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Miami Springs Physical Neglect

Physical neglect refers to a general sort of neglect – such as not providing food, water, shelter, or other basics of life – for someone in care. This type of abuse can happen in nursing homes, daycares, homes, assisted living facilities, and other care environments. In cases where physical neglect in Miami Springs has led to injury or a negative medical outcome, families may be able to pursue a legal claim. In cases where physical neglect has led to a fatality, families may have a wrongful death claim in Miami Springs or their community and may be able to pursue for damages associated with memorial costs, final medical expenses, and the loss of relationship or support.

The investigators, medical consultants, and expert witnesses who work with Flaxman Law Group can go through medical records and charts to uncover neglect. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined trial experience and understand how to build strong cases that persuade judges and juries. Contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) for a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your potential case.

Uncovering Physical Neglect

In cases of physical abuse, there may be obvious signs such as bruises, broken bones, and other serious symptoms. Physical neglect, unfortunately, can be far more subtle and this can make it easier for neglectful staff to continue their negligence and abuse. One of the best ways to detect physical neglect is to visit a loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home regularly, so that any issues can be spotted right away. If you notice signs of physical neglect – signs that can include poor grooming, body odor, inadequate clothing, unexplained weight loss, dehydration, and other signs – it is important to ask questions right away. If staff at a care facility are not forthcoming, it is important to contact the local government agency responsible for the facility as well as a South Florida personal injury attorney to find out what can be done to stop the abuse.

The Effects of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Miami Springs or Your Community Can be Serious

The effects of physical neglect can be long ranging and can affect many people. This type of neglect can:

  • Lead to a fatality for the victim
  • Lead to serious complications or health consequences for the victim
  • Lead to depression, anger, and personality changes for the victim
  • Make it hard for the victim to trust the staff or care environment
  • Be devastating for the family of the victim
  • Affect the relationship between the victim and their family, especially if the victim blames the family for the neglect or if the family feels guilty for what has happened
  • Result in a community’s failure to trust a nursing home or assisted living facility
  • Make it harder to provide adequate care for victim
Don’t Sign Away Your Rights

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have dedicated their lives to helping plaintiffs and their families. If a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, do not hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation. Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami. Thanks to the wealth of resources that the law firm has access to, Flaxman Law Group can handle every detail of the case, leaving families free to focus on healing.