Miami Elder Abuse
Elder abuse in Miami and Florida is a serious but often hidden crime. In many cases, seniors are reluctant to speak out about emotional, financial, medical, physical, or sexual abuse because they feel shame or because they fear their abusers. In some cases, an elderly family member may be too ill to speak out. Those who are responsible for the care of elderly persons need to be held accountable. If they neglect their charges or abuse them, they should be held responsible to the fullest extent of the law.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group offer focused and personalized attention for plaintiffs. If you suspect that a family member has been affected by abuse, contact our law firm at any time for an honest and thorough legal evaluation of your situation. Our law firm offers no cost, no commitment consultations for all new clients. Simply call 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) or use our website or email to contact our law firm and set up your free appointment. Our phone lines are staffed around the clock, so you can always reach someone if a loved one has been injured and you don’t know where to turn.What Types of Injuries Can Happen in Nursing Home Abuse Cases in Miami and Florida?
Physical elder abuse as well as medical abuse and neglect and sexual assault can lead to devastating situations, including medical complications, slip and fall accidents, and more. Seniors who have been the victim of abuse can suffer from:
- Head injuries
- Medical complications
- Medication overdoses
- Broken hips
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
These complications and conditions can not only cause pain and suffering, but they can also be potentially life-threatening in some cases.Physical Injury and Abuse Can Be More Serious for the Elderly
In many cases, seniors have a harder time recovering from a serious injury due to pre-existing medical conditions and due to overall poor physical condition. A senior who has suffered a hip fracture in a nursing home, for example, may never recover fully from their injuries. Similarly, an elderly person who catches pneumonia because of the negligence of an assisted-living facility may succumb to the illness. It is very important to stay alert for any signs of abuse and to address them immediately.Seeking Justice for Seniors
Someone who has lived a long life and has acquired a lifetime of wisdom deserves our respect and compassion. If your family member is being abused by a caregiver and would like to seek legal remedies, contact Flaxman Law Group. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined experience. We are proud of the fact that we have helped secure more than $100 million in settlements and court wins on behalf of clients because we have seen firsthand how these wins have helped injured parties pay for medical care, counseling, incidental expenses, and other damages. We know that pursuing justice can empower plaintiffs and change their lives. If you or a loved one has been injured by nursing home neglect or abuse, feel free to contact our law firm at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) or through our website for a free case review.