As children with cognitive and other disabilities age, families often come to a point where they are too old to continue caring for their child, and have to make the tough decision to place their child in an adult foster care group home; entrustIng the staff to provide the same level of care as the family would. Other times, as our parents age, families have to reach a similar decision.
In an Adult foster care group home, your loved one will usually be accompanied by three or four similarly situated individuals. Together with a caregiver, the residents will live in a modified home, which commonly provides for their own bedrooms. Under these circumstances, unfortunately, situations can arise that lead to injury or even death of a resident.
The Attorneys at Macomb Law Group pursue cases, seeking justice for injured residents and families, which include:
- Improper supervision by staff
- Wandering and abandoning the property, especially during the cold Michigan winters
- Sexual assaults by staff, other residents of the home, or strangers;
- Medication errors resulting in missed medications, over-dosing, or being given another resident’s medications
No one wants to make the hard and difficult choice to put a loved one in an adult foster care group home. When it’s time for that decision to be made, you put your trust in those that are caring for them to take care of them as if they were their own family. When negligence causes serious injury or an unexpected death, you may feel betrayed and unsure of what to do.
At Macomb Law Group our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys are here to help you get to the bottom of what has occurred and make sure that those at fault are held responsible. This could mean suing not only the facility for damages, but the individuals who were charged with caring for your loved one. Under Michigan law families of loved ones have the right to pursue a lawsuit for compensation and obtain justice for someone who has been neglected or abused.