Frequently Asked Questions

St. Petersburg Nursing Home Attorney

How much will this cost me?

Nothing, until we win the case. You will only pay attorney’s fees and costs if we obtain a monetary recovery for you.

I value my privacy. Will the details of my case, including the amount of money that I receive from the case, remain confidential?

Yes. We do everything we can to protect the privacy of our clients. The details of your case, including the amount of money that you receive, is strictly confidential and private, and will not be revealed to anyone unless a judge orders it or there is a law that requires it.

My mom is 92 and frail, and really isn’t in a position to be suing her nursing home; can someone else sue the nursing home on her behalf?

Yes. Florida law allows any person to sue who is acting on behalf of the resident and with the resident’s consent (usually a relative, healthcare surrogate, guardian, or POA).

Can I still sue my dad’s nursing home (or hospital) if he is on Medicare or Medicaid?

Yes.

I plan to sue my mother’s nursing home. Should I move her to a different facility?

Yes, if you can. But if you can’t—for example, if there are no other facilities close to you, or there’s no bed available, or the other nursing homes in the area have a bad reputation, etc.—then stay where you are. Also, keep in mind that moving an elderly resident to a new environment can adversely affect the resident’s health. The bottom line is that staying at the nursing home is not going to hurt your case, especially if you have a good reason for not transferring to a different facility. It has also been our experience that when a nursing home is sued and the resident still resides at the facility, the care usually improves dramatically.

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