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Learning that a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse in a Miami nursing home may leave you disgusted, upset, and unsure of what to do next. Your first step: contact a nursing home abuse lawyer who can work with you to help your loved one pursue a personal injury claim to seek the financial compensation they deserve for the nursing home's egregious breach of its duty of care to all residents. 


Nursing home abuse can take several common forms.

Physical Abuse In A Nursing Home 

This occurs when a nursing home staff member uses physical force against your loved one in some way. Often, staff members will hurt the patient in a way that does not leave visible injuries or that can be hidden over the patient's clothes. 

Mental/Emotional Abuse In A Nursing Home 

This abuse is often verbal, but may include restricting the patient's access to loved ones. Often, staff members will attempt to isolate a resident, belittle them, or treat them as incompetent, even though they may still have much of their mental capability.

Sexual Abuse In A Nursing Home 

Unfortunately more common than you might expect, this occurs when a staff member forces sexual contact (including contact with the breasts or anus as well as the genitals) on a senior resident in the nursing home. 

Neglect In A Nursing Home 

Neglect takes place when nursing home staff members fail to meet the needs of the patient in a timely, effective manner. Medical neglect may occur when staff members fail to provide or seek needed medical care for a patient. Staff members are often more likely to neglect to provide a patient with food, water, or basic hygiene support.

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Most often, the nursing home bears responsibility for the actions of its staff members, including times when the staff may commit an act of abuse or negligence against the residents. Nursing homes must watch over their staff members and ensure adequate oversight to prevent instances of abuse, especially for patients who may not have the ability to speak up for themselves.

Others, however, may also be responsible for abuse in a nursing home. For example, if the nursing home uses a staffing agency that fails to fully vet its employees before sending them to work with vulnerable nursing home residents, and nursing home residents suffer abuse or neglect as a result, the staffing agency may bear responsibility for the actions of its employees. If a doctor employed by a nursing home fails to provide adequate care or to report signs of abuse, that doctor may share responsibility for the injuries your loved one sustained.

A Miami nursing home abuse lawyer can help you learn more about who may share liability for your loved one's abuse.


If you or a loved one experienced abuse in a nursing home, you should contact a Miami nursing home abuse attorney as quickly as you can to learn more about your loved one's right to compensation. A lawyer can:

  • Help prove abuse or neglect. Often, nursing homes will try to cover their tracks, especially in cases of ongoing neglect that have impacted multiple patients. A lawyer can help ensure that you have the evidence you need to protect your loved one in the future and pursue the compensation your loved one deserves.
  • Put together a highly effective claim that will establish the compensation your loved one deserves for the abuse suffered at the hands of nursing home staff members. 
  • Provide you with a comprehensive breakdown of what to expect as you handle your nursing home abuse claim.


If your loved one suffered abuse in a Miami nursing home, make sure you have a Miami nursing home abuse lawyer who fits your needs. You need a lawyer who will:

  • Fight for your loved one
  • Support you throughout the claim
  • Communicate with you regularly as you manage the process

Contact us today to learn more about your family's rights after a loved one suffers from nursing home abuse in Miami.

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Can I sue for nursing home abuse?

Yes, you can sue for nursing home abuse. Contact a Miami nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about your loved one's rights.

What are the signs of nursing home abuse?

Signs of nursing home abuse may include:

  • Frequent injuries, especially injuries your loved one cannot explain or injuries that the staff pushes off
  • Signs of dehydration or malnutrition, which could indicate that the nursing home is failing to provide adequate care
  • Times when your loved one wanders away from the nursing home
  • Bed sores and other pressure injuries from infrequent movement
  • Clear signs of missing hygiene practices, such as wearing the same clothes several days in a row without washing them or a notable smell
  • Changes in emotional state, including withdrawing or becoming less willing to communicate or share information than usual
  • Clear signs of fear around specific staff members
  • Notable changes in behavior: a dislike of being touched that seems to come out of nowhere, for example, or a senior who tries to isolate himself or ignore visitors
  • Unsanitary living conditions in the nursing home, including bathrooms or living areas that do not seem to be cleaned regularly
Any time you see potential signs of abuse in a nursing home resident, contact a Miami nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible to learn what you should do next. A nursing home abuse lawyer in Miami can help you determine whether you have clear evidence of abuse and how to help prevent it from occurring in the future. 

Is it worth getting a lawyer for nursing home abuse?

Yes! Any time you or a loved one sustains serious injuries in a nursing home as a result of abuse, a Miami nursing home abuse lawyer can help you learn more about your rights, support you through a nursing home abuse claim, and even fight for the compensation your loved one deserves following abuse in a nursing home. 

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