Top-Rated Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Serving Cape Coral, FL
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Cape Coral, a city founded in 1958, began as a pre-planned community that has since grown to the largest city between Tampa and Miami. With over 400 miles of navigable waterways, Cape Coral is a boaters paradise and thus a hot spot for retirees. In 2017, Forbes magazine named Cape Coral the #1 out of 25 fastest growing cities in America. Cape Coral’s 2020 population is estimated to be 199,503 people with a median age of 47.9 years and 20% of the total population being over 65 years old.
Inevitably, if a city’s population is growing older and is home to many retirees, long-term care facilities should be among the best in the country. However, this is not the case in Cape Coral. There have been numerous reports of abuse and neglect inside long-term care facilities in Cape Coral.
If you or a loved one suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of a nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital or home health aide, contact Senior Justice Law Firm today.
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Lee County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
The lawyers at Senior Justice Law Firm have represented victims of elder abuse in numerous Lee County nursing home abuse cases. We are an experienced and compassionate team of lawyers that will represent you or your loved one in a case against a nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital, or home health aide agency. We have represented clients all over the state of Florida and our results speak for themselves. Begin your family’s journey to justice.
Frequently Encountered Cape Coral Nursing Home Negligence Injuries
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many ugly forms. However, we frequently encounter the following ‘red flag’ injuries on cases involving nursing home negligence in Cape Coral:
- Falls resulting in patient injuries
- Dehydration & undernourishment
- Wrongful death
- Medication Mistakes
- Unexplained broken bones
If you or a loved one developed any of the above injuries inside a Cape Coral nursing home, speak with our lawyers today to learn about your rights.
Cape Coral Long-Term Care Facility Abuse and Neglect
When Kim Duda became a patient at Coral Trace Health Care in Cape Coral for rehabilitation after an operation on her foot, she did not expect her residency to end an infection. A year and a half after her original operation, after hopping around to different facilities in the Cape Coral area, Ms. Duda still cannot walk and requires a wheelchair.
“I came out worse than I went in,” Ms. Duda told the Naples Daily News.
Ms. Duda’s original operation necessitated a stay at Coral Trace Health Care. However, within six weeks at the facility, she contracted “a severe and contagious gastrointestinal infection.” That particular facility has an average rating of 2.1 out of 5 starts, has been cited a total of 97 times for violations, and fined $24,710.
Ms. Duda then went to a facility in Fort Myers, a city east of Cape Coral, where she was able to walk again. However, after a subsequent stroke, Ms. Duda was admitted into Consulate Health Care of North Fort Myers, where she found roaches everywhere and developed sores on her feet which led to the amputation of her two pinky toes. According to the Naples Daily News, Consulate Health Care of North Fort Myers has an average raging of 1.3 out of 5, has a total of 154 violations, and has been fined $32,500 by the state of Florida and $110,143 on the federal level.
Ms. Duda left the facility in November 2018 and still cannot walk but is hopeful that she will be able to in the future.
A Yelp review of Coral Trace Health Center also details the appalling conditions of this Cape Coral nursing home. The reviewer states that there seemed to be a lack of staff at the facility, and no one at Coral Trace Health Center was aware that the reviewer’s mother was to be transferred to their facility. This individual was also told that the staff could “take medications from other patients to get us through til morning when their on-site pharmacy opens.” Moreover, the reviewer found generally filthy conditions, with soiled bedsheets left for hours in a room. She also witnessed a resident asked for help for 20 minutes and after no response from staff, attempting to get out of bed, after which the resident fell hard onto the concrete floor. None of the five staff members helped the resident until a supervisor arrived.
Cape Coral Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect isn’t Isolated to One Facility
Not surprisingly, Consulate Health Care, which operates a nation-wide network of nursing homes – it’s the largest in Florida and the sixth largest in the nation – has come under fire for negligence and fraudulently billing government programs for care that was not provided to patients. In 2017, a jury awarded $347.8 million to several plaintiffs against Consulate Health Care, but the award was later overturned, “in part because [the judge] noted that nothing Consulate was accused of doing ever triggered action by state and federal regulators.”
The judge’s finding is both telling and disturbing. If state and federal agencies cannot be trusted to keep you or your loved ones safe which staying at nursing homes, what recourse is there?
