How to Know if You Have Been a Victim of Caregiver Negligence

Who are caregivers?

Caregivers are typically home health aides and nurse registries who are trusted to provide the elderly, the chronically ill, and the disabled with the support they need in their activities of daily living. Some of the activities that caregivers are involved with include assisting with getting up and walking around, running errands, preparing meals, cleaning the house, ensuring that medications are safely taken, and providing support for personal care and in-home health care.

While most caregivers are caring and professional, some can be careless or negligent and unfortunately put the people they are providing care to at risk of suffering a serious injury or death.

What are different types of caregiver negligence?

Some examples of caregiver negligence are fall injuries, incorrect medication administration, failure to meet applicable standards, injuries from equipment, miscommunication, failure to seek additional medical care when needed, and pressure sores. These are just some examples of caregiver and home health aide negligence and reasons why you should contact a home health aide negligence attorney in Florida.

Does the age of the injured person affect the recovery?

The age of the injured person can influence the amount of compensation that is awarded. Typically, the older the injured or deceased person was at the time of the incident, the less one can recover due to fewer lost wages and fewer years of pain and suffering.  However, regardless of age, Miller Trial Law can maximize your recovery. Recently, attorneys at Miller Trial Law received a settlement of $510,000 for the wrongful death of a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor that was due to caregiver negligence.

If you or your loved one was injured or became ill while in the care of a caregiver or a home health aide, reach out today to our compassionate team at Miller Trial Law for a free review of your potential case. We stand ready to fight on your behalf, but do not delay as there is only a limited amount of time to bring a case. Our Florida caregiver negligence lawyers can review your case and guide you through the legal process.

Call (305) 697-8312 today for a FREE consultation!