Need a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Tampa?
Was your loved one the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect? At the Distasio Law Firm, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else. With nearly 20 years of experience on their side, they understand how to handle these types of cases. It is important that nursing home staff are held accountable for their actions so that the same abuse and neglect does not occur to another victim. We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® as we have secured such high verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Please, look through the information below to learn about nursing home abuse.
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa nursing home abuse lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
- Knowledge and Experience Handling Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Your lawyer should not only know Florida nursing home law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling abuse cases. Scott Distasio has been handling nursing home abuse cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
- Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
- Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.
Information on Nursing Home Abuse
Assisted Living Facility Neglect
If your loved one was injured in an assisted living facility, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm. Some warning signs that neglect may be taking place in the assisted living facility include bedsores, malnutrition, behavioral changes, and unexplained injuries. Even if the staff of the assisted living facility has not been physically abusive, neglect can still have very serious consequences. Talk to a member of our team to learn more!
Preventing Abuse and Neglect
Do you have an elderly family member or loved one in a nursing home facility? At the Distasio Law Firm, we want to help you in any way we can get the help you need regarding nursing home abuse. One way of helping your elderly loved ones is through taking precautions to prevent the abuse. You can look and see if the nursing home has video surveillance in place as well as see what kind of training the staff has been able to get.
Identifying Abuse and Neglect
Are there ways that you can identify nursing home abuse and neglect? Some telltale signs that nursing home abuse could be taking place are if there were any unexplained bruises or injuries, they contracted a sexually transmitted disease, or their finances had unexplained transactions. If you suspect that your loved one may be suffering from abuse and need help identifying the signs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today!
One serious issue that residents in nursing homes can suffer from is pressure sores. Pressure sores occur when a patient has been left in the same position for too long. The pressure exerted on an area of skin can cause an open wound to form. The areas that are most affected are places where the skin is thin, such as in a boney area. Although pressure sores do not necessarily mean that the individual is being abused or neglected, this could be a clear warning sign.
Stopping Abuse and Neglect
What can you do to stop nursing home abuse? If you believe that a loved one has been abused, it is important to take the proper measures to stop it so that it does not continue to happen and affect other patients. By filing a personal injury lawsuit against the individual, compensation could be secured to ensure that the victim gets the medical attention they deserve.
Types of Abuse
Being aware of the different types of abuse is important so that you can identify it and stop it from happening to other people. Abuse which can take place in nursing homes ranges from physical abuse to sexual abuse to financial abuse to emotional abuse. By contacting a member of our team, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is taken care of.
Types of Neglect
How is neglect different from abuse? Nursing home neglect is not what the staff is doing to the patient, but what they are failing to do. For example, they may neglect the patient’s hygiene, fail to give them their medication on time, or even fail to give them food and water. Whether the neglect is medical or physical, it is important that you contact a member of our team so that we can help you.
Nursing Home Questions
Do you have questions about nursing home abuse or neglect? Check out our frequently asked questions to get the information you need. Being informed about these types of cases is important so that you can identify the abuse and make it stop. Learn what the signs of abuse and neglect are, learn how abuse can be prevented, and determine what you should do next. You can also call us at any time to discuss your specific case.
Looking for a Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer? Call 813-259-0022 Today!
Talk to our team at Distasio Law Firm if you have been injured by the negligence of another. We understand how complex these cases can be and will do everything in our power to ensure that you and your loved ones receive justice. We offer a free case evaluation so that you can tell us the details of your case quickly and easily. You should not have deal with this difficult situation on your own so please do not hesitate to call our office to learn how we could help you. Contact Distasio Law Firm today to schedule an appointment. We could help get the compensation you deserve for what you have gone through!