This is why it’s so important to ensure that your rights, or those of a loved ones, are respected by nursing homes in Cape Coral and other cities in Florida. As reliance on state and federal agencies is insufficient and often ineffective to prevent negligence, private parties should keep an eye out for red flags, such as insect infestation, unexplained bruises, and lack of staff. Our firm can help address nursing home negligence or abuse and ensure that your loved one is receiving the care he or she is paying for and expects.
Coral Trace Health Care is not the only facility in the Cape Coral area. A list of nursing homes and assisted living facilities within the city of Cape Coral can be found below:
|Name||Street Address||Facility Type|
|CORAL TRACE HEALTH CARE||216 SANTA BARBARA BLVD||Nursing Home|
|GULF COAST VILLAGE||1333 SANTA BARBARA BLVD||Nursing Home|
|REHAB & HEALTHCARE CENTER OF CAPE CORAL||2629 DEL PRADO BLVD||Nursing Home|
|ANGEL WORKS MANAGEMENT LLC||411 NE 16TH PL||Assisted Living Facility|
|ATRIUM AT LIBERTY PARK||1321 NE 24TH AVENUE||Assisted Living Facility|
|BROOKDALE CAPE CORAL||1416 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD||Assisted Living Facility|
|BROOKDALE SANTA BARBARA||911 SANTA BARBARA BLVD||Assisted Living Facility|
|CAPE CHATEAU ASSISTED LIVING LLC||804 SE 16TH PL||Assisted Living Facility|
|CAPE WEST LLC||4616-4614 SW 7 PLACE||Assisted Living Facility|
|DORNOCH PLACE DEL PRADO||2728 SE 16 PLACE||Assisted Living Facility|
|EDEN PARADISE ASSISTED LIVING LLC||6 NW 35TH AVE||Assisted Living Facility|
|HAMPTON MANOR OF CAPE CORAL||1906 SKYLINE BLVD||Assisted Living Facility|
|JOYFUL LIFE ASSISTED LIVING INC||3302 SW 1ST AVE||Assisted Living Facility|
|KEYSTONE PLACE AT FOUR MILE COVE||1701 FOUR MILE COVE PKWY||Assisted Living Facility|
|LA COLONIA 1 ALF INC||830 NE 10TH LANE||Assisted Living Facility|
|LA COLONIA II ALF INC||637 SE 12TH CT||Assisted Living Facility|
|LA COLONIA III ALF INC||1221 NW 12TH PL||Assisted Living Facility|
|LA COLONIA IV ALF INC||2704 NW 45TH PL||Assisted Living Facility|
|LA COLONIA V ALF INC.||401 SW 44TH ST||Assisted Living Facility|
|LOVE ALF||1711-1713 SW 34THJ ST`||Assisted Living Facility|
|OMEGA ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY||1209 NW 35TH PLACE||Assisted Living Facility|
|PALMVIEW AT GULF COAST VILLAGE||1433 SANTA BARBARA BLVD||Assisted Living Facility|
|PARADISE LOVE ALF INC||101 NE 9TH CT||Assisted Living Facility|
|PONDELLA RESIDENTIAL CARE LLC||1923 NE 6TH STREET||Assisted Living Facility|
|SUNSHINE ASSISTED LIVING HOME CARE FACILITY||1422 SE 23RD TERR||Assisted Living Facility|
|SUNSHINE LOVE ALF INC||208 SW 22 ST||Assisted Living Facility|
|THE OPAL AT CAPE CORAL||4920 VICEROY COURT||Assisted Living Facility|
|THE PROMISED LAND ALF INC.||1041 N.E PINE ISLAND LN||Assisted Living Facility|
|TZURIEL ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY INC||2710 NW 6TH ST||Assisted Living Facility|
|WATERS OF CAPE CORAL||2219 CHIQUITA BLVD S||Assisted Living Facility|
|WINDSOR AT CAPE CORAL||831 SANTA BARBARA BLVD||Assisted Living Facility|
|THE WOODLANDS||825 SANTA BARBARA BLVD||Assisted Living Facility|
Cape Coral Nursing Home Negligent Lawsuit Consultation
If you are considering taking legal action due to the negligent or abusive behaviors you have witnessed at a nursing home in Cape Coral or the nearby area, it is important that you review your options. Senior Justice Law Firm would be glad to discuss what has happened and help you determine which steps you should take next. We focus solely on elder abuse law, so you can trust our team of lawyers as you seek compensation and justice against the nursing home or long-term care facility.
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