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Is Nursing Home Abuse A Crime In Florida?

By Kohn Law |

Nursing home abuse is an unforgivable act that targets one of the most vulnerable sectors of our society. This type of abuse falls under the definition of elder abuse, which is found in the Florida Statutes. Under this section of law, elder abuse is defined as neglect, intentional abuse, aggravated abuse, or exploitation of… Read More »

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Who Can File A Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit In Florida?

By Kohn Law |

Nursing home abuse is far more common than many people would like to believe. Approximately ten percent of seniors will experience some type of abuse in their lifetime, according to the Department of Justice. The main types of nursing home abuse are physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Any… Read More »

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Top Three Financial Scams On Seniors You Should Know

By Kohn Law |

It is natural to think of physical abuse when thinking about nursing home abuse, but there are sadly, other types as well. One of the most prominent to happen in nursing homes is financial abuse. Although this type of abuse may not hurt an elder physically, it can devastate them financially. Some types of… Read More »

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Why Disabled Residents Are At Higher Risk Of Nursing Home Abuse

By Kohn Law |

Sadly, nursing home abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of their physical ability, mental capacity, or age. However, some of the most vulnerable residents of nursing homes, the disabled, are at particular risk of becoming a victim of abuse or neglect. As a disabled nursing home resident ages, they become even more vulnerable to… Read More »

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What Is Emotional Abuse In Nursing Homes?

By Kohn Law |

Sadly, nursing home abuse takes many forms. While many people first think of physical abuse, such as hitting, kicking, and pushing, there are other types, as well. One of the most common forms of abuse in Florida nursing homes is emotional abuse. Unlike physical abuse, emotional abuse will not leave any visible marks or… Read More »

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When Are Nursing Homes Liable For Abuse?

By Kohn Law |

Nursing home abuse is not only devastating for the victim, but for their entire family. Making the decision to place your loved one in a facility is heartbreaking already. To learn that your loved one has been abused by a staff member may bring up feelings of anger, frustration, and even guilt. It is… Read More »

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How To Value A Nursing Home Abuse Case

By Kohn Law |

Learning that a loved one has suffered abuse inside a nursing home is devastating. Nursing home abuse is inexcusable. The law recognizes this and allows victims and their family to file a legal claim for financial compensation. It is not uncommon for people to wonder how much their claim is worth after discovering the… Read More »

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Nursing Home Residents Still Feeling Isolation From COVID-19

By Kohn Law |

At the beginning of the pandemic, the COVID-19 virus spread through Florida nursing homes extremely quickly. The situation was a crisis, and too many people lost their loved ones as a result. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and CDC issued guidelines restricting non-essential healthcare workers and visitors from facilities. Although… Read More »

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A New Bill Will Place Nursing Home Residents In Florida At Risk

By Kohn Law |

Recently, Sen. Ben Albritton proposed SB 804 in the Senate, a bill that will place all nursing home residents in Florida at risk if it is passed. The bill would greatly reduce the number of required staff members in nursing homes, which are already struggling with staff shortages that result in neglect and abuse… Read More »

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Main Causes Of Wrongful Death In Nursing Homes

By Kohn Law |

Nursing homes are expected to care for a person’s loved ones when they need ongoing, regular care families cannot provide. Sadly, nursing homes do not always provide the care residents need and elderly individuals become hurt as a result. In the worst of cases, nursing home residents do not survive this harm and they… Read More »

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