Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Serving Tampa Bay

Steinberg nursing home abuse

Some different types of nursing home abuse or neglect include:

  • Denying the resident adequate shelter or comforts

  • Denying the resident food and water

  • Hitting or physically abusing the resident

  • Neglecting residents’ medication

  • Stealing money from the resident

  • Sexually abusing the resident

When you move your loved one to a nursing home, you want to believe that he or she will receive the care he or she needs to feel comfortable in their new retirement community or long-term care center. Lancaster Law Firm believes you shouldn’t have to ask, “Will he or she be treated with the love and respect he or she deserves?”

Brochures for nursing homes tend to feature cozy apartments with older people smiling during arts and crafts. Or sometimes you may see fun community events and friendly dining facilities. What these brochures fail to show is that nursing home abuse happens no matter what the environment looks like. Neglect and other abuse is a real problem affecting nursing home residents and their loved ones

It is essential to ensure that nursing home residents and their loved ones understand his or her rights and the responsibility of nursing homes to protect their residents. Abuse of any rights, or failure to meet state-mandated obligations—results in legal recourse.

If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Lancaster Law Firm serving Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, and Sarasota. Chris Lancaster is available 24/7 to receive calls or text messages.

Signs & Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

If you suspect that your loved one has experienced any or all of these types of abuse or neglect by a nursing home provider, contact Chris Lancaster right away.

Signs of Financial Misuse:

  • Abnormal changes in a will or estate

  • Bounced checks

  • Suspicious of keeping secrets 

  • Unexplained bank account withdrawals
  • Unusual or unexpected new “best friends”

Signs of Neglect:

  • Bedsores or unclean bedding
  • Dirty clothes or disheveled appearance

  • Drastic or unusual weight loss.

  • Unattended medical needs or wrong prescriptions

Signs of Physical Abuse:

  • Bruising, cuts, broken bones, sprains, burns, scrapes, pressure marks from grabbing, or other injuries 
  • Injuries that are unexplained or denied by the older person

  • The older person flinches, cowers, or attempts to hide in the presence of specific nursing staff