At Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., we are West Palm Beach elder injury attorneysdedicated to serving elderly victims of negligent or wrongful conduct, as well as their family members. For more than 20 years, we have worked to maximize our clients’ recovery in cases of nursing home neglect, products liability, and wrongful death.
Some common abuses in nursing home environments are verbal or emotional threats, assault, battery, withholding or excess administration of medications, and depriving residents of water, food, or sanitary conditions. Signs of nursing home abuse or neglect can include unexplained cuts or bruises, bedsores, and sudden changes in behavior. This kind of mistreatment can lead to serious injury and even death. If you or a loved one has been subject to nursing home neglect or abuse arising from the negligence of a nursing home facility or staff member, we can help you pursue justice and compensation for your losses. Damages can include recovery for medical costs, pain and suffering, and aggravation of pre-existing conditions.
Wrongful death occurs when someone dies as a result of another’s negligent, reckless, or intentional act. Wrongful death can arise from nursing home neglect, as well as from defective products or unsafe property conditions. When someone dies under these circumstances, the decedent’s survivors, such as a spouse, child, or parent, can bring a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for their loss. In this kind of case, survivors may pursue damages for lost support, as well as loss of companionship, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other amounts. Factors that determine the amount for lost support include the relationship between the survivor and decedent, the amount of the decedent’s net income available to the survivor, and the replacement value of the decedent’s services.