Caregiver Negligence


Caregivers – such as home health aides and nurse registries – are trusted to provide the elderly, the chronically ill, and the disabled with the support they need in their activities of daily living. These 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. But when home health aides are careless or negligent, the people they are providing care to are at risk of suffering a serious injury or death, especially given their vulnerable state that necessitated the aide’s services in the first place.

Miller Trial Law is a home health aide negligence law firm in Florida that works with families whose loved ones have been tragically injured or taken advantage of through abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Our home health aide negligence team may be able to help you and your family get the money you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses, which could include recovering your attorney’s fees and costs depending on the specific facts of your case.

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Examples of Home Health Aide Negligence Florida

Fall injuries

 According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four senior citizens will suffer a fall each year. Many seniors are rightfully terrified by the thought of experiencing a fall injury. Although falls tend to occur with more frequency in the elderly population, this is precisely the reason why many families put their trust in caregivers to prevent their loved one’s from suffering a fall.


If your loved one’s home health aide administered the wrong medication, administered an improper dose, or failed to timely administer a required medication, you may have a case. Similarly, there may be a case if your loved one choked to death while taking medication under the care of a home health aide.

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.


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.