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Osborne & Francis

Victims of Nursing Home Abuse Deserve Justice and Full Compensation for Injuries

Osborne & Francis has more than 50 years of combined experience holding negligent healthcare facilities accountable

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility is never easy, and often involves a great deal of emotional and financial stress. These types of healthcare facilities should be safe and comfortable havens for your family member, where they receive a high level of care and service. Unfortunately, many patients are subjected to unimaginable abuse and neglect that leads to significant medical complications and untold heartbreak for family members. At Osborne & Associates, our Florida nursing home abuse attorneys are ready to help you gather the evidence you need to support your claims and recover full compensation for your loved one’s injuries.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

Elder abuse occurs in all types of healthcare facilities and affects thousands of patients each year

Elder abuse is fast becoming an epidemic in the United States, supported by staggering statistics. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), there are more than 16,000 nursing homes in the U.S. with more than 3.2 million residents. Elder abuse occurs in all types of facilities including

  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Long-term acute care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers

A recent study analyzed the prevalence of nursing home abuse and found that:

  • Nearly 1 in 3 nursing homes violated federal standards that had the potential to lead to serious harm while 1 in 10 actually caused residents serious harm
  • 44% of nursing home residents reported being abused and 95% reported that they had been personally neglected or witnessed instances of neglect against other residents
  • More than 50% of staff admitted to acts of physical violence, neglect and emotional abuse against residents

Our Florida medical negligence attorneys have helped victims and family members who have experienced abuse in all types of facilities.

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Nursing home injuries result from many different types of abuse

The term nursing home abuse encompasses a wide range of mistreatment.

Reported types of abuse include:

  • 29% physical abuse
  • 22% resident to resident abuse
  • 21% psychological abuse
  • 14% gross neglect
  • 7% sexual abuse
  • 7% financial exploitation

It is important to monitor your loved one’s condition while they are in any type of nursing home or acute care facility. If you suspect abuse or neglect, our attorneys are here to help you get the legal answers you need and guide you through each step of the process until you get the compensation you deserve.

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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

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Your loved ones deserve the best care possible and Palm Beach County’s premier patient neglect and nursing home abuse attorneys are ready to hold wrongdoers accountable

At Osborne & Associates, our Palm Beach County personal injury attorneys understand the emotional and financial stressors that arise when your family members suffer preventable injuries in a healthcare facility. If you have questions about your legal options, call us at (561) 293-2600 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

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