Nursing Home Abuse in Hallandale Beach
Long ago a hunting site for Florida’s Seminole Indians, the area that eventually became Hallandale Beach sprung to life when Henry Flagler’s railroad opened the gates to South Florida. Named for an employee of Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway, Hallandale Beach grew as a farming community. Later, the Broward County city developed a reputation for attracting Canadian and other northern visitors and retirees to local beaches. The beautiful coastal community is a Tree City USA and has been honored for its environmental protection efforts.
It’s easy to see why anyone might want to retire to a city like Hallandale Beach. Yet even in a community of striking water vistas and scenic parks, older citizens can find themselves the victims of unscrupulous acquaintances, caregivers, even relatives.
The Hallandale Beach elder abuse attorneys at Freeman Injury Law, know that seniors can feel isolated and helpless when faced with physical, emotional, and financial abuse. Our lawyers are experienced in helping the victims of such harm, and we know that many instances of abuse still go unreported. When you need a strong advocate who will stand up to abusers, contact our firm for help.
Across the U.S., more than half a million complaints about abuse involving vulnerable adusts occur yearly, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. That abuse can take many forms:
- Self neglect
- Physical abuse
- Emotional and psychological abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Caregiver neglect
When harm has been done, you may be eligible for compensation for your suffering and losses. The Hallandale Beach elder abuse and nursing home abuse lawyers at our firm know the complexities of local, state, and federal laws. We can take action to protect your rights and to see that anyone who abuses you is held responsible for their actions.
Abuse and neglect can happen in any community. Unfortunately, they also happen to vulnerable elderly and ill residents of nursing facilities. Even though ombudsmen (volunteer advocates for nursing home residents), family members, social workers, and other supportive individuals do what they can to help, nursing home residents suffer the effects of substandard care, poor treatment by untrained caregivers, and neglect by understaffed facilities.
When the quality of care is lacking, nursing home residents are at greater risk for many adverse effects: greater likelihood of falling, physical injuries, health complications, infections, bedsores, sepsis, depression – the list goes on.
No one wants to imagine that a loved one who relies on a nursing home for care is being treated poorly, either intentionally or through neglect. The Hallandale Beach nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys in our firm offer you a free initial consultation to discuss any concerns you may have about a loved one’s well-being. Nursing homes have a duty to provide good care. When they fail, our experienced attorneys can help you and your loved one put an end to the suffering.
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