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Nursing Home Worker Accused of Stealing Patient’s Pain Meds

A nursing home worker in Stillwater, Oklahoma was charged after it was discovered she had been taking medicine meant for patients. In one case, Danielle Lee, allegedly took pain meds of a patient with terminal cancer. According to an article in the Stillwater News Press, "a written affidavit says Lee took syringes of morphine belonging [...]

Recent Medicare Report Points to Neglect and Abuse in U.S. Nursing Homes

Last week, news coverage in the Tallahassee CBS News affiliate showed "an estimated 20 percent of Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes who were transported to hospital emergency rooms in 2016 and treated for a variety of high-risk conditions had been potentially abused or neglected, a report released by the federal government shows. The report also [...]

Hidden Cameras Confirm Abuse in Nursing Home

While this recent incident happened a few states away in South Carolina, it certainly serves as a reminder that nursing home mistreatment can happen anywhere – and when you least expect it. As attorneys working with victims and loved ones here in Florida who were injured in a nursing home or assisted living community, Baron [...]

Questions to Ask Your Lakeland Nursing Home Lawyer

Do you have a family member in a Lakeland, Florida nursing home and are concerned about their health or do you believe they've been harmed in any way? If you do suspect they are not receiving the proper level of care they deserve – or if you know they have been injured – we suggest [...]

72 of 695 Nursing Homes in Florida Rate Only 1 Star by Medicare.Gov

Medicare.gov, the official U.S. government site for Medicare, rates nursing homes across the country and allows website readers to compare various facilities. This feature, called Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. A recent search shows that 72 of 695 nursing homes in Florida were [...]

Florida Considering the Establishment of Nursing Home Death Review Teams

Review teams that would investigate deaths related to nursing home abuse many be coming to each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits. A bill proposed by Democratic Senator Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville in the Florida Legislature is making headway and has seen little opposition so far (Senate Bill 452). The bill would mandate the creation of [...]