What Damages Can a Nursing Home Abuse Victim Receive?March 31, 2021 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse | Share
America’s senior population age 65 and older is increasing each year. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts in 2050 the population age 65 and over will be 83.7 million, almost double its estimated population of 43.1 million in 2012. The number of people in the oldest age group, age 85 and over, is projected to grow from 5.9 million in 2012 to 8.9 million in 2030. In 2050, this group is projected to reach 18 million.
Many of our nation’s senior population live in nursing homes or other facilities where they may be in danger of abuse or neglect. The National Center for Health Statistics reports, “Elder abuse occurs in community settings, such as private homes, as well as institutional settings like nursing homes and other types of long term care facilities. In 2014, the number of nursing home residents was approximately 1.4 million and the number of residents in residential care communities was 835,200.” As the number of seniors increases, so do the incidents of abuse.
“At Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., we protect the rights of abused and neglected seniors who have sustained injuries because of the negligence of another. These victims may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability or disfigurement, aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and punitive damages. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation,” said Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Randall Spivey.
Medical Expenses: Medical expenses include such items as doctor visits for treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, and/or ongoing therapy.
Pain and Suffering: Pain and suffering compensation is subjective as Florida considers it a non-economic loss. It includes both physical and emotional suffering.
Disability and/or Disfigurement: Disability and/or disfigurement impairments can affect social and personal activities.
Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions: When a pre-existing condition is aggravated, a senior may be reimbursed for damages attributed to the new aggravated condition and the old, pre-existing condition.
Punitive Damages: Florida does not commonly award punitive damages, but in some situations where the act was willful, malicious, and particularly egregious conduct, punitive damages may be awarded.
“If you or a loved one has been injured in a nursing home or other facility, please contact our experienced legal team after seeking medical attention. We have spent years developing our staff and resources to provide you with valuable tools for building the strongest claim for compensation possible. We rely heavily on our select team of investigators, consultants, paralegals, and medical experts to help win our cases. The experience and expert testimony of our consultants ensures we have the toughest offense for courtroom proceedings or negotiation settlements. We are available 24/7 to assist you, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you,” said Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Randall Spivey.
Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.