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Pembroke Pines Medical Neglect

Medical advances mean that seniors are able to live longer and stay active later in life. However, in order to enjoy these benefits it is important to provide access to quality medical care and attention. When patients and residents in nursing homes, care homes, assisted living facilities, retirement homes, and other facilities do not get adequate access to medical care, serious complications and even fatalities can occur. Medical neglect is a very real and very dangerous part of some nursing home abuse and negligence cases in Pembroke Pines and other Florida communities.

No one wants to imagine that their loved one will be ignored when they show symptoms of an infection or other serious illness and no one wants to believe that staff at a nursing home will refuse to provide the medication or treatment suggested by a doctor, but unfortunately the attorneys of Flaxman Law Group have seen many situations where just this type of neglect and abuse occurs. If you believe that a loved one has been affected by elder abuse or neglect in your community, contact our full-service law firm for a free case consultation. There may be legal remedies that you can apply to the situation in order to seek compensation and justice on behalf of your loved one.

Medical Neglect in Pembroke Pines and Florida Does not Just Affect Seniors

Medical neglect is often seen as a type of nursing home abuse and neglect in Florida. However, it can affect a range of patients and Florida residents, including children and special needs adults. Medical neglect can occur when:

  • Parents, foster parents, and child caregivers do not provide basic medical services, such as dental care, to children
  • Child caregivers do not notice and take children in to see medical professionals when children show symptoms of illness
  • Staff at care homes and long-term care homes under-medicate or overmedicate patients or residents
  • Staff at assisted living facilities fail to get medical attention for a patient who is ill or injured

Any time that someone refuses to provide adequate medical services for a patient, child, or resident they may be committing medical neglect and may be putting someone at risk of serious complications or injury.

Seeking Justice in Medical Neglect Cases

If you need to speak to a personal injury attorney today, contact Flaxman Law Group. Charles Flaxman of Flaxman Law Group is not only the founder and principal of the firm, but he is also a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Law School, where he graduated in the top 2% of his law class. With more than 30 years of trial experience, he has won over $50 million on behalf of plaintiffs across Florida. He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Florida Supreme Court, to name just a few. If you would like to find out what Charles Flaxman and the rest of the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group can do for you in your case, contact our full-service law firm today for a free case assessment.