Fort Lauderdale Nursing Home Abuse
Fort Lauderdale is located in southern Florida's Broward County. As one of the largest cities in Florida, Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America for its canal system. In fact, just as in Venice, you can take the gondola along Fort Lauderdale's canals. Due to the canals and due to the fact that Fort Lauderdale is a major port of call for cruise ships, millions of tourists visit the city each year.
When choosing and elder care facility in Fort Lauderdale, be sure to carefully research any facility well in advance. Be especially wary of any nursing homes that seem understaffed. Staffing shortages are a major cause of negligence, abuse, neglect. Poorly staff nursing homes are more likely to be the site of Fort Lauderdale slip and fall accidents, injuries, neglect, and abuse. Some studies suggest that up to 54% of nursing homes do not meet minimum requirements when it comes to nurses aides who feed and bathe residents. Some studies suggest that 24% of nursing homes fail to meet the requirements for total staff numbers while 31% lack the number of registered nurses required. When speaking with a potential nursing home, make sure that you determine not only overall staff levels but also access to nurses, doctors, and specialized staff as well.
In many assisted living facilities, nurses are in charge of residents when doctors are not on site. It is important for nursing staff and doctors of the facility to have good communication policies to ensure that injuries, medical emergencies, and abuse do not occur. Poor communication can lead to incorrect medication, misdiagnosis, dosage mistakes, and other common problems that can lead to fatalities and serious complications.
If you suspect that an elderly loved one is the victim of South Miami nursing home abuse and neglect , don't just select a personal injury attorney from an advertisement or the Yellow Pages. Contact the Flaxman Law Group to get free information about our law firm's experience and qualifications. Set up a free, no obligation consultation to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney about your case. The Flaxman Law Group can help you understand your rights and options so that you make an informed decision in your case. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group have decades of experience helping abuse and injury victims. As a full-service law firm, the Flaxman Law Group also has access to many resources, including private investigators, that can help document and investigate possible abuse situations. If abuse and neglect is occurring, it is an emergency. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to get the process started for helping your elderly loved one.
If you suspect that an elderly loved one is the victim of Fort Lauderdale nursing home abuse and neglect, contact the Flaxman Law Group at once. The longer that an elderly loved one is the victim of abuse and neglect, the more likely they are to suffer permanent injury or even fatalities. The compassionate caring legal team at the Flaxman Law Group can advise you on how to protect your elderly loved one and can aggressively pursue a case on your behalf to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss the rights and options you have to protect your loved one.