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When West Palm Beach Nursing Homes Neglect their Patients, Our West Palm Beach Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Make Sure the Facility is Held Accountable
West Palm Beach is the principal city in Palm Beach County, and is home to Palm Beach’s government and healthcare districts. It is no surprise that West Palm Beach has more nursing homes and assisted living facilities than any other city in the county. Many of West Palm’s skilled nursing facilities receive a passing grade from inspectors, however, many of the area’s nursing homes have been cited for actual harm to residents. At Senior Justice Law Firm, nursing home abuse cases are our firm focus. We are your West Palm nursing home negligence law firm. Call us today for a free case consultation at 561-717-0817.
Is This West Palm Beach Nursing Home Negligence?
“… Yea, but your Mom was really sick when she lived in our nursing home.” After a preventable West Palm Beach nursing home injury, we hear things like this from the facility management. Of course the victim was sick or frail before the injury. This is precisely why they lived in the nursing home. Just because a victim of West Palm Beach nursing home abuse is ill before the injury occurs does not allow nurses to neglect the resident. In fact, the nursing home is paid thousands of dollars each month to provide personalized care for these frail, at-risk residents.
West Palm Nursing Home Abuse Red Flags
Every set of case facts is unique, and for this reason, we cannot tell you conclusively whether your incident of West Palm Beach nursing home neglect is a viable case. However, the following is a short list of indicators of neglect:
- Unexplained bruises
- Unexplained fractures
- Wrongful death
- Pressure ulcers and bedsores
- Infected IV’s, catheters and PICC lines
- Resident falls
- Bed rail injuries
- Aspiration pneumonia and choking injuries
- Incidents of patients wandering and eloping from the facility
If you believe someone you know was abused, neglected or injured in a West Palm Beach facility, get answers now. Call our West Palm Beach nursing home abuse lawyers for a free consultation at 561-717-0817. We have decades of experience litigating facility negligence cases and enjoy a 98% client satisfaction rating. Let our attorneys help you and your family get the justice you deserve.
Suspect West Palm Beach Nursing Home Abuse?
Follow These 4 Steps
In the wake of a West Palm Beach nursing home wrongful death or serious injury, your life is a mess. If you are the victim’s legal guardian, follow these tips:
- If it is not too late, secure medical treatment for their injuries.
- Take photographs of the injuries.
- Call Florida’s Elder Abuse hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE to report nursing home abuse.
- Speak with our compassionate and experienced West Palm Beach nursing home abuse lawyers at 561-717-0817.
FAQ’s Regarding West Palm Beach Nursing Home Abuse Injuries
Who will pay for my family member’s injury or wrongful death?
If the victim has insurance like Medicare of Medicaid, most of the medical bills should be covered. However, in order to seek additional damages, like pain, suffering, inconvenience, loss of the ability to enjoy life and mental anguish, you will need to pursue a nursing home negligence claim.
I cannot afford a lawyer. How much do you charge for your representation?
This is a common situation. We don’t require any out of pocket payment from you, ever. We work on contingency fee, meaning we only get paid if you get paid. If we do recover money for you, our attorney’s fees are typically 33.3% – 40% of the recovery, depending on when the case resolves.
I live out of state, but my parent was injured in a West Palm Beach nursing home. Do I get a lawyer in West Palm? Or do I need one in my hometown?
Florida law will require the venue of the claim to be in Palm Beach County, since the at-fault facility is located here and the injury occurred in a West Palm Beach nursing home. For this reason, you will need a West Palm Beach nursing home negligence law firm to represent you. We can work with you remotely via phone, Skype or FaceTime to prosecute your West Palm Beach nursing home abuse case.
What are the general steps in a West Palm Beach nursing home neglect lawsuit?
Nursing home injury cases in West Palm are subject to Chapter 400 of the Florida Statutes. Generally, a case is signed up and our law firm obtains all the relevant medical records. These records are reviewed by an expert (generally a nurse or a doctor). If we find a good faith basis for the nursing home negligence, we send out a Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation to the at-fault West Palm nursing home. This starts the mandatory presuit period, which generally lasts for 75 days. At the end of the presuit period, the parties are compelled to mediation, which is an informal settlement conference. Some cases settle at this early mediation while others do not. If the case does not settle, we file the lawsuit in Palm Beach County circuit court. From there, we conduct written discovery and take depositions of the nursing home nurses and business officers. The other side will conduct discovery as well. We then are compelled to mediate the case again. If the case does not settle at the second mediation, we try the matter before a jury.
Will my West Palm Beach nursing home injury lawsuit go to trial?
We never know which cases will go to trial, but our law firm prepares each case as if it will go to a jury. That being said, due to the expense and risk to both parties, more than 90% of Palm Beach County nursing home abuse claims settle before trial.
What is a nursing home abuse claim worth in Palm Beach County?
This too is impossible to answer. Our lawyers have received million dollar verdicts and also have received $0 verdicts. We have settled WPB nursing home abuse cases for as low as $15,000 and as high as $2 million+. Every case is different and each set of facts are unique. If you have questions on your individual West Palm nursing home abuse case, call our lawyers today at 561-717-0817.
Why Should I Choose Senior Justice?
There are certainly other Palm Beach County lawyers who can handle your nursing home abuse claim. However, the lawyers at Senior Justice are primarily focused on representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We don’t litigate worker’s compensation claims or product liability cases. We focus on this narrow sub-specialty, and we are located right here in Palm Beach County. For more about the Senior Justice difference, click here. If you’d like to meet with our lawyers face-to-face, please call our office and coordinate an in-person complimentary case consultation.
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West Palm Beach Nursing Homes
For a complete and up-to-date list please contact Florida Health Finder Website
The following facilities are nursing homes in West Palm Beach:
|DARCY HALL OF LIFE CARE – 95007||Nursing Home||2170 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD||WEST PALM BEACH|
|LAKESIDE HEALTH CENTER – 95018||Nursing Home||2501 N AUSTRALIAN AVENUE||WEST PALM BEACH|
|LOURDES-NOREEN MCKEEN RESIDENCE FOR GERIATRIC CARE, INC. – 95020||Nursing Home||315 S FLAGLER DR||WEST PALM BEACH|
|PALM GARDEN OF WEST PALM BEACH – 95036||Nursing Home||300 EXECUTIVE CENTER DRIVE||WEST PALM BEACH|
|REHABILITATION CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES,THE – 95005||Nursing Home||301 NORTHPOINTE PARKWAY||WEST PALM BEACH|
|ROYAL PALM BEACH HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER – 95030||Nursing Home||600 BUSINESS PARK WAY||ROYAL PALM BEACH|
How Do I Know Which West Palm Beach Nursing Homes are Bad Facilities?
We recommend starting your comparison of nursing homes online. Medicare built a comparison website called NursingHomeCompare which allows users to compare West Palm Beach nursing homes for deficiencies and instances of neglect. You can also check out ProPublica’s free and independent research into nursing home misconduct. This is no replacement for actual face-to-face visits at the facility. You should visit each potential nursing home and choose the one where you feel your loved one will get the best care.