Coral Springs Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Facilities in Coral Springs and other nursing home cities in Broward County have been sued by families of nursing home abuse victims. Many people have parents or relatives in nursing homes and often wonder if they are being neglected. The Law Offices of Cytryn and Velazquez, P.A. has been helping victims and families for more than 36 years and wants to help you get justice for your loved one.
Mr. Cytryn, the head attorney and founder of the firm, handled a nursing home negligence case that involved an elderly woman. Our client developed bed sores in two regions of her body. The defendant facility’s staff charting failed to show that our client had been bathed or received any kind of hygienic services for 11 straight days. In addition, the charts failed to show she had received dinner for 6 days in a row, and no treatment for the bed sores was documented. Upon investigation, the jury found the nursing home’s negligence to be responsible for our client’s injuries. The best offer was $150,000. Unfortunately, our client passed away before the case settled due to natural causes. Subsequently, the jury awarded $959,900 for the case, including punitive damages. The case went up on appeal, and we established some more new law in the state of Florida. The recovery for the case was given to the client’s daughters.Signs of Abuse
Family members and friends of elderly individuals living in nursing homes should be aware of warning signs of abuse. The following is a list of possible signs of mistreatment of the elderly discussed by the Department of Health and Human Services:
- Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns.
- Withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness, and unusual depression.
- Bruises around the breasts or genital area can occur from sexual abuse.
- Sudden changes in financial situations may be the result of exploitation.
- Bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, and unusual weight loss.
- Behavior such as belittling, threats and other uses of power and control by spouses.
- Frequent arguments between the caregiver and elderly person are also signs.
If you or a loved one have suffered from nursing home abuse, it is important to hire an attorney with the experience to handle the complicated legal issues that arise from nursing home cases. The Law Offices Cytryn and Velazquez, P.A. has the knowledge, experience, and reliability to fight for your injuries. Our extensive network of doctors and experts will work with you to ensure you receive the best possible care and treatment during the course of your case.
Is the expense of hiring an attorney preventing you from filing a claim? You will be relieved to know our firm offers a free consultation. In addition, we work on a contingency basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless our nursing home abuse lawyers attain recovery for your case. If you believe your family member is a victim of elderly abuse, call our law office now at 1-877-853-7466 to prevent further pain or suffering to your loved one.