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Understaffing in nursing homes is one of the major causes of elder abuse and neglect. Experts estimate approximately 90-95% of nursing homes are not staffed adequately to care for their resident population. Why are Nursing Homes Understaffed? Although there are various reasons why nursing homes may be understaffed, the most prevalent is money. The cost...
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Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a difficult decision. Before choosing one, you want to make sure you are entrusting your family member to a facility that cares about their well being and has not been cited for any abuse or neglect. The way to do this is through nursing home...
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Bedsores are often a sign of elder abuse or nursing home neglect. They are preventable, and therefore, they do indicate a lack of proper care and treatment. If your loved one develops bedsores, it is time to ask some questions and dig deeper to find out more. Signs of Bedsores Bedsores, also called pressure ulcers...
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Nursing home abuse is far too common these days. Often, the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or care facility is difficult and we do so to ensure they receive a high level of quality care that we cannot provide. If your loved one is not being treated well or you...
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Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home can be worrisome, especially if you suspect they are being neglected. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) states that almost 95% of nursing home residents have been neglected. What is Nursing Home Neglect Nursing home neglect is a form of elder abuse where...
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Are you an attorney or law firm seeking co-counsel for your personal injury case or looking for a firm to refer your client to? Baron and Herskowitz has the reputation, resources, and experience you are looking for. Baron & Herskowitz is a law firm that focuses on representing people who have suffered wrongful injury, death,...
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The answer to the question of which Florida nursing homes have patients or employees that have tested positive for the coronavirus is a complicated one.  As experienced nursing home abuse attorneys, we’re concerned for the safety of the nursing home and assisted living facilities (ALF) residents. Despite requests by multiple news agencies, the names of...
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A notable Florida neurologist has announced his resignation from his practice amidst serious allegations of fraud and medical malpractice. According to NBC News, Dr. Sean Orr announced this morning that he will be taking a “leave of absence” from his practice at the Brain & Spine Center in Panama City. He states that the negative...
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Medical malpractice cases are often complex, particularly when it comes to demonstrating that a doctor should be held liable for a patient’s injuries. This means nearly every medical malpractice lawsuit will require testimony from a medical expert. In fact, the state of Florida requires the opinion of a medical expert for the pre-suit stage —...
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Most people assume that if you’re injured while being treated at a hospital, and you’re unable to resolve the issue through other means, the next step is to file a lawsuit against the hospital. However, it may surprise you to learn that while the hospital is responsible for employee negligence, this often does not extend...
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