Hallandale Beach Elder Abuse
Patients and residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities may rely on staff and caregivers to assist with basic daily needs such as personal hygiene or eating. When basic needs are not met or when caregivers are neglectful or abusive, patients and residents may feel helpless and may suffer serious health setbacks as a result of their situations. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and negligence in Hallandale Beach and other Florida communities is an ongoing problem.
If you or a loved one wants to pursue a personal injury or abuse claim, contact the law offices of Flaxman Law Group to set up a consultation with one of lawyers. In a free and confidential case review, we can discuss your legal options and answer your questions. Our legal team can offer legal advice as well as personalized and thorough assessments of your situation and potential claim. Contact Flaxman Law Group today by using our website or by calling 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626).Pursuing Charges in Elder Abuse Cases
In elder abuse cases, you may have the option of filing criminal charges, civil charges, or both. Since abuse is against the law, if a loved one has been the victim of sexual assault, physical abuse, financial abuse, fraud, or neglect and nursing home or other care facility, you have the option of contacting the authorities in order to press criminal charges. Perpetrators will have to face the court of law and may be charged with a crime and may have to spend time in jail for their actions.
Regardless of how a criminal case works out and regardless of whether you press criminal charges, you may also have a civil claim. In a civil claim, you can pursue compensation from liable parties. For instance, if an elderly loved one has been injured while staying in a nursing home, assisted living facility, retirement home, or other care environment, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the owners, managers, and staff of the facility. You can seek compensation from these liable parties and their insurance carriers for any medical costs that you and your loved one have occurred, any property damage that has occurred, as well as the cost of care. You can then use this compensation to pay for medical care as well as a better care environment for your loved one.Contacting a Personal Injury Attorney in Elder Abuse Cases
The decision to pursue charges in an elder abuse case can be very difficult. If you suspect that a loved one is abused, it is a good idea to get legal advice about your situation. An attorney can help you understand what your options are and can help you pursue a claim if that is what you decide to do. A personal injury attorney in Hallandale Beach or your community can investigate allegations of abuse and can build a strong case for you and your family.
At Flaxman Law Group, our attorneys pride themselves on being hard-working advocates for victims of elder abuse and other types of personal injury. If you or a member of your family ever suffer a serious injury in South Florida, we hope you will give our law firm a call at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626). Your initial consultation with us comes with no cost and no commitment. It is your chance to get information about your rights and your chance to get a thorough and personalized evaluation of your situation.