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Homestead Physical Neglect

In nursing homes in other caregiver environments – such as assisted living facilities – families expect that their loved ones are being properly cared for and are being provided with the basics of life. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect as well as neglect and abuse in other care environments occur every year in Homestead and across Florida. A common form of neglect involves physical neglect, which involves not providing a resident or patient with the basics of life.

Has a family member or friend been seriously injured through physical neglect by a caregiver? Contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free case evaluation so that you can discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney. You may have options for getting your loved one into a safer environment and securing compensation so that you can pay for better quality care. Flaxman Law Group attorneys have more than 60 years of combined trial experience helping families just like yours.

What Is Physical Neglect?

Physical neglect can involve many things, including:

  • Not providing adequate shelter
  • Not providing adequate clothing for the weather and temperature conditions
  • Inadequate food and water
  • Not caring for a patient to resident’s hygiene and personal grooming
  • Not providing the basics of life, including food, water, and medical care
  • Not supervising patients who require help with everyday activities

In some cases, victims may be too injured or scared to report neglect and abuse. However, physical neglect may leave some clues, including:

  • Unexplained bruises and injuries
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • Infestations of head lice and other types of infestations
  • Bed sores
  • Weakness and unexplained illness
  • Poor grooming
What Can You Do if You Suspect Abuse or Neglect?

If you suspect that a loved one is being neglected or abused in a caregiver environment, you and your family deserve answers. Ask the facility for a full investigation and if you do find signs of neglect and abuse, contact a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your community in order to find out what can be done. You may have a legal claim against the facility or caregivers and you may be able to remove your loved one from the neglectful environment in order to place them in a better care environment.

Flaxman Law Group believes that every case is different, which is why every client deserves to be treated with respect and deserves to have their specific needs addressed. Flaxman Law Group attorneys meet with clients individually in free, no obligation case evaluations. This is a chance to meet with clients one-on-one not only to address their concerns but also to give clients a chance to find out more information about the specifics of their case. It can be difficult to tell whether you have an injury claim, but speaking with a compassionate and professional attorney at Flaxman Law Group one-on-one can help address some of your concerns and can help you find out how much your case may be worth. Call 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) today for a free, no obligation case evaluation.