If your loved one recently suffered injuries due to a slip and fall in a Jacksonville nursing home, they might be entitled to financial compensation for damages. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, a Jacksonville nursing home accident lawyer may also investigate the matter to determine if there was any nursing home abuse taking place against your loved one.
Nursing homes have a responsibility, just like any other public business in Florida, to provide a duty of care to their visitors or patrons. This means that public properties must take action when some hazards or conditions can lead to injury accidents, such as slip and falls.
Under the 2019 Florida Statutes § 768.0755, if your loved one slipped and fell because of a hazard at a business establishment, such a nursing home, they “must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it.”
If your loved one has recently suffered from a slip and fall injury while in the care of a nursing home and needs help proving negligence and liability, consider hiring a personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free case evaluation.
Nursing Home Abuse Is More Common Than You Might Think
As of March 2020, the United States Department of Justice launched a national nursing home initiative, which targets nursing homes “that provide grossly substandard care to their residents.” The initiative came after Pennsylvania Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey of the Senate Special Committee on Aging released a Special Focus Facility (SFF) program report in 2019 with a list of nearly 400 underperforming nursing homes in the United States.
A total of 17 nursing homes in Florida were listed, two of which were picked for the program. Of the nearly 400 nursing homes that made the list across the country, only 88 were picked in total for the program that closely monitors the facilities.
This initiative shows just how severe the issue of nursing home abuse is across the entire country. If your loved one suffered a slip and fall at a nursing home recently, a Jacksonville nursing home accident lawyer may be able to help you prove that an act of negligence led directly to their injuries. To begin seeking justice for your loved one’s slip and fall injury at a nursing home, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733.
Your Family Can Pursue These Types of Damages
As a Jacksonville nursing home accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine works on your loved one’s slip and fall accident case, our team may also begin to wade through all of your loved one’s damages.
While documenting and investigating your personal injury claim, we might change focus toward monetizing the damages your loved one is facing as negotiations and settlement talks take place outside the courtroom. Some damages following a slip and fall accident for your loved one in a nursing home may include medical costs, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Seek Justice for Slip and Falls at a Nursing Home
To begin your path to justice for your loved one following a slip and fall in a nursing home in Jacksonville, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation. Our team may study your case to see if the nursing home was both negligent and liable under Florida’s premises liability laws.
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