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Nursing Home Abuse

Wellington Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Addressing Florida Nursing Home Abuses with the Elstein Law Firm

If you have a loved one who is currently living in a nursing home or assisted-living facility, making sure they are comfortable and cared for properly is essential to ensure your ongoing peace of mind. Chapter 400 of Title XXIX of the Florida Statutes outlines the rights of nursing home residents and the requirements for nursing home operations in the state of Florida. At the Elstein Law Firm, we can provide you with the most qualified Wellington nursing home abuse lawyer for your case and your specific needs.

Requirements for Nursing Homes in Florida

Florida nursing homes are required by law to protect the legal rights of their residents to include the following:

  •  The right to religious freedom and civil liberties
  • The right to receive and send uncensored communications by mail and telephone and reasonable visitation rights
  • The right to access by social and legal support agencies and representatives and the right to necessary medical care
  • The right to file grievances against the nursing home or any of its staff members
  • The right to manage personal finances insofar as it is possible or to designate an individual to manage these matters
  • The right to refuse medication or treatment
  • The right to privacy unless it is medically contraindicated
  • The right to overnight visits outside the facility as approved by medical personnel and federal regulations without giving up their room and space inside the nursing home
  • The right to live in an environment free from mental or physical abuse, corporal punishment, extended periods of isolation and physical or chemical restraints except as prescribed in writing by a physician

If you believe that your loved one has been denied these rights, working with a knowledgeable and experienced Wellington nursing home abuse lawyer from the Elstein Law Firm can help you present your case effectively to hold nursing home administrators and staff members accountable for their actions in these environments.

Reporting Nursing Home Abuse

Under the provisions of Florida Statute 492.296, reports of nursing home abuse must be filed by family members or the victim of these abuses within two years of the incident or the initial discovery of the abuse. Making sure your complaint is filed on time is essential to ensure accountability for the responsible parties and to achieve a fair hearing for your claim. Working with the Elstein Law Firm is one of the best ways to ensure that you receive the aggressive representation needed to pursue your claim both in and out of court.

If you need a qualified Wellington nursing home abuse lawyer, the Elstein Law Firm can provide you with the right solutions for you and your family. We will work with you to determine the facts in your case and to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions. Our legal professionals will ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner and in accordance with Florida laws. Call us today at 561-422-9888 to set up your free initial consultation. At the Elstein Law Firm, we are here to serve you.

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