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Do You Suspect Abuse or Neglect?

If you suspect nursing home, assisted living facility, group home, or adult day care center abuse or neglect, then it is critical that you act now. Follow the steps below or contact the experienced attorneys at FIDJ to guide you through the process. At FIDJ, we are committed to holding facilities accountable and demanding the compensation you deserve.

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Step 1 seek immediate medical attention.

If you or your loved one has been injured at the hands of a nursing home, assisted living facility, group home, or adult day care center, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. When doing so, make sure to provide the attending healthcare providers with as much information as possible. This not only ensures the best possible care, but also memorializes the facts and circumstances surrounding the injury and incident. As time goes on, these facts and circumstances may be less clear. 

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Florida Department of Children and Families

Abuse Hotline: 1-800--962-2873

Report Abuse Online: https://reportabuse.myflfamilies.com/s/

Agency for Health Care Administration

Report a Facility: 1-888-419-3456

Report Abuse Online: https://apps.ahca.myflorida.com/hcfc/

FIDJ | Fighting Inequity, Demanding Justice

Contact FIDJ for a free case evaluation and reporting assistance.

*If you suspect someone is in immediate danger, call 911

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Step 2 say something and report the incident.
Step 3 photograph the injuries and location.

Is important to remember to take photographs and videos of the location of the incident (e.g., the resident's room), the injuries sustained (e.g., wounds, bruises, etc.), post-injury treatment progress, and to fully document the impact of the injury on the individual's life. Be sure to include proof that the photographs are what you say they are. For instance, if you photograph a resident's room, include enough of the room to establish that this was the resident's room at the subject facility. A close-up of a part of the room may not be enough unless that close-up is part of a series of photographs. When photographing an injury, make sure you include enough of the individual to establish that the photograph is, in fact, a photograph of the individual. Make sure to also document the date of the photographs. Finally, make sure you back up the photographs in the event your camera/phone is lost, destroyed, or upgraded. 

The sooner you obtain nursing and medical facility records, the sooner FIDJ can begin to act and hold the nursing home or assisted living facility accountable. Therefore, if you are knowledgeable about the process, begin requesting nursing and medical records from the provider that caused the injury and the providers that treated the injury (including paramedics). If you aren't sure how to do this, give us a call. We can guide you through the process or handle it on your behalf.

Step 4 begin gathering medical records.
Step 5 contact FIDJ.
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If you or your loved one has been injured at the hands of a nursing home, assisted living facility, group home, or adult day care center, contact the experienced attorneys at FIDJ, before it's too late. We handle cases throughout the State of Florida on a contingency fee basis. That means you do not pay our attorneys' fees unless we recover money on your behalf. When that happens, FIDJ is compensated based on a percentage of the recovery.

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