Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Panama City1240 W 23rd St.,
Panama City, FL 32405
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Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Panama City
Nursing homes are legally responsible for ensuring that their residents live in a safe environment free from any form of abuse. If you or a loved one is a victim of abuse in a nursing home, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party. But how do you prove your case? Where do you file a claim? And, most importantly, what damages can you claim? These are just some of the many questions an experienced nursing home abuse attorney in Panama City can help answer. Above all, they may be able to represent you if you have a viable claim. If you’d like to have your case reviewed for free by America’s largest injury firm, fill out this form today.
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What Rights Does My Loved One Have in a Nursing Home?
In a nursing home or any healthcare environment, your loved one has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, receive proper care and medical attention, participate in their care plan, be free from abuse and neglect, and access their personal belongings and medical records. If these rights are violated, you should inform the nursing home and contact an experienced attorney for a case evaluation.
What Are Some Examples of Abuse in a Nursing Home?
Nursing home abuse can manifest physically, emotionally, and financially. Examples include but are not limited to neglect, assault, exploitation, and sexual abuse. The bottom line is that any action that causes harm or distress to a nursing home resident can be considered abuse.
Can I File a Lawsuit if the Liable Party Is Under Criminal Prosecution?
Yes, you can, and that’s because criminal and civil cases are separate legal matters. A criminal case seeks to hold the responsible party accountable for violating the law and often ends with sentencing (to jail or prison). On the other hand, a civil case aims to compensate the victim for damages and often ends with a verdict if the case is settled in court or a settlement if settled out of court.
Can I Sue if My Loved One Died in a Nursing Home?
You might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one died due to abuse, negligence, or recklessness in a nursing home. That’s also one of the cases a Morgan and Morgan wrongful death attorney can handle.
Can I Sue if My Loved One Slips and Falls in a Nursing Home?
Yes, you may be able to, especially if the fall resulted from negligence or unsafe conditions. That’s because, as mentioned earlier, nursing homes must provide a safe environment for their residents. If they fail to do so and a resident is injured in a slip and fall accident, you may have grounds to pursue a premises liability claim with the help of a nursing home abuse attorney.
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A civil case as serious as nursing home abuse requires the best legal minds to hold the liable parties accountable. That’s what you get when you hire a Morgan and Morgan nursing home abuse lawyer in Panama City. Get in touch with us today to discover how we might be able to help.