Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorney


Attorney Michael Fischetti has analyzed Florida’s recent data pertaining to nursing homes’ readiness to confront an infectious disease outbreak, like Coronavirus (COVID-19), and determined that Insufficient infection control measures may be grounds for a coronavirus lawsuit against a nursing home.

 If you or a loved one has suffered abuse, neglect, or a personal injury at the hands of a nursing home, you may be entitled to compensation. As the Boynton Beach Personal Injury Attorney, we can help your rights and the rights of your loved ones.

The Fischetti Law Group also represents clients in the Jacksonville, Tampa, Ocala, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Daytona Beach areas. With our strong litigation background, it is a natural fit that we stand by our clients when they become unexpected victims of accidents due to the negligence of others. Our practice represents all individuals who has suffered injuries at the hands of others.

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Broken Bones and Bruises

It is the responsibility of nursing home staff to ensure patients are assisted when walking to prevent falls and collisions with objects. Failure to do so can potentially be seen through the patient’s fractured bones and bruises. Additionally, bruises and damage to the skin and bone can be a result of physical abuse by the staff or other patients.

Emotional Abuse

Perhaps the most discreet form of abuse and neglect is emotional/psychological abuse. Ridicule, insults, and aggressive verbal behavior are some of the ways emotional abuse can be inflicted. Signs of emotional abuse can take the form of appetite loss, loss of interest in activities, depression, fear of staff, as well as others, and other passive shifts in mood and behavior.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse occurs in nursing homes and is a frightening problem for vulnerable residents of nursing homes. Signs of sexual abuse in nursing homes are fear of staff/individuals, sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s), and bruising (damages).


Diet and nourishment are two of the most important things in keeping nursing home patients healthy and taken care of. Failure of the staff to ensure such nourishment and keep steady tabs on patient diets can cause a decline in health. Bedsores, falling, and other physical conditions are just a few of the consequences of neglect.

Medication Errors

Medication errors can be incredibly dangerous and lead to many medical consequences. It is the duty of the medical staff to ensure nursing home patients take the required amount of medication needed. Overmedication can be potentially fatal.


Negligence and nursing home abuse can become fatal and potentially lead to death. If you or a loved one has died due to the negligence or abuse of a nursing home (staff). Do not hesitate to contact us.


Nursing Home Abuse Clients

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Nursing Home Abuse Case Evaluation

Each personal injury case is unique and should be thoroughly reviewed for its own specific details.

Our team executes a thorough investigation of all the specifics, including identifying all individuals that may be responsible for nursing home abuse suffered. We will collect pertinent information to build our case demonstrating that negligence.

This could include reports from the authorities, photos, videos, doctors’ records, medical bills, and any other expenses that were a direct result of the nursing home abuse suffered.

Contact us today at 561-810-8448 to schedule an appointment with our Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorney to have your case reviewed for free.

Nursing Home Abuse Case Management

Our legal team will keep you informed during every step of the process. Our team will gladly assist you with the following items:

Property Damage: Getting your personal belongings repaired or replaced due to nursing home negligence.

Emotional distress and/or medical care: Receive treatment and ongoing support from medical professionals after experiencing nursing home abuse. This could include continued physical therapy and mental health counseling.

Negotiations/ Settlement: We will fight so that you’ll receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. We’ll also work to reduce any additional fees or expenses.

Nursing Home Abuse Litigation

Nursing home abuse victims suffering at the mercy of someone else’s negligence should receive maximum compensation under Florida Law in order to recover effectively. By relentlessly pursuing justice on our client’s behalf, we make the impossible, possible to make our clients’ experiences heard. We pride ourselves on providing top-notch, determined advocacy to all people we represent. It is our philosophy that it’s paramount to maintain transparent and consistent communication with our clients while we are advocating their cases. This is why we are so devoted to helping to guide victims of nursing home abuse until their case is resolved and they are awarded proper compensation.

Attorney Michael Fischetti has over 16 years of multidisciplinary litigation experience. Many have been regarding cases of clear nursing home abuse. Throughout his career, he has filed an excess of 10,000 cases.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

Insurance companies use many delay tactics to deny, delay or underpay your claim. Some of the most common reasons they use to deny your claim include: not receiving medical care within 14 days, not suffering from an emergency medical condition, and/or not suffering from injuries as reported in the claim. Call an experienced personal injury attorney to represent your best interests and get you the compensation you deserve.

A Contingency Fee Agreement means:

  • Your initial consultation is free and without obligation.
  • We do not charge retainer fees or hourly rates.
  • No out-of-pocket fees while your case is pending.
  • If we recover compensation on your behalf, we only retain our fixed portion.
  • If we do not win, you pay no legal fees.

In the State of Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. This means you have no more than four years from the date of the discovery of your injuries to file a personal injury claim. For medical malpractice, the status of limitations is two years. This means you have no more than two years from the date of the discovery of your injuries to file a claim. In Florida, the Discovery rule allows you to file a personal injury claim based on the date the injuries were discovered rather than the date of the accident. The discovery rules apply when a person discovers the injuries or should have discovered the injuries.

Common Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

While we are expanding in several areas of law and litigation, Fischetti Law Group’s core areas of practice begin with Personal Injury Protection but, we have a strong presence in producing the lawsuit and litigation successes for Nursing Home Abuse or Assault. As you may notice in the graph below, Nursing Home Abuse goes far beyond what you may imagine:

Physical Assault or Abuse
In House Resident on Resident Abuse
Psychological Abuse
Gross Neglect (not attending to medical or nutritional needs)
Sexual Abuse or Assault
Theft and Financial Exploitation
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