Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Our Florida nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to file a lawsuit against the long-term care facility that abused or neglected your loved one. Compensation can help pay for access to a safer nursing home, medical bills, and more.

For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has fought for victims injured through no fault of their own. Let our Florida nursing home abuse lawyers pursue justice for your family.

Why Choose Our Florida Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, our skilled nursing home abuse attorneys in Florida are compassionate with those who turn to us — and relentless with those who’ve done them wrong.

If you have a case, we’ll fight to hold your loved one’s abuser accountable and pursue the most compensation possible from the institution that allowed this abuse to take place.

Learn how our firm stands out from the rest:

  • Decades of Experience: For more than 45 years, Sokolove Law has fought on behalf of clients injured through no fault of their own.
  • No Financial Risks: Our Florida nursing home abuse lawyers don’t charge any upfront or hourly fees. We only get paid if we recover compensation for you.
  • Track Record of Success: We’ve recovered over $273 Million in nursing home abuse settlements and verdicts.

Our Florida nursing home abuse attorneys strive to make filing a lawsuit as easy as possible by handling every step of the legal process for you.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if our Florida nursing home abuse law firm can help your family. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in Florida

Florida nursing homes are meant to provide a safe, caring environment for senior citizens. Yet when facilities fail to meet these standards, nursing home abuse or neglect may occur and put the well-being of residents at risk.

Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including:

  • Physical abuse: Violence or unnecessary force against a resident can result in injuries and leave them feeling scared or unsafe within the facility.
  • Elder neglect: If staff members fail to meet a resident's basic needs, like providing them with proper nutrition or hygiene assistance, it may be considered neglect. This lack of care can lead to physical and mental decline.
  • Sexual abuse: Inappropriate sexual contact between a staff member and a resident may result in injuries, infections, and emotional trauma.

Of the 700 nursing homes in Florida, 205 have been identified as having serious deficiencies, which are believed to put residents in immediate danger.

Our Florida nursing home abuse lawyers have the resources and experience necessary to stand up to the facilities responsible for your loved one’s injuries and seek justice on their behalf.

Contact us now for a free case review to see if our nursing home abuse lawyers in Florida can help your family.

Signs of Abuse in Nursing Homes

Recognizing the signs of nursing home abuse is crucial to getting your loved one out of a potentially harmful situation. When you visit them or talk over the phone, you should be aware of any shifts in their physical or emotional state.

Signs of abuse in nursing homes can include:

  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Behavioral changes, like acting withdrawn or agitated
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Poor hygiene and unsanitary living conditions
  • Unaddressed medical issues
  • Unexplained injuries, like cuts, bruises, or broken bones
  • Weight loss

If you suspect that your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse, it's important to take action immediately. You can report the abuse to the facility’s administration, a long-term care ombudsman, or the Florida Department of Social Services.

The Encore at Boca Raton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a Florida nursing home, faced multiple lawsuits in 2023 after patients allegedly developed serious injuries due to negligence and abuse within the facility.

At Sokolove Law, our nursing home neglect attorneys in Florida can also help you take steps to protect your family member and hold those responsible for their suffering accountable.

Who Can a Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Help?

By getting help from our nursing home abuse lawyers in Florida, you may be able to secure the compensation needed to relocate yourself or a loved one to a safer environment that can provide the care you deserve.

You may be able to work with a Florida nursing home lawyer if:

  • You experienced abuse or neglect at a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • You’re the immediate family member or estate representative of an elder abuse victim

If your family member passed away due to suspected nursing home abuse or neglect, you may still be able to take legal action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility where they lived.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if our Florida nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to help your family. It costs nothing to speak with us.

How to File a Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, our attorneys strive to make filing a Florida nursing home abuse lawsuit as stress-free as possible. We can handle all of the legal legwork for you, so you can focus on supporting your loved one through this challenging time.

In general, our Florida nursing home abuse lawyers can:

  • Provide you with a free case review to determine if you may be eligible to take legal action against those responsible for your loved one’s suffering.
  • Gather evidence to prove abuse or neglect took place and that the staff or nursing home was responsible. This may include medical records, witness testimony, and more.
  • File your nursing home abuse lawsuit in the correct Florida court before any legal deadlines pass.
  • Negotiate an elder abuse settlement with the defendant(s), which may allow you to receive compensation without going to court.

