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Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse

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Florida Nursing Homes and Fall Accidents: What to Know About Liability

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Fall accidents can lead to very serious injuries—especially for senior citizens and other vulnerable adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 750,000 people are hospitalized for fall accident injuries every year. As the danger is so well-known, nursing homes must take proactive steps to prevent fall accidents. In… Read More »

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Miami Herald: Many Florida Nursing Homes Failing to Protect Residents From COVID-19

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Department of Health reports that 545,040 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state as of August 12th. The respiratory disease poses an extreme, potentially life-threatening risk to Florida’s most vulnerable residents, especially those who live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. According to a disturbing report from the Miami Herald,… Read More »

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Report: Florida’s Nursing Homes Face “Category 5 Emergency”

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Over the last several weeks, Florida has been hit hard by the COVID-19 virus. The resurgence in cases has been steep: The Florida Department of Health has confirmed 369,834 positive tests as of July 21st. Public safety groups and industry experts are now sounding the alarm that Florida’s nursing home residents are at risk…. Read More »

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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Florida: A Guide

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Sadly, nursing home abuse remains a serious public health problem in our country. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that 10 percent of the residents of assisted living facilities have experienced some form of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, many families have questions about how to protect… Read More »

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Can a Florida Nursing Home Be Held Liable for Mishandling the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has hit our country’s nursing homes extremely hard. Forbes Magazine reports that approximately 40 percent of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths have occurred within assisted living centers and long-term care facilities. Tragically, some nursing homes have suffered a devastating impact. As an example, COVID-19 was recently linked to 22 deaths at… Read More »

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Nursing Home Negligence and How to File A Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

There are many people who reach the final stretch of their lives without anyone being able to take care of them and meet their needs. When it is time to leave home and enter a residence, there are many doubts that arise around the good care of our loved ones. Fragility and lack of… Read More »

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Fears of Elder Abuse Call for Bills Allowing Webcams in Nursing Homes

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Making the decision to put Grandma or Grandpa in a nursing home is not always an easy one. Expecting a family member to serve as a caretaker is not always feasible, but there are so many incidents of nursing home staff members behaving badly and causing patients to suffer injury and even death. The… Read More »

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Ways to Spot Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home can be a difficult decision. After all, it involves trusting other people with the care of important family members. It can be made even more difficult given the prevalence of nursing home abuse. In fact, over 40 percent of elders in nursing homes have experienced… Read More »

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