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Proven Miami Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Nursing home abuse and neglect in Miami is inexcusable. As one of Florida’s largest cities, Miami has a large senior population. Unfortunately, Miami’s elderly are sicker than most seniors nationwide. A recent 2016 study showed that Miami-Dade County’s older population (65 years of age or more) faced unprecedented health care challenges, including more acute illnesses and chronic diseases than the national average.
Miami has recently made efforts to focus on its seniors, even going so far as to budget county funds to study its elderly population. Tragically, Miami’s nursing homes do not always meet the needs of this frail patient population. Failing to provide for resident needs is considered abuse and neglect. Get in touch with our Miami nursing home abuse lawyers to discuss your concerns.
The Senior Justice Difference
Senior Justice Law Firm is a South Florida based law firm specializing in nursing home abuse lawsuits. Nursing home abuse litigation is the narrow focus of our firm and we only represent victims and their families.
Let our experienced and compassionate nursing home abuse attorneys help you get justice in your Miami nursing home abuse case. Read more about us or call us today for your free, no-obligation Miami nursing home injury claim evaluation at 1-844-253-8919.
Our Miami nursing home abuse lawyers can help you and your family through this tragic chapter. As attorneys who limit our practice to these kinds of cases, we understand what you are going through. It is our firm mission to deliver justice for Florida’s seniors that were abused, neglected or wrongfully died inside South Florida long term care facilities.
Do not remain silent in the face of Miami nursing home neglect. Take action now. Call us today to see how we can help you achieve justice in your Miami nursing home abuse case.
Florida Nursing Home Abuse was ‘Discovered’ in Miami-Dade County
The early 1980s were a tumultuous time for Miami. Amid a public relations nightmare, Miami was ground central for cocaine importation and resulting street crime. Sadly, Miami also experienced widespread and systemic nursing home neglect. Miami’s elderly were dying in record numbers as greedy facility owners put their profits ahead of resident safety. Miami’s nursing homes were packed with patients and chronically understaffed. At that time, there was little government oversight and it was difficult to hold Miami nursing home’s accountable for neglect in lawsuits, given the laws on the books at that time. As expected, Miami nursing home abuse was rampant.
The Miami Grand Jury Investigation that Exposed Systemic Nursing Home Abuse
A 1980 Miami-Dade County Grand Jury investigation into Miami nursing home abuse, spearheaded by State Attorney Janet Reno, concluded that:
- Nursing home neglect was rampant in Miami;
- The regulation, investigation and enforcement process was insufficient and not working;
- The laws needed to be amended to add more ‘teeth’ to deter bad nursing home behavior.
The Grand Jury investigation made waves which eventually made ripples in Tallahassee. Florida lawmakers took note of Miami’s nursing home abuse problem and the Florida legislature was shocked to learn that sixty percent of Miami nursing homes provided “unacceptable or consistently very poor care” for residents. After recognizing that the existing laws did not adequately protect vulnerable residents, the Florida Legislature passed the “Nursing Home Residents Rights Act” in response to the Grand Jury’s findings. The Nursing Home Residents Rights Act was passed to empower nursing home abuse victims statewide to sue negligent nursing homes for elder abuse and neglect.
Miami Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; A Continuing Problem Today
While nursing home regulation has certainly improved since the 1980s, Miami is still suffering from widespread elder neglect inside its long-term care facilities. In a cruel twist of irony, a recent Miami grand jury investigation conclude that Miami’s assisted living facilities are systemically neglectful of their residents. The Miami-Herald has run a three-part series on Miami’s nursing home abuse problem, titled “NEGLECTED TO DEATH.” It appears that history if repeating itself.
How You Can Stop the Cycle of Nursing Home Abuse in Miami
If you witness Miami nursing home neglect, do not remain silent. It is estimated that only 1 in 5 instances of elder abuse in Miami Dade County get reported. This lack of accountability allows those who profit off the elder neglect to continue doing making money and avoiding responsibility.
A Miami nursing home negligence lawsuit ensures that the at-fault facility will be held accountable for the hurt that they’ve caused. If you or a loved one was wrongfully injured in a Miami area nursing home, contact our Miami nursing home abuse lawyers today for a free consultation at 1-844-253-8919.
