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Miami Lakes Assisted Living Negligence

Under Florida laws, assisted living facilities must have enough trained and qualified staff to offer a good standard of care and supervision for residents. Chapter 58-A of Florida's Administrative Code outlines the specific training and other qualifications expected of assisted living facility employees. Under the law, assisted living facilities in Miami Lakes and across Florida have an obligation to prevent and treat certain types of illnesses and conditions, including pressure ulcers, infected bedsores, and other conditions.

What happens when assisted living facilities violate these laws and rules? Unfortunately, all too often it results with patients getting injured or even killed as a result of negligence. If this type of negligence has affected you or your family, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group drink for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

Types of Assisted Living Negligence and Elder Abuse in Miami Lakes

There are many examples of assisted living negligence and abuse in Florida:

  • A resident is sexually assaulted or physically abused by staff or other residents
  • A resident wanders away from the facility and drowned or is killed in a road accident
  • People from the outside are allowed to wander into an assisted living facility due to inadequate security, and they may steal from or harm residents
  • A resident is overmedicated, sedated, or illegally restrained in order to make them more compliant and easier to handle
  • Residents are left alone in the room all day with no supervision and no help, allowing infected bedsores to form and leaving them without a high standard of care
  • Homes are overheated or under-heated, causing distress for ill residents
  • Residents are denied access to healthcare if they show signs of illness, making serious illness worse
  • Residents are not properly supervised when showering or taking care of other tasks, leading to slip and fall accidents as well as fractures
  • Residents are not given a good quality of life, so they spend much of their time alone and frustrated, leading to mental health problems as well as other issues
  • Residents are pressured to sign over assets or give money to owners or staff, leading to fraud and financial abuse
  • Residents are humiliated, yelled at, or otherwise emotionally abused by other residents or staff
  • Dangerous residents or residents with mental health issues are not treated or not housed separately, allowing them to victimize other residents
  • Residents are denied access to basics of life, such as food and water, medical care, and communication with the outside world
  • Residents are threatened to keep quiet about negligence or neglect when family and friends come to visit
  • Residents are not given adequate supervision or exercise, leading to deterioration of their condition
  • The facility is not correctly maintained, leading to accidents such as trip and fall accidents caused by debris or uneven floors
What You Can Do

If you have seen instances of abuse and neglect in an assisted living facility or if a loved one has been injured as a result of negligence or abuse, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) at any time of the day or night to speak with a live operator in order to schedule a free case review. You may even be able to get over-the-phone legal advice. Our team of attorneys can help you determine whether you have a claim or other legal options for helping a loved one who is in distress.