When people harm our elderly loved ones, we often want justice to be served, especially against those who take advantage of people who cannot help themselves. Unfortunately, the harm that was done—physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or another form of Florida nursing home abuse—can never be undone.
While you can remove your loved one from a negligent nursing home, you don’t want another elderly nursing-home resident to suffer any abuse. For this reason, you are probably wondering what happens to the nursing home abuser and what justice you can expect.
Repercussions for Nursing Home and/or a Nursing Home Abuser
There are many ramifications of nursing home abuse, such as:
- Police can arrest the abuser and charge him or her with felony assault.
- The abuser can be fired for inappropriate care.
- Other staff members can be disciplined for not reporting known abuse.
- The facility can be fined and reprimanded.
- The nursing home will be found on the state’s Watch List.
- Victims can file a nursing home abuse lawsuit to seek damages.
When cases of Florida nursing abuse are reported, it prompts both criminal and regulatory investigations; however, every case outcome is different. To make sure you and your loved one get justice and to find out more about the damages to which you and your family may be entitled, please call the Mallard Law Firm at 888-409-3805 to speak with a qualified Sarasota nursing-home-abuse lawyer in a free, private consultation to learn more about your rights.