Nursing Home Abuse in Plantation
Neglect can take many forms and leave nursing home residents subject to harm. Some of the signals that residents may be neglected can include:
- Weight loss, indicating improper nutrition or problems eating
- Worsening of symptoms or unusual side effects due to improper medicating
- Development of bedsores from failure to turn bedridden residents
- Failure to respond to call lights
- Injuries from falls that may indicate insufficient supervision
- Soiled bedclothes that can indicate failure to assist residents to the bathroom or problems with elimination
“The Grass is Greener” in Plantation, claims the city government of this central Broward County community. The emphasis on greenery is borne out by Plantation’s nearly three decades of designation as a Tree City USA. It’s also won the National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat title. With a population of more than 80,000 residents, Plantation serves as corporate headquarters for a number of highly regarded companies. The city has found fame on movie screens, too, with locations featured in such films as There’s Something About Mary and Caddyshack.
At Freeman Injury Law, our Plantation nursing home abuse lawyers know that the lifestyle our community offers is appealing to all age groups. But we also know that older residents of Plantation and throughout South Florida can’t escape the risk of elder abuse, whether they reside at home in the community or in a nursing facility.
Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration confirms that as many as 97% of our state’s skilled nursing facilities are cited for problems with the care they give and/or the environments they provide to residents. The AHCA lists among its most frequent citations of Florida nursing homes:
- Failure to meet standards of service quality
- Problems with food procurement, preparation, or storage
- Infection control issues
- Deficient care plans
- Inclusion of unnecessary drugs in residents’ medication regimens
- Maintenance and housekeeping problems
The Plantation nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers at our firm have seen that improper or negligent care leads to worsening of physical conditions for elderly residents. It isn’t unusual for infections to develop, for bedsores to progress into the potentially fatal infection sepsis, or for falls to occur. Our nursing home abuse attorneys know that nursing home residents are about two times more likely to fall than are individuals who don’t live in nursing facilities. Our firm has handled cases involving the injuries that occur because of falls attributable to negligence, and we’re prepared to put our experience to work for you or loved ones who are victims of similar harm.
Because elder abuse often goes unreported, older Americans suffer silently when caregivers or others cause them physical, psychological, financial, or other damage. The Plantation elder abuse lawyers at our firm are adamant that elder residents of our community should be able to live safely and without fear for their well-being. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, experienced trial lawyers, and have the know-how needed to take decisive action to protect your rights or the rights of a loved one who is suffering abuse. Don’t wait until more damage has been done. Call Freeman Injury Law. Our Plantation nursing home and elder abuse lawyers are ready to provide you with aggressive representation.