Hallandale Beach Medical Neglect
Negative medical outcomes can happen in any care environment. In some cases, they are honest mistakes or occur due to underlying medical conditions. In some situtaions, though, negative medical outcomes are preventable and occur due to medical neglect or medical malpractice in Hallandale Beach and other Florida communities. Medical malpractice refers to a situation in which a health care professional failed to act in a reasonable way to prevent injury or complication. Medical neglect is a specific type of malpractice or negligence that occurs when someone in care is not granted reasonable access to medical services or medical professionals. This form of neglect can occur in nursing homes and care homes, but it can also affect children at home or in schools. It can also affect patients in hospitals or clinics.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or medical complication due to someone's medical neglect, the attorneys of Flaxman Law Group understand that you have a range of options when it comes to personal injury attorneys. However, there are reasons why you may want to choose Flaxman Law Group to represent you or to offer legal advice. Not only do our attorneys have more than six decades of combined legal experience, but our founder and principal Charles Flaxman also has ten years of experience in the insurance industry as well as more than 25 years of experience as a trial attorney. This range of experience ensures that our attorneys have worked on medical neglect, medical malpractice, and personal injury cases similar to yours and have the legal experience to handle a range of defendants in personal injury cases. To find out more about how our legal services can help you, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free case review.Preventing Medical Neglect in Hallandale Beach and Other Florida Communities
There are several things that families can do to reduce the risk of medical neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities:
- Choose care facilities carefully. Research different facilities and get recommendations from doctors and friends. Investigate to see whether there are any complaints against the facility before placing a loved one in care.
- Keep lines of communication open. Visit a loved one in an assisted living facility, care home, or other environment regularly. If possible, make these visits unannounced. This is an opportunity to see whether a loved one is settling in well and whether they have everything they need.
- Respond quickly to any concerns or questions. If you notice that a loved one does not seem to be going to the doctor when needed or does not seem to be taking required medication or getting treatment for their condition, be sure to ask questions. If the management of the facility is not forthcoming, contact a personal injury attorney or the agency responsible for the facility. If you suspect that a loved one's life is in danger, contact authorities immediately to remove the resident and to get emergency help.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to medical malpractice or medical neglect you deserve to spend time with your family and you need to spend time on getting better. Flaxman Law Group works hard around the clock to ensure that all the details of your legal or insurance claim are handled to that you can focus on healing. Contact our full-service law firm today for a free case evaluation.