Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Attorneys in West Palm Beach

As the elder population in Florida has grown, there has been a staggering increase in reports of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you or someone you love was mistreated at a nursing home in West Palm Beach, the attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are here to help you pursue justice and compensation from all liable parties.

There’s no excuse for exploiting or abusing a nursing home resident. Our nursing home neglect lawyers are passionate about helping victims and their families navigate every stage of the legal system.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and we can come to you if you cannot come to us. Call 561-299-3999 to learn more.

What Constitutes Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in West Palm Beach?

In Florida, nursing home residents have legal rights to receive adequate healthcare, to make their own decisions, and to be free from intimidation and violence. Nursing homes have a duty to ensure these and other rights are met and to hire appropriately licensed employees who pass certain background checks. When a nursing home facility or staff member breaches this duty of care, victims or surviving loved ones can bring a claim for any damages they have incurred as a result.

Neglect occurs when a nursing home fails to provide a resident with a reasonable standard of care. Common examples of nursing home neglect include:

  • Failing to provide adequate medical care;

  • Failing to provide food, water, or other basic needs to the resident;

  • Failing to help the resident maintain adequate hygiene; and

  • Failing to meet the resident's emotional or social needs by leaving the resident alone or isolating the resident from other people.

Common signs of nursing home neglect include:

  • Bedsores;

  • Sudden behavior changes;

  • Sudden weight loss; and

  • Poor hygiene.

How Can a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Help?

The laws that govern nursing home neglect and abuse cases are complex, as are the proceedings involved in bringing a claim against a nursing home facility or caregiver. The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are well-versed in these laws and procedures and will use their knowledge and experience to help you and your family fight for justice and a fair settlement.

We will review information such as personnel records, staff reports, and medical documents to find evidence of negligence. We can also interview other residents and nursing home staff and arrange deposition from medical experts if necessary. We will ensure that your claim includes all potentially recoverable damages.

Get Legal Help from a Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer

There's no charge for the initial consultation, and we do not require any attorneys' fees unless we win. Speak with a nursing home abuse lawyer in West Palm Beach by calling 561-299-3999.