Nursing Home Cases Involving COVID19 – Click Here
Reports are now coming out that certain facilities in Florida knew that patients were coming down with COVID19, and negligently and knowingly failed to adequately respond. Many facilities have failed to provide for even the most basic protections and needs of those in their care, including a failure to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff and residents and a complete disregard for testing, diagnosing, and isolating infected patients. Further, some facilities intentionally hid or manipulated their infection rates from family members and State authorities in an attempt to cover their negligent actions.
As a direct result, thousands of nursing home and assisted living patients across the state have become ill and/or died from exposure to COVID19 that should have been prevented. As of June 2020, it is estimated that half of Florida’s death toll from COVID19 is attributable to these abhorrent facility operators.
These facilities and their staff must be help legally responsible for the patients in their care who suffered or passed as a result of COVID19 infection. Do not let this multi-billion dollar industry get away with this. If you or someone you know has been exposed to COVID19 in a nursing home, rehab center, or assisted living facility, please call our office immediately at 561-444-4440. Time is of the essence in these cases.
Lost or injured loved one due to nursing home abuse?
Our attorneys will aggressively fight the facility.
We expect nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for our loved ones as much as we would. But sometimes, they don’t. Nursing home abuse or neglect can occur in many different ways, and when it does, the devastating result could mean permanent injury or death inflicted on your loved one. You and your family have rights that ensure that when you place a loved one in nursing care, they will be treated with their safety and dignity in mind.
Unfortunately, in Florida, neglect by the nursing care and management happens. Nursing facilities are can become driven by profits over people, resulting in serious harm, injury, or death of the patients under their care.
While most nursing homes operate efficiently and safely, it’s OK to be concerned. Often, elderly, frail nursing home residents may find it difficult to express what is happening to them – but you have a right to know for sure that they are being taken care of.
Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Bedsores – open wounds and sores in places on the body that touch the bed, such as the buttocks, and heels
- Weight loss due to malnutrition
- Slips and falls due to unsafe conditions
- Physical or sexual assault
- Unreasonable restraints
- Food or water deprivation
- Under or overdosing of medications
- Unexplained injuries, such as bruises, cuts, broken bones
- Neglect of personal hygiene
We have represented the families of victims of nursing home abuse in which truly awful things have occurred in the facility. The occurrence of bedsores is common, in which the patient develops open sores due to not being turned or moved frequently enough while immobilized in bed. Bedsores are a reaction by the body to the pressure being put for too long on the body in areas where the body is in contact with the mattress.
We have also represented families for cases in which their loved was found to have been abused in other ways – physically, verbally, and even, sadly and disgustingly, sexually.
Other types of abuse and neglect occur when patients are able to roam freely, even though they are not supposed to at the request of their attending nurse, but lax oversight by the staff results in their ability to try to roam freely. If your loved one fell and hurt themselves when they weren’t allowed to be walking freely, that could be a potential case against the facility.
This type of neglectful oversight by the staff can result in catastrophic injury to the patient, which may even result in death. If your loved one died suddenly in a nursing facility without warning, especially if it happened just after an unexpected fall, changing of medication, a change in facility or staff, or any other unusual changes in circumstances or surroundings, you should call our office for a free consultation to see if we can help you hold the facility and it’s staff responsible.
Whatever happened at the nursing home, we are here to hold the facility responsible.
If you find that mistreatment is occurring, our Critical Case Team, personally managed by Mr. Craig Goldenfarb and his staff of excellent litigators, can guide you through the process of filing a claim against the nursing home, it’s management, and it’s insurance companies. We recognize that these are personal and sensitive situations, and we aim to bring the full weight of the law to hold the negligent party or parties responsible for their unscrupulous actions. At the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., we help you pursue your case and our job is to identify liability and prove the facility culpable for the neglect and injuries that follow.
When it is proven that the Florida nursing home owner or employee’s negligence caused additional pain or suffering and contributed to the injury or death of your loved one, they can be held liable. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse neglect, our team can help file the proper paperwork with the state and take other essential steps for protection from the abuse. We offer free case evaluations to help you get started.
Our experienced Critical Case Team handles nursing home abuse cases all over Florida.
Our Critical Case Team handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases all over Florida. Our law firm is based in West Palm Beach, Florida, but we handle cases in all surrounding counties, including Broward County, Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, and Okeechobee.
Nursing Home Abuse Reports by LOCG
Since 2014, we have written detailed reports on which nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Palm Beach County deserved to be called the worst nursing homes in the area. These reports are based on information provided in the media, as well as information pulled from the Medicare.org Nursing Home Compare Tool, which allows the public to search for and compare nursing homes based on a rank and scoring system.
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