There is a bond of trust between a family who places an elderly loved one in a care facility and the staff members who provide that care. Unfortunately, negligence and abuse are far too common at nursing home facilities throughout Florida and across the nation.

At Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, our West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens nursing home abuse attorneys have witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by nursing home neglect. If someone in your family has suffered from neglect or abuse while living in an assisted care facility, contact a skilled lawyer with our firm.

We are committed to fighting for the rights of your loved one in order to stop this cycle of abuse and ensure your family member receives the proper care they deserve. Our team of diligent injury attorneys could examine the factors surrounding your case and work to hold abusive staff and negligent facilities accountable. We have experience fighting for justice for nursing home abuse victims and a record of recovering millions of dollars for our clients.

While compensation cannot take away the pain from abuse and neglect, it could help a family move forward and potentially help prevent similar injustices from occurring to another individual. To learn how we may be able to help in your case, call us today. En Espanol

Rights of Nursing Home Residents in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens

The elderly population is one of society’s most vulnerable groups and as a result, they are often exploited, neglected, and abused. The Nursing Home Reform Act is a series of amendments that were established to protect the rights of nursing home residents. These rights include:

  • A clean and safe environment
  • Proper medical care
  • Privacy
  • The ability to make decisions about care
  • Being treated with dignity and respect
  • Freedom from abuse and neglect

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, over 30% of all nursing homes in the United States are involved in some form of resident abuse, and over 50% of all nursing homes are understaffed. These statistics indicate an all too common trend of elder abuse that poses a significant risk to family members who are placed in long-term care facilities.

Whenever you visit your loved one, be on the lookout for potential warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. Some of the most common include:

  • Unexplained bruises or marks
  • Bedsores (pressure ulcers)
  • Sudden behavioral changes
  • Staff refusing to allow visitors, or delaying visits
  • Staff not allowing resident to be alone with visitor
  • Over-medication
  • Poor hygiene
  • Signs of malnutrition
  • Soiled bedding
  • Wandering off
  • Signs of emotional withdrawal

You should also be aware of signs of financial abuse. Sometimes, nursing home staff or other caregivers coerce residents into giving up control of a bank account or other financial matters. If you notice unpaid bills, missing property, or unusual bank account activity, do not hesitate to consult experienced nursing home abuse lawyers in Palm Beach Gardens or West Palm Beach immediately.

West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Fighting to Preserve Residents’ Rights

If your family member’s rights have been violated in a nursing home facility, call Domnick Cunningham & Whalen. Our trial attorneys are experienced in fighting nursing home abuse cases and could review your case and work to identify potential legal strategies for your situation.

In many cases, holding a facility accountable for mistreatment includes seeking compensation for the damages caused. Our law firm has millions in compensation for nursing home abuse. We understand that this type of recourse cannot undo the hardship that a family has suffered from negligence or abuse, but it may assist in your ability to move forward and receive the proper care your loved one deserves and needs.

Our West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens nursing home abuse lawyers can stand by your side every step of the way and fight to hold negligent nursing home staff and administrators accountable for their actions. Together, we can make sure your loved one receives the assistance necessary to get through this difficult time. Call us today to get started.

Live Like Jake 5k Run/Walk

Here at Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, we believe in rallying the community to support great local causes. To do our part, we are pleased to sponsor the Live Like Jake 5K Run/Walk! Community members can register for the run or walk and by doing so benefit the Live Like Jake Foundation. To learn more about the race, please click here.


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Domnick Cunningham & Whalen

Domnick Cunningham & Whalen

FL 33410
Phone: (561) 625-6260