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What Causes Elder Abuse?

We never want to think that our elderly loved ones are suffering from elder abuse in their nursing home. However, it’s something that happens far more often than you may think. As the family member of a potential elder abuse victim, you should recognize the causes and ways to pursue compensation.

Below, our team will explain some of the causes of elder abuse and reasons you may be able to hold negligence accountable.

Malice

You never want to imagine that someone would intentionally cause your loved one harm. However, some people are malicious and may purposely cause your elderly loved one to experience abuse. Not only is this a civil issue, but it can also be a criminal case to pursue in order to hold the person fully accountable.

Understaffing

Nursing homes sometimes experience times when they are understaffed, meaning they don’t have enough people to care for the number of residents they have. In these situations, neglect is the most common form of abuse as many residents go unsupervised or don’t receive crucial help when they need it.

Failure to Train

Nursing home or elderly care facility workers should understand how to provide the best care for residents. If they don’t receive proper training, they may fail in their care and cause harm to the residents. Nursing home owners, supervisors, and more should ensure that protocols are in place to ensure the highest level of training and more.

After nursing home abuse, you should know your rights to pursue justice.

Trust that our Florida nursing abuse attorneys at Ford, Dean & Rotundo, PA. will be by your side from start to finish. Nobody should ever have to endure abuse or neglect, and we work to hold responsible parties accountable. We have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to protect your loved one every step of the way.

For a free consultation, call our team at (305) 670-2000.

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