Placing a loved one in the care of another person or living facility can be a nerve-wracking experience. You expect that your loved one will be treated with the best care, but sometimes, caregivers and facilities fail to meet your expectations. Many elders suffer abuse or abuse while in the care of another, but their abuse goes unreported. Often, when elders suffer abuse, their family members assume their injuries are simply the result of old age or are an adverse result of normal medical procedures. Elder abuse injuries include:
- Bone fractures
- Injuries from falls
- Unexplained bruising
- Pressure sores (also known as bed sores)
- Rapid or severe weight loss
Elders can suffer abuse or neglect in a number of different scenarios, including at the hands of caretakers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and residential care facilities. Some nursing homes and assisted living facilities house hundreds of elders at any given time, leaving the staff overextended. These facilities are more concerned about financial gain than providing adequate care to the residents. Due to the overcrowding, the staff does not live up to the level of service the facility purports to provide, leaving the elderly abused or neglected. Elder abuse can be a result of lack of attentive supervision, improper patient screening and understaffing. Abuse and neglect threatens the health and well being of all elders, whether living in a facility or not. Abuse and neglect leads to much pain and suffering to the elder and their family.
Every life deserves dignity, no matter how sick and frail the elder is. Do not let someone take away your loved one’s dignity. If you believe your loved one has suffered elder abuse or your loved one has died while in the care of another, you need to contact the Miami elder abuse attorneys at Friedland | Carmona today! The Broward elder abuse attorneys specialize in personal injury cases and have devoted their careers to helping victims recover compensation for their injuries. Your loved one should not be obligated to pay any medical expenses when their injuries are a result of another person’s negligence. Do not let your loved one get taken advantage of. Call the Fort Lauderdale elder law attorneys today and let them fight for your loved one! The attorneys will fight to recover compensation for your loved one’s medical expenses and for their pain and suffering.
The Miami elder law attorneys at Friedland | Carmona have been practicing personal injury law for over twenty years and have a successful track record of recovering compensation for their clients. Call the Broward elder law attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona at 305-661-2008 or fill out the contact information to your left to schedule your free consultation. The Miami personal injury lawyers will meet with you and your family to discuss your options. Many elder abuse victims never bring a claim because they re too weak or their family believes their injuries resulted from normal medical processes. Don’t take any chances; call today and let our family take care of your family!