Finding out that your loved one suffered abuse in a nursing home can be stunning. You may be intent on getting justice for your loved one, and we can help. Distasio Law Firm will provide a Valrico nursing home abuse lawyer to oversee your loved one’s case.

With more than 31 years of legal experience, Scott Distasio and his team of skilled personal injury attorneys know how to hold liable parties accountable. Our team can determine your legal options, evaluate the cost of your damages, and undertake the legal process on your behalf.

Distasio Law Firm Strives to Help Injured Parties

Common types of neglect and abuse in Valrico Florida Nursing Homes

If you or a loved one has been a victim of abuse, or injured due to neglect in a Florida Nursing Home, call Distasio Law Firm today.

Our team at Distasio Law Firm prides itself on providing responsive client care. Our committed attorneys handle nursing home abuse cases in Valrico with hands-on, personal representation. We seek justice for injured people and their families in that we:

  • Take the time necessary to understand your loved one’s abuse case.
  • Use empathy in all interactions with you and your loved one.
  • Go the extra mile to let you know that we care about your loved one.
  • Listen and respond to your questions and concerns.

To guide your case to completion, our team will:

  • Investigate your loved one’s situation
  • Collect evidence to corroborate your claim
  • Hire experts to testify on your loved one’s behalf
  • Deal with lawyers and insurance representatives
  • Negotiate a settlement or take your loved one’s case to trial

We do what we can to hold negligent parties responsible for their harmful acts.

Results In Prior Nursing Home Cases We Have Handled

Financial recovery is the measure of success in abuse cases. We have handled many elder abuse cases successfully. Our results include:

  • $1.7 million for a resident who was left unattended while eating and choked multiple times
  • $450,000 for an elderly nursing home resident who suffered repeated falls from her wheelchair
  • $225,000 for a nursing home resident who suffered a broken hip due to apparent negligence

Every victim of abuse (or neglect) in nursing homes deserves to have their case tried. You have legal options during this stressful time. Let the team at Distasio Law Firm carry them out.

Your Loved One Deserves Justice and Compensation

Your proactive nursing home abuse lawyer in Valrico will determine which of your loved one’s losses are eligible for financial recovery. Do not let legal expenses stop you from seeking help. Our firm does not get paid unless we win your loved one’s case, and we offer consultations at no cost to you.

Nursing home cases can be complex and involve extensive damages, but our firm knows how to determine your losses and represent your loved one’s case. We will review your case and seek compensation for abuse-related losses. These include but are not limited to the following damages:

The Cost of Medical Care

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) lists injuries that come from abuse and neglect. These injuries include:

  • Pressure sores
  • Bone fractures
  • Skull fractures
  • Internal bleeding
  • Dislocations and sprains
  • Medication overdoses

Your loved one may have suffered other types of injuries. They may have required medical imaging scans, surgery, hospitalization, and other types of treatment to address their condition. Our elder abuse attorneys in Valrico will seek compensation for any medical costs stemming from your loved one’s mistreatment.

Your Loved One’s Physical and Emotional Trauma

Per the Department of Justice (DOJ), elder abuse can be detrimental to your loved one’s long and short-term health. Elderly victims of abuse are at a heightened risk for:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Worse self-reported quality of life

Our tenacious legal professionals in Valrico will pursue coverage for their pain and suffering.

The Costs Associated With Your Loved One’s Passing

The NCOA reports that a senior who faces elder abuse is 300% more likely to die than a senior who is well-treated. You may have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a care facility.

Do not let them tell you that they are not responsible just because your loved one was elderly or had pre-existing health conditions. If their substandard conditions led to your loved one’s passing, you could receive coverage for:

  • The cost of laying your loved one to rest
  • Their final medical expenses
  • Loss of consortium

This is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of wrongful death-related losses.

Understanding What Qualifies as Nursing Home Abuse

Florida Statute §415.102 defines abuse as either a willful act or threat that either causes (or is likely to cause) harm to a senior’s:

  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • Emotional health

Under the definition, overt acts and failure to act can both qualify as abuse. We will investigate your loved one’s complaints, injuries, and other indicators of maltreatment. We aim to hold the negligent parties accountable for any abuse that they inflicted or allowed to happen.

You Need to Act Quickly In a Nursing Home Abuse Case

Gathering evidence and negotiating with the other parties can take time, and this time can pass by quickly if you need to file a lawsuit. When it comes to nursing home abuse cases, you only have two years to act, per Florida Statutes §400.0236.

With this deadline, the time starts from the finding of the abuse or when the abuse should have been found. Our capable nursing home negligence lawyers in Valrico can help pinpoint when you need to act and anything else that can impact the case’s statute of limitations.

Call now to Work with a Valrico Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Distasio Law Firm has the willingness, ability, and resources to negotiate a settlement or take your loved one’s case to trial. Our team will lead your case to its conclusion. Call today for a free case review with a Valrico nursing home abuse lawyer.


Our main office is here in Downtown Tampa, Florida in the Channelside neighborhood. Office in Wesley Chapel and Largo are available by appointment only.

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