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South Miami Inadequate Supervision

Even simple tasks such as eating can become dangerous if someone has a serious condition which prevents them from taking care of themselves. Someone who is vulnerable and does not get adequate supervision while eating, for example, can become undernourished or malnourished because they do not eat enough. They may even be at risk of choking. Someone who has dementia or a condition that leaves them weak can be in severe danger when they shower or bathe, and can even be susceptible to drowning without proper supervision. When staff are negligent in providing supervision for residents and patients of an assisted living facility or nursing home, they can be held liable if injuries occur.

Has a loved one been injured due to nursing home negligence or abuse in South Miami or another Florida community? Has your child been injured due to the negligence of a babysitter, nanny, school, or other caregiver? Contact Flaxman Law Group immediately to get legal advice about your situation. Your family may be eligible for compensation that helps you provide adequate medical care as well as a better care environment for your loved one. Pursuing a legal claim also allows you to hold accountable parties responsible for their actions.

Proper Supervision

Patients in a nursing home or assisted living facility may need to be supervised correctly for number of everyday tasks and activities, including:

  • Grooming
  • Taking a bath or shower
  • Using the bathroom
  • Eating
  • Taking medication
  • Recreational activities
  • Walking, especially walking outdoors

Children in childcare settings may also need correct supervision at all times, including during:

  • Swimming or spending time near pools or bodies of water
  • Playing
  • Bathing
  • Eating

When correct levels of supervision are not provided, serious injuries and even fatalities are often the result.

What Is Adequate Supervision?

Depending on the situation, correct supervision may include:

  • Hiring enough qualified staff at a nursing home, care home, retirement home, or assisted living facility to provide good levels of supervision
  • Screening and training staff members
  • Running background checks on anyone who is in charge of caregiving for children and vulnerable adults
  • Hiring nurses or other professionals as part of the supervisory staff to ensure that medical issues can be attended to correctly
  • Providing adequate security, such as retired police officers or other persons to monitor an area
  • Having policies in place to ensure that correct levels of supervision take place
  • Having more than one person at a time responsible for supervision to ensure that everyone is correctly overseen
  • Ensuring that supervisors can see charges at all times
  • Identified riskier activities, times, or areas at a care facility, daycare, or school and providing added supervision as needed
  • Hiring enough supervisors or staff for the number of charges and ordering work shifts to ensure that there are always enough staff for correct supervision

When facilities, care homes, daycares, schools, and other environments fail to provide adequate levels of supervision, they can be held liable if their recklessness causes injury or an accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to negligent supervision in South Miami or anywhere in South Florida, find out about your legal remedies and options today. You can do so by calling Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) or by using the Flaxman Law Group website to arrange a free, no obligation case review. Flaxman Law Group is a full service law firm with three offices in South Florida.