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Deerfield Beach Medical Neglect

Medical neglect in Deerfield Beach and in Florida does not just affect the elderly. It truly affects us all. Entire families are devastated to learn that a loved one has suffered medical neglect or abuse and the longer we allow abuse such as this to go on, the more likely it is that future generations will also suffer from neglect and abuse as they age. In addition, medical neglect can also affect patients in hospitals and clinics and can also affect children in the home or at school. It is not just an issue of nursing home abuse and neglect.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group believe that it is imperative to help those who have been the victims of medical neglect. It's why Flaxman Law Group works around the clock to help people who have been injured by medical neglect, nursing home abuse and negligence, and other forms of personal injury in Deerfield Beach and South Florida. If you would like to find out whether you have a claim or whether other legal options are available in your case, contact Flaxman Law Group today at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) for a free, no obligation case assessment.

When Medical Neglect is Care Issue

Although medical neglect can happen in many environments, it does tend to affect those in nursing homes and care environments most. Some nursing homes and care environments fail to provide residents and patients with basic medical needs. This can include:

  • Not following doctor's directions about medical treatment and lifestyle changes needed for a resident
  • Not monitoring a patient's medical well-being or symptoms
  • Not responding appropriately to symptoms or complaints of distress
  • Not providing medication as requested by a physician
  • Overmedicating or under-medicating a patient or resident
  • Not treating infections
  • Not treating infestations of bed bugs or lice appropriately
  • Denying access to dentists, doctors, and other medical professionals
  • Not managing and treating ongoing medical conditions or chronic conditions

These types of medical neglect can have severe and even dire consequences. When someone with a chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, for example, is not monitored correctly and is not given the adequate treatment, they may develop heart failure or may suffer from a stroke or heart attack. Someone who has an infection or even a dental cavity can eventually develop life-threatening infection of the blood known as sepsis without adequate medical attention.

Addressing Medical Neglect in Florida

Unfortunately, medical neglect is a real problem cross Florida, including in child care settings, nursing homes, care homes, assisted living settings, and long-term care facilities. Each year, this form of abuse and neglect causes fatalities and heartbreak for families.

The team of attorneys at Flaxman Law Group has gone head-to-head with some of the largest insurance companies in the country as well as government entities and smaller defendants, including nursing homes. We have helped recover more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs and would be happy to meet with you in a free, confidential case evaluation to discuss your legal options for redress.