North Miami Beach Assisted Living Negligence
Assisted living facilities in North Miami Beach and across Florida can offer congregate care services or Independent Living. In facilities offering congregate care services, residents usually have access to services, recreational activities, and communal meals together. Independent Living organizations offer residences but only limited additional services. Both these types of assisted living facilities are expected to provide a high standard of care.
When they do not and residents are injured as a result, families have legal options that they can explore. If you would like to discuss your case in a free and confidential consultation with a personal injury attorney, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group to arrange for your free appointment.Types of Abuse and Neglect in Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living facilities are expected to provide a high standard of care and a good quality of life for residents. After all, the entire point of these facilities is to provide a standard of care that families are unable to provide for loved ones. Unfortunately, as a number of investigative journalism pieces have shown, Florida's assisted living facilities do not always stand up to the patient Bill of Rights and other laws intended to protect the most vulnerable residents. There are many instances of assisted living negligence and abuse in North Miami Beach and across Florida. These cases include:
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- Medical abuse
- Lack of supervision
- Financial abuse
- Lack of access to food and water
- Poor security in assisted living facilities
- Inadequate screening of staff and residents
- Poorly maintained assisted living facilities
In these cases, residents can suffer severe illnesses, complications, and even physical injury or fatalities as a result of negligent practices in facilities. In many cases, families and friends notice that something is amiss but may have a hard time getting justice or answers. Assisted living facility owners and administrators may deny that there is anything wrong, may blame symptoms of abuse on an existing illness, or may refuse to provide answers.Seeking Justice in Cases of Elder Abuse and Assisted Living Facility Negligence
You deserve justice if a loved one has been affected by negligent assisted living facility staff. If a loved one has suffered catastrophic injury due to negligence or abuse, you may have legal options. You may be able to launch a criminal charge against the assisted living facility by contacting law enforcement. You may also have a civic legal claim. To find out for sure, you can reach a personal injury attorney in order to review the specifics of your case. Seeking a civil claim as well as criminal charges can make sense as it allows you to pursue financial resources with which can help you help a loved one get into a more compassionate and professional assisted living facility or another care setting where they will be well taken care of.
If you need legal advice or assistance, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have more than six decades of experience fighting on behalf of elder abuse victims, assisted living negligence survivors, and other personal injury plaintiffs. We can help you find local resources to help your loved one and we can aggressively pursue the case on your behalf if you are qualified to file a legal claim. Find out whether you have a case by contacting us today.