Hialeah Assisted Living Negligence
Assisted living facilities exist to protect our most vulnerable and to provide them with a good quality of life, despite their illnesses and injuries. Assisted living facilities are expected to provide medical care as well as help with routine tasks that residents cannot complete on their own. When the staff at these facilities are negligent in their duties, vulnerable residents can seriously be injured or can sustain life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, residents in assisted living facilities often are unable to speak for themselves or may have a difficult time discussing the injuries that have occurred.
Often, it is up to the families of these residents to step in and take action when negligence or injuries have occurred. If a loved one has been affected by assisted living negligence or elder abuse in Tamarac or your community, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to schedule a free appointment to discuss your case. You may have legal options that could help you assist your loved one and help place them in a loving care environment.Is Your Loved One Affected By Assisted Living Negligence In Tamarac?
There are many signs that assisted living negligence is a problem for a loved one:
- Unexplained injuries
- Withdrawn or other unexplained behavior
- Bed sores
- Lack of grooming
- Body odor
- Unexplained weight loss
- Unexplained sexually-transmitted diseases
- Signs of fear or anger in the resident
- Inadequate clothing for the season or the occasion
In many cases, it is difficult to tell whether neglect and abuse are taking place. Residents may be embarrassed, frightened, or unable to speak of their injuries and abuse. It is important for friends and family to visit frequently so that they can see any instances or any symptoms of negligence and abuse. If possible, it is important to keep lines of communication with the resident open, so that the resident can report any problems or concerns.What Should You Do If You Suspect That Abuse Or Negligence Is Taking Place?
If you suspect that a loved one's life is in immediate danger or that a criminal act has been committed, it is important to contact law enforcement right away and to get the resident into a safer environment. Otherwise, it is important to report the incidents and injuries and to demand answers from the assisted living facility. If the facility is in violation of the rules of conduct that they are expected to adhere to, it is important to report the facility. If a loved one has been injured, you may also have the option of filing a legal claim, which can help you secure financial resources that can help you place your loved one in a better care setting.
Flaxman Law Group has dealt with many assisted living and nursing home negligence cases and understands how devastating these situations can be for entire families. Our compassionate staff and team of attorneys work around the clock to provide timely, compassionate, and honest legal representation and advice to clients. We believe that a legal team is not just about providing legal representation – it's also about providing an important step in the healing process. If you would like to speak with a member of our team, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case review.