Nursing Home Abuse in Martin County
Martin County Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-772-233-4028
Florida Abuse Hotline to report elder abuse: 1-800-962-2873
Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: 1-888-831-0404
Named after Florida governor John W. Martin who was in office when it was created in 1925, Martin County is home to more than 146,000 people. Situated on the Sunshine State’s southeast Treasure Coast, Martin County sits between St. Lucie County to the north and Palm Beach County to the south. A popular destination for sportsmen responding to the lure of saltwater fishing, Martin County includes the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. The county has only four incorporated towns and cities, including the county seat, Stuart. Another nine unincorporated communities afford additional choices in South Florida living for Martin County residents.
At Freeman Injury Law, our Martin County nursing home neglect and elder abuse attorneys are pleased to be a leading choice of Treasure Coast residents when they need reliable legal advice about nursing home abuse and neglect. Our experienced elder abuse lawyers are committed to providing strong advocacy for Florida residents who are elderly and vulnerable to the many types of abuse that plague older Americans.
Because our Martin County elder abuse and nursing home neglect attorneys have wide-ranging experience representing nursing home residents and their families, we have the know-how needed to thoroughly investigate suspicions of abuse and neglect by nursing homes and their staffs. Understaffing, indifference, lack of training and other conditions can cause facilities to provide residents with substandard care. Indeed, neglect and abuse in nursing homes is a problem across our nation.
In Florida, the Agency for Health Care Administration licenses nursing homes and inspects them periodically to ensure that they meet proscribed standards of operation. The AHCA cites nursing homes for deficiencies when they fail to meet those standards. Leading problems include failure to provide quality care, issues with food preparation and service, infection control problems, care plan deficiencies, pharmaceutical questions, and housekeeping issues. When quality measures in nursing homes fail, our Martin County elder abuse lawyers see the distressing results: falls, infections, bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, sepsis, and other potentially life-threatening conditions can increase, sometimes dramatically. The harm done to vulnerable nursing home residents can be severe.
Our Martin County nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys understand that problems can occur even when elderly citizens live at home. They may not receive the care and help they need to remain independent. Self-neglect is the most-often-cited problem among seniors, followed by caregiver abuse. When you suspect that an elderly relative or friend is enduring abuse or suffering from neglect, take action. If your loved one is in a nursing home, talk with supervisors and administrators about your concerns. If they fail to remedy problems, call our offices and ask for a free consultation with our experienced Martin County elder abuse and nursing home neglect lawyers. We believe every citizen of our county deserves the best possible quality of life, and we’ll take decisive action to protect the rights of those who are unable to care for their own needs. If you aren’t able to come to our office, the nursing home neglect and elder abuse lawyers of Freeman Injury Law, will come to you. We charge you no fees unless we recover compensation for the harm and damage you’ve suffered.