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Nursing Home Negligence Tag

Nursing Home Surveillance Cameras Laws Continue Momentum

Nursing home surveillance cameras

Nursing home surveillance cameras have been allowed in nearly a dozen states. With Florida having more nursing homes than most other states, and South Florida in particular being a hotspot for retirement, assisted living and nursing care are highly sought after in the state. This in turn has resulted in increased nursing home abuse and negligence cases, leaving loved ones and their families searching for answers and accountability in instances of negligence, abuse, rape, and even wrongful death in nursing care facilities. One such potential solution is the installation of nursing home surveillance cameras in the rooms of nursing home residents....

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Nursing Home Covid-19 Medical Malpractice Liability

Nursing Home Covid-19

Establishing Liability In Nursing Home COVID-19 Cases: The Changing Landscape Numerous nursing home COVID-19 related lawsuits have been brought as a result of injuries and deaths in nursing homes both in Florida and throughout the country. Failure to wear protective gear, a lack of testing, insufficient numbers of staff, and errors by untrained or partially trained staff are among the issues resulting in such litigation. And while establishing responsibility and securing accountability in each case is difficult, the level of difficulty will likely increase due to Senate Bill 72, which passed in the Florida House of Representatives on March 29, 20211. ...

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Top Aspects of Nursing Home Abuse And Negligence Lawsuits

Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

The devastation that results from experiencing nursing home abuse and negligence firsthand, or learning that a loved one is or was being abused and/or neglected, elicits a number of disturbing feelings including hurt, anger, and depression. While difficult, staying focused on stopping the abuse and/or negligence and gathering essential proof in order to achieve justice are top priorities. Taking effective legal action requires obtaining several key types of evidence. The five most important aspects in such cases are: 1. Written Documentation 2. Photographs 3. Medical Records 4. Victim and Witness Statements (Including Staff, Other Residents, Previous Employees, and Other Family Members or Friends) 5. Personal...

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Establishing Responsibility In COVID-19 Nursing Home Cases

COVID-19 nursing home cases

A recent article in the American Bar Association Journal1 detailed widespread problems and shortcomings in nursing homes and the escalating number of COVID-19 nursing home cases and related lawsuits that are being brought as a result. Insufficient numbers of staff, failure to wear protective gear, and a lack of testing are among the most pressing problems resulting in such litigation. Injury or death of loved ones due to negligence resulting from these and other problems are the devastating and horrific consequences far too many individuals and families are currently facing. Yet establishing responsibility and securing accountability in these cases is,...

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Benefits Of Legal Representation In Nursing Home Legal Cases

Nursing Home Legal Cases

Time. Money. Justice. These are all factors in a vast array of situations in life, and nursing home legal cases are no different.  To begin with, experiencing nursing home abuse or neglect, or learning that a loved one is or was being abused or neglected, generally coincides with feelings of anger, hurt, and even guilt. Adding to the devastation is the confusion that usually follows regarding what steps to take next — and hiring a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer is often a consideration. However, a combination of misconceptions about legal costs and time factors sometimes deters individuals from initially...

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Elder Abuse Lawyers Discuss Staying Alert To Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

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Before the Covid-19 pandemic, elder abuse lawyers saw many cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. This has been a growing concern among the elderly and their families. This includes such cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in heavily populated retirement areas including Miami and South Florida. Unfortunately, with the advent of the pandemic, the lines between detecting if a loved one is being abused (or neglected) or not have become substantially blurred.  This is due in part to the fact that during the pandemic, family members have been generally restricted from physically visiting their loved ones who are...

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CoVid-19 Nursing Home Lawyers Assess Liability & Lawsuits

CoVid-19 Nursing Home lawyers

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the unknowns about the virus correspond with the types of new legal scenarios that are emerging. Sadly, nursing homes and assisted living centers are the sites of exceptional devastation due to the disease. CoVid-19 Nursing Home lawyers nationally are being contacted regarding illness and death of loved ones who are or were in nursing homes or assisted living centers and contracted the virus. And while many viable laws are already in place that address nursing home neglect and abuse, other situations are arising that may blur or void the use of current laws (or portions...

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Covid-19 Nursing Home Liability Attorneys Discuss Legal Action

covid-19 nursing home liability attorneys

As the number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALFs) hit with Covid-19 outbreaks continues to escalate, so does the number of individuals looking for Covid-19 Nursing Home Liability Attorneys to take legal action against them and their employees due to the deaths of loved ones.  Legal issues involving the Covid-19 pandemic as it relates to nursing home care and other related care services include, but are not limited to, improper testing, insufficient number of caregivers, and lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).  Improper TestingNursing homes, ALFs, and other care facilities who do not acquire test materials, do not properly administer...

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Nursing Home Surveillance Cameras: Is Florida Going To Be Next?

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Florida has more nursing homes than most states, with South Florida in particular being  highly sought after not only as a location for retirement, but also for assisted living and nursing care. Unfortunately, the combination of an increasing amount of nursing home residents and insufficient oversight has resulted in an increase in nursing home abuse and negligence claims, leaving loved ones and their families searching for accountability and solutions. One such potential solution is the installation of nursing home surveillance cameras in the rooms of nursing home residents. The use of legally authorized “Granny Cams” is on the rise, with...

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Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence In South Florida: Part II

Abuse & Negligence

As noted in Part I of our coverage of Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence, South Florida – including Miami and surrounding areas – has continued to grow robustly as a popular location for those seeking retirement in an area with spectacular weather, cultural diversity, and a plethora of services. This includes growth in the quantity of assisted living centers and nursing homes. The combination of a large number of care centers and insufficient resources for enforcing regulations to keep our loved ones safe has, unfortunately, created situations that have resulted in an increase in the number of cases of negligence,...

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