Miami Gardens Elder Abuse
Elderly residents in nursing homes, hospices, assisted-living facilities, and other facilities are often vulnerable if caregivers and staff are negligent or abusive. Residents who are the subject to nursing home abuse and neglect in Miami Gardens or any community can develop bed sores or can suffer from dehydration and malnutrition. In some cases, they may develop dangerous complications due to medical errors. In other cases, physical or sexual abuse leaves loved ones not only isolated but with potentially life-threatening injuries.
To schedule a free, no obligation case review with one of the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group, call today at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) or visit our website. Our legal team serves Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, South Miami Heights, Broward County, and all of South Florida. If you or a loved one has been injured by abuse, you can contact us for a thorough and compassionate legal evaluation of your case – all with no cost and no commitment.Financial Abuse: a Common Form of Elder Abuse in Miami Gardens and Florida
Seniors are targeted by fraudsters a number of ways and financial abuse is a common form of abuse perpetrated against the elderly. There many signs that this type of abuse has taken place:
- Power of attorney has been changed
- Large transfers of money or large gifts take place
- An elderly person suddenly has less money or does not have any money to pay for everyday expenses and living expenses
- An elderly person is being given documents to sign but states that they don’t understand them
- An elderly person loses assets, such as their home or car
In many cases, it is difficult to see when financial abuse takes place. Seniors may rely on caretakers to pay the bills and this may mean that caretakers have access to accounts. A family may not notice large withdrawals right away, or may assume that gifts and money are being given freely – sometimes the line between coercion and consensual giving is difficult to spot. A senior may not know that they have been taken advantage of or may be too embarrassed to step forward. For all these reasons, it is important to investigate thoroughly whenever financial abuse is suspected.What Should You Do if You Suspect Elder Abuse?
If you believe that financial abuse or another types of abuse has taken place, contact the police and get legal advice about your situation. You will need to launch an investigation into the situation and may be able to pursue the perpetrators in court to get back some or all of the money an elderly loved one has lost.
One thing you will want to do as well is to contact a personal injury attorney. At Flaxman Law Group, our South Florida personal injury attorneys have experience and knowledge litigating elder abuse cases and assisted living facility cases. Our experienced and professional team of legal professionals works around the clock to build strong personal injury and elder abuse cases. We carefully review medical records and launch investigations so that we can gather evidence of wrongdoing and abuse. We hire and work with medical experts and consultants to find out exactly where caregivers failed to meet the duty of care to their clients. We work hard to hold all liable parties accountable and we aggressively seek justice and compensation on behalf of victims who have been affected by abuse and neglect. If you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of abuse and neglect, do not hesitate to contact our full-service law firm for a free, personalized, no obligation case review.