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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse in Miami, Florida

Elder abuse in Miami, Hollywood, and other South Florida communities can be perpetrated by caregivers, including caregivers who are family. Caregivers in assisted living facilities or nursing homes can also harm seniors. In fact, elder abuse can be perpetuated by anyone who is close enough to a senior to harm them. This can include contractors, family members, and others in contact with a senior. In some cases, other residents at a nursing home may also be perpetrators of sexual abuse and other forms of abuse.

If a senior citizen is harmed or abused in a Miami nursing home or care facility, it is important to consult with a Miami personal injury attorney who has experience with elder abuse cases. In these situations, a personal injury attorney can advise you and help you determine who all liable parties are. Nursing homes are responsible for ensuring they hire qualified staff and provide the support needed to offer a safe and loving care environment. When they are negligent, they can be held liable for their neglect.

If you find yourself in this difficult situation, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience helping abuse victims, families, and other plaintiffs for the justice and compensation they deserve.

How can I keep my family member safe from elder abuse in Miami or my community?

There are several ways you can reduce the risk of senior abuse or elder abuse:

  • If you're placing a loved one in a nursing home or assisted care facility, do your due diligence and research the facility carefully to choose the best option in your family.

  • Visit elderly loved ones and friends often, especially with unexpected and unplanned visits.

  • Keep lines of communication open and make sure elderly loved ones know they can count on you if they have any worries or concerns.

  • Report possible signs of abuse and neglect immediately and ask for a thorough investigation. Ask for additional support if you are not satisfied with the results.

What can I do if a family member or friend has been the victim of elder abuse or nursing home abuse in Miami or Florida?

You can encourage them to contact police and a personal injury attorney in Miami or their community. If you have a family member who has been the victim of abuse, you can contact an elder abuse attorney in Miami or your community to explore all your legal options. An attorney can gather evidence of wrongdoing, find all liable parties, and seek compensation for your family member’s injuries so they can afford better care. If you like to speak to an elder abuse attorney in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami or surrounding areas, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation.

The team at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined experience providing compassionate and professional care to plaintiffs in the South Florida community. We work with a network of investigators, medical experts, and other professionals to investigate and build a strong case for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.