Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
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Lawsuits for Nursing Home Negligence, Neglect or Abuse
Hancock Law Firm, P.A.
The state of Florida provides specific protections to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities because they are so vulnerable to mistreatment. The law affords the elderly and the infirm, in the fullest measure of dignity, the necessary care and services to reach and maintain their highest level of physical, mental and social well-being. Florida law also provides for fair and just compensation for injuries and damages stemming from abuse and negligence by a nursing home's staff and owners.
At the Hancock Law Firm, P.A., we understand how devastating and degrading nursing home abuse is for the victims, and the pain and mental suffering felt by family members after their loved one has died from substandard care. Since 1996, we have represented nursing home residents and their families in abuse lawsuits.
If you suspect your loved one's injury, illness, health decline or death resulted from careless, incompetent or inhumane treatment, contact our Tampa office for a free consultation. We handle cases in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County and throughout Florida.
Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Mike Hancock and Claire Hancock are experienced trial lawyers and are passionate advocates for justice in nursing home negligence cases. By holding nursing home owners, administrators and staff accountable, their goal is full and fair compensation for their clients and changes at those facilities so that similar tragedies never happen to others in the future.
Mr. Hancock has handled all types of nursing home abuse claims, including:
- Bedsores (pressure ulcers) from lack of proper nursing care
- Preventable falls
- Malnourishment and dehydration
- Lack of supervision, allowing residents to wander or elope from the facility
- Medication errors and (intentional) overmedicating
- Failure to diagnose serious health conditions
A nursing home abuse case for injury can be brought by the injured resident, a guardian or any person acting on the resident's behalf. We seek compensation for costs of medical intervention and for the lasting impairment, pain and suffering, and lost enjoyment of life. We document the actual harm associated with neglect or abuse, such as a broken hip or other fracture, concussion or traumatic brain injury, infection or sepsis, organ failure, stroke, psychological trauma or depression.
A wrongful death suit may be brought by the estate of the deceased for a death caused or hastened by nursing home negligence.
• Also see our Nursing Home Negligence FAQ
Hillsborough County Elder Abuse Attorney
Your loved one deserved better, and your trust was violated. The medical errors may not have been intentional, but they occurred because a doctor, nurse, nursing assistant or staffer violated patient safety rules. Nursing home abuse lawyers Mike Hancock and Claire Hancock have recovered fair and just compensation for our clients by settlement and verdicts.
Contact the Hancock Law Firm for a free case evaluation. There are no fees for us to investigate or file suit unless we recover compensation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 888-975-1110 (toll free) or 813-915-1110 . You can also reach us by e-mail.