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Overview of Florida’s Court System

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It’s important for personal injury and wrongful death litigants to understand how the Florida court system works. The more knowledge you have, the easier it will be to navigate the litigation process. For example, you need to know the difference between Florida’s courts. There are three distinct judicial layers: trial courts, appellate courts, and… Read More »

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Proposal Would Make It Easier for Nursing Home Residents to Sue for Negligence

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A dozen nursing home residents in Hollywood, Florida, died when the facility’s air conditioning failed during Hurricane Irma two months ago. The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office officially ruled the tragedy a homicide after investigators found that facility staff delayed evacuating the residents to a nearby hospital. But according to an editorial published in… Read More »

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Legal Guardianship Law in Florida

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Certain people are incapable of making decisions for themselves, perhaps because of age or a mental or physical disability. For that reason, Florida law allows for the appointment of legal guardians. Legal Guardian for Elderly Nursing Home Resident Eight residents died at a Florida nursing home when the facility’s air conditioning system failed during… Read More »

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Nursing Home Where 8 Died After Irma Shines Light on Elder Abuse

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Eight people died at a Florida nursing home that lost power for several days after Hurricane Irma passed through town. The Hollywood facility overheated when it lost air conditioning during the power outage, which may have caused the deaths and led to a mass evacuation. Local authorities found patients in “varying degrees of medical… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse on the Rise in Florida

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Florida nursing homes have an obligation to their residents. Under Florida law, nursing homes must meet a specific standard of care, ensuring that they meet the basic needs of their seniors and maintain their quality of life. Homes are responsible for the actions of their staff and can be held liable in personal injury… Read More »

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Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident in West Palm Beach, FL

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“Respect your elders.” This is something that most people are taught from a young age, yet, nursing home abuse continues to run rampant across the country, and especially in the state of Florida, as many elderly people choose to retire here. Sadly, elderly individuals are treated with neglect, lack of respect, and even violence… Read More »

The High Cost of Financial Elder Abuse During the Holidays

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No matter which way you look at it, nursing home abuse is a deplorable act, as it targets one of the most vulnerable demographics of our nation. Unfortunately, it is problem that is growing at an embarrassingly swift rate, and despite sincere efforts to put an end to it, elder abuse is hard to… Read More »

Antipsychotics Are Overused in Florida Nursing Homes

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According to the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER), an increasing amount of nursing home residents are given antipsychotic drugs without any proper diagnosis to warrant such treatment. At the date of the report, 26 percent of all nursing home residents were receiving antipsychotic drugs; more than 40 percent of patients with dementia… Read More »

Nursing Home Abuse is a Highly Prevalent Yet Underreported Problem in the U.S.

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According to a study conducted by the National Center of Elder Abuse in 2000, 44 percent of nursing home residents have been the victim of caregiver abuse, 95 percent have been either the victim or witness of neglect, and more than 50 percent of caregivers admitted to mistreating a patient at one point or… Read More »

Miami Mayor Calls For More Nursing Home Oversight

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Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado recently gave opening remarks at a hearing concerning some of the growing issues facing nursing homes and other assisted living facilities in Miami and across the state of Florida. The mayor hopes the state legislature will pass a bill that would hold nursing home administrators accountable for the wellbeing of… Read More »

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