Miami, Vero Beach and Port Charlotte – At an assisted-living facility in Vero Beach, a 300-lb caretaker was accused of pulling an 89-year-old woman from her wheelchair, shaking and throwing her onto a bed and ultimately shattering the woman’s hip. In Miami, caretakers refused to call the police after a resident who suffered from mental illness complained that she had been raped by another resident in her room. At an assisted living facility in Port Charlotte, a resident languished in bed for weeks. His bedsores became so deep and infected that he died from the wounds.
Allegations like these have prompted state officials to conduct the longest crackdown on Florida’s assisted living facilities in a decade. For five months, state officials have probed three dozen care facilities, bringing the state’s harshest actions against the worst offenders, and forcing the shutdown of the 10 most troubled. The Miami, Fl. nursing home abuse lawyers at Hannon Legal Group are experienced in holding neglectful or abusive nursing homes accountable for the harm they cause to residents.
Both the Miami and Vero Beach facilities have been closed.The state is now moving to revoke the licenses of 34 assisted living facilities after finding that residents were in danger. Inspectors have investigated complaints including caretakers starving residents, failure to administer crucial drugs, and one report of a resident being beaten by a caregiver.
At Hannon Legal Group, our experienced nursing home negligence attorneys understand that being confronted with the neglect or abuse of a family member in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility can be overwhelming. However, we stand ready to help you protect your loved ones and enforce your legal rights.
Our Miami, Fl. nursing home neglect attorneys have been successfully representing victims of nursing home abuse and their families for many years. If you believe that a loved one has suffered as a result of nursing home negligence, contact Hannon Legal Group for a free, confidential evaluation of your case or call us today to speak with an attorney at (866) 835-6872.