- Failure to meet applicable standards – Professional caregivers are required to follow caregiver protocols and standards, maintain up-to-date care plans, and keep appropriate records. If your loved one’s caregiver failed to follow applicable protocols, including protocols to prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19, you may be able to bring forth a case.
- Injuries from equipment – Caregivers may be required to use equipment to help move patients or to bathe patients. When aides misuse this equipment, individuals can suffer serious and often debilitating injuries.
- Failure to seek additional medical care when needed – In some cases, caregivers are an elderly or disabled person’s only contact. If you believe that your loved one’s caregiver failed to seek emergency medical attention for your loved one, such as timely calling 911, you may be able to bring a claim.
- Miscommunication – Caregivers often have a responsibility to remain in contact with family and medical professionals. In many cases, caregivers are a patient’s main point of contact for care. When the chain of communication breaks down, individuals can suffer from worsening symptoms or even injury. If your loved one suffered because their caregiver failed to communicate with your family or medical providers about your loved one’s worsening condition, you may have the ability to seek damages for your loved one.
- Pressure sores – Pressure sores are skin wounds that develop over time when a patient is largely immobile. They typically form on the buttocks or heals and are often the result of neglect.
These are just some examples of caregiver and home health aide negligence and reasons why you should contact a home health aid negligence attorney in Florida. 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.
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