By their very nature, assisted living facilities (ALF) and nursing homes (NH) are designed to provide safe and comfortable living environments for their residents. Supervision is a must. When vulnerable residents are not properly supervised, serious or even fatal consequences can result. Oftentimes, these consequences are a direct result of preventable falls.
In December, the state of Florida banned Inspired Living at Sun City Center, a Tampa Bay-area nursing home, from admitting new residents after investigators determined that an “immediate serious danger” exists for residents. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) cited multiple ongoing safety issues in the facility, with one identified problem being their failure to supervise residents determined to be at-risk for falls.
This comes just months after Baron & Herskowitz filed a lawsuit against Inspired Living at Sun City Center on behalf of deceased resident David Goldberg, who died in August 2017 as a result of a fall and the staff’s failure to supervise him. Mr. Goldberg passed away one day later after the fall from a subarachnoid hemorrhage and facial bone fractures caused by the fall. This is just one of the approximately 1,800 fall-related fatalities that occur in nursing homes and assisted living facilities each year, many of which would have been prevented with adequate supervision.
Our law firm is dedicated to exposing the neglect that occurs in nursing homes and 1,800 fall-related fatalities that occur in nursing homes and assisted living facilities and holding them accountable to provide better care. If you know someone that has been improperly cared for or mistreated at a nursing home or assisted living facility, I encourage you to contact the office of Baron & Herskowitz to discuss your legal options. Consultations are free and all cases are handled on a contingency basis.
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