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Woman Dies in Fall from Bed at Jacksonville Nursing Home

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:52:45 +0000

Early this morning, a female resident of a Jacksonville nursing home died after falling from her bed.  The incident occurred at the Woodland Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center near Belfort Road on Jacksonville’s Southside.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as an accident.  Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration will also investigate the matter. […]

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Gainesville Area Assisted Living Facility Shut Down After a Multitude of Problems

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 19:34:56 +0000

A video of a resident on resident beating that lasted for over two minutes finally culminated in the state shutting down a beleaguered assisted living facility in Williston, Florida.  Williston is located about 20 miles southwest of Gainesville. The video shows an 86 year old man being punched more than 50 times by a 52 […]

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The Rising Use of Surveillance Cameras in Nursing Homes

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:58:15 +0000

Recently, shocking video footage was captured at a South Florida nursing home showing a certified nursing assistant striking a resident, pouring mouthwash on him, pushing him and handling him very roughly.  The resident was ninety four years old and suffered from dementia.  The CNA involved claimed she knew nothing of the allegations – until the […]

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Florida Supreme Court Upholds Attorney Fee Multiplier Awarded Against Homeowners’ Insurance Company

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:15:48 +0000

Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed Florida’s longstanding legal principle that an insurer may have to pay as much as 2.5 times the usual attorney fee when a homeowner has to sue his or her own insurance company and wins.  The basis for this rule, called a “multiplier,” and its effect on homeowner’s claims is […]

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Hurricane Irma Insurance Claim Disputes Have Begun

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:00:55 +0000

When Hurricane Irma plowed the length of Florida on September 10 and 11, it left a surprising amount of damage throughout the Jacksonville area given that the eye of the storm passed more than 60 miles to our west.  Heavy flooding occurred in downtown Jacksonville, Doctor’s Inlet, St. Augustine, San Marco, Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park […]

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Ninth Person Dies Following Loss of Electricity to South Florida Nursing Home Due to Hurricane Irma

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:49:04 +0000

Nine residents of a Miami, Florida, nursing home suffered death by agonizing heat distress after Hurricane Irma interrupted the supply of electricity to the nursing home.  The people who lost their lives ranged in age from 71 to 99.  Many other residents were treated for dehydration, breathing difficulties and other heat related issues. For days […]

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The Proposed Bill Limiting Non-economic Damages Will Essentially End Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuits

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:28:36 +0000

On June 28, 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1215 titled, Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017.  Among other provisions in this bill is a limit on non-economic damages that can be recovered from a nursing home that accepts Medicare or Medicaid funds.  This encompasses essentially all nursing homes.  The bill […]

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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:06:35 +0000

Sexual abuse in nursing homes is a sad occurrence.  A CNN  investigation concluded that between the years of 2013 and 2016, the federal government cited over one thousand nursing homes failing to prevent, or otherwise mishandling, allegations of sexual abuse including rape. Even more disturbing is that nearly every instance of sexual abuse is preventable […]

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CMS Reverses Ban on Arbitration Agreements for Nursing Home Residents

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:09:55 +0000

Last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) enacted a federal regulation banning the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements for nursing home residents.  Through such an arbitration agreement, a nursing home resident agrees to give up his or her right to have any disputes, including those related to injuries resulting from abuse or […]

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Bill Repealing Florida Personal Injury Protection Fails

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:23:22 +0000

Since 1976, Florida law has required that all vehicle owners purchase personal injury protection insurance coverage.  Personal injury protection (commonly called “PIP”) coverage provides medical and lost wage benefits for people injured in car accidents.  PIP coverage, also referred to a “no-fault” coverage, applies to injuries suffered by the vehicle owner and occupants in the […]

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