Sunrise Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Attorneys Helping Nursing Home Accident Victims throughout South Florida
We have handled many nursing home cases in Sunrise and the surrounding
South Florida area for many years. Our law firm handled our first nursing
home case in about 1989, and since then we have handled (or reviewed)
hundreds more. Before putting a loved one in a nursing home, it is not
sufficient to simply go visit the facility. Many nursing homes put on
this ‘front’, but you don’t see what goes on, particularly
on the night shift. Staffing shortages is the biggest issue. People calling
in sick on night shifts (when family usually does NOT visit) are one of
the main reasons that residents are injured in nursing homes. Many times
a resident needs to use the bathroom, and despite using the call bell,
nobody comes, so the residents gets up themselves, as they don’t
want to have an ‘accident’ in bed. They fall, and the rest
The best thing you can do for your loved one is to look at the inspections of the
nursing homes rated by Medicare. This is the best way to get ratings of the nursing home from the government.
Many of these ratings result from surprise ‘visits’ (inspections)
when the facility is not expecting it, which is of course, the best way
to see what’s really going on..
Many victims of nursing home abuse do not report their abuse because they
fear retaliation from the abuser. It is often up to family members or
friends of the victims to observe changes in behavioral patterns and confront
the individual. It is important for family members of individuals living
in nursing homes to be aware of signs of elder abuse. The following is
a list of warning signs of elder abuse provided by
The Department of Health and Human Services:
- Physical abuse (hitting, bruising, restraining, etc.)
- Sexual abuse
- Failure to provide food, hygienic services, or the appropriate health care
required for the individual
- Exploitation such as taking, or misusing money, jewelry, or other valuable
assets from the individual for another person’s benefit
- Emotional abuse such as humiliating, intimidating, or threatening the elderly person
- Self-neglect – characterized as the failure of a person to perform
essential, self-care tasks and that such failure threatens his/her own
health or safety
Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer in Sunrise
At the Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A., we have a team of lawyers
dedicated to providing quality service for each of our clients. Our firm
works with doctors in Sunrise and surrounding cities to ensure clients
are receiving quality treatment and to facilitate recuperation.
Often, people hesitate contacting a lawyer because of their financial concern.
We are happy to inform prospective clients that our firm works on a contingency
basis. In other words, you do not pay any fees or costs unless our attorneys
are able to attain successful recovery for your case.
Are you unsure if you have a case? You or a family member can call our
firm and speak to one of our intake specialists during your free consultation.
We will discuss the details of your case and let you know in a timely
manner if we will be able to represent you for your mistreatment. Once
we determine we can help you, our office will set up a meeting for you
to meet with an attorney.
For individuals who are unable to come to our office, we will have an attorney
or representative come to you.
If you have been mistreated in a nursing home facility, it is essential
to have an experienced attorney represent you for your case. Dan Cytryn,
the founder and lead attorney of the firm has handled personal injury
cases for 40 years. He has lectured at several attorney organizations
on a variety of topics pertaining to his field of law. In addition Mr.
Cytryn is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a title that only a little
over 1% of lawyers have in the state of Florida. If you would like to
see examples of results our firm has attained, visit our
verdicts and settlements page. Also, take a look at
what clients say about us.
Are you a victim of elder abuse in Sunrise?
Call our office now toll free at
(954) 833-1440 for your free consultation to see if we will be able to help you with