Signs of Miami Nursing Home Negligence:
- Unexplained or sudden wrongful death;
- Bedsores and skin ulcers;
- Falls and fractures;
- Weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration; and,
- Eloping (exiting) the facility unattended.
Together We Can Stop Nursing Home Abuse in Miami and Hold Negligent Facilities Accountable
If you believe your loved one suffered abuse, neglect or wrongful injury inside a Miami-Dade nursing home, follow these 5 steps.
- Call 911 if there is a medical emergency. Do not wait for the facility to call the ambulance.
- Photograph your loved one’s injuries.
- Report the abuse to DCF and to Miami-Dade County.
- Inform the subsequent hospital or hospice doctors exactly what happened. Do not trust the facility to provide an accurate patient history.
- Call Senior Justice Law Firm to investigate your potential Miami nursing home case.
Miami Nursing Home Facilities
The following facilities are in Miami-Dade County:
|12505 NE 16TH AVE||NORTH MIAMI|
|1800 N E 168TH STREET||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|13900 NE 3RD COURT||NORTH MIAMI|
|7060 SW 8TH STREET||MIAMI|
|9869 SW 152ND STREET||MIAMI|
|190 NE 191ST STREET||MIAMI|
|19225 SW 87TH AVE||CUTLER BAY|
|201 CURTISS PKWY||MIAMI SPRINGS|
|47 NW 32ND PLACE||MIAMI|
|390 NE 135TH ST||NORTH MIAMI|
|800 NW 95TH STREET||MIAMI|
|220 SIERRA DRIVE||MIAMI|
|16100 NW 2ND AVENUE||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|9820 N KENDALL DRIVE||MIAMI|
|190 W 28TH STREET||HIALEAH|
|8785 NW 32ND AVENUE||MIAMI|
|1330 NW 1ST AVE||HOMESTEAD|
|2500 NW 22ND AVE||MIAMI|
|19590 OLD CUTLER ROAD||CUTLER RIDGE|
|1861 NW 8TH AVENUE||MIAMI|
|5280 SW 157 AVENUE||MIAMI|
|16650 W DIXIE HWY||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|550 9TH STREET||MIAMI BEACH|
|5200 NE 2ND AVENUE||MIAMI|
|9380 NW 7TH AVENUE||MIAMI|
|2201 NE 170TH STREET||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|1255 NE 135TH STREET||NORTH MIAMI|
|9400 SW 137TH AVENUE||KENDALL|
|5725 NW 186 STREET||HIALEAH|
|3671 S MIAMI AVENUE||MIAMI|
|11215 SW 84TH STREET||MIAMI|
|21251 E DIXIE HIGHWAY||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|6750 WEST 22ND COURT||HIALEAH|
|7600 SW 8TH STREET||MIAMI|
|13650 NE 3RD COURT||NORTH MIAMI|
|301 NE 141 STREET||MIAMI|
|335 SW 12 AVENUE||MIAMI|
|18905 NE 25TH AVE||AVENTURA|
|899 NW 4TH STREET||MIAMI|
|6901 YUMURI STREET||CORAL GABLES|
|42 COLLINS AVENUE||MIAMI BEACH|
|8333 W OKEECHOBEE ROAD||HIALEAH GARDENS|
|1990 S CANAL DRIVE||HOMESTEAD|
|201 NE 112TH STREET||MIAMI|
|17475 S DIXIE HWY||MIAMI|
|11855 QUAIL ROOST DRIVE||MIAMI|
|5300 W 16TH AVENUE||HIALEAH|
|1735 N TREASURE DRIVE||NORTH BAY VILLAGE|
|1404 NW 22ND STREET||MIAMI|
|724 NW 19TH ST||MIAMI|
|19333 WEST COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE||AVENTURA|
|955 NW 3RD ST||MIAMI|
|1050 NE 125TH STREET||NORTH MIAMI|
|8850 NW 122 ST||HIALEAH GARDENS|
|2525 SW 75TH AVENUE||MIAMI|
Miami Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers – Free Consultation
Suspect Miami nursing home abuse and neglect? Report the abuse or neglect immediately. If you do not report and investigate the incident, you are dooming the next patient to suffer the same fate. To learn more about your potential Miami nursing home abuse attorneys, schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.
Call us now, toll-free, at 1-844-253-8919.