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Coral Gables Medical Neglect

In nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida and Coral Gables, medical neglect is a very real problem. It can lead to patients and residents being denied needed medication, required medical care, and other medical services. In some cases, it leads to over-medication or under=medication, which can be especially dangerous for someone with a chronic illness. Medical neglect is preventable, which means that when it does occur family and friends of a loved one in this situation may have a legal claim.

If you believe that you have a medical neglect legal claim, contact Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 at any time to arrange for a free, no obligation case assessment. Our attorneys can meet with you in order to review the strengths of your case, the value of your case, and any legal options you may have.

Types of Medical Neglect

Medical neglect can include:

  • Inadequate supervision
  • Over-medicating
  • Failure to keep patient charts accurate and up-to-date
  • Under-medicating
  • Inaccuracies and false information in patient charts
  • Denying a patient access to medical professionals
  • Failure to notice or diagnose medical conditions or illness
  • Delays in getting a patient to a doctor or to hospital
  • Failure to keep up-to-date patient records
  • Incorrect prescription or dosages
  • Failure to provide access to dentists, doctors, and other medical professionals
  • Slow reaction to signs of infection
  • Failure to change medication, treatment, or lifestyle if it has been requested by a doctor
  • Failure to manage or monitor chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and other conditions
  • Incorrect treatments
  • Slow or inadequate responses to medical emergencies
Why Does Medical Neglect and Assisted Living Negligence Occur in Coral Gables and Florida?

Medical neglect can occur for a number of reasons:

  • Understaffing
  • High staff turnover
  • Cost saving measures
  • Poor staff training
  • Abusive staff
  • Inadequate policies at a nursing home or assisted living facility

Medical neglect is always preventable and there is simply no excuse for this type of abusive and negligent behavior. Medical neglect can have serious and potentially deadly repercussions for patients and residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Someone who does not receive the proper medication or medical treatment that they need could suffer from serious complications or even life-threatening conditions. Someone who has diabetes, for example, and does not get the required amount of insulin that they need could face life-threatening complications, coma, and even fatal injury. It is important to stop medical neglect as soon as it occurs and to take steps to prevent it from happening in the first place.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have recovered more than $100 million in settlements and court wins for plaintiffs injured by the negligence of others. In addition to a track record of recovering damages for plaintiffs, Flaxman Law Group prides itself on a compassionate and professional approach to all clients. When you contact us, we will really listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and work hard to assist you. If you would like to know whether you have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group today.

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