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Deerfield Beach Assisted Living Negligence

Florida Statute §429.28 outlines the Resident Bill of Rights for residents of assisted living facilities. Residents are supposed to have quality services, a good standard of life, and a reasonable and safe living environment. Unfortunately, some assisted living facilities are negligent in following the rules and violate the laws that are intended to keep residents safe.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have seen firsthand how devastating the results of assisted living negligence and abuse can be. Often, this type of abuse and negligence affects those who are most vulnerable and those who may feel they have little recourse for help. If you would like to discuss your legal options, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free consultation.

Types of Assisted Living Negligence in Deerfield Beach and Other Communities

There are many types of assisted living negligence that can result in serious injury:

  • Under-medication or over-medication
  • Lack of access to medical care
  • Lack of supervision
  • Understaffing
  • Lack of access to food and water
  • Lack of security measures in the assisted living facility
  • Lack of screening and training of staff
  • Overuse of restraints or sedatives
  • Lack of adequate heating or air-conditioning

Assisted living facilities and other facilities designed for the vulnerable must meet certain rules and conditions in order to operate. They must provide a high standard of medical care and other types of care for their residents. Unfortunately, in some cases owners and administrators cut corners or fail to provide a high standard of care. In these cases, it often falls on the friends and family of residents to step forward and to demand that changes be made.

Making Changes in Abuse and Negligence Cases

Unfortunately, getting changes to take place is difficult. Law enforcement is often limited in what they can do and assisted living facility owners and administrators may claim that no abuse or negligence is taking place. The government agencies that are supposed to be looking checking on assisted living facilities often have small budgets and are unable to look into every claim of rule violations or negligence. In many cases, families turn to the civil court system in order to seek justice and compensation on behalf of their loved ones.

Flaxman Law Group is willing to take cases on a contingency fee basis, so if you think that you have a strong case but are concerned about legal costs, we may be able to take on the risk for you. Working on a contingency fee basis means that you do not pass for any legal costs until and unless we reach a settlement in your case or win your case in court. Flaxman Law Group also understands that sometimes families have a strong case but may not have the money to face strong defendants such as insurance companies and assisted living facilities in court. That's also why we offer a free, no obligation consultation to all new clients. Getting an honest legal appraisal of your situation costs nothing and comes with no risk, so you don't have to worry about legal costs and the high cost of legal care as you try to help a loved one.