Miami Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Representing Victims and Families in Miami-Dade County
Looking for an experienced Miami nursing home abuse attorney to get your family justice following a preventable injury or wrongful death? Our South Florida elder abuse lawyers can help.
At Senior Justice Law Firm, our firm focus is on Florida nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Nursing home abuse litigation is what we do.
Call us now for a free consultation on your Miami nursing home abuse case:
Senior Justice Law Firm
1900 N Bayshore Drive 1A #180, Miami, FL 33132
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Miami Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Red Flag Injuries
The following injuries are strongly suggestive of Miami nursing home abuse or neglect.
If your loved one developed any of the below injuries, contact our law office to investigate:
- Unexplained or sudden wrongful death;
- Bedsores and skin ulcers;
- Falls and fractures;
- Head injuries and subdural hematoma;
- Unexplained broken bones;
- Weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration;
- Untreated infection resulting in death;
- Choking death; and,
- Eloping (exiting or escaping) the facility unattended.
Proven Miami Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers – The Senior Justice Difference
Nursing home abuse and neglect in Miami is inexcusable. Broken bones, bed sores, falls and neglect are uncalled for, regardless of the victim’s age or cognitive status.
Senior Justice Law Firm is a South Florida based law firm narrowly focused on nursing home abuse lawsuits. Many Miami personal injury law firms dabble in nursing home negligence cases. However, they are primarily car accident attorneys. At Senior Justice Law Firm, we do not take car wreck cases, worker’s compensation claims, or general personal injury cases. Our law firm focuses on this very specific sub-specialty of nursing home negligence.
We have extensive experience suing every major long-term care chain in Florida. Chances are, we’ve sued the nursing home corporation that negligently injured your loved one.
Most critically, we care. As nursing home abuse lawyers, we’ve dedicated our professional lives to this cause. Our attorneys understand the unique situation that you are going through, and we want to help.
Hire a Miami Nursing Home Abuse Attorney That Can Make a Difference
Although we sue the negligent nursing home for monetary damages, we understand that this is about much more than just money. Through our extensive experience in the nursing home liability field, our vast network of experts and consultants, and our personalized 1-on-1 client driven approach, we maximize our client’s case impact. Our glowing client reviews speak volumes about the good work we do on behalf of families touched by a nursing home tragedy.
Let our experienced and compassionate nursing home abuse attorneys help you get justice in your Miami nursing home abuse case. Call or chat with us today for your free, no-obligation Miami nursing home injury claim evaluation at 305-780-5166.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Miami Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
How do I know if I have a Miami nursing home abuse lawsuit?
If your loved one suffered a serious injury, like broken bones, bed sores, significant weight loss or wrongful death, and the injury occurred under suspicious circumstances, you should speak with our Miami nursing home abuse attorneys to investigate.
How much does it cost to hire a Miami nursing home abuse lawyer?
At Senior Justice Law Firm, we charge no up front fees or costs. We only get paid if you win your case.
What are normal nursing home abuse settlements in Miami?
Average nursing home settlements in South Florida range from $50,000 to $250,000, but our attorneys have recovered well in excess of $1 million. It all depends on the case facts.
Who is the best nursing home abuse attorney in Miami?
There is no official ranking of nursing home litigators in Miami-Dade County. In order to find the right lawyer, find firms that focus on nursing home negligence cases. Ultimately, choose the attorney with whom you feel most comfortable.
What is the best skilled nursing facility in Miami? What is the worst nursing home in Miami?
Ratings of Miami’s nursing homes change constantly, because private equity groups and private investors are constantly buying and selling facilities. Quality changes quickly with a change in ownership. To view an objective rating of Miami’s nursing homes, use Medicare’s Care Compare tool.
Who can bring a claim for a deceased Miami nursing home resident?
Generally, adult children and surviving spouses are wrongful death survivors under Florida’s wrongful death act. However, if the family/survivors consent, other family members can be appointed as personal representative of the deceased patient’s estate.
Florida Nursing Home Abuse was ‘Discovered’ in Miami-Dade County
Miami’s History of Nursing Home Abuse
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.” In October 2022, the US Department of Justice formed a task force to monitor Miami elder abuse, neglect and exploitation because the problem had become pervasive throughout South Florida.
It appears, sadly, that history is repeating itself.
We Must Protect Miami’s Vulnerable Nursing Home Population from Abuse and Neglect
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.
As of 2022, Miami-Dade County has made efforts to focus on its seniors, increasing budgetary funds to improve elderly Miamians’ quality of life. This will largely impact only those Miami residents outside of long-term care facilities though. Accordingly, Miami nursing home patients are left to be largely unassisted by this increase in spending.
It is the legal duty of the nursing home to provide appropriate staff levels to care for patients. 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.
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 profiting off of elder abuse to continue 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.