If a settlement is unable to be reached, our nursing home neglect attorneys in Florida are prepared to present your case in court and fight for a verdict on your behalf.

Our Past Florida Nursing Home Settlements

We’ve secured over $273 Million for victims of nursing home abuse and their families nationwide. While the average nursing home abuse settlement is around $400,000, we've recovered much higher payouts for many clients.

Some of our past nursing home abuse settlements and verdicts include:

  • $1.11 Million for a Florida nursing home resident who suffered a heart attack after being hospitalized for low blood sugar
  • $2 Million to a woman with dementia who was denied care
  • $1.75 Million for the family of a man who died in a fire caused by neglect
  • $1.5 Million to a woman with stage 4 bedsores
  • $1.12 Million for a victim of nursing home abuse
  • $625,000 to a Florida woman whose mother fell in a nursing home multiple times and ultimately passed away after hitting her head

Compensation from a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Florida can help pay for your loved one’s transfer to a safer facility, medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.

Nursing home abuse case values will vary depending on the unique details of each case, but our experienced lawyers know how to gather the evidence necessary to maximize compensation.

While there’s never a guarantee of results, our Florida elder abuse lawyers will fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may qualify for Florida nursing home settlements during a free case review.

Deadlines to Filing a Nursing Home Lawsuit in Florida

You only have a limited amount of time to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Florida due to a state law called the statute of limitations.

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for your loved one's suffering ever again.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us now to find out if we can help you pursue compensation for elder abuse or neglect.

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Our Florida nursing home abuse lawyers will pursue the maximum compensation possible from those responsible. Let Sokolove Law fight for your family.

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Let Our Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in Florida Help

At Sokolove Law, our nursing home neglect lawyers in Florida have decades of experience supporting those who have suffered abuse at the hands of their caregivers.

Our nursing home abuse law firm has recovered millions on behalf of Florida patients and their families. There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our team.

We’re committed to providing you with the personal attention your case deserves. We have the resources necessary to stand up to large long-term care facilities and make sure your loved one is protected.

Let us fight for the justice you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form to get a free, no-obligation case review.

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Destin, FL 32541

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer FAQs

Can you sue a nursing home in Florida?

Yes. In Florida, victims, their family members, or their estate representatives may be able to sue for elder abuse in nursing homes.

At Sokolove Law, we offer free case reviews to help you figure out if you can pursue justice and compensation from a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

How do I report nursing home neglect in Florida?

To report a nursing neglect in Florida, you can contact:

  • The facility’s administrators
  • A long-term care ombudsman
  • Local law enforcement
  • The Florida Department of Elder Affairs

You can also contact a Florida nursing home attorney for help pursuing justice and compensation on your loved one’s behalf.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if our team can help you take legal action for nursing home neglect.

What are types of nursing home abuse?

In general, nursing home abuse can encompass any sort of physical mistreatment of a nursing home resident.

There are many types of nursing home abuse, including:

  • Physical abuse, which can include hitting, pushing, or other uses of force
  • Neglect or failure to provide necessary care to a resident
  • Any form of unwanted sexual contact

If you suspect your loved one is being abused, contact us now to see if a nursing home abuse attorney can help you file a lawsuit and protect their well-being.

What is your responsibility following suspected abuse in a nursing home?

If you suspect your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, you should report it immediately to prevent the abuse from continuing.

Our Florida nursing home abuse lawyers can work with you to hold the abuser and the long-term care facilities accountable to potentially protect other residents from experiencing abuse in the future.

What is the fear of retaliation in nursing homes?

The fear of retaliation in nursing homes is a concern that residents will face further mistreatment if they raise concerns about their care or if their family speaks out about issues with the facility.

In Florida, patients have the right to voice grievances without retaliation. Any backlash they face is considered illegal.

How long does it take to settle a nursing home lawsuit in Florida?

It depends. The length of time it takes to settle a nursing home lawsuit in Florida is based on how much evidence there is in your case, what the facility offers as a potential payment, and more.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to take the first step toward the compensation you deserve.

What is an example of neglect in a nursing home?

Nursing home neglect is when caregivers fail to provide adequate care, attention, and support to residents, which can impact their well-being.

