I’m Richard Mitzel and I also represent residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities who have been injured as a result of nursing home negligence and abuse.
In American today, our elderly population is growing every day. In many cases family is just not able to care for elderly relatives or they may not have any family to care for them. Either way increasing numbers of the elderly have no choice but to be placed in a nursing home.
It is sad, but sometimes the very people we trust to look after our elderly are careless or even abusive. It is important to know that a nursing home abuse claim can be brought by the injured resident or a guardian.
Sad but true, studies show that incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect are on the rise. Common forms of abuse and neglect are:
- Denial of medical care
- Poor supervision of impaired residents
- Physical or sexual assault
- Poor nutrition
- Unhygienic facilities
- Unnecessary physical or chemical restraint
- Threats and intimidation
The State of Florida has a law which is called the “The Bill of Patient Rights”. This law lists the care and protection that is to be rendered to these residents. It indicates that residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are entitled to the necessary care and services to allow them to reach maximum medical improvement and do no harm concerning the residents physical, mental, and social well being.
The resident’s claim for damages would include:
- compensation for cost of medical and surgical care
- pain and suffering
- loss of the enjoyment for life.
- wrongful death
I am an local experienced nursing home neglect and abuse attorney and have brought legal claims for residents who have been injured. If you feel that a loved ones injury, illness, or death was caused because of negligent or abusive care at the facility, please contact me.
Unlike many other law firms, I am a local lawyer who will meet with you personally and I will work with you directly from start to finish. I will never have a paralegal or associate manage your case. I am a highly experienced and successful trial attorney who has represented personal injury clients in Florida for more than forty years and have recovered millions of dollars in damages – all of that experience will be working hard for you!
I offer a Free, confidential consultation at (352) 796-3383.