Nursing Home and Elder Abuse
Elderly adults in nursing homes are often in a position of vulnerability — they may be frail, ill, or without adequate help from friends and family. This means that they depend on the professionalism and care of nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, each year hundreds of nursing home residents suffer from abuse, neglect, and exploitation at the hands of the very nursing home professionals they entrust their safety to. In cases of this sort of betrayal, it is important for survivors to get help from qualified Florida attorneys, who can represent the nursing home residents in court and get them the quality of care they deserve.
Nursing home and elder abuse can describe a number of abuse scenarios. Elder abuse can involve physical or sexual abuse, which can lead to serious personal injury, since the elderly may have frail bones. Abuse against the elderly can also include emotional or psychological abuse. This can include humiliation, intimidation, or threats made against an elderly person. Emotional abuse can cause trauma and lasting harm. Another common form of elderly abuse involves exploitation. This involves a caregiver using the money or other resources of an elderly person for their own benefit, without the person's consent. Neglect is also a common form of abuse. It can include withholding basic care, food, and other necessities. In addition to causing physical harm, neglect can make an elderly person feel afraid and alone.
If you or a loved one have suffered from elder abuse, call the Law Offices of Flaxman Law Group. Our qualified Florida attorneys have experience in elderly abuse cases and we can help ensure that the survivor of the abuse gets the help and assistance they are entitled to by law. It is also important to keep in mind that many abusive or exploitative caregivers exploit or abuse more than one victim. By seeking help for yourself or a loved one, you may be helping victims who are too timid to speak out. If you know of an elderly person who may be suffering from abuse, Flaxman Law Group can help. Contact us online today or call 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN). We can set up a complimentary, no-obligation consultation to discuss your options.