Nursing home abuse in South Florida is a serious matter. Each year thousands of seniors are injured or even killed in nursing homes across the country. A study by the University of South Florida says that “Between 1 and 2 million Americans 65 and older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection.”
Seniors come to Miami for the tropical climate and relaxed lifestyle. This is also why many families choose it as the choice location for assisted living facilities. We entrust assisted care facilities with the life and well-being of our senior family members. Nobody expects that they would turn a blind eye when such an atrocity occurs. Even worse is when you discover that they tried to cover it up.
A to Z Injury Law attorneys are experts in the field of nursing home abuse. We will make sure the guilty pay for their crimes by ensuring you and your loved one are justly compensated.
Examples of senior abuse in nursing homes.
A common example of senior abuse is that of a nursing home patient who had a heart attack and died. In this type of situation, the patient’s family may decide to sue the facility. The first thing you will want to do is get a professional nursing home liability attorney to assess your case.
Your best-case scenario may be a suit against the homeowner or operator of the home. If you win the suit, you may be able to collect compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of income.
Suffering an injury while in someone’s care could be another example of nursing home abuse. In this instance, the family of the patient may decide to press charges against the facility. You’d have to prove the injury was due to negligence on the part of a staff member, facility, or both. These suits can be costly but with the right attorney, you can receive compensation for injury, pain, and suffering.
Another common scenario is that of a nursing home accident. In these instances, the patient’s family may decide to file a lawsuit in an attempt to get their deserved compensation. Nursing home lawsuits are very common because most of these victims do not receive voluntary compensation from the facility.
Many victims of nursing home abuse suffer long-term psychological effects from their experience. This is why so many families opt to pursue a legal case through a nursing home lawsuit. It is not the physical injuries and pain that must be addressed. The effects of mental trauma and anguish are something that can last a lifetime.
Types of compensation available for victims of senior abuse in Miami.
If a loved one has experienced a wrongful death in a nursing home, there are several ways to obtain compensation. One way is through a wrongful death lawsuit. Another is through a medical malpractice claim. There are also other options available such as a financial lawsuit or a class action.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed either by the patient or by anyone related to the patient. If you or a loved one have been harmed by a doctor, you should contact a wrongful death or medical malpractice lawyer. They should offer a free consultation to help you decide if it is worthy of pursuing.
Medical malpractice is another way to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These suits can also be filed by relatives who have died because of medical negligence. This type of suit can be difficult to prove, so it may not always be successful. A skilled attorney may be able to make it a strong possibility.
The team at A to Z Injury Law is available 24/7 and is committed to protecting our great Miami seniors from neglect and abuse. Click here for a free consultation.
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