Examples of neglect in a nursing home include not:

  • Changing soiled clothes or bedding
  • Making sure residents stay hydrated
  • Requesting dental care or other medical services when needed
  • Showering or bathing residents frequently

If you suspect your loved one is experiencing neglect at their nursing home, it’s important to talk with them about your concerns and file a report if necessary.

A Florida nursing home neglect lawyer can help determine if any wrongdoing has taken place — and whether or not you may be able to take legal action.

What are the worst nursing homes in Florida?

The worst nursing homes in Florida receive poor ratings on staffing, health inspections, and quality measures. When assessed by the federal government, these facilities scored “much below average,” and some have been cited for abuse.

Over 100 nursing homes in FL have received a 1-star rating from the government, including:

  • Abbey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • Aspire at Colonial Lakes
  • Brooksville Healthcare Center
  • Cypress Care Center
  • Eagle Lake Nursing and Rehab Care Center
  • Greenville Care Center
  • Health Central Park
  • Life Care Center of Citrus County
  • Naples Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Pines Nursing Home
  • Plaza Health and Rehab
  • Rio Pinar Health Care
  • Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center
  • St. Petersburg Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • Surrey Place Nursing Center
  • The Bristol Care Center
  • University Hills Health and Rehabilitation

If your loved one experienced abuse or neglect at a nursing home in Florida, our team can fight to hold those responsible for their suffering accountable.

Get a free case review now to see if we can help you secure justice from a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Florida State Bar Association


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Florida Nursing Home Rating

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services collects information on each of the nursing homes in Florida and provides them with a rating between 1 and 5. These ratings are calculated using data on a care facility’s health inspections, staffing, and quality measures.

A 1-star rating labels a nursing home as “much below average,” while a 5-star rating indicates a facility that is “much above average.” These ratings can help you find a nursing home capable of providing your loved one with excellent care.

List of Florida Nursing Homes and Their Ratings

  • Advanced Care Center
    401 Fairwood Avenue
    Clearwater, FL 33759
    Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Advinia Care at Venice
    950 Pinebrook Road
    Venice, FL 34285
    Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Bay Vue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
    105 15th Street East
    Bradenton, FL 34208
    Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Bear Creek Nursing Center
    8041 State Road 52
    Hudson, FL 34667
    Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Coral Bay at Pensacola, LLC
    600 W Gregory Street
    Pensacola, FL 32502
    Overall Rating: 5/5
  • Golfview Nursing Center
    3636 10th Avenue North
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
    Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Kendall Lakes Healthcare and Rehab Center
    5280 SW 157 Avenue
    Miami, FL 33185
    Overall Rating: 5/5
  • Saints Care Center
    5888 Blanding Boulevard
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Tallahassee Living Center
    1650 Phillips Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32308
    Overall Rating: 1/5

Local Florida Areas We Serve

Sokolove Law has experience helping thousands of people across the country, including many families in Florida.

We serve the following locations around Florida:

  • Brandon
  • Cape Coral
  • Clearwater
  • Coral Springs
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Gainesville
  • Hialeah
  • Hollywood
  • Jacksonville
  • Lehigh Acres
  • Miami
  • Miramar
  • Orlando
  • Pace
  • Palm Bay
  • Panama City
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Pensacola
  • Pompano Beach
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Spring Hill
  • St. Petersburg
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • West Palm Beach
  • And more

Florida Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help nursing home abuse victims and their families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of Florida.

Some of the zip codes we serve include:

  • 32068
  • 32210
  • 32218
  • 32225
  • 32244
  • 32246
  • 32259
  • 32703
  • 32765
  • 32771
  • 32818
  • 32808
  • 32825
  • 32828
  • 33012
  • 33015
  • 33018
  • 33023
  • 33024
  • 33025
  • 33027
  • 33032
  • 33033
  • 33063
  • 33064
  • 33065
  • 31125
  • 33142
  • 33157
  • 33161
  • 33177
  • 33178
  • 33186
  • 33311
  • 33312
  • 33313
  • 33411
  • 33414
  • 33458
  • 33463
  • 33467
  • 33511
  • 33578
  • 33647
  • 34711
  • 34744
  • 34787
  • 34953

If you or a loved one was abused or neglected at a care facility, call (800) 995-1212 now for a free legal consultation.

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