Homestead Assisted Living Negligence
Assisted-living facilities are intended for the most vulnerable patients and residents – those who need help with everyday tasks and who cannot live by themselves. Unfortunately, when assisted living negligence takes place, residents and patients are sometimes too ill or to physically injured to be able to report the negligence or abuse that they have suffered. It is often family members and friends who notice that something is wrong and launch an investigation.
If you suspect that a loved one has been abused or neglected in an assisted living facility or nursing home in Homestead, is important to take steps right away. Negligence can lead to injuries, accidents, and even fatalities. For immediate assistance, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group at any time of the day or night for a free, no obligation case evaluation.What Does Negligence Involve?
Negligence can take many forms, including:
- Lack of adequate supervision for basic tasks that a patient or resident needs help with
- Lack of adequate food and water
- Inadequate personal hygiene
- Lack of proper clothing or heating for the weather conditions
- Lack of social interaction and kindness
- Lack of access to activities and small pleasantries that can make for a good quality of life
- Not providing basic necessities of life
- Intentionally over-medicating a patient so that they can be left in their room unsupervised
- Leaving a patient unattended in their room for extended periods of time
- Lack of adequate security at the facility
- Not responding to patient or resident requests or concerns
Negligence in assisted-living facilities can lead to serious consequences. For people who need additional help with everyday activities, negligence can make it difficult for them to complete basic tasks such as washing, dressing themselves, or even eating and drinking. Negligence that leads to incorrect supervision or inadequate security can lead to trip and fall accidents in Homestead, fractures, and serious or even life-threatening injuries.
Assisted-living facilities are intended to be staffed with carefully screened and trained staff members who can properly take care of residents. When facilities are negligent in providing the basics of life and quality care, families may have a legal claim and should pursue compensation if they are eligible so that they can protect their family members.
Do you want to protect a loved one who has been the victim of negligence in an assisted-living facility or nursing home in Homestead? You can always reach Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation in order to discuss your next steps. You will want to act quickly to remove your loved one from a potentially dangerous situation and you may want to secure compensation so that you can help your loved one rebuild their life after negligence and abuse. Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with many resources that your family can take advantage of. Our attorneys have already won more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs. Call today to find out what can be done in your situation.