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We trust nursing homes and long-term care facilities to care for our loved ones. We expect the staff members to treat patients with respect and provide an acceptable standard of care. Sadly, many nursing home patients are neglected and abused each day in the United States.

Nursing home neglect is as serious as physical, sexual, and other forms of elder abuse in nursing homes. Neglect can cause irreparable harm and wrongful death for patients. 

Our Jacksonville neglect lawyers at Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers stand up for the rights of nursing home patients and their families. We fight to hold parties who hurt nursing home patients accountable for their actions. Our award-winning personal injury lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients since 2012. 

Contact our law firm at (904) 396-1100 to schedule a free consultation with one of our nursing home neglect attorneys in Jacksonville, FL. 

How Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if Your Loved One Is the Victim of Nursing Home Neglect

How Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if Your Loved One Is the Victim of Nursing Home Neglect

Neglect in a nursing home can take many forms. Intentionally ignoring or being indifferent to a patient’s needs is intolerable. Neglect should never happen to a nursing home patient.

At Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of lawyers is dedicated to representing injured victims and their families. Our law firm received the highest award for client services from Martindale-Hubbell in 2021. We have an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating for lawyers.

Additionally, our attorneys have been included as top-rated attorneys on lists by numerous organizations, including The National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. We have built a reputation for being aggressive advocates for our clients. 

When you hire Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the allegations of neglect and the nursing home
  • Monitor investigations by law enforcement or government agencies
  • Work with your loved one’s physicians and experts to document the extent of their injuries and damages
  • Calculate how much your loved one’s neglect case is worth
  • Help you locate resources to keep your loved one safe
  • Aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and the nursing home to obtain maximum compensation for your claim
  • File a lawsuit and take the parties responsible for your loved one’s injuries to court

Your loved one deserves justice. We want to help you get that for them. Call now to schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced neglect lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Examples of Patient Neglect in Jacksonville Nursing Homes

Sadly, elder abuse is common. Neglect is a form of nursing home abuse.

Neglect is the failure to meet a vulnerable person’s basic needs. Nursing home neglect can occur in many ways, including:

  • Neglecting a nursing home patient’s personal care, including failing to assist a patient with bathing, using the bathroom, dressing, or moving to avoid bedsores
  • Neglect of a patient’s emotional needs, including isolating patients and ignoring patients 
  • Neglecting a nursing home patient’s basic needs, including hydration, nutrition, and a safe living environment
  • Neglect of a patient’s medical needs, such as failing to give patients required medications, monitor their vital signs, or obtain prompt medical care when needed
  • Neglecting the safety of a nursing home patient, including failing to repair broken items, provide fall protection, install adequate security measures, and prevent patients from leaving without supervision

If you suspect your loved one is being neglected in a nursing home, call 911 if they need emergency medical care. You can take your loved one to a doctor for treatment or request a doctor to attend to your loved one at the nursing home. Contact our law firm to speak with a Jacksonville neglect attorney about your legal options as soon as possible. 

What Compensation Could Your Loved One Receive in a Jacksonville Nursing Home Neglect Claim?

A nursing home resident who is neglected or abused can receive compensation for their injuries and other damages. 

A personal injury settlement or jury verdict can include economic and non-economic damages such as:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • The costs of relocating to another nursing home
  • Rehabilitative therapies
  • Counseling and treatment for emotional harm
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress

The settlement amount or jury verdict depends on the facts of the case. While money cannot undo the harm your loved one suffered, it can help provide for ongoing care. Also, holding the nursing home financially liable can help stop future neglect.

Is There a Deadline for Filing Neglect Claims Against Nursing Homes in Florida?

Florida’s statute of limitations for most nursing home neglect claims is two years. 

However, the facts of the case could change the deadline for filing a claim. It is always in a person’s best interest to seek legal advice as soon as possible to protect their right to file a lawsuit. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Jacksonville Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

Many nursing home patients cannot speak for themselves. At Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we work with families to ensure their loved ones’ voices are heard. Contact our office to schedule a free case review with one of our Jacksonville neglect attorneys. 

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Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers
9471 Baymeadows Rd #105, Jacksonville, FL 32256
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