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Coral Gables Physical Neglect

One of the most underreported and prevalent crimes in our society is that of elder abuse. Elder abuse in Coral Gables and Florida can include physical abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. It can also include serious neglect, including physical neglect. Physical neglect involves not providing a person in care with the basics of life. This can mean not providing medical care, food, water, shelter, or adequate heating and help with help with personal hygiene. Physical neglect can be emotionally traumatic and can lead to infections as well as injury and medical complications.

The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group handle all types of personal injury and accident cases, including motorcycle collisions, elder abuse cases, truck collisions, assisted living negligence cases, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, traffic crashes, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death, brain damage, and more. You can learn more about our full-service law firm by reviewing our website or by contacting our law firm at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to arrange a free, no obligation case consultation to get personalized and thorough legal advice about your legal options.

Why Does Physical Neglect in Coral Gables and Other Communities Happen?

Physical neglect can occur due to:

  • High staff turnover
  • Undertrained staff
  • Poor policies at nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Abusive staff
  • Distracted staff

There is no excuse for physical neglect. This type of abuse can lead to serious complications, injuries, and a decreased quality of life and life expectancy for patients in medical, assisted living, nursing home settings. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of physical neglect, you will want to act quickly to get your loved ones to safety and to provide the support that your loved one will need as they start healing.

Physical Neglect Can Lead to Catastrophic Injuries

Physical neglect can lead to serious injuries and accidents, including:

  • Malnutrition
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Poor grooming and poor personal hygiene
  • Bedsores
  • Infestations of lice and other problems
  • Infections
  • Poor quality of life
  • Depression

Physical neglect can mean a shorter life span and a poor quality of life for residents or patients of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other care settings. If you suspect physical abuse or neglect, you need to act quickly in order to get your loved one to safety and in order to ensure that those who are responsible are held liable for their negligence and recklessness.

If you suspect physical neglect or another type of abuse, contact Flaxman Law Group to find out what remedies the law makes available for you and your family. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have developed a track record in South Florida for successful handling cases and recovering compensation on behalf of nursing home abuse and neglect cases as well as other personal injury cases. In fact, the attorneys at our full-service law firm have more than 60 years of combined trial experience and have already helped thousands of personal injury plaintiffs secure financial compensation for their injuries. If you would like to know whether you have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free, no obligation case assessment.