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Nursing Home Negligence

Has a loved one been injured in a nursing home?

Many nursing homes are managed and staffed by caring, well-trained professionals. However, as more and more of our population live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, there is a greater amount of institutional and individual abuse, mostly in the form of neglect. Undertrained and overwhelmed, some well-meaning staff may not be able to meet the needs of your elderly loved one leading to emotional and physical neglect. There are also unfortunate cases of deliberate physical, mental, and emotional abuse.

According to a recent AARP survey, 9 out of 10 nursing home residents reported being personally neglected or knowing someone in their facility who had been. Additionally, over 40% of nursing home residents reported that they had suffered some form of abuse by staff.

Some signs of nursing home negligence or abuse may include:

  • Bedsores
  • Malnutrition
  • Untreated pain
  • Dehydration
  • Infection
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety

Minimum Standards of Care for a Nursing Home

Florida law provides minimum standards of care for nursing homes. The law is meant to ensure the health, safety, and quality of life for residents to hold nursing homes accountable when their staff fail to meet these standards. These standards of care include the following basic rights:

  • Privacy
  • Access to a telephone
  • Sending and receiving unopened mail
  • Visiting with any person of choice during visiting hours
  • Overnight visitation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities
  • Daily exercise
  • Access to medication
  • Access to emergency care
  • Mental counseling when appropriate
  • Peaceful living free of abuse

Many nursing homes exceed the government-mandated level of care, but if you suspect your loved one has been mistreated by a nursing home professional or as a result of a facility-wide problem, you may have a case.

Call Ahava Law Group today at 888-554-9998 to discuss your and your loved one’s rights. No one should ever have to be a victim of nursing home negligence.

Other Areas of Practice

Accidents occurring on business properties are most likely covered by commercial insurance, while most homeowner’s insurance cover accident claims made for accidents occurring in private homes.

Our premises liability lawyers provide aggressive representation to clients who have been injured in premises accidents.

Insurance companies often make it as difficult as they can for individuals to obtain proper compensation. Even when an insurance company makes an offer, the amount is rarely enough to cover all of the expenses and losses. That is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney to fight for the maximum available recovery.

Our attorneys will work with your physicians and other health care providers to assess and review all the short- and long-term medical aspects of your case. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, please contact the skilled civil trial attorneys at Ahava Law Group for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.

If you feel you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor or medical facility, and you need legal representation in a medical malpractice case against a doctor or hospital, contact Ahava Law Group for a free initial consultation to find out if legal action is right for you.

The death of a family member is an extremely traumatic and painful experience. This can become even more so when negligence was to blame for their death, and the accident was avoidable. If you have lost a loved one, know that we care and that we are here to help.

You may be able to file a wrongful death claim if your loved one tragically died as a result of one of the above, or other causes. To find out if Ahava Law Group can help you pursue compensation for your loss, please contact our office today for a free consultation.