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Miami Physical Neglect

It is difficult for any family to place a loved one in a care environment, and most families make the decision to do so in order to give a family member a better quality of life. When staff in these care homes are abusive or negligent, it is devastating for families. Families may feel guilty or angry that despite their efforts a loved one has been injured. In cases of physical abuse and other types of elder abuse in Miami and Florida, it is important to fight back. You can do so by contacting a personal injury attorney to find out what type of legal remedies may be possible in your case.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined experience in personal injury law. If you or a loved one has suffered pain and losses due to physical neglect, contact our full service law firm in South Florida to set up a free case assessment.

What are the Signs of Physical Neglect in Miami and Florida Nursing Homes and Other Care Situations?

Physical neglect can have some signs, such as:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained loss of mobility or worsening physical condition
  • Poor grooming
  • Body odor
  • Lack of adequate or clean clothes for the patient
  • Inappropriate clothes for the weather
  • Lack of interaction for the patient (i.e. the resident stays in their room almost all the time)
  • Depression or personality changes
  • Signs of lice or other infestations
  • Bedsores
What You Should do if You Suspect Physical Neglect

If you see any symptoms, it is important to get answers. You may start by speaking with the person in charge at the nursing home or assisted living facility. If you are not able to get the answers you need or if you suspect that physical neglect is continuing to occur despite staff reassurances, you will need to act further. This may mean filing a legal complaint against the assisted living facility or nursing home. If you suspect that a loved one's life is in danger, it can also mean contacting local authorities. A good option for many families is to contact a personal injury attorney to find out whether there is a legal claim in the case. Unfortunately, in some cases managers and owners of assisted living and other care facilities will only act in cases where legal action or financial penalties are a possibility.

Charles Flaxman, founder Flaxman Law Group has spent decades developing a reputation in the legal industry for court wins. In fact, Charles Flaxman is part of the million dollar advocates forum, an exclusive group of advocates who have won multimillion dollar cases on behalf of clients. Before dedicating his life to the law, Charles Flaxman worked in the insurance industry for 10 years and has a unique perspective of the insurance industry as a result. When it's time to face an insurance company across the courtroom or across the negotiating table, this expertise can be put to work for you. Charles Flaxman and his team of attorneys at Flaxman Law Group are completely committed to protecting the rights and legal options of personal injury victims. Our aim is to fight for the justice that everyone deserves.

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