Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
Nursing home facilities and elder care facilities are professionally-run environments, designed to help the elderly. When a family makes the difficult decision to place a loved one in an elder care facility, they usually do so because they want the elderly family member to receive a better quality of care than the family can provide. Unfortunately, while some facilities provide caring assistance, each year thousands of senior citizens are victimized in elder care facilities and in nursing homes. This victimization can include abuse, neglect, and exploitation by the very professionals entrusted to provide great care. Nursing home abuse and negligence often preys on those who are too fragile and frightened to defend themselves. Sadly, nursing home abuse and negligence often goes unnoticed by families and others outside the home.
All 50 states have passed some forms of law meant to protect the elderly who are dependant on caregivers. However, in order to access legal help, most elderly residents of facilities need help. Many residents of nursing homes are vulnerable because they are dependant on caregivers. They may hesitate before reporting abuse or negligence caused by a nursing home. It is up to concerned family and friends to notice signs of abuse. Caring friends and family may notice marks or bruises on an elderly person who is being abused. In cases of neglect, an elderly person may be malnourished, dehydrated, or may have untreated bedsores. Anyone who notices signs of abuse should contact law enforcement and qualified Florida attorneys. Flaxman Law Group have years of experience in defending nursing home residents from negligence and abuse and we can act as an advocate for your loved one.
In many cases, where one resident of an elder care facility is abused or neglected, there are usually other victims as well. Contacting a Florida lawyer in order to seek help, then, can actually help several residents avoid abuse. Qualified Florida attorneys can also help your loved one get assistance. Attorneys can investigate the situation, represent your loved one in court, ensure that the elderly person is removed to a safe place, and can ensure that the survivor of abuse gets compensation that can help them get the treatment and help they may need.
If you think that an elderly relative or friend is suffering from nursing home abuse or nursing home negligence contact us online or call us at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN). We can set up a free, no obligation consultation to explain to you what you can do immediately to help. The experienced Florida lawyers at Flaxman Law Group can help you understand your rights and can show you what options you have.