Delray Beach Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Protecting Victims of Elder Abuse Throughout Florida

Making the decision to place an elderly loved one in the care of a nursing home, assisted living community, or other elder care facility is rarely easy. When the nursing home that you trusted to take care of your loved one turns out to be unsafe, it can be devastating.

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse has become an epidemic in the United States, making this scenario a reality for many. At the law firm of Samuel M. Yaffa P.A., we take cases that involve elder abuse very seriously.

If someone you love has been mistreated while in elder care, we will do everything we can to make the situation right. Our Delray Beach nursing home abuse attorney Mr. Yaffa is available to help you and your family hold the negligent nursing home responsible, secure safe and trustworthy care for your loved one, and obtain compensation to cover your losses.

We understand that this is a trying time and are here to provide the support, guidance, and legal representation you and your loved ones need.

For compassionate and comprehensive representation in the best interests of you and your family, call Samuel M. Yaffa at (561) 677-8566 or fill out our online contact form

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Facts & Statistics on Nursing Home Abuse

Roughly 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has experienced a form of elder abuse. However, it is incredibly difficult to say exactly how many instances of abuse occur each year because only a fraction of cases are formally reported due to the shame, trauma, and fear that surrounds the topic.

According to Nursing Home Abuse Justice:

  • An estimated 5,000,000 elders are abused every year in the United States.
  • It is likely that only about between 1 in 14 and 1 in 25 incidents of elder abuse are reported.
  • Both men and women are at risk of elder abuse, but women are more likely to be affected.
  • Elderly people who suffer from mental impairments are most vulnerable to abuse.
  • About half of people with dementia are neglected or abused at some point.
  • Individuals who have been abused in the past are more likely to be repeat victims in the future.
  • More than 50% of nursing home staff have confidentially admitted to participating in some form of elder abuse.
  • The most common type of nursing home abuse is financial exploitation.
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  • Do I need to hire a lawyer for a personal injury case?
    Whether or not you should hire a lawyer depends largely on two factors: the extent of the damages and your personal preference. If you were in a minor accident that resulted in minor injuries and it is clear who is at fault, you can probably handle the claim on your own. If you have suffered serious injuries, the liable party is being uncooperative and denying fault, and/or other factors are making the case more complex than you feel capable of handling on your own, hiring an attorney is likely a good call. However, ultimately the choice is yours. We recommend at least consulting with a lawyer—or even a few—before making your final decision.
  • How often do personal injury claims go to court?
    Not very. Most personal injury claims are settled with negotiations and never see the inside of a courtroom. Only about 5% of personal injury cases in the U.S. make it to trial. However, we always prepare our cases for trial just in case.
  • What is the personal injury statute of limitations in Florida?
    In Florida, the deadline to file a personal injury claim (also known as the statute of limitations) is four (4) years.

Case Results

  • Confidential Auto Accident

    Secured up to twenty (20) times the policy limits of available coverage to aid the families of the deceased victims and/or the injured survivors.

  • Confidential Auto Accident

    Confidential settlement fifteen times more than the applicable insurance policy limits.

  • Confidential Auto Accident

    Confidential seven-figure settlement twenty times more than the applicable uninsured motorist policy limits.

  • Confidential Medical Malpractice

    Confidential settlement for failure to provide antibiotics to a man admitted with infection.

  • Confidential Medical Malpractice

    Confidential seven-figure settlement for failure to timely treat pediatric patient with an allergic reaction.

  • Millions Nursing Home Negligence

    Recovered millions to compensate the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

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