Coral Gables Assisted Living Negligence
In Florida as of 2013 there were 2900 assisted living facilities across the state, tasked with providing assistance for the elderly and for those who could not care for themselves. These facilities are licensed and overseen by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and are expected to provide a good standard of care for residents. Despite this organization overseeing and licensing assisted living facilities, however, some facilities are negligent and provide poor quality or even dangerous conditions for the residents.
If you have placed a loved one in an assisted living facility in Coral Gables or anywhere in South Florida and believe that negligence is causing injuries or illness for your loved one, you do have options. If you feel that your loved one is in immediate danger you can ask to have them removed from the facility and you can contact authorities if you believe that negligence or a crime is being committed. You can also explore your legal options by contacting Flaxman Law Group today to meet in a free consultation with a personal injury attorney.What Should You Do If Assisted Living Facility Negligence Or Elder Abuse in Coral Gables Has Affected Your Family?
If you suspect that a loved one has suffered abuse or negligence at an assisted living facility, you will want to contact your loved one and find out whether there is a problem. If you suspect that a crime has taken place or that your loved one's health or life is in immediate danger, you will want to call law enforcement. If there is any evidence of wrongdoing, you may want to gather evidence, such as taking photos of any injuries (with the resident's consent).
You will also want to contact a personal injury attorney in order to review your legal options. You may be able to file a legal claim against the manager or owner of the assisted living facility, and seeking compensation for your loved one’s injuries can help you secure financial compensation that can help you pay for better quality of care.
It is important to act quickly, before abuse and negligence escalates and before your loved one is injured. Keep in mind that those in assisted living facilities often are vulnerable and may fall prey to medical abuse, negligence, and other forms of abuse and neglect. The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group have seen instances of severe infection, starvation, physical assault, and other devastating conditions in caregiving settings.Are You Ready To Start Fighting For Your Rights?
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have repeatedly worked with clients and families who have overcome very difficult situations and have managed to put their lives back on track. We take this responsibility very seriously. In all our cases, we try to provide a higher standard of client care as well as the highest quality legal representation possible. Our team of attorneys works tirelessly with investigators, expert witnesses, medical experts, and other professionals to build strong cases. We fight aggressively both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table to help clients secure the standard of life that they deserve. If a loved one has been injured in an assisted living facility and you suspect negligence, contact us at 866-352-9626 to schedule a free appointment to discuss your options.