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Recent Report Suggests Florida Can do More to Prevent Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a major problem in Florida and across the country. Discovering your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse is a devastating and emotional event. If this has happened to your loved one, you need to reach out to a reputable and hard-working Miami nursing home negligence attorneys as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we understand how difficult these situations can be, which is why we will handle your case with the utmost compassion. You can rest assured that we are dedicated to helping vulnerable adults getting the justice and compensation you deserve.

A recent report suggests that Florida can do more when it comes to protecting its seniors from elder abuse. The study, conducted by Wallethub, compared all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia based on a variety of factors, such as share of elder abuse, gross neglect and exploitation grievances and the presence of financial elder abuse. Florida ranked 22nd on the overall list and ranked 51st in the total number of eldercare establishments and services. It also ranked last place in the total funding for long-term care Ombudsman-Programs.

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can be intentional and or unintentional and encompasses any action that causes physical, mental, financial or sexual harm to an older adult. Elder abuse can also occur when a nursing home fails to act or when they have an obligation to do so (i.e., administering medication). Since elder abuse can take many forms, it is important to talk to an attorney who can figure out if you have a viable claim.

Filing a Claim for Elder Abuse

Nursing home residents are admitted to facilities because they are unable to care for themselves. As such, nursing homes help residents with their day-to-day to activities. If your loved one has suffered harm due to a nursing home’s abusive practices, you may be able to sue the at-fault facility. When a nursing home fails to provide residents with substandard care that causes injury or wrongful death, the nursing home may be liable for negligence. In the context of elder abuse at a nursing home, negligence takes place when harm is the result of a nursing home’s failure to adhere to the standard that another nursing home would have adhered to in the same situation to ensure residents are safe and protected. Once negligence is established, the party filing the lawsuit will be entitled to compensation.

Our Miami Elder Abuse Attorneys Can Help

If your loved one has suffered elder abuse at a nursing home, you may be entitled to compensation in your case. While no amount of money can undo the abuse, the compensation can help deal with it. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our highly skilled Miami nursing home negligence attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of abused elders. With years of experience, we understand how to navigate these complex elder abuse cases. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. You can call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us online.

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