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North Miami Beach Physical Neglect

Physical neglect in North Miami Beach and other Florida communities is a type of abuse that involves not taking care of someone’s basic physical needs. It can involve not providing someone with adequate food or water, clothing, or shelter. This form of abuse can affect children in a parent’s care or it can affect vulnerable adults and seniors in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, care homes, and other facilities. In all cases, it can lead to serious injury, malnutrition, medical complications, and even fatalities.

If you or someone you love has been affected by physical neglect, contact the compassionate and experienced personal injury attorneys at Flaxman Law Group. You may have a legal claim that allows you to secure compensation so that you can assist an injured loved one with medical attention and other services. Your initial consultation with our full service law firm is free and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing by getting a legal evaluation of your situation.

The Victims in Physical Neglect Cases

Many vulnerable people can be affected by physical abuse and neglect, including:

  • Children in their homes
  • Children in the care of a parent, babysitter, or other caregiver
  • Vulnerable adults in assisted living facilities or care homes
  • Elderly residents in nursing homes, retirement communities, and other care facilities
  • Adults in palliative care or other care environments

Caregivers in all of these environments have a duty of care to provide their charges with adequate physical help and the basics of life. When they fail to do so, they can be held accountable if their recklessness or abuse leads to injuries or harm.

Why Physical Neglect Happens

Nursing home abuse and neglect in North Miami Beach and Florida, including physical neglect, can occur as a result of:

  • Improper screening of staff
  • High staff turnover
  • Overworked or underpaid staff
  • Understaffing
  • Staff who have mental health issues
  • Poor policies at the facility that do not ensure everyone gets adequate care

There is no excuse for physical neglect and other forms of neglect and abuse at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. If someone you love has been a victim of inadequate staffing or other concerns, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney in your community to find out what can be done. Seeking justice and compensation is not only your right, but it can help you secure the financing you need to place your loved one in better care environment.

The families of nursing home neglect and abuse victims have the legal right to seek out compensation and justice in their cases. The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group have been committed to helping clients get justice and compensation for more than 35 years. If you would like to find out what is possible in your case, do not hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) for an initial free, no obligation case review. Your free consultation is your chance to get answers from our legal staff and to review your options.