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Nursing Home Abuse
Hurricane Irma brought destruction to the entire state of Florida in September 2017. Millions of people spent days without power, and thousands sustained massive damage to their homes. It seems that the Florida Keys, Naples area and Jacksonville were hit the hardest, while Broward and Palm Beach counties fared well in comparison. Weeks later, the...
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When people are being abused in assisted living center, you can move those people immediately. You can contact the state attorney or the police and make a report with the Department of Health and Human Resources. You can also engage a lawyer to act on your behalf both privately with an injunction and lawsuit, or...
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If the nursing home failed to properly protect and care for your mother they may be liable for injuries which resulted it a broken hip, but not every fall and not every injury results in a cause of action for negligence. An experienced lawyer understands that the records need to be obtained, timely reviewed, photographic...
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You can address acts of abuse from an assisted living facility by bringing an action in the circuit court of the State of Florida, and you can seek an injunction against the same. You can also contact the nursing home or assisted living ombudsman for the State of Florida, who is in charge of overseeing...
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You can go to the director of nursing or the manager for the nursing home and make an immediate complaint, documenting any actions of abuse with your camera. You can take notes and should. You can also confront the abuser immediately and seek help from a lawyer who’s experienced in these actions. Remember well that...
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Florida regulates nursing homes and assisted care facilities on a regular basis. Annual inspections are done as well as surprise, or pop up, inspections. Inspections are also done when complaints are filed for specific incidents or reasons. If you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected, a complaint should be filed so...
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Yes there are. Four years from the day of the abuse is the usual time period to bring an action against a nursing home. If a wrongful death ensues, two years may govern that action. You should consult a lawyer immediately if you think abuse has occurred, so that appropriate steps can be taken to...
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Nursing home residents may bring an action for physical or psychological damage caused by caregivers of the nursing home or third parties that the nursing home knows about or should know about who also abuse them. These are very, very common cases, in south Florida in particular, with the elderly population, and we must be...
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