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Hollywood Assisted Living Negligence

Assisted-living facilities in Hollywood are designed to help protect those who are most vulnerable – those who cannot provide basic daily care for themselves. Assisted-living facilities are meant to provide the elderly and those who cannot help themselves with food, clothing, shelter, and the basics of life. When these facilities are negligent, the elderly and other patients often suffer. In many cases, those suffering in assisted-living settings are too fearful or ill to bring up instances of abuse and neglect.

If you suspect that a loved one who is in assisted living is a victim of neglect, contact Flaxman Law Group to review your options. These facilities take your money in order to provide a high standard of care, and when they fail to do so you may have legal options that allow you to remove your loved one from the facility and provide them with a better quality of care. Florida law does protect you, and to find out more about what Florida laws may apply in your case, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free consultation.

Signs Of Assisted Living Negligence

If you visit a loved one in an assisted-living facility regularly, you may notice various signs of negligence, including:

  • Lack of staff to assist the resident when needed
  • Weight loss
  • Withdrawn behavior or signs of depression
  • Poor hygiene
  • Poor grooming or lack of adequate clothing
  • Lack of access to water and food
  • Bruises and other injuries
  • Bed sores
  • Signs of bed bugs, lice, and other infestations

No one should have to live in conditions of negligence, but those who live in assisted living facilities often have no voice to speak for themselves. They may be too ill to speak up when they are the victims of negligence or neglect, or they may be too ashamed or fearful to speak up. In these cases, it is up to the friends and family of that person to help provide assistance.

What Can You Do If You Suspect A Loved One Is A Victim Of Negligence?

If you suspect that someone you care about is the victim of negligence, document as much evidence as you can. For example, if you notice signs of weight loss, dehydration, and other signs of neglect, note when you notice these issues and when you visited. If you are permitted to by the resident, you may want to take pictures of bruises and other signs of neglect.

You also want to speak with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community about the situation. There are Florida laws that allow you to seek compensation and seek a legal claim against a staff that is not providing adequate standards of care.

If you're looking for a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Flaxman Law Group is a team of personal injury attorneys who are committed to helping clients from all walks of life. We believe in compassionate, timely, and ethical legal advice. Even though we are a firm with many large resources, we have an open door policy and make sure that everyone who comes to us is able to get legal advice over the phone or in person in a free consultation.