Whether vulnerable adults reside at home, in a nursing home or an assisted living facility, they have the right to be free from physical and mental abuse and neglect. For individuals residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility, the facility staff is required by law to report when they know or have reasonable cause to suspect that an elderly person has been or is being abused, neglected or exploited. Our Tampa Elderly Abuse Lawyers are here to assist you and your loved ones who may have been the unfortunate victim of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation,
In Florida, vulnerable adults or elderly individuals can seek assistance under the Adult Protective Services which is found in Chapter 415, Florida Statutes. The Adult Protective Services section provides vulnerable adults who have been abused, neglected or exploited with certain protections under the law. It additionally provides vulnerable adults with certain remedies if they have been abused, neglected and/or exploited.
Our lawyers handle elderly abuse cases throughout the entire State of Florida, including Broward County, Dade County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Manatee County, Orange County and Sarasota County. If you have any questions regarding suspected abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of a vulnerable adult, whether it occurred at home or in an assisted living facility or nursing home, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers.