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Types of Elder Injuries/Accidents

Nursing home abuse and negligence attorneys in Hollywood, Miami, Homestead and other South Florida communities work with families whose elderly loved ones have suffered a range of nursing home injuries. If a senior family member has been injured in a case environment, you will want legal advice, even if you’re not sure whether you have a case.

If you need to speak to a South Florida or Hollywood nursing home abuse and negligence attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group. Our offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami serve the entire South Florida area and we offer free initial consultations so you can find out whether you have a claim without any cost or obligation. Reach out to us online or by calling 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) today.

Types of Injuries in Nursing Homes

Elder residents in nursing homes in Hollywood and South Florida can sustain a number of injuries, including:

  • Falls, which can lead to spinal cord injuries, broken bones, hip fractures, and other injuries
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bed sores
  • Bed bugs, lice, and other infestations
  • Dehydration and malnutrition
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Heart failure, kidney failure, and other organ failure
  • Fractures
  • Bruising
  • Skin Injuries
  • Injuries caused by bedrail accidents, including pinches
  • Scratches

In addition to the above, seniors may experience injury to their emotions and their mental state. Sudden changes in personality, withdrawn behaviors, depressive behaviors, sudden lack of self-care or loss of interest in regular activities should all be signs to investigate what is wrong. Whenever an injury occurs, whether it is a physical or mental injury, it is important to investigate and to find out what is wrong. Many types of injuries to seniors are signs of negligence or abuse and addressing abuse and negligence before it gets worse or escalates is important and could potentially save your elder family member’s life.

If you have noticed injuries in your elderly family member and are not getting adequate information or reassuring answers, contact a South Florida or Hollywood nursing home attorney. An attorney understands how to investigate instances of abuse, gather evidence and even file a claim so you can seek compensation for the injuries.

If you need a nursing home abuse and negligence attorney in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, or any surrounding areas, contact Flaxman Law Group online or at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN). Our legal team has more than 60 years of combined experience and we have already recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of injured individuals. Your first consultation with us is free of charge and comes with no obligation.