As a firm founded by two attorneys who have had members of their own family abused in a nursing home, our attorneys understand how devastating nursing home abuse can be for the victim and their family.
Brown Wharton & Brothers Law Firm is a dedicated nursing home abuse and neglect law firm that represents clients across Florida. We handle a broad array of nursing home cases. Common case types include:
- Bed sores, Pressure Sores, Decutibus Ulcers
- Medication Errors
- Choking or Feeding Related Injuries
- Aspiration Pneumonia
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Elopement or Wandering
- Falls Causing Injury or Death
- Slip and Falls Resulting in Injury
- Drops of the Patient or Hoyer Lift Injuries
- Physical, Sexual Abuse, or Rape
- Physical Restraints
- Unexplained Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect:
The Brown Wharton & Brothers Law Firm is experienced in handling many types of nursing home abuse and negligence cases. Some types of abuse and neglect that occur in nursing homes are obvious. For example, family members often notice that there are pressure ulcers on the body or their loved ones, especially when these wounds become infected. The sights, smells, and obvious pain make this form of abuse and neglect obvious. Similarly, when a nursing home allows a resident to fall, causing fractured bones and extensive bruising, it is obvious to everyone. But there are some types of abuse and neglect that are less obvious. Poor attention to the resident’s nutrition and hydration can slowly degrade the resident’s quality of life. These changes may be hard to notice on a day to day basis. In fact, they may appear to be just a part of the resident’s disease process. All too often abuse and neglect go unnoticed.
While nursing home abuse can take many forms, some common signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse include:
- Rapid or Dramatic Weight Loss
- Unexplained Bruising, Broken Bones or Other Injuries
- Development of Bedsores
- Patient Change in Emotional State, Agitation, or Withdrawl
- Facility Using Medication or Sedatives As a Means of Supervision
- Inability of Caretaker or Staff to Explain Patient’s Condition
- Lack of Sanitation and Presence of Human Waste
- Need to Transfer to Wound Care Facility or Hospital for Treatment
- Poor Communication From Facility About Patient Concerns
At the Brown Wharton & Brothers Law Firm, we are attuned to all manor of abuse. We have investigated and handled cases involving physical assault, rape, bed sores, infections, malnutrition, dehydration, elopement, and simple neglect. We know what to look for and we will find it. Our attorneys and staff often work with the families and loved ones of residents who have been injured or killed by negligence or abuse.
By making this our specialty, we are able to focus on investigating and prosecuting these kinds of cases.