When people are placed in Florida nursing homes, they are all there for different reasons but have a commonality – they need help taking care of themselves. Nursing homes are required by law to give proper care, nutrition, and assistance to those in need.

However, some nursing homes often give poor care and have been cited many times by the Department of Health and Human Services for safety and health violations. When the proper standard of care isn’t given to patients at nursing homes, it’s no wonder why these types of nursing homes have been sued for Florida wrongful death claims.

Causes of wrongful death in nursing homes include:

  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Infections
  • Bed sores and pressure sores
  • Poor medical care
  • Medication errors
  • Restraint injuries and strangulation
  • Cruelty
  • Assault

When a resident of the nursing home dies as a direct result of abuse, neglect or improper care, the nursing home should be held liable. The family of the deceased victim should contact a nursing home wrongful death lawyer in Florida to discuss ways to seek justice.

If your loved one was injured or killed in a nursing home you entrusted your family member to, you should hold them accountable for their actions. A Fort Lauderdale nursing home abuse attorney can help you receive compensation for a wrongful death. Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at[number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].