Select a Nursing Home with Adequate Liability Coverage
According to reports from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Florida has been a focal point of the national nursing home liability insurance crisis” over the last decade. Although a substantial number of nursing homes throughout the country have experienced dramatic increases in the cost of their professional liability insurance, those operating in Florida were some of the first to feel its effects—namely due to the fact that the state has continued to face an increased number of liability claims. So what does this mean for the elderly population? Well, as the amount of insurance carriers who offer coverage to nursing homes continues to decrease, more and more facilities have begun to operate with an insufficient level of coverage. Some even choose not to carry it at all.
While insurance carriers are taking on much less risk for much higher prices, this is simply not an excuse. For this reason, the West Palm Beach personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. encourages you to be mindful of your selection when searching for the right nursing home facility. Inquiring about liability coverage should play an important role in this process, as you will need to ensure that you are adequately protected when something goes wrong. If you were to be injured by the negligent supervision or care of a staff member, for example, obtaining compensation could be essential to your recovery. You should not be forced to settle for anything less than what you rightfully deserve, so it is highly recommended that you keep this in mind while conducting your search.
If you or a loved one has already been forced to suffer through the consequences of a nursing home facility’s negligent actions, however, our firm asks you to learn more about your rights. Statistics have shown that nearly six million cases of elder abuse are reported annually in the United States—which is essentially on the scale of an epidemic—so we are committed to diligently fighting back. Whether you were deprived of a reasonable level of care of you were subjected to abusive treatment, the legal team at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. is available to assist you in pursuing the monetary compensation that you deserve. We have already assisted numerous clients in securing settlements from uninsured or underinsured nursing home facilities, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands when you come to our firm for help.
Tell us about your case today by calling our firm at (800) 690-7868. Your initial consultation with our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer won’t cost you a thing. Prefer to reach us online? Fill out the free case evaluation form that is located on our website.