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Deerfield Beach Elder Abuse

We can tell a great deal about a community by the way that it treats its seniors. While many nursing homes and caregivers in Florida work hard to provide loving and supportive environments for the elderly, however, there are many instances of abuse and neglect in care environments. Elder abuse and nursing home abuse in Deerfield Beach and Florida has devastating consequences not only on the seniors directly affected by the abuse but also on entire families.

If an elderly member of your family has been affected by abuse or neglect, you need a Florida attorney you can trust. The attorneys at the law firm of Flaxman Law Group have more than six decades of combined experience winning cases and negotiations on behalf of abuse and personal injury plaintiffs. If you need immediate assistance or legal advice or representation, give Flaxman Law Group a call at 866-352-9626 or use the website to contact us. Your initial consultation is free of charge and comes with no obligation.

Types of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take many forms, including:

  • Financial fraud and abuse
  • Physical abuse and battery
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Emotional or mental abuse
  • Medical abuse
  • Neglect

These situations can include one event or prolonged abuse and injury. In all cases, abuse and neglect can have devastating effects on the physical and emotional well-being of seniors.

The Effects of Elder Abuse in Deerfield Beach and Florida

Elder abuse can lead to many devastating consequences, including:

  • Bedsores
  • Infections
  • Medical complications
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fatalities
  • Falls
  • Illness
  • Medication errors
  • Wounds and injury
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or suicide
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration

For the elderly, the effects of abuse and neglect can be especially traumatizing. Medication errors and physical injuries, for example, can result in serious and even life-threatening injury. Someone who has underlying ailments may have a hard time recovering from even simple lacerations of fractures.

Why Contacting a Personal Injury Attorney is Important

Many families .know that if abuse or neglect affects a family member, they can report the abuse to authorities and to those in charge of the nursing home where the abuse took place. However, families have another choice: contacting a personal injury attorney.

A personal injury attorney can do several things for a family, including:

Informing the family whether they have a claim Helping the family find local resources to help the abused family member Investigating the abuse or neglect Gathering evidence of abuse and neglect Launching a civil claim to seek compensation on behalf of the injured family member

Filing a legal claim can help you seek justice in your case, even if you and your family have a hard time getting criminal charges filed against the abusers. Seeking legal remedies in civil court also allows you to seek compensation from all liable parties. Compensation, in turn, can help you pay for medical care for your family member, as well as quality care and counseling, giving them the best chance at recovery and healing.

Your first step in finding out about your legal options is contacting a personal injury attorney. If you need an attorney in South Florida, contact the law firm of Flaxman Law Group at any time. You can set up a free, no obligation legal evaluation with one of our attorneys by calling 866-352-9626 or by visiting our law firm website.

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