Florida Injury Attorney Creates Website to Inform Seniors and Families of Nursing Home Residents’ Rights
A new website from the Stuart law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, sheds light on nursing home abuse and neglect and the legal options available to elderly victims.
Stuart, FL (PRWEB) June 02, 2012
The Florida nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, have launched a website to serve victims and their families.
“Nursing home neglect and abuse is a particularly important issue in Florida because of our large elderly population,” said Stuart personal injury lawyer Philip DeBerard, III, the firm’s founder.
“Our website provides information about nursing home regulations, signs of abuse and other information to help family members as well as victims of elder abuse themselves understand the avenues of recourse they may have available to them if they have been harmed,” he said.
The Florida personal injury firm’s new, user-friendly website site at http://www.nursinghomeneglect.com provides useful information about such topics as:
- Quality Nursing Homes and what to expect from them.
- Nursing home neglect and elderly abuse, and how they are defined.
- Florida Statute 400 and the Residents’ Bill of Rights, and the legal protection these regulations provide Florida nursing home residents.
“In addition to giving people the tools to stand up and say ‘this is wrong,’ on behalf of their elderly loved ones, the new website also guides them into understanding how an experienced Florida elderly abuse and neglect attorney can assist them,” DeBerard said.
The website presents a profile of DeBerard and his firm as well as summaries of several Florida cases in which the Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney law firm has obtained settlements or verdicts for clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
“There are more than 168,000 Florida residents who live in long-term care facilities, and this is a growing population,” DeBerard said.
“In 2011, there were more than 7,500 complaints to the State of Florida about elderly or nursing home abuse and neglect,” the veteran attorney continued. “We hope to assists some of these people through our website and in our legal practice.”
“Having a working knowledge of the legal rights of the elderly, and the advocacy of an experienced Florida nursing home abuse attorney on your side, can lead to proper remedies, including compensation, in neglect and abuse situations,” he said.
“Our law firm will continue to provide this assistance to the residents of Florida.”
About Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney
The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, has provided professional and compassionate legal assistance to personal injury and accident victims in South Florida on the Treasure Coast since 1975, including Florida victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. The firm’s practice areas include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, dog bite injuries, slip and fall injuries, swimming pool accidents and wrongful death claims. The firm’s office is conveniently located at 215 Southwest Federal Hwy., Ste. 300, Stuart, FL, 34994. (Local phone number (772) 286-1000). The firm represents clients throughout the South Florida communities of Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Vero Beach and across the state of Florida. For more information, call (800) 299-8878 or use the firm’s online contact form.
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