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Florida Attorney Represents Victims of Nursing Home Neglect in the Lakeland Area

Protecting seniors and their families in Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Sebring from negligent caretakers

Nursing homes are supposed to be compassionate facilities for seniors and disabled individuals to receive the care they can no longer provide for themselves. Unfortunately, the employees at these nursing homes sometimes aren’t as concerned with you or your loved one as you want them to be. Neglect and abuse by staff are common complaints in nursing homes across Florida, but there is something you can do about this.

At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., we have extensive experience helping the victims of nursing home abuse throughout the state. With more than 30 years of experience, Attorney Nora Leto has the knowledge and passion you need on your side and works diligently on your behalf to get results.

Signs of nursing home neglect

Family members should be on the lookout for many different warning signs of nursing home neglect. If you notice any of these signs, it’s in the best interest of your loved one to alert the proper authorities immediately. The most common signs of neglect include:

  • Unexplained bruising
  • Mysterious injuries
  • Poor hygiene
  • Soiled clothing or bedding
  • Worsening illness or infection
  • Disappearance of possessions
  • Suspicious financial activity
  • Weight loss
  • Change in emotional mood

Different types of nursing home abuse

Many different types of abuse can go on inside a nursing home, such as:

  • Verbal abuse — It is unacceptable for a nurse or caretaker to berate or inappropriately yell at a patient. Family members should look for any change in a loved one’s personality as an indication that staff members are verbally or emotionally abusing the individual.
  • Physical abuse — If you notice that your loved one has unexplained injuries, it is possible that the nursing home staff is physically abusing him or her. This includes bruises, broken bones and the sexual abuse of patients. Family members should also keep an eye on their loved one’s emotional well-being.
  • Theft — It’s an all-too common occurrence that nursing home employees take advantage of patients by stealing their belongings or benefit personally from using their bank information. It’s important to keep an inventory of your loved one’s physical and financial belongings to guard against theft.

How we help

While it’s important to alert the proper authorities about any abuse that is going on inside a nursing home, it might also be necessary to file a civil suit against the home or staff member responsible for the abuse. Nursing home neglect attorney Ms. Leto at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. is prepared to go to court to help you fight for fair compensation for any injuries or theft that has occurred because of a negligent nursing home staff member.

Contact us immediately if you or a loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect

If you or a loved one has been abused at the hands of nursing home staff, call Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. at 800.900.7734 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation for your case. We look at all the evidence surrounding your claim and establish a legal strategy best suited to your needs. We represent clients in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Highlands, Hardee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Orange counties. We have four offices conveniently located in the area.