The nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Miami firm of Baron & Herskowitz have been defending the rights of assisted living facility residents and their families for many years, and we have seen first-hand the catastrophic physical and emotional effects poor nursing home care can have on residents and their loved ones. When family members are no longer able to provide adequate care for their elderly or disabled loved ones, they naturally trust that their loved ones will live happier and healthier lives with the support of the staff at a nursing home or assisted living facility. Tragically, this is not always the case, and hundreds of Americans are subjected to negligence or abuse in nursing homes every year. When this happens, the experienced and compassionate lawyers at our firm fight tenaciously until abusers or neglectful caregivers are held fully accountable.
Forms of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
As nursing home negligence lawyers serving residents of Miami and beyond for years, the attorneys at Baron & Herskowitz have helped families achieve justice after encountering all forms of abuse and improper care, including:
- Improper physical restraint
- Improper chemical restraint (through medication or sedation)
- Assault and battery
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
- Dietary neglect (malnutrition or dehydration)
- Insufficient medical care
- Lack of supervision
Is your Loved One Suffering from Negligent Nursing Home Care?
When families make the difficult decision to pursue nursing home or assisted living care for their elderly or disabled loved ones, they put a tremendous amount of trust into that facility and its staff. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse are a serious problem in the United States, and it’s vital for family members to be aware of potential signs of abuse so that they can be sure their loved ones are getting the care they need and deserve. Some signs that a nursing home resident may be the victim of negligence or abuse include:
- Bed sores
- Unexplained or common cuts, bruises, or wounds
- Unusual financial activity
- Emotional agitation or withdrawal
- Weight loss
- Reluctance of a resident or patient to speak in the presence of staff
- Poor sanitary conditions
- Sudden behavioral changes
How can our Miami Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Help?
If your loved one has suffered injury, emotional distress, or even wrongful death due to nursing home negligence or abuse, we understand that there is no amount of money that can compensate for the resulting pain, suffering, and feelings of violation you and your family feel. Still, money recovered as damages in a nursing home neglect lawsuit can help families make sure that their ill-treated loved ones receive the very best care available. Furthermore, by taking action and raising awareness of the growing problem of nursing home negligence, victims and their families may be able to prevent future mistreatment of nursing home residents. If you suspect or know that your loved one has suffered negligent care in a nursing home, we encourage you to contact the Miami attorneys at Baron & Herskowitz. We can review the situation to determine if any abuse is or was present, and, if so, bring the full weight of our experience and resources to bear as we support you and your family in the pursuit of justice.