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Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Davie, FL

Law Offices of McCullough & Leboff, P.A. > Practice Areas > Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Davie, FL

DEHYDRATION, MALNUTRITION, FALLS, BED SORES AND OTHER ABUSE IN DAVIE NURSING HOMES

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Whether mentally or physically incapacitated, many elderly become vulnerable and no longer able to care for their daily needs. They enter nursing homes or assisted living facilities and rely on the facility’s doctors, nurses, and staff to provide vital care. Increasing numbers of the elderly enter nursing homes for rehabilitative or permanent care.

Many institutions are unable to keep up with the demands required by the increase in residents. Short-staffed nursing homes or those with staff who lack sufficient training are all too common. Tragically, as a result, many elderly residents do not receive proper medical or assistive attention, which can be both negligent and abusive to their well-being, resulting in further debilitating conditions, illness, or death. When nursing home management places profits above the quality of care, there may be grounds for legal action.

INDICATORS OF NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE OR ABUSE

How would you know if you or a loved one was a victim of nursing home abuse? While not an indication in every case, common symptoms associated with neglectful or abusive care often include:

Dehydration

Malnutrition

Falls

Fractures

Infections

Pressure ulcers or bed sores

Failure to medicate and monitor

Overuse of medication

Any time you visit a loved one in a nursing home and witness any of these signs or suspect abuse, it’s imperative to bring it to the attention of the nursing home as soon as possible. At the same time, seeking the advice and assistance of an experienced attorney can help ensure your loved one will get the help they need.

WARNING SIGNS OF NURSING HOME ABUSE

Residents need sufficient oversight in a variety of ways to keep them safe. Some of the nursing home’s obligations include:

Accurate administration of medications

Monitoring of physical conditions to avoid falls

Emergency medical care for worsening or changing conditions

Prevention from wandering off the premises

Protection from physical or sexual abuse from other residents

Freedom from exploitation of finances

As a family member of a nursing home resident, you have the right to ask about daily procedures for administering medications, the condition of the nursing home, and the care your loved one is receiving. If at any time you’re unable to obtain the requested information, seek the assistance of an experienced attorney who protects nursing home residents in Davie.

FILING A NURSING HOME ABUSE OR NEGLECT CLAIM

Unfortunately, many nursing homes do not correct or accept responsibility for their abuse or neglect unless facing legal action. By pursuing a claim, you often help change the practices of the nursing home to assist other residents in similarly dire situations. By bringing to light issues of abuse at a specific nursing home, you also help raise awareness for other families. Many families are not aware that nursing home abuse exists. If you file a claim, however, families learn what signs to look for so they can protect their loved ones.

In addition to awareness, filing a nursing home abuse claim can help to win a financial settlement for some of the damages your loved one has endured. The main type of settlement sought by families of nursing home abuse victims is payment for medical bills for abuse-related injuries. However, your loved one can also seek a cash settlement for pain and suffering caused by the abuse.

If you feel your loved one has been subject to nursing home abuse, there’s no better time than now to seek assistance from a trustworthy and experienced nursing home abuse attorney.

SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED NURSING HOME ABUSE ATTORNEY TODAY!

The nursing home abuse lawyers at McCullough & Leboff can help you determine whether you or your loved one has a claim against the nursing home. Our network of elder care experts in South Florida includes doctors, nurses, and professionals with nursing home/assisted living management backgrounds. In a coordinated effort, we can discreetly evaluate the special circumstances of your claim and gather the evidence to support your case. Our Davie personal injury attorneys have been very effective in negotiating settlements of these claims, but when the negotiations fail and a lawsuit is necessary to protect an individual’s rights, we are willing to take that step.

Call us at 954-989-3435 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with our experienced law team. Our lawyers have more than 48 years of experience assisting families in and around Davie, FL and are ready to assist you. Remember, it’s always the right time to protect your loved ones!

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At no obligation, our Florida lawyers at McCullough & Leboff offer a free consultation to discuss your potential nursing home abuse case. Call our Fort Lauderdale office at 954-989-3435 or our Miami office at 305-461-2500 today to arrange a consultation.

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