Experienced Boca Raton Elder Abuse Attorneys Ready To Serve You
At Senior Justice Law Firm, our firm focus is on lawsuits alleging elder abuse and neglect. We are based right here in Boca Raton.
Senior Justice Law Firm is one of the few firms in Florida to specialize in elder abuse injury cases. Let our unique experience with these kinds of Boca Raton elder abuse lawsuits help your family seek justice against those who prey on the elderly.
If your family member was wrongfully injured or killed due to elder abuse or elder neglect, let our elder abuse attorneys fight for you. Demand Senior Justice Law Firm.
Call us now for a free Boca elder abuse case consultation: 561-717-0817
Boca Raton Elder Abuse Lawsuits our Lawyers Accept
Our Boca Raton elder abuse lawyers can help you file a case against a negligent facility for allowing your loved one to suffer a preventable injury. Click on any of the links below to learn more about these specific Boca elder abuse legal fields.
- Boca Assisted Living Facility Negligence
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in Boca Raton
- Boca Hospital Malpractice
- Home health aide neglect
Elder Abuse Cases We Do Not Handle
Our Boca Raton elder abuse attorneys do not accept cases involving financial exploitation of a senior citizen. We focus exclusively on injury and wrongful death cases involving the elderly.
Likewise, we do not accept cases against individuals, like family members. For example, if you feel your sister is neglecting your elderly mother’s needs in her home, this is not a case we could help with. You should seek out a guardian or family law attorney for inter-family legal issues.
Instead, our Boca Raton elder abuse law firm’s focus is on cases against companies, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health aide agencies and hospitals.
Examples of Boca Raton Elder Abuse Cases That Our Law Firm has Handled
To help illustrate this, we share some of our prior elder abuse attorney caseload.
Boca Raton Nursing Home Negligence
A bed-bound woman resided in the long term wing of a local Boca nursing home. She was unable to move herself in bed and was totally dependent on the nursing home staff for bed mobility. Tragically, the facility did not reposition her every two hours, as required. As a result, she developed a large bed sore.
Boca Assisted Living Facility Memory Care Negligence
An increasingly confused elderly Boca Raton man was admitted into a Ch. 429 assisted living facility. The A.L.F. boasted about it’s memory care unit specifically designed for those seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. The facility admitted this Alzheimer’s resident and promised the family the moon in terms of care.
However, there was only a skeleton staff in the memory care unit and the resident suffered at least 6 falls. After each fall, there were no changes to the care plan, nor did the facility ever suggest discharging the man to a nursing home. After his sixth fall, the man suffered a brain bleed and died at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The family came to us to file a patient fall lawsuit.
Home Health Aide Negligence in Boca Raton
A Boca family came to us after a preventable tragedy occurred in their mother’s condo. The family paid privately for an aide to supervise their Mom and assist with toileting, meals and bathing. Sadly, the appropriate supervision and assistance was not provided. Mom suffered a fall while walking to the bathroom, unassisted.
We later discovered through subpoenaing cell phone records that the private duty aide was in the other room, playing around on her cell phone. The family hired us as their Boca Raton elder abuse attorney after learning that their mother had a broken hip and would be required to move out of her Boca condo and into a nursing home.
Experience Matters. Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Have It.
Elder Abuse Lawyer Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does it cost for your services?
A. Our Boca elder abuse lawyers charge no up front fees or costs. We advance all the litigation costs and you only pay us if we win your case. If we make a recovery for you, we take 1/3rd to 40% of the total settlement or judgment, plus costs.
Q. How do I know if I have a viable Boca elder abuse lawsuit?
A. The best way to know is to call us at 561-717-0817. Please try to share as much info with our intake department as possible. This will allow our attorneys to review the particular matter and get back to you promptly as to whether we can represent you and your family.
Q. Who gets the settlement proceeds if the injury or wrongful death happened to an elderly loved one?
A. In Florida, if the person is deceased, the settlement proceeds would flow through the estate. This means they would likely pass through to the survivors, i.e. you. If the elder abuse victim is still alive, the money can either go to them or into a trust, so that they can preserve their benefits.
Q. How long does a Boca elder abuse lawsuit typically last?
A. This really depends on the at-fault facility or company, and how long they want to litigate. Some cases resolve in a matter of months. Others can take years. Much of this is defendant dependent.
Q. Why will you not help me sue an individual who I believe has harmed my parent?
A. As Boca Raton elder abuse attorneys, we get calls weekly about a potentially negligent daughter or step mother who is exploiting or injuring a parent. Sadly, we cannot accept these cases as we are civil trial lawyers. Our normal procedure involves suing for damages against an insured company. Individuals, like a negligent daughter or exploiting step mother, are not easy to collect civil damages against.
Q. How can I report Boca elder abuse to the State of Florida?
A. Regardless of the injury, you should always report suspected elder abuse. In Florida, you can call DCF at 1-800-96-abuse if you believe a senior citizen is being neglected or exploited.
Free Boca Raton Elder Abuse Lawyer Consultation
Call us today at 561-717-0817 to receive a free Boca elder abuse lawsuit consultation. Our Boca law firm can help explain your legal rights after a loved one was hurt or killed due to a caretaker’s neglectful actions. Contact our lawyers at Boca office today.