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Questions To Ask A Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

By Kohn Law |

Nursing home abuse is one of the most devastating forms of negligence. Residents in nursing homes highly depend on their caregivers to tend to their daily needs. When staff members in these facilities breach that trust, it can cause seniors significant harm. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of abuse,… Read More »

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The Impact Of Substance Abuse On Nursing Home Patients

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Physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse are just a few types of abuse and neglect that happens in nursing homes. There is another type of abuse that occurs, though, and that is substance abuse. Staff members in nursing homes may abuse alcohol or drugs while they are caring for residents or a resident may… Read More »

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Holding Nursing Homes Liable For Negligent Hiring Practices

By Kohn Law |

Nursing homes have the very important task of caring for society’s most vulnerable population, the elderly. Unfortunately, nursing home administrators do not always take this responsibility seriously. Instead, they prioritize the profits of the facility over the safety and well-being of their residents. They try to cut corners in an effort to save money…. Read More »

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When Are Nursing Homes Liable For Wheelchair Injuries?

By Kohn Law |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatalities and injuries among individuals over the age of 65. To prevent a dangerous fall from occurring, many nursing home residents rely on wheelchairs to get around the facility. Some residents are confined to a wheelchair any time… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse Is Largely Underreported

By Kohn Law |

According to the Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office, in 2019 alone, there were 6,600 cases of nursing home abuse that went unreported. To put that number in perspective, it represents approximately 18 percent of the 37,600 incidents of Medicare recipients who were taken to the hospital. Under federal law, nursing homes are… Read More »

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Tips When Choosing A Nursing Home

By Kohn Law |

It is a difficult decision to place your loved one in a nursing home. Unfortunately, this is not an option for many people. Elders often have to be placed into nursing homes because they require round-the-clock care that their family members cannot provide. When it comes time to make the decision, you know you… Read More »

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What Should Happen After A Fall In A Nursing Home?

By Kohn Law |

Of all the accidents that happen in nursing homes, falls are some of the most common. They are also one of the most dangerous. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries among older individuals. Even with the care and staff members nursing homes… Read More »

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Are Nursing Homes Allowed To Use Physical Restraints?

By Kohn Law |

Any type of nursing home abuse or neglect is devastating and sadly, it comes in many forms. One of the most devastating types of abuse is the improper use of restraints, such as straps around the ankles or wrists. Under Florida law, nursing homes must adhere to strict requirements when using physical restraints. However,