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How The PREP Act Affects COVID-19 Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes

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We have all heard–or even been personally affected by–the substantial amount of deaths that have taken place in Florida nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. In many cases, nursing home administrators and staff have failed to take basic steps to prevent the spread of the disease among residents. This has prompted a large number… Read More »

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Is An Arbitration Agreement Enforceable If It Would Be Too Costly For The Plaintiff?

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A common tactic used by nursing home operators to avoid potential abuse and neglect lawsuits is to insist their residents sign binding arbitration agreements. Arbitration is often presented as a quicker, less expensive alternative to litigation for resolving legal disputes. But in many cases, arbitration is actually more costly for the party seeking to… Read More »

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Florida Nursing Home Attempts To Silence Abuse Allegations By Filing Defamation Lawsuit

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Reports of nursing home abuse are all too common in Florida. Family members are often outraged to discover the mistreatment suffered by their loved ones at the hands of those charged with protecting the elderly and vulnerable. Oftentimes, these family members feel they have no choice but to take public and legal action to… Read More »

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Florida Nursing Home Attempts To Invoke Federal Statute To Avoid State COVID Lawsuit

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The COVID-19 pandemic has placed renewed scrutiny on Florida’s nursing homes and the often substandard and negligent care they provide to residents. Many patients have suffered and died due to failure to follow basic safety protocols during this emergency. Yet when faced with the prospect of accountability for this neglect, these same nursing homes… Read More »

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Protect Your Loved One From Nursing Home Neglect

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When your family member suffers from a medical condition that requires 24/7 care, you may not be able to care for them. After all, people have jobs, families and other obligations. Therefore, you may decide that a nursing home is best. The staff members are supposed to be trained professionals who can give your… Read More »

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Home for Disabled People Closed After Years of Abuse and Neglect

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A home for people with severe disabilities has been closed after years of accusations of rapes and abuse. The last of the Carlton Palms residents moved to a new home and the doors were closed according to state officials. Nearly 200 residents were moved to community homes where it is believed that the people… Read More »

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Is Your Loved One Being Cared for The Way They Deserve?

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It’s never easy to place your loved one in a nursing home, but when we have no choice, we search for the place that they will receive the loving care that they deserve. We want our family to be cared for and safe, but unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse is more common than… Read More »

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5 Scary Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

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Roughly 10% of all seniors living in nursing homes or using assisted living will be abused every year. That means that nursing home abuse affects roughly 150,000 seniors each year. Nursing home abuse is never acceptable, and if this happens to you or someone you love, then you should seek medical and legal help… Read More »

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