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Nursing Home COVID-19 Wrongful Death Claims

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Two elderly Seminole men died of nursing home neglect when they contracted COVID-19, and their families are suing the nursing home, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 43 percent of all fatalities that have occurred in Tampa have been nursing home residents, according to the newspaper, and the lawsuit alleges that the nursing home… Read More »

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Noticing the Signs of Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

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Elder abuse affects 10 percent of people 65 or older every year, according to the Justice Department. From financial to psychological abuse, it destroys and even shortens the lives of the victims. Nursing homes, where the friends and families of the residents are not in sight to offer protection, are a frequent site of… Read More »

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The Difference Between Nursing Home Neglect and an Inevitable Decline in Health

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Individuals placed in the care of a nursing home are there for a reason—they are unable to care for themselves and require around the clock medical attention due to a medical condition. Most elderly people in nursing homes are extremely fragile; dementia, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and fractured hips and other musculoskeletal injuries are… Read More »

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Nursing Homes Fought Federal Emergency Plan Requirements for Years. Now, They’re Coronavirus Hot Spots

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

The long-term care industry resisted a federal mandate to plan for disasters including pandemics. About 43% of nursing homes have been caught violating the requirement, including facilities that have now had deadly COVID-19 outbreaks. Read in ProPublica: https://apple.news/AzXiZzMKvRBu22I0VR0uD2g Shared from Apple News

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Ideal Nursing Homes: Individual Rooms, Better Staffing, More Accountability

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Bruising May be a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

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Unexplained bruising may be a sign of nursing home abuse. Elderly people’s skin does bruise more easily than younger skin for a variety of reasons. For instance, certain medications cause bruising; blood vessels become less elastic and are more prone to breaking, which causes a bruise; and as the body ages, fat tissue becomes… Read More »

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FL Nursing Homes Seek Immunity from Lawsuits

Florida Nursing Homes Want Immunity from Lawsuits, Prosecution in Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

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Attorney Kohn recently commented on a WFTS investigation into Nursing Home deficiencies in infection control. Florida’s long-term care facilities are pushing for legal immunity when it comes to treating COVID-19 patients. The Florida Health Care Association, which represents almost 600 long-term care facilities, is defending the industry’s response to COVID-19. In April,  the association… Read More »

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Coronavirus and long-term care: State suspends license of Jefferson County nursing home director

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Nada Hassanein, Tallahassee Democrat Published 1:45 p.m. ET April 20, 2020 | Updated 5:17 p.m. ET April 20, 2020 The Florida Department of Health has ordered an emergency suspension of the license of Cross Landings nursing home director Mark Daniels. The state agency issued the emergency restriction Friday after a testing team of nurses… Read More »

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‘They’re Death Pits’: Virus Claims at Least 7,000 Lives in U.S. Nursing Homes

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More than six weeks after the first coronavirus deaths in a nursing home, outbreaks unfold across the country. About a fifth of U.S. virus deaths are linked to nursing facilities. By Farah Stockman, Matt Richtel, Danielle Ivory and Mitch Smith April 17, 2020 NY Times The first warning of the devastation that the coronavirus… Read More »

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Florida’s nursing homes are locked down. It’s hard on those inside and out.

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Long-term care centers house the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Staff feel the pressure, while residents and their loved ones deal with being kept apart. By Kavitha Surana Published Apr. 10 To protect Florida’s most vulnerable from the coronavirus, long-term care facilities are turning themselves into fortresses. All nursing homes and assisted living facilities have… Read More »

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