Unfortunately, even the
best Florida nursing home abuse attorney cannot turn back time. Someone you care about – perhaps your mother,
father, or a beloved aunt or friend – suffered severe injuries from
nursing home abuse stemming from unreasonable restraints. Why on earth
would a caregiver at a nursing home have unreasonably restrained your
loved one? What can you and your family now do to punish the careless
or possibly even malevolent nursing home employee, ensure that proper
medical care is administered, and get due and fair compensation for what’s happened?
What Motivates Unreasonable Restrain and Other Types of Nursing Home Abuse?
The nursing home industry has its fair share of monsters – caregivers
who regularly do horrible things to seniors in their care, such as: stealing
money from patients with Alzheimer's disease; physically hitting,
punching, or scratching seniors who “don’t cooperate,”
and even sexually assaulting residents. However, the majority of cases
of abuse are born not out of malevolence but rather out of neglect, carelessness,
and habitual disregard.
For instance, many South Florida nursing homes are horribly understaffed.
Caregivers are buried under their workload. In this chaotic environment,
a nurse or other caregiver may restrain a senior just to make life “a
little easier.” If the senior is too sick or demented to understand
what’s happening, the caregiver can “get away with”
restraining him or her for quite some time. In other cases, a caregiver
may restrain a senior for convenience or even as punishment or out of
a sense of pique.
In any case, no rationalization can excuse such a scary and damaging behavior.
If you want to talk to a very experienced Florida nursing home attorney
about your potential legal options, connect with the team at the Law Offices
of Craig Goldenfarb by calling 1-(561) 600-5605.