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:
|Name||Street Address||Street City|
|AVENTURA REHAB AND NURSING CENTER||1800 N E 168TH STREET||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|AZURE SHORES REHAB||800 NW 95TH STREET||MIAMI|
|BISCAYNE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER||12505 NE 16TH AVE||NORTH MIAMI|
|CLARIDGE HOUSE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER||13900 NE 3RD COURT||NORTH MIAMI|
|CORAL GABLES NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER||7060 SW 8TH STREET||MIAMI|
|CORAL REEF SUBACUTE CARE CENTER LLC||9869 SW 152ND STREET||MIAMI|
|EAST RIDGE RETIREMENT VILLAGE INC||19225 SW 87TH AVE||CUTLER BAY|
|FLORIDEAN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER THE||47 NW 32ND PLACE||MIAMI|
|FOUNTAIN MANOR HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER||390 NE 135TH ST||NORTH MIAMI|
|GARDENS CARE CENTER||190 NE 191ST STREET||MIAMI|
|HAMPTON COURT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER||16100 NW 2ND AVENUE||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|HARMONY HEALTH CENTER||9820 N KENDALL DRIVE||MIAMI|
|HIALEAH SHORES NURSING AND REHAB CENTER||8785 NW 32ND AVENUE||MIAMI|
|HOMESTEAD MANOR A PALACE COMMUNITY||1330 NW 1ST AVE||HOMESTEAD|
|JACKSON GARDENS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER||1861 NW 8TH AVENUE||MIAMI|
|JACKSON MEMORIAL LONG TERM CARE CENTER||2500 NW 22ND AVE||MIAMI|
|JACKSON MEMORIAL PERDUE MEDICAL CENTER||19590 OLD CUTLER ROAD||CUTLER RIDGE|
|KENDALL LAKES HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER||5280 SW 157 AVENUE||MIAMI|
|KRYSTAL BAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION||16650 W DIXIE HWY||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|LILAC AT SILVER PALMS THE||14601 NE 116TH AVE||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|MIAMI JEWISH HEALTH SYSTEMS INC.||5200 NE 2ND AVENUE||MIAMI|
|MIAMI SHORES NURSING AND REHAB CENTER||9380 NW 7TH AVENUE||MIAMI|
|MIAMI SPRINGS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER||201 CURTISS PKWY||MIAMI SPRINGS|
|NORTH BEACH REHABILITATION CENTER||2201 NE 170TH STREET||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|NORTH DADE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER||1255 NE 135TH STREET||NORTH MIAMI|
|NSPIRE HEALTHCARE KENDALL||9400 SW 137TH AVENUE||MIAMI|
|NSPIRE HEALTHCARE MIAMI LAKES||5725 NW 186 STREET||HIALEAH|
|PALACE AT KENDALL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER||11215 SW 84TH STREET||MIAMI|
|PALM GARDEN OF AVENTURA||21251 E DIXIE HIGHWAY||NORTH MIAMI BEACH|
|PALMETTO CARE CENTER||6750 WEST 22ND COURT||HIALEAH|
|PALMETTO SUBACUTE CARE CENTER||7600 SW 8TH STREET||MIAMI|
|PINECREST REHABILITATION CENTER||13650 NE 3RD COURT||NORTH MIAMI|
|PINES NURSING HOME||301 NE 141 STREET||MIAMI|
|PONCE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER||335 SW 12 AVENUE||MIAMI|
|REGENTS PARK AT AVENTURA||18905 NE 25TH AVE||AVENTURA|
|RIVERSIDE CARE CENTER||899 NW 4TH STREET||MIAMI|
|RIVIERA HEALTH RESORT||6901 YUMURI STREET||CORAL GABLES|
|SANDS AT SOUTH BEACH CARE CENTER THE||42 COLLINS AVENUE||MIAMI BEACH|
|SHORESIDE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER||201 NE 112TH STREET||MIAMI|
|SIERRA LAKES NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER||220 SIERRA DRIVE||MIAMI|
|SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE CENTER OF WATERFORD||8333 W OKEECHOBEE ROAD||HIALEAH GARDENS|
|SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF BROOKWOOD GARDENS||1990 S CANAL DRIVE||HOMESTEAD|
|SOUTH DADE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER||17475 S DIXIE HWY||MIAMI|
|ST ANNES NURSING CENTER ST ANNES RESIDENCE INC||11855 QUAIL ROOST DRIVE||MIAMI|
|SUSANNA WESLEY HEALTH CENTER||5345 W 18 AVENUE||HIALEAH|
|TERRACE OF HIALEAH THE||190 W 28TH STREET||HIALEAH|
|TREASURE ISLE CARE CENTER||1735 N TREASURE DRIVE||NORTH BAY VILLAGE|
|UNITY HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER||1404 NW 22ND STREET||MIAMI|
|UNIVERSITY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER||724 NW 19TH ST||MIAMI|
|VI AT AVENTURA||19333 WEST COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE||AVENTURA|
|VICTORIA NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER INC.||955 NW 3RD ST||MIAMI|
|VILLA MARIA NURSING CENTER||1050 NE 125TH STREET||NORTH MIAMI|
|VILLA MARIA WEST SKILLED NURSING FACILITY||8850 NW 122 ST||HIALEAH GARDENS|
|WEST GABLES HEALTH CARE CENTER||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.
Take a stand against nursing home negligence and contact the Miami nursing home lawyers at Senior Justice Law Firm.
Our skilled and compassionate legal team narrowly focuses on Florida nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We have successfully helped hundreds of families like yours across South Florida, grieving after a preventable tragedy occurs inside a skilled nursing facility.
Let our years of experience in this narrow sub-specialty guide you on your journey to justice. To learn more about your potential Miami nursing home abuse attorneys, schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.
Call us now, toll-free, at 305-780-5166.