
Wrongful Death Damages After a Tampa Nursing Home Injury
Some nursing home injuries may be so severe that they may lead to a victim passing away. If your loved one died after sustaining injuries in a Tampa nursing home, you and other family members may be eligible to receive wrongful death damages under Florida Statute 768.21.
The personal representative handling your loved one’s estate may need to handle this action, but our team may also be able to explain how the laws work and may be able to work with your family to pursue these damages.
Statute of Limitations Apply to Tampa Nursing Home Injury Cases
The deadline for filing a lawsuit in a Tampa nursing home injury case depends on the circumstances of the injuries. Florida Statute 400.0236 only gives you two years from when a person knew or should have known to file a lawsuit if the injuries occurred because of nursing home negligence or abuse, with exceptions that may toll the deadline for up to six years from the date the injury occurred.
We may be able to help you understand the deadlines that may apply in your case. We recommend calling us as soon as you are able, or as soon as you learn about your loved one’s Tampa nursing home injuries. Find out how a Tampa nursing home lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can help.
Discuss Your Tampa Nursing Home Injury Case With a Member of Our Team for Free
If you or an elderly loved one sustained injuries in a Tampa nursing home, whether due to an accident or because of abuse, Distasio Law Firm offers free case reviews to possibly explain your rights and relevant laws, and even potentially guide you through the claims process to hold the nursing home accountable.
Call (813) 259-0022 to speak with a member of the Distasio Law Firm about your possible options.