Big Changes in Nursing Home Abuse Litigation in Florida

Big Changes in Nursing Home Abuse Litigation in Florida

Florida law on nursing home abuse arbitration is shaking up. The Supreme Court of Florida has held that family members cannot sign arbitration agreements for residents, in the case of Mendez v. Hampton Court.

Federal Government Bans Nursing Home Arbitrations

Federal Government Bans Nursing Home Arbitrations

Forced nursing home arbitration is banned by the US government agency, CMS. As a result nursing home arbitration agreements will be unenforceable after November of 2016. This is a landmark decision which will greatly help residents and their families in the fight against nursing home abuse and neglect.

Nursing Home Resident's Fatal Beating was Minimized by Facility

Nursing Home Resident's Fatal Beating was Minimized by Facility

An elderly nursing home resident was beaten, suffering fatal injuries, while a resident at Emerald South. The nursing home staff did not reveal the extent of her injuries in what the family believes to be an attempted cover up of nursing home abuse.

20% of Nursing Home Residents are Injured by Other Residents

20% of Nursing Home Residents are Injured by Other Residents

1 in 5 nursing home residents are attacked by another patient. When a nursing home patient attacks or rapes another nursing home patient, often times, it is due to neglect on behalf of the facility staff.

Florida Nursing Home GraceWood Rehab Under Investigation in Resident's Sun-Related Death

Florida Nursing Home GraceWood Rehab Under Investigation in Resident's Sun-Related Death

GraceWood Rehab, a Florida nursing home, is under investigation by the State for leaving an elderly resident outside in the sun, which allegedly caused his wrongful death.

Medical Mistakes Top 3 Causes of Death in Americans

Medical Mistakes Top 3 Causes of Death in Americans

Medical mistakes in nursing homes and hospitals are a leading cause of death in elderly Americans. A recent study shows that nursing home errors lead to preventable injuries like bedsores and patient falls.

Florida Nursing Homes Demand More Medicaid Dollars

Florida nursing homes are demanding more Medicaid payments in order to care for residents. A social activist group says Florida nursing homes make more profit than they lead the public to believe.