Fighting Nursing Home And Assisted Living Abuse

As advocates for justice, we understand the anguish families face when their loved ones suffer abuse or neglect in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, memory care units, or group homes. At Mendes, Reins & Wilander, PLLC, this is not just an area of law our lawyers practice—it’s our passion and calling. With over 20 years of experience, we have earned a formidable reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for victims of elder abuse.

Our Skill And Experience

Nursing home and assisted living abuse cases constitute the vast majority of our firm’s caseload. Our seasoned attorneys have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of vulnerable individuals. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to take on complex cases against negligent facilities and corporations.

A Voice For The Voiceless

Our clients often come to us in distress, having discovered their loved ones suffering from unexplained injuries, malnutrition, dehydration or emotional trauma. They feel helpless and betrayed by the institutions entrusted with their family members’ care. We become their advocates, their voice in the legal arena, empowering them to seek the truth and hold accountable those responsible for the harm inflicted.

The Signs of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Families often face the harrowing reality of suspecting their loved ones are suffering in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Understanding the different types of abuse and neglect can help you identify potential signs.

It is essential to speak up when you notice these or other signs that your loved one is being abused. Our skilled team can give you the support you need to face the legal process on behalf of your friend or family member.

The Legal Process Behind a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

Navigating the legal system can feel overwhelming. Here’s a simplified overview of the steps involved:

  • Consultation and evidence gathering: We discuss your concerns, gather evidence like medical records, and assess the case.
  • Investigation and case building: We investigate further, interview witnesses and build a strong case.
  • Filing the lawsuit: We file a lawsuit against the responsible parties, seeking compensation for damages.
  • Discovery and negotiations: We exchange information with the opposing side and explore potential settlements.
  • Trial (if necessary): If no settlement is reached, we present your case in court.

While each case is unique, expect the legal process to take several months or even years. We keep you informed throughout and manage your expectations realistically.

The Legal Process And Discovery

Many families are unaware of the true extent of the abuse or neglect their loved ones have endured. They may have been misled by facility staff or misled by ambiguous explanations for injuries. When they turn to us, we embark on a journey of discovery together. Our attorneys delve into the details, meticulously examining medical records and gathering evidence to uncover the truth.

Compassionate Support

We understand the emotional toll these cases take on families. That’s why we prioritize compassion and empathy in our approach. Our team provides unwavering support and guidance, keeping our clients informed and involved every step of the way. We believe in building trust and lasting relationships with those we represent.

Securing Compensation For Abuse or Neglect

Our ultimate goal is to secure justice for our clients and their loved ones. We pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages incurred as a result of the abuse or neglect. We are relentless in our pursuit of accountability, leaving no stone unturned in our quest for justice.

Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation

If you suspect your loved one has been a victim of nursing home or assisted living abuse, don’t wait any longer. Your initial consultation with our attorneys at Mendes, Reins & Wilander, PLLC, is free, and we are here to listen, advise and fight for your family’s rights. Call 888-862-0025 or complete our online form to schedule an appointment. Let us be your champions in Tampa.