One of the hardest decisions you may have to make is to put a loved one in a nursing home. Unfortunately, sometimes their care becomes more than we can handle by ourselves. When you do make the decision, we know you research each facility and choose wisely. You want your loved one to be in good hands.
But what if you find out that they are being abused by nursing home staff or volunteers?
We know this can be hard to deal with, but the Dante Law Firm will be by your side. When you need a North Miami Beach nursing home abuse lawyer, we will work to protect the dignity of your loved one.
Nursing home abuse comes in many forms, but it is all caused by the negligence of the people who are supposed to be caring for our loved ones.
The CDC defines elder abuse as “intentional act or failure to act by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a serious risk of harm to an older adult.”
This is becoming more and more common in nursing homes. Nursing home staff and volunteers have access to confidential and personal information related to those in their care. Often, they use this information to steal their patient’s identity. Other times, the nursing home bills for procedures and medications they aren’t actually giving to the patients.
If nursing home staff is not diligent in their care and fails to properly watch over patients who are at risk of falls, they should be held liable for injuries that occur. Nursing home staff has a duty to know their patients’ needs and act on that knowledge at all times.
There have been too many cases of nursing home staff actually physically abusing the people in their care. Sometimes, this even extends to sexual abuse. Elderly people often have no way to fight back and no way to report these incidents. There is nothing worse than this kind of abuse on the people in our society who need the most care.
According to the CDC, there are around 16,000 nursing homes in the United States. That number will climb higher as the average age of our population increases. Life expectancy is rising, and so is the number of those who will need care.
If you suspect your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, contact police immediately. Then call the Dante Law Firm for the best nursing home abuse lawyers in North Miami Beach. We will not stop until your loved one is compensated for the abuses they have had to endure. We’ll make sure those who hurt them are held accountable, from the staff to the company who runs the nursing home. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.