Elder Abuse Lawyers in Lauderhill, Florida, Bringing Negligence and Wrongful Death Lawsuits against Lauderhill Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
A city in southeastern Broward County, Lauderhill has a population of approximately 66,000. Despite its small size, Lauderhill has a disproportionately large number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The city is primarily made up of single-family homes for a diverse population. Many of Lauderhill’s residents are over the age of 65 and ‘graduate’ into the local long term care facilities. For this reason, our attorneys have handled many liability cases against Lauderhill nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
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Elder abuse cases are our law firm’s focus. We routinely handle nursing home negligence cases and lawsuits against Florida assisted living facilities. If you have a potential case against a Lauderhill nursing home, memory care, hospital or assisted living facility, call our caring and experienced attorneys today for a free legal evaluation of your potential claim: 754-312-7202.
Lauderhill Assisted Living Negligence is a Rapidly Increasing Issue
Lauderhill has more than its share of assisted living facilities and memory care facilities. In fact, Lauderhill is the home to Cannon Point, also known as “ALF row,” which has the highest concentration of assisted living facilities in Florida. In 2011, several state and federal agencies conducted surprise investigations of the facilities located at Cannon Point, where they found deplorable conditions: a live mouse glued to a trap, mice droppings in drawers and roaches.
The problem is that state and federal agencies will rarely close a facility that violates regulations, often opting instead of fine the facility and/or offer them an opportunity to fix the violations, no matter how egregious. For example, Briarwood Manor, an assisted living facility in Lauderhill, has been cited 100 times in the past five years by AHCA, but the facility remained open. An investigative report conducted by the Miami Herald found that “[a]t least five times, other agencies were forced to take the lead in shutting down homes when AHCA didn’t act.”
Neglect and Abuse Inside Lauderhill Long Term Care Facilities
More recent reports of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Lauderhill still echo the need for private parties to be vigilant regarding the care of their loved ones in these facilities. State surveys and resident complaints indicate that a grandmother would not be changed despite the fact that she called for help to do so for over an hour and a half. The reviewer’s grandmother, unsurprisingly, developed several urinary tract infections and septic shock. Another public complaint stated that a Lauderhill nursing home staff’s failure to monitor her mother’s food and water intake resulted in fecal impaction, significant weight loss and ultimately, wrongful death.
Residents of assisted living facilities, in particular, are at additional risk. In 2014, a 61-year-old man, Peter Mack, was arrested for punching a 94-year-old resident in the face at Heartland of Lauderhill. A staff member noticed the assault and forced the two apart and called the police. Yelp reviews of Heartland of Lauderhill since this incident show that individuals walking into another resident’s room is common. One reviewer noted a man went into her mother’s room and came out with a handful of her meal, spilling it all over the floor. She also stated that the room and bathroom were not properly cleaned, even after the cleaning crew had allegedly gone through it. Most disturbingly, this reviewer stated that upon checking into the facility, her mother’s medical records stated that she had bedsores, when she did not. When the reviewer asked about this, no one was able to give her an answer why this was included in her mother’s medical records. The reviewer opined that this is most likely done to avoid legal liability later on when a patient did develop bedsores.
Although leaving a nursing home resident alone in a hallway does not appear to rise to the legal level of neglect, Florida’s Chapter 400 lists, among resident’s rights, “the right to be treated courteously, fairly, and with the fullest measure of dignity.” Leaving a wheelchair bound resident alone in a hallway is not only degrading for the resident, but also increases the risk of falls and other injuries.
Senior Justice Law Firm: Broward County’s Nursing Home Lawyers
At Senior Justice Law Firm, we specialize in nursing home abuse and neglect cases and have extensive experience in asserting residents’ rights. Bedsores, unexplained bruises, and infections are possible signs of neglect or abuse; if you have observed any of these signs in or on a loved one, please contact us. Acting quickly on signs of neglect, can stop the neglect both for your loved one and other residents suffering the same fate.
Our Fort Lauderdale elder abuse law firm can assist your family in getting justice following a tragedy inside a Lauderhill long-term care facility. We have experience, we are narrowly focused, and most of all, we care. Call us now to learn more about Senior Justice Law Firm: 754-312-7202.
Below is a list of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Lauderhill. We encourage any residents or family members of residents at these facilities who have experienced neglect to contact us.
Lauderhill Nursing Homes
|LIFE CARE CENTER OF INVERRARY
|4300 ROCK ISLAND ROAD
|NSPIRE HEALTHCARE LAUDERHILL
|2599 NW 55TH AVE
Lauderhill ALF’s and Memory Care Facilities
|ALEA ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES LLC
|5304 NW 16TH ST
|CARING HANDS RETIREMENT RESIDENCE LLC
|7438 NW 47TH PLACE
|COLONIAL ASSISTED LIVING AT FORT LAUDERDALE
|2801 NW 55TH AVENUE
|HAMPTON COURT ASSISTED LIVING
|7801 NW 45TH CT
|HOPE GARDEN ASSISTED LIVING AND ECC INC.
|2011 NW 59TH WAY
|LAMERCIE HOME INC
|4225 NW 25TH PLACE
|LENOX ON THE LAKE (THE)
|6700 WEST COMMERCIAL BLVD
|LESLY’S LEISURE LIVING III
|8080 NW 51ST ST
|MORNING BREEZE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
|5940 NW 19TH COURT
|NENA’S ON THE LAKE LLC
|8140 NW 47TH CT
|OASIS FAMILY RESORT LLC
|5245 NW 73RD TER
|OMEGA GROUP OF SOUTH FLORIDA INC.
|2770 NW 58TH TERRACE
|PACIFICA SENIOR LIVING FOREST TRACE
|5500 NW 69TH AVENUE
|POTTER’S HOUSE AT CANNON POINT INC
|5820-5830 NW 27TH COURT
|REBECCA HOUSE INC
|6711 NW 46TH CT
|THE BRIDGE AT INVERRARY
|4291 ROCK ISLAND RD
|VICTORIA’S RETIREMENT HOME
|2233 NW 56TH AVENUE
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