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Florida Nursing Homes Fail To Comply With Mandatory Generator Requirement for Resident Safety

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Even though the tragedy involving people dying in nursing homes last year in Hollywood, Florida after Hurricane Irma dominated news headlines, and led to some important changes in terms of new emergency power supply requirements in Florida nursing homes in order to prevent a similar tragedy, according to recent reports, most Florida nursing homes… Read More »

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Florida’s Largest Nursing Home Chain under Scrutiny for Alleged Abuse & Poor Patient Care

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

In June, Naples Daily News ran an important expose on the corruption and abuse unveiled at Florida’s largest nursing home chain, Consulate Health Care, including the Governors Creek Health and Rehabilitation facility. The story covered the conglomerate and its network of nursing homes being regularly paid by the state to provide patients with care;… Read More »

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Where a Lack of a Generator Kills 14 In One Nursing Home

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

The tragedy that unfolded at one Florida nursing home has led to an entire cultural shift in how we ensure that our elderly loved ones and free from nursing home abuse and neglect. Specifically, during Hurricane Irma, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power, and 14 patients died. As a result, communities like… Read More »

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Nursing Home Deaths in Florida: A Premises Liability Issue

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

The Florida nursing home (Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center) where eight residents died during Hurricane Irma has caught headlines here in Florida, and drawn questions regarding negligence, particularly given the significant injuries experienced by those in the home. The elderly residents at the Center reportedly faced temperatures in excess of 100 degrees that day due… Read More »

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Judge Decides That Nursing Home Cannot Force Arbitration of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Sadly, wrongful death lawsuits are all too common when it comes to families seeking justice for what sometimes happens to their loved ones in nursing homes after they have been the victims of negligence and/or abuse. However, one recent federal judge’s decision may now make it harder for nursing homes who try to force… Read More »

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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: America’s “Hidden Horror”

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

It’s the “news” that no one wants to hear about: sexual abuse happening in the nursing home (aka long-term care facility) where your loved one lives. While some types of nursing home abuse have been highlighted over the years, sexual abuse, specifically, has largely remained a hidden problem nationwide, unfortunately allowing it to continue… Read More »

Your Ability to Sue Nursing Homes—Especially In Florida—Is Now Easier

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Nursing home abuse and neglect has become a serious issue in this country: According to statistics, one out of every six nursing home residents will experience neglect or abuse at one point or another. Many of these facilities are understaffed and employees lack the training necessary to properly look after their residents, which inevitably… Read More »

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