Because of the large population of elderly citizens, Florida has numerous skilled nursing homes. The nursing home staff is responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing for its residents who have entrusted the nursing home with meeting their daily needs. Unfortunately, the nursing homes are often understaffed and are unable to meet the needs of the residents. Our Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys actively handle nursing home and assisted living cases involving neglect and abuse sustained while in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Nursing home cases are specialized as they are controlled by their own set of laws. A claim for nursing home abuse or neglect must be brought under the requirements of Section 400.023, Florida Statutes. In order to pursue a claim for an injury or harm sustained in a nursing home, it must have been a violation of the residents' rights. Section, 400.022, Florida Statues, sets forth the residents' rights that each resident is entitled to when a nursing home admits a resident into its facility. Please be mindful that a claim for a violation of residents' rights must be brought within two (2) years from the date of the violation or within two (2) years from the date the incident was discovered or should have been discovered.
Our lawyers handle nursing home abuse cases throughout the State of Florida, including Broward County, Dade County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Manatee County, Polk County, Orange County and Sarasota County. Should you have any questions regarding possible neglect or abuse suffered while in a Florida assisted living facility or nursing home, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.