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My Relative Told Me That She Is Being Abused In Her Nursing Home. What Should I Do Now?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The most important thing you can do is to believe your relative and to protect her. There are many different types of abuse that she could have endured such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, and mental and emotional abuse. While your head may be spinning and you might not know what to… Read More »

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I Believe My Mother Is Being Abused At Her Nursing Home, But How Can I Get Her To Tell Me?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

It can be very difficult to approach this subject, but it is best to bring it up in case your elderly mother is being abused by someone at the nursing home. Sometimes coming out and asking for this information can be too direct, so in order to determine if she is in an abusive… Read More »

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What Does It Mean When An Elderly Nursing Home Resident Is A Victim Of Financial Exploitation?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The term exploitation means to take advantage of someone else. In a nursing home setting, exploitation is often defined as using an elderly resident’s finances to someone else’s advantage. This means that someone else who should not be profiting from the older person’s resources is doing so anyways. The wrongdoer who is misusing the… Read More »

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How Will I Know If My Loved One Is Being Abused By Restraints In A Nursing Home? What Should I Look For?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Nursing homes might use physical restraints or chemical restraints to restrict a resident’s ability to move or use his or her body. Sadly, the use of restraints is often done by nursing home workers who are overworked and don’t have time to care for each resident or by staff members who want to purposely… Read More »

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Do I Have A Legal Case If My Husband Died As A Result Of Pneumonia In A Nursing Home?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Pneumonia in the elderly is a common health concern due to weakened immune systems. Sadly, many elderly individuals die every year as a result of pneumonia. If your husband was not properly cared for and was neglected in a nursing home, you may have a legal case against the negligent nursing home for your… Read More »

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How Do I Know If A Nursing Home Has Previous Violations?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When checking out a nursing home prior to placing your loved one in their care, there are many tools and resources you can use to check to see if that nursing home has received violations or deficiencies. When you look at the reviews, you will be able to see if that nursing home has… Read More »

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How can a nursing home abuse attorney help my mother after she has been physically restrained against her will?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

While it may seem like you can handle things involving your mother, such as moving her to another facility where she will be safe and pursuing a claim against the nursing home for the abuse she endured, a knowledgeable attorney is going to be able to help you out tremendously. For example, turning to… Read More »

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What should I ask a lawyer before hiring him for my wife’s nursing home abuse case?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

We are saddened to hear that your wife has been a victim of nursing home abuse in Florida. It is important that you know that not all attorneys have the same background or experience. In order to make sure you have the right lawyer on your side who has the experience you need to… Read More »

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What Rights Do Nursing Home Residents Have In Florida?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When families place their loved ones in nursing homes to be cared for, it is important to find out all you can about the nursing home. In addition to visiting the nursing home and checking up on their ratings and reviews, it is good to ask the nursing home administrator about the rights each… Read More »

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What Should I Do If I Suspect That My Mom Who Has Alzheimer’s Is Being Abused By Her Broward County Nursing Home?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

All too often, Alzheimer patients fall victim to nursing home abuse from the very people who are hired and paid to provide quality care. And since many Alzheimer’s patients struggle with memory, their loved ones are often unaware that they are being abused within the nursing home. 5 TIPS Prevent Alzheimer Nursing Home Abuse… Read More »

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