New Technology Could Make Pressure Sores a Thing of the Past

Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure injuries, inflict immeasurable pain on frail patients. While not a true sore, pressure ulcers are a type of skin and tissue breakdown that results from constant pressure to specific area—ultimately resulting in tissue ischemia (the restriction of blood) and even tissue necrosis. Bed-bound seniors in nursing [...]

The Many—and Ugly—Faces of Nursing Home Abuse

Recent headlines in a small town in Middle America told of an avoidable tragedy: a certified nursing assistant in a skilled nursing home—one that is qualified to provide a high level of medical care by trained individuals—hurt two residents by forcibly restraining them. The level of physicality caused tearing and bruising of fragile skin while [...]

Too Many Nursing Homes Use Antipsychotics as “Chemical Restraints”

According to a recent Consumer Reports study, prescription medication use in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the past 20 years—from 2.4 billion prescriptions filled in 1997 to almost 4.5 billion in 2016. Additionally, adults over the age of 65 account for one-third of all medications prescribed, even though the age group only represents 13 [...]

State of Neglect: What’s Wrong with Florida Nursing Homes

There are clouds on the horizon for many nursing homes in the Sunshine State as neglect and a lack of accountability have begun to take hold—yet the outlook could be far worse as few policy makers are willing to recognize the impending storm and the damage it might cause. The severity of this threat certainly [...]

Have You Been Bumped From Your Seat by the Airlines?

Airlines in the U.S. bumped more than 40,000 passengers from their seats last year, NOT counting those who volunteered to give up their seats. Airlines can offer deals to volunteers to give up their seats, however when there are not enough volunteers, the Airlines can demand a passenger give up a seat. If the Airline [...]

Were you Cheated by Mattress One?

Mattress One is one of the nation's largest mattress retailers. If you live in Florida, chances are good that you have a location near you, and have seen their ads promising enticing rebates. But is this a company you can trust? Our product liability lawyers are currently investigating claims from dissatisfied Mattress One customers across [...]

Fake Nurse Arrested for Medicaid Fraud in Florida

A woman has been arrested in Florida after an investigation by the Medicaid Fraud branch of the Florida Attorney General's office showed she had falsely claimed to be a nurse. First Coast News reports that Amy Suzanne Pohlman, 48, has been charged with two counts of practicing as a health care professional without a license. [...]

Port St. Lucie Doctor Profited Over False Cancer Diagnoses

A Florida dermatologist has reached an agreement to settle a federal investigation into his alleged intentional medical malpractice and resulting profits from a Medicare scheme. The Palm Beach Post reports that Dr. Gary Marder, who has practices in Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, has agreed to pay $18 million to reimburse the government for money [...]

Florida Is the Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

According to the results of a recent study, eight of the most dangerous metropolitan communities for pedestrians in the U.S. are located in Florida. Smart Growth America is an organization based in Washington, D.C. that focuses on promoting walkable cities. Last week, the group released a report called Smart Growth America's Pedestrian Danger Index, which [...]

Bad Turkey Sandwiches Sicken 29 Children at Lauderhill Preschool

On Monday, Ave Marie Friends Preparatory School in Lauderhill was the scene of chaos and fear as 29 young children became ill, some violently so. It now appears that tainted turkey sandwiches from a local catering company caused the illnesses, and the Florida Department of Health is investigating the incident, as is the Broward Sheriff's [...]