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Davie Physical Neglect

When staff at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are negligent, the victims and residents of such a home are left at the mercy of a facility that does not provide the level of care and dignity that is essential for good emotional and physical health. Behind closed doors, plaintiffs may be the victims of abuse, neglect, and other dangerous situations that can affect their mental health and can also lead to infections, medical emergencies, depression, and even fatalities.

If a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Davie or your community, contact Flaxman Law Group at once for a free, no obligation case review. There may be things that you can do and working with a personal injury attorney by your side can increase the chances that you will be able to get the legal assistance available to you under Florida law.

The Red-Flag Signs of Physical Neglect in Davie and Florida Care Homes and Nursing Homes

All too often, it is easy to overlook physical neglect and it often goes unpunished. In many cases, the guilty party or staff of a long-term care facility is in a position to cover up their wrongdoing. They may blame infections and other signs of physical neglect on a pre-existing condition or on the overall poor condition of a loved one. Concerned family members may notice signs of neglect and abuse, such as:

  • Cuts
  • Bedsores
  • Bruises
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Dehydration
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Body odor
  • Poor grooming
  • Soiled bed sheets or clothing
  • Depression or personality changes
Proving Physical Neglect

In some cases, the staff at a long-term care facility may try to shrug these signs and symptoms off or may try to provide excuses for injuries. Concerned family members, however, should persist and demand answers in these cases. If no answers are forthcoming, it may be a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney in your community to find out what can be done. A personal injury attorney may be able to investigate the situation, find liable parties, and use every remedy available under Florida law to pursue a case in order to ensure that families and loved ones get the justice and compensation they deserve.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group are committed to protecting elder care abuse and neglect plaintiffs as well as their families. The attorneys want to see negligence and recklessness punished wherever neglect and abuse occurs. In some cases, this can be done through civil remedies in court. Pursuing a legal claim with Flaxman Law Group or another law firm can prevent physical neglect or abuse from happening again by holding those countable liable for their actions. Pursuing a civil claim can also help secure fair compensation for families so that families can provide medical assistance as well as a better care environment for loved ones. If you would like to know whether your family has a case, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free, no obligation case review.