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Hollywood Inadequate Supervision

In assisted-living facilities, daycares, and nursing homes, it is essential that children or residents get adequate supervision to prevent slip and fall injuries in Hollywood as well as other types of injuries. If a loved one does not get adequate supervision, they can easily get themselves into situation that can threaten their life. Each year, for example, residents of nursing homes where adequate supervision is not provided wander away and suffer devastating injuries.

If a loved one in care has been injured, your first question should be whether there was adequate supervision and adequate staff on hand to prevent the injury. If you would like more answers, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to review your situation.

What Causes Inadequate Supervision?

In many cases, assisted-living facilities, daycares, and nursing homes do not have adequate supervision due to under-staffing. Hiring less staff than is needed can help facilities cut costs, even though it can be dangerous for residents. In many cases, assisted-living facilities and other care settings also have under-supervision issues because of poor policies. For example, a facility may not have a policy that ensures that residents have someone on hand when they are getting changed or are taking part in other tasks that may require some assistance.

Lack of Supervision Leads to Dangerous Injuries

When choosing a day care, assisted living facility or nursing home for a loved one, it is important to carefully consider staffing levels and the supervision available for residents. Residents should always have assistance and supervision when they take part in tasks that could be potentially dangerous. Lack of proper supervision can easily lead to:

  • Inadequate security, with people from the street coming into resident rooms
  • Violence and abuse from other residents
  • Violence and abuse from staff
  • Trip and fall or slip and fall accidents
  • Lack of prompt medical care of someone has a medical emergency
  • Residents getting lost
  • Residents wandering away from the facilities and endangering themselves
  • Residents not getting the staff interaction they need to lead a full quality life

If you suspect a loved one has suffered an injury because of inadequate supervision, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community. An attorney can look into the situation and can help you investigate the facility. They can also help you advise you of your rights and can help you pursue a legal claim if you decide that is the appropriate thing to do. Seeking a legal claim in these types of cases can often promote important safety changes and can ensure you have the financial resources to put your loved one in a better situation.

If you're looking for compassionate, professional legal advice and counsel, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined experience and have helped thousands of personal injury plaintiffs and families recover more than $100 million in legal claims and settlements. To find out what Flaxman Law Group can do for you today, contact the law firm now for your free appointment.