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Daytona Beach Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys

Fighting for Victims & Their Families throughout Volusia County and Flagler County

Because Florida has an ever-growing elderly population, nursing home negligence and abuse have become more common. As the elderly population increases, the current facilities expand to meet the need. However, in order to maximize profit, the nursing home and assisted living facilities minimize the number of attendant care workers at each facility. Additionally, the facilities rely heavily on low-paid attendants who are frequently poorly trained to provide care to your loved one. Sadly, many of the facilities do not even conduct criminal background checks on their new employees.

At Sands, White & Sands, we work closely with the families of nursing home residents who have been injured through neglect or abuse. If you are concerned that neglect, carelessness, or abuse was involved in the care of a loved one or a close friend, then you should speak with one of our compassionate and experienced nursing home negligence attorneys in Daytona Beach to discuss the claim further.

Contact us by calling (386) 204-3934 or by filling out an online contact form today. We offer free initial consultations for all new and potential clients.

Types of Claims We Handle

At Sands, White & Sands, we handle all types of claims against nursing homes, including claims for injuries that have occurred as the result of nursing or medical carelessness, neglect, or outright abuse. Residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities have specific rights, and a violation of these rights can lead to a claim for damages, even if the resident passes away for reasons separate and apart from the neglect.

As the loved one of someone in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is important that you know how to recognize common signs of abuse or neglect. Residents are not always able or willing to speak up for themselves. They may not even realize what is going on is abuse. It is crucial, therefore, that you notice and report any signs of abuse or neglect right away.

Common signs of nursing home abuse and/or neglect include:

  • Unexplained injuries, bed sores, and medication errors
  • Indications of physical abuse, such as broken eyeglasses
  • Sudden, unexplained changes in behavior or mood
  • Unclean or unsanitary bedsheets, clothing, or facilities
  • Witnessing abusive behavior by a caregiver (such as belittling, yelling, etc.)
  • Unexplained changes in appetite and/or weight
  • Unusual withdrawals from the elderly person’s bank account
  • Changes in the elderly person’s will or estate plan

This list is not exhaustive. If you notice anything unusual or “off,” it is best to trust your instincts. If nursing home abuse or neglect has occurred, it is important that you act quickly to put a stop to the abuse and take appropriate legal action against the negligent parties.

How to Tell If You Have a Claim

First, you should contact us and speak with one of our legal assistants, who will take down the initial information and immediately discuss it with one of our attorneys. The attorney will review the claim and personally call you that day to discuss your concerns. At that time, they will likely schedule a meeting with you to discuss the case in more detail. The attorney will request that you or a loved one sign medical authorizations so that the nursing home facilities records can be obtained, which usually takes between two to three weeks. Once the records have been received, the attorney will review the records to determine if a potential claim exists.

Will There Be Any Charge for This Investigation?

No. We do not charge attorneys’ fees or other relevant costs unless we secure a recovery on your behalf. At that time, our fees are paid through a predetermined percentage of the recovery. Our Daytona Beach nursing home abuse attorneys will discuss payment with you during the initial consultation. We will go over the Attorney Fee Contract with you and discuss the percentage of recovery that will be used to pay our fees at the conclusion of your case. There is no upfront cost for you.

If you suspect your elderly loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Remember, your loved one does not have to reside in an actual nursing home in order to have a claim. Any abuse or neglect on the part of a hired caregiver can result in a claim against the negligent party/parties.

Give us a call at (386) 204-3934 or contact us online to find out how we can help you with your case.Give us a call at (386) 204-3934 or contact us online to find out how we can help you with your case.

Multi-Million Dollar Victories

Allowing Our Clients to Recover
  • $10,278,620 Verdict Workplace Injury
  • $7,650,000 Settlement Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $2,900,000 Verdict Medical Negligence
  • $1,505,820 Arbitration Verdict Medical Negligence
  • $1,400,000 Settlement Trucking Collision
  • $1,250,000 Settlement Product Liability
  • $1,057,385 Verdict Medical Negligence
  • $1,000,000 Settlement Product Liability
  • $750,000 Verdict Premise Liability
  • $450,000 Settlement Motor Vehicle Collision