Tamarac Inadequate Supervision
The reality is that adequate supervision is essential in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other care setting. Residents may need additional help in order to complete everyday tasks such as grooming. Supervision also ensures that injuries, accidents, and abuse or violence do not occur. When staff are negligent in providing adequate supervision, they are literally placing the lives of residents and charges at risk. If a loved one has been injured due to this type of negligence, you may have a legal claim against the assisted living facility or other liable parties.
Unfortunately, due to financial considerations, some nursing homes and assisted living facilities are understaffed or may have a lack of skilled, competent employees. This state of affairs can lead to serious cases of abuse and negligence in nursing homes in Tamarac and Florida. If a loved one has been affected by nursing home abuse or negligence, do not hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, confidential case review.Why Negligent Supervision Happens in Tamarac and Florida
There are many reasons why inadequate supervision occurs in assisted living homes, care homes, child care situations, nursing homes, and other care environments:
- High staff turnover rates
- Not enough staff members for the number of people needed
- Overcrowding and understaffing
- Poorly trained or incompetent staff
- Inadequate screening and hiring procedures for staff
- Abusive staff
- Poor policies
- Economic shortcuts
Unfortunately, many negligent care and negligent supervision cases are a type of “David and Goliath” situation. That is, the person injured may be a child or vulnerable adult and the family of this plaintiff may have a strong case and clear evidence of negligence but may be facing a powerful defendant in the courtroom. Defendants in these types of cases can be large companies that own care facilities and powerful insurance companies that represent them. In a court case, these defendants have virtually limitless resources, including teams of attorneys and large budgets, on their side. In some cases, liable parties are government agencies protected by special laws that limit their liability or provide strict statutes of limitation in these cases.
To help even the odds, it is important to work with a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney. A good attorney can build a strong case and can provide you with support during the legal or insurance process. A good attorney can protect your rights and aggressively pursue justice in your situation – even against very powerful defendants. Some attorneys even work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you can pursue a legitimate legal claim without having to worry about attorney fees and legal costs until and unless the attorneys recover money on your behalf. Then, if you win your case in court or reach an out-of-court settlement, the legal costs of your case will come out of your settlement.
When caregivers do not meet their responsibility to manage the safety and well-being of those in their care, the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group can meet with you in a free consultation to find out what options you can for seeking compensation for your family’s suffering and losses.