Jacksonville Nursing Home Negligence Attorney
Keeping the elderly and disabled safe in nursing homes
If you believe that a relative has been subjected to mistreatment, manipulation, abuse or neglect at a nursing home, Gillette Law, P.A. can help you take legal action to make sure that justice is served. Charles J. Gillette, Jr., a Jacksonville personal injury attorney with over two decades of experience, works to ensure that the quality of care your loved one receives is appropriate.
By taking legal action, Attorney Gillette holds the negligent facility and its employees liable for the damages his clients sustain. In addition, lawsuits serve as a way to forewarn potential patients of dangerous facilities. Our Jacksonville nursing home negligence attorney stands ready to represent patients in personal injury cases when they sustain injuries as a result of any of the following types of nursing home negligence:
- Prescription errors
- Improper treatment
- Failure to properly staff facility
- Inadequate patient supervision
- Physical or psychological abuse
- Financial exploitation of patients
- Bed sores, ulcers and pressure sores
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Bruises, broken bones and other unexplained injuries
- Unnecessary use of restraints
- Threats, intimidation or harassment
Detecting signs of abuse or neglect
Some patients are reluctant to inform their families when they are being threatened, abused or harassed by other patients, nurses, doctors or hospital staff. Emotions can range from stress and anxiety to feelings of guilt, denial and remorse for family members burdened with the expense of additional healthcare costs. Charlie Gillette is a Jacksonville nursing home negligence attorney who can help patients and their families understand that legal action can put a stop to the incidence of malpractice and protect other patients from similar types of abuse or neglect.
If you are a family member who has noticed unexplained bruises, bedsores, weight loss or illness, seeking the advice of an attorney can be a life-saving decision. Abuse and neglect can occur when a nursing home or assisted living facility is not properly staffed and fails to provide adequate care. In fact, bedsores are almost completely avoidable if a patient is properly cared for — and, based on a recent UCLA study, there is a direct correlation between the incidence of bedsores and patient mortality. Talk to Charlie Gillette if you have concerns about the quality of care your loved one is receiving in a nursing care facility.
Let our compassionate Jacksonville nursing home abuse attorney represent your family member
Gillette Law, P.A. is centrally located to serve clients in Florida and Georgia. The helpful professional staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at other times by appointment. Contact us online or call us at 904-600-4758. If you are unable to visit one of our offices, we can meet with you in your home or hospital room. We offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay on a percentage basis only when we win your case.