Florida Elder Abuse Laws Protect Your Loved One
Our attorneys are experienced representing cases that involve a violation of Florida elder abuse laws. Choosing our representation can ensure your family receives due compensation to begin healing. The psychological and physical impact that elder abuse and neglect can have on your loved one should not be underestimated. Even harassment that results in no physical injury can severely impair your loved one's quality of life. For this reason, we are strong proponents of Florida elder abuse laws at our Daytona, FL, law firm.
We pride ourselves on defending those who are unable to defend themselves, and would be honored to help your family in this time of need. To schedule a free consultation, contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau today.
Understanding the Law
Florida elder abuse laws are quite extensive. The good news is that these laws are written with your loved one's interests in mind. The Florida Nursing Home Bill of Rights clearly outlines all of the rights and privileges that residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities are entitled to. If any of these rights are violated, it is clear grounds for a personal injury or medical malpractice claim, and may be grounds for criminal charges as well.
The bad news is that Florida elder abuse laws can quite easily be overwhelming if you don't have a legal background. This is where the team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can step in. We are large enough to handle any case, yet small enough to get to know you personally. We commit ourselves to providing our clients with compassionate care, and would be honored to provide you with the legal counsel you need to make informed decisions regarding your rights.
The Impact Abuse and Neglect Can Have
Elder abuse can not only have a tremendous impact on the victim, but the family unit as well. Knowing that your loved one, who you have entrusted to others, is being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused can be cause for a great deal of emotional turmoil, sadness, anxiety, and anger. Our aim is to help you navigate this traumatic period in your life.
If your loved one has been the victim of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, or been neglected or abandoned while in long-term care, our team can help your family recover damages for:
- Pain and Suffering – Damages are not only rewarded for quantitative loss. It is often possible to seek financial compensation for qualitative loss as well, such as emotional pain and suffering.
- Medical Bills – If your loved one requires medical treatment as a result of his or her abuse, we will work to recover damages that are sufficient to cover these costs, along with any recurring or future, related costs.
- Rehabilitation Expenses – Should your loved one require counseling, physical or emotional rehabilitation, or other rehabilitative services stemming from his or her abuse, we can ensure the cost for this treatment is compensated.
- Punitive Damages – In some cases, it may be possible to seek punitive damages in addition to standard compensatory damages. Punitive damages are levied against defendants in order to punish them for their negligence. Typically, it must be shown that a defendant was grossly negligent or malicious in intent for punitive damages to apply.
We know how trying and difficult this experience is for you and your family, as we have helped people just like you in similar situations. Rest assured, the team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau is here to help. We will do everything in our power to secure a just and fair resolution on your family's behalf.
Take the First Step Towards Recovery
If you have noticed signs of elder abuse but don't know what to do next, take action today – contact our law office to speak with one of our attorneys. Our consultations are always free of charge, and there is never an obligation. We can evaluate your case and recommend a course of action for you and your family. We have the experience, professional expertise, legal knowledge, and compassion needed to help.