Kendall Assisted Living Center Neglect Attorney
Nursing homes, assisted living apartments and other elder care facilities have an obligation to provide proper medical treatment and appropriate care for residents.
In fact, there's something called the Nursing Home Residents' Bill of Rights.
Unfortunately, neglect and abuse in nursing homes happen all-too frequently and can lead to serious injuries and illnesses. When nursing homes fail to protect residents, they should be held accountable to compensate victims of neglect and abuse.
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If you suspect that someone you love has been the victim of neglect in a South Florida nursing home, it's important to talk with a lawyer as soon as possible. At the Miami law firm of Ferrer Shane, our personal injury attorneys will represent you and an injured loved one. Call 305-262-2728 or contact us online for a free consultation to learn more about what you can do about nursing home abuse and neglect.
Common Instances of Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home neglect and abuse can occur in many ways, including:
- Malnutrition or poor diet
- Bed sores and broken bones
- Nursing home falls
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Prescription and medication errors
- Unexplained injuries
- Improper or insufficient medical treatment
Many of these incidents happen because of understaffing or poorly trained staff members who are not equipped to handle the wide range of resident needs. Other errors happen because nursing homes fail to conduct proper background checks to ensure their workers don't have violent criminal pasts. None of these reasons is acceptable, and the incidents often lead to serious patient injuries and deaths.
Speak With an Attorney at Ferrer Shane to Protect Your Loved One
When it comes to protecting those you love, it is important to talk with a lawyer immediately about your rights. Send us an email or call 305-262-2728 for a free initial consultation.