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Years ago, families and elderly loved ones affected by Miami nursing home abuse and neglect had little recourse. In many cases, victims of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and elder care facilities went unheard and undefended. Today, we have come a long way to holding those who are responsible for such abuse accountable. However, far too many elderly residents still end up paying the price for nursing home neglect and abuse.
When families decide that they can no longer provide care for an elderly loved one, they often spend considerable time selecting a facility. Nursing homes and elder care facilities often charge significant amounts of money for the care that they provide, and most advertise that they provide caring, comfortable, and safe environments. However, each year there are reports of Miami nursing home negligence and abuse cases, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect in which staff fail to provide basic care for residents. In many cases, the families of victims only become aware of a problem when they notice symptoms of neglect and abuse.
Residents of Miami nursing homes and facilities often do get quality care. However in other cases residents are subject to financial abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. In some cases, they are simply neglected, and not provided with the basic care that facilities promise to offer. Abuse can come from a variety of sources, including other residents as well as staff members.
In cases where Miami nursing home abuse and neglect occurs, nursing homes can and should be held liable for the policies and the staff that they hire which allows the neglect and abuse to occur. Across the country, juries have awarded millions of dollars in compensation to victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. This money often helps victims and their families find safe new caregivers and allows families to pay for medical costs to help heal the injuries of abuse and neglect. Compensation for Miami nursing home abuse and neglect cases can be used to pay for medical costs, counseling, therapy, new care, and other expenses.
If you believe that someone you care for has become the victim of Miami nursing home abuse and neglect, it is important to contact a Miami personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you see abuse symptoms such as Miami slip and fall accidents, unexplained injuries, withdrawn behavior, or other signs, contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case.
The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group will work hard to protect you and your family. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group understands how painful the decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home can be. We understand that you want to protect your loved one and that you may have concerns about the care that they are receiving. The Flaxman Law Group can investigate possible instances of abuse, can apprise you of your rights, and can help ensure that your elderly loved one is in a safe facility.