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How Do You Know If Sexual Abuse Is Happening In A Broward County Nursing Home?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Question: Last year we had to put my mom in a Broward County nursing home. Since then I keep hearing the news report cases of elderly sexual abuse in nursing home facilities. My mom is suffering from dementia and is out of it most of the time. If she has been sexually abused, how… Read More »

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My dad went into a coma because the nursing home worker didn’t give him his insulin. Can we collect for his damages and pursue a negligence claim against the nursing home?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Yes. When a nursing home worker is negligent, the nursing home can be held accountable for the actions of its employee. In your case, it sounds like the nursing home staff member was actually neglectful and forgot to give your father his insulin. As a result, you would have the legal right to pursue… Read More »

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My grandmother has been acting differently lately. Is there a way to know if nursing home is giving my grandmother the right medications and in the correct way?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Because nursing homes are required to keep record of every dose of medication that is given out to patients, you can ask to see the medication log that relates to your grandmother’s medication. When the log shows medication used as needed, you can look at the refill history and compare that to the number… Read More »

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My elderly mother was sexually abused by another resident at her nursing home. Do I have a legal claim against the nursing home or just the other resident?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Your mother should have a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the facility on her hands. We are sorry to hear that she has been sexually abused, but are glad to hear that you are speaking up on her behalf and making sure justice is served. When you entrust your mother to a nursing home,… Read More »

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I’m not sure if I have a legal case. What exactly is considered elder abuse?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Elder abuse occurs when an older individual is neglected, exploited, or abused physically, sexually or emotionally. Typically, people who are victims of elder abuse are those who are frail, vulnerable, and older, according to the Administration on Aging. Abuse of older persons can occur by abusers who are men and women. Typically, abuse occurs… Read More »

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I’ve Heard Bed Rails Can Be Dangerous. What Are The Risks Of Bed Rails In Nursing Homes?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Although bed rails are rounded and usually made out of plastic, they can be dangerous for certain patients. When they are used in beds with elderly nursing homes patients who are too weak or confused, they can actually cause more harm than good.  This is because these patients can get their heads stuck between… Read More »

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Is It True That Broward County Nursing Homes Are Considered A Dangerous Place To Work?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Yes, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently shared the results of a study which examined the full scope of workplace injuries. Based on employee’s reports of work injuries, a job within a nursing home is actually the fifth most dangerous job in America. Loved ones who are trying to find the safest nursing… Read More »

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How Do I Know If There Is Nursing Home Abuse Going On In The South Florida Nursing Home Facility My Mother Is Staying In?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Being able to spot nursing home abuse in a South Florida facility or any nursing home is often times revealed by the visits you have with your loved one. A nursing home resident can be exposed to a variety of different abuses including: Physical abuse Neglect Verbal abuse Emotional abuse Sexual assault Rape Over-medication… Read More »

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I’ve Heard There Was A Recall On Bed Rails, But The Nursing Home My Father Is In Still Uses Them. What Should I Do?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

While not all bed rails have been recalled, 113,000 bed handles have been recalled after they were linked to three deaths. According to the recall listed on the CPSC website, the bed rails that were recalled were portable bed handles by Bed Handles Inc., model BA10W. The reason these handles were recalled is because… Read More »

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Is The Use Of Restraints On Florida Nursing Home Residents Illegal?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The use of restraints on nursing home patients is illegal, unless there is a direct order from a doctor for the patient’s own safety. This typically involves a doctor prescribing some type of prescription drug that helps subdue a resident due to a medical condition. However, nursing home workers have been known to overuse… Read More »

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