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Fort Lauderdale Nursing Home Abuse

Fort Lauderdale Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

When caregivers at nursing homes, assisted living centers, and extended healthcare institutions subject those under their care to abuse or neglect, the caregivers and the nursing homes may be held liable for personal injury and wrongful death.

Recent statistics from HHS and NCAL indicate that today approximately 2.5 million elderly and disabled Americans reside at one of the 15,800 nursing homes or 28,000 assisted living facilities across the country.

Ft. Lauderdale Elder Neglect Lawyer

By all accounts, including eyewitnesses and surveys, nursing home negligence is a serious, ever-growing and under-reported problem that is reaching epidemic proportions. The number of senior citizens who depend on nursing homes and a variety of assisted living facilities for basic needs is steadily increasing. The monthly fees residents pay for care are costly, yet corporate owners of nursing homes and assisted living centers often place profits before the care of residents, and the nursing homes face staff shortages; existing staff often has inadequate training, may be overworked and underpaid, resulting in neglectful and abusive behavior to vulnerable residents.

Abuse and neglect are not always easy to recognize and are frequently covered up by nursing home staff. If a family member or friend is in a nursing home or assisted living center, it is important to always be on the lookout for signs of neglect and abuse.

Examples of nursing home negligence and abuse includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medication and Prescription Errors
  • Falls, Dislocations, and Fractures
  • Physical, Emotional, and Psychological Abuse
  • Inappropriate Use of Physical Restraints
  • Dehydration and Malnutrition
  • Bedsores and Infections
  • Financial Abuse and Exploitation
  • Negligent Supervision

If you have reason to believe that a friend or family member is being abused or mistreated, or has been the victim of caretaker negligence, we urge you to speak to an attorney immediately. Our firm has assisted hundreds of families that have suffered due to the mistreatment of a relative in an assisted care setting in Florida.

Please visit our Verdicts section to see some past results from the firm.

At Friedman, Rodman & Frank, our Fort Lauderdale nursing home neglect attorneys represent nursing home residents and their families. When you need legal help to protect the rights of a nursing home resident who is being mistreated and prevent further neglect and abuse, call our law firm at 877-448-8585 . Se habla Español / Nou Parle Creole.

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