Simple misconduct on the part of nursing home staff is a growing concern in today’s society. Misconduct can take many forms, and often the victims and their family’s are afraid to speak out due to a sense of helplessness. You don’t have to do this alone. Call a Tampa nursing home neglect lawyer if you suspect nursing home abuse. Not only could criminal charges be in order, but the facility might be responsible for providing financial compensation to the injured party and/or their surviving family members.
What Does Simple Misconduct Look Like?
Your Tampa nursing home neglect attorney can explain that simple misconduct can and does come in many forms. This includes financial abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse and neglect.
Financial abuse can take the form of tax fraud, theft of personal items, identity theft and much more. Financial abuse can be hard to trace back to its unlawful source. Don’t tackle this issue without a Tampa nursing home neglect attorney. If you suspect that an elderly person has been the victim of financial abuse, get help today.
Physical abuse can include physical violence, sexual assault and physical intimidation. Often those that are physically abused become timid or withdrawn. You might also notice an increase in sprains, alleged falls and sprains or broken bones. If you suspect that physical abuse of any kind is taking place you need to act quickly.
Not all abuse is physical. Often elderly people are verbally threatened, bullied or intimidated by nursing home staff.
Sometimes neglect can be worse than abuse. Neglect is common in nursing homes and is often caused by untrained and/or overwhelmed staff members. The signs include unkempt appearance of elderly residents, dirty/unchanged linen, missed meals, missed medicine/failure to administer pills on time and even missed appointments.
Contact a Tampa Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
If you suspect that you or your loved one has been the victim of simple misconduct, contact a Tampa nursing home neglect lawyer today. Call attorney Peter Giroux at (727) 895-5399 to schedule a confidential consultation.