Experienced South Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Senior Justice Law Firm
Who are the Major Players in the South Florida Nursing Home & Assisted Living Industry?
As South Florida nursing home abuse attorneys, we have years of experience suing negligent nursing homes in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. As a result, we’ve developed extensive relationships with the lawyers that represent the facility chains.
In South Florida, corporate nursing homes dominate the landscape. Most facilities are owned by one of eight major long-term care corporations. At Senior Justice Law Firm, our South Florida nursing home abuse lawyers regularly sue these nursing home chains.
The largest nursing home and assisted living corporate owners in the tri-county area are:
- Manor Care (also referred to as Heartland)
- Brookdale Senior Living
- Signature Healthcare
- Life Care Centers of America
How Do I Know Who Owns the South Florida Nursing Home I Want to Sue?
Nursing home companies may not openly reveal that the facility is part of a massive nationwide corporate chain. Instead, they want you to think of your South Florida nursing home as an individually owned ‘mom and pop’ facility. Usually, this is not the case.
If you would like to learn more about the true ownership of your subject facility, request the ownership filings with AHCA, or speak with our skilled team of South Florida nursing home abuse lawyers. Due to our vast experience with this sub-specialty, we likely have sued your South Florida nursing home in the past and can tell you about our prior experience with the facility and its corporate parent.
Frequently Asked Questions to our South Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
How much does it cost to hire Senior Justice Law Firm?
The South Florida nursing home abuse lawyers at Senior Justice Law Firm work exclusively on contingency fee. This means if we do not make a financial recovery on your case, you do not pay us anything.
If we do recover money for you or your family, our attorneys fees typically are 33.3% to 40% of the total recovery, plus costs.
How do I know if I have a South Florida nursing home abuse lawsuit?
Recognizing nursing home negligence is difficult. Rarely will a nurse call and tell you, “We hurt your loved one and we are at fault.” Instead, most facilities will try to conceal or minimize the damage done. For this reason, you must be vigilant in recognizing the signs of nursing home neglect.
Below are indicators of neglect and abuse in a nursing home:
- Bedsores or pressure ulcers.
- Resident falls in the facility.
- Broken hips.
- Broken pelvis.
- Severe dehydration or malnutrition.
- Sudden, unexplained death.
If your loved one developed any of the above injuries inside a facility, contact our skilled South Florida nursing home abuse lawyers today.
What are normal settlement values for South Florida nursing home abuse cases?
Every case has a different value. Many times, a case’s value depends on the damages sustained.
For example, let’s analyze a nursing home fall case. If the resident falls, breaks their hip, has a surgery and recovers, this will be a smaller case. If the resident falls, breaks their hip and dies as a result of the fall, the case value will likely increase.
Most of cases settle in the range of $50,000 to $250,000. However, we have made multi-million dollar recoveries on egregious nursing home abuse cases with considerable damages.
For a free case evaluation on your case, speak with the South Florida nursing home abuse lawyers at Senior Justice Law Firm by calling 561-717-0817.
What are jury verdict ranges for nursing home wrongful death cases in South Florida?
$0 to $10 million. Seriously.
It is important to remember that jury verdicts are deceiving. Many jury verdicts go up on appeal and the appellate court may order the parties to re-try the case, so the verdict gets thrown out.
That being said, our South Florida nursing home abuse lawyers have successfully recovered millions in front of local Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county juries on nursing home abuse cases. We have also lost cases before juries. Ultimately, trying your case before a jury is a gamble and no lawyer can accurately predict the outcome.
My loved one died and I suspect it was due to neglect. Can I still sue the facility even if they are deceased?
Yes, a surviving family member may bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a deceased nursing home abuse victim. The survivors may claim pain and suffering damages due to the loss of their family member.
How do I choose the best South Florida nursing home abuse lawyer for my case?
Experience and specialization matter. When searching for the best nursing home abuse lawyers in South Florida, make sure to ask about their experience with this sub-specialty. Nursing home negligence cases are unique and unlike other medical malpractice or personal injury cases.
At Senior Justice Law Firm, our South Florida lawyers focus on nursing home abuse cases. Over 80% of our caseload involves these specific allegations. Nursing home abuse is what we do. Our South Florida nursing home abuse lawyers have a combined 6 decades of experience pursuing justice for wrongfully neglected seniors.
Let our experience work for you. Speak with Senior Justice Law Firm today to learn how we can help you on your journey to justice.
Do I need to gather all the medical records before hiring a South Florida nursing home abuse attorney?
No. Once you sign with Senior Justice Law Firm, our attorneys and staff will gather your loved one’s medical records and have them reviewed by an expert.
Where are your South Florida nursing home abuse lawyers located?
Our firm has 3 convenient South Florida office locations. Cannot make it into one of our offices? Not a problem. We can either come to you or schedule a video or telephone conference to review the merits of your case. Call us today to learn more at 561-717-0817.
About the South Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Senior Justice Law Firm
Nursing Home Abuse Know-How
Specialization matters. At Senior Justice Law Firm, our firm focus is on South Florida nursing home abuse claims. Since 1972, our senior trial attorney has litigated nursing home abuse cases in South Florida.
This means we have years of experience suing nursing homes in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. In fact, we likely have brought claims against your facility. Speak with us today to learn why we are South Florida’s nursing home abuse law firm.
Most South Florida nursing home chains recognize the difference between seasoned litigators and ambulance chasers. You should too. Our track record of proven successes in the courtroom allows us to resolve most of our claims outside of court. This means quicker, larger settlements for our clients.
Below are some of our larger jury verdicts:
At Senior Justice Law Firm, our clients come first. Our lawyers pride ourselves at not only winning, but making sure the client feels that justice was served. We enjoy near-perfect peer reviews for the niche we carved out as South Florida nursing home abuse attorneys. We also have thousands of happy former clients attesting to our good work. Read our former client reviews and awards to see why we are different.
South Florida Roots
All three attorneys at the firm were born and raised in South Florida. We have litigated here our entire lives. We know the judges, the courthouses, and most importantly, counsel for every South Florida nursing home. Let our deep community roots work to maximize your claim.
Speak with our Top-Rated South Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Today
The lawyers at Senior Justice Law Firm can help you investigate your case. Get the conversation started today by calling us, toll-free, at 1-844-253-8919.