Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes are residential settings that provide 24-hour personal care, protection, and supervision for individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, physically handicapped or aged who cannot live alone but who do not need continuous nursing care. These homes are restricted to providing care to no more than 20 adults at one time. Care that is provided often includes assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, walking, toileting or the administration of medication.
Our dedicated lawyers represent cases regarding adult foster care and group home abuse in Michigan, and we work tirelessly to represent residents and their families in cases against the owners, operators, and managers at those homes. There are strict laws and regulations throughout the state to protect the safety and welfare of these residents. Unfortunately, many care facility residents do not always receive appropriate care, which can result in severe and even deadly injuries. We help bring justice to those residents in their families when injury or death occurs.
Common Types of Michigan Adult Foster Care Home Neglect
Our Michigan adult foster care home abuse attorneys pursue cases for many different causes of adult foster care home abuse and neglect. These include:
- Medication errors
- Wandering and elopement from the home
- Poor or improper supervision
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assaults
- Burn injuries
Residents and their families can file civil claims seeking money compensation for the injuries suffered due to adult foster care home neglect and abuse. In situations in which a patient dies due to the negligence of the home, the family can file a wrongful death claim for the loss of their loved one.
Suing a Care Facility
Many adult foster care (AFC) and group home residents do not always receive the appropriate care and are neglected and abused by the nursing staff. In fact, according to state licensing officials, there have been over 122 violations of facility licensing rules since January 2000 in Renaissance operated AFC home’s alone. This is a significant number, considering it only pertains to one incorporation.
Negligence at an AFC is a serious offense as residents often suffer from significant injury or death as a result. Victims of adult foster care home neglect and their family members do have legal rights to sue an AFC home in the event that negligent care caused an injury or death. These type of lawsuits seek monetary compensation for the injuries suffered. In situations in which a patient dies due to the negligence of the facility, the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit for the loss of their loved one.
Pursuing a lawsuit against an adult foster care home requires the assistance of a lawyer who has experience representing residents and their families. This is because the process of suing an adult foster care home can become quite complex and involves multifaceted medical and legal issues. At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan adult foster care home abuse lawyers have significant experience in these cases successfully helping residents and their families win the maximum settlement for their pain and suffering.
Seek Legal Counsel for an Adult Foster Care or Group Home Neglect Claim
There are strict laws and regulations throughout the state to protect the safety and welfare of foster care and group home residents. Unfortunately, many adult foster care and group home residents do not always receive appropriate treatment. This can result in severe and often deadly consequences.
No matter the circumstances, however, many issues could arise as they would in standardized nursing homes, including medicine errors, wandering, improper supervision, assault, bedsores, and severe falls, among others. A well-practiced Michigan lawyer who handles nursing home abuse cases could also work to investigate maltreatment in adult foster care and group home settings.
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