July 19, 2022 | Personal Injury
Many Floridians have older loved ones in nursing homes. Suspecting or knowing that your loved one has been harmed while in such a facility is horrifying. You should know about the state’s laws on nursing home abuse.
There are various statutes that exist to regulate care and services provided to Florida nursing home residents. Residents have certain rights. However, when nursing home abuse occurs, it means that the nursing home has violated those rights. If you have a loved one in a nursing home and notice signs of possible abuse, you have the right to file a complaint or lawsuit.
Florida’s nursing home statutes state that nursing home residents are entitled to the following rights:
If you believe that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse and wish to file a lawsuit, you must do so within the appropriate amount of time. The statute of limitations to file is two years, but it can be extended to four years if fraud is involved in the incident.
Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable. Protecting them from abuse is crucial.