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Hialeah Physical Neglect

In some cases, neglect is so harmful that it can be considered a form of abuse. Physical neglect in Hialeah and other communities is one such example. In physical neglect cases, a caregiver in charge of a vulnerable adult or child fails to provide the basics for a reasonable life. For example, they may fail to provide adequate water or food, assistance with hygiene, or fail to provide heating or adequate clothing.

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Understanding Physical Neglect and Duty of Care

Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other medical or care facilities have a duty of care to patients and residents, which means they must provide patients with a reasonable quality of life and assistance. When care homes and other facilities fail to meet this standard of care, they can be held liable for any injuries or medical complications that result. If you or a loved one have been affected by physical neglect, it is important to review your situation with a personal injury attorney. You will want legal advice as you decide what steps to take in your situation as you seek justice and compensation.

Who is Liable in My Case?

Assisted living facilities and nursing homes can be held liable for negligence under federal and state laws if physical neglect or elder abuse in Hialeah or Florida occurs. In these cases, patients and their families can pursue all liable parties, which can include:

  • The nursing home, assisted living facility, or other facility where the abuse occurred
  • Staff
  • The owners and managers of the facility where abuse occurred
  • The agency responsible for overseeing the facility
  • Other residents of the facility
  • Other liable parties

Since physical neglect can lead to serious injury, it is important that concerned family and friends take action quickly if they suspect abuse or neglect is taking place. If you have questions, it is important to ask questions of the staff of the nursing home or care home. You can also contact the agency responsible for the facility. If, as is the case in many of these cases, you do not get answers, you may wish to contact a personal injury attorney to discuss legal options. A personal injury attorney can help you determine who the liable parties in your case may be and can give you legal advice about your situation.

If you are looking for a physical neglect attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group today. Flaxman Law Group is a full service Florida law firm with three offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami serving the entire Southern Florida region. Our aim is to provide you with fast, thorough, and expert legal advice as well as aggressive representation when you fight for your rights and compensation in court. Call us today at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to schedule your free, no obligation case assessment.