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Homestead Failure to Prevent Dehydration, Malnutrition, Falls and Bed Sores

People who live in nursing homes, elder care facilities, or assisted living facilities are expected to be well taken care of. Families often pay substantial amounts of money to ensure that loved ones get the attention and care that they deserve. Assisted-living facilities and nursing homes are expected to provide a good standard of care and are expected to act in order to prevent problems such as bed sores, falls, dehydration, and malnutrition.

If you see signs of poor hygiene, injuries, or poor nutrition, you may have a nursing home negligence or abuse claim in Homestead or your community. To find out what can be done to protect a loved one from abuse and neglect, contact Flaxman Law Group for immediate assistance and a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Dehydration and Malnutrition

Facilities may cut costs by providing low-quality food or small portion sizes. They may also not provide residents with access to water, drinks, and snacks between meals, due to understaffing, poor policies, and other issues. There is simply no excuse for not providing adequate food and water to residents whose families are paying for these essentials of life. Dehydration and malnutrition can be especially dangerous for elderly loved ones who are already ill. Without adequate nutrients and vitamins, already frail patients and residents can get even more ill while dehydration can kill very quickly.

Trip and Fall Accidents

In addition to providing adequate food and water, caregiving facilities are expected to provide safe environments. This may mean installing grab bars in bathrooms and providing adequate supervision so that patients do not fall and fracture their hips or other bones. Unfortunately, trip and fall accidents in Homestead are quite common in nursing homes in cases where staff are negligent in providing a safe environment.

Bed Sores

Bed sores can occur if a patient is not moved often enough or is simply left to stay in bed. Bed sores can also occur due to poor hygiene or lack of adequate care. These injuries are completely preventable and can easily become serious and very painful if allowed to fester. They can become infected and lead to serious complications in elderly and ill patients.

If your loved one has been injured in Homestead or another South Florida community, you will want an aggressive personal injury attorney fighting for your rights. You want someone who will investigate all the possible causes of the injuries and find all possible liable parties so that you have the best chance of getting fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have a reputation for being aggressive and this aggressive approach to finding compensation has allowed them to recover more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs across South Florida. Our attorneys have handled car accident cases, elder abuse cases, and other personal injury cases similar to yours. To find out how much your case is worth and whether you have a case, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

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