Jensen Beach Elder Abuse Lawyers

Finding out that an aging loved one has suffered abuse or neglect from nursing home staff is utterly devastating. When you moved your relative into the facility, you did so with the assumption that he or she would receive far better care than you could provide at home. Now, you’re wondering how to hold the at-fault caregivers and facility accountable for their transgressions.

You may have grounds for an elder abuse claim. If your case is successful, your family might recover the funds needed to give your loved one the care he or she deserves, and your actions may lead to changes that save other nursing home residents from the same misconduct.

To find out if you have grounds for a claim, contact Donaldson & Weston. Our compassionate elder neglect lawyers have assisted hundreds of families in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free consultation with a nursing home abuse attorney in Jensen Beach.

How to Prove Liability in an Elder Abuse Claim

To file a successful elder abuse claim, you must be able to prove how the opposing party is liable for your loved one’s injury or loss. Your Jensen Beach elder abuse lawyer might rely on the following evidence to prove fault:

  • Surveillance footage;

  • Eyewitness testimony;

  • Statements from medical experts;

  • The victim’s medical records;

  • Photographs of living conditions at the facility;

  • Manuals detailing the facility’s operating procedures;

  • Documents detailing inadequate hiring practices; and

  • Statements from staff detailing insufficient training techniques.

Ultimately, the types of evidence your lawyer might use will depend on the facts surrounding your case. There are many types of nursing home abuse including physical, sexual, neglectful, and psychological. Financial exploitation is also common in long-term care facilities. At Donaldson & Weston, we know what it takes to file successful claims for all types of nursing home abuse. You can rely on our knowledgeable and experienced team to provide aggressive representation through every step of the proceedings.

Gathering evidence of liability and damages is a lot of work. It may be necessary to file subpoenas to obtain evidence that’s being withheld, and over time, certain type of evidence may be altered or destroyed. By contacting our law firm as soon as possible, you will be able to focus on your family while your case proceedings in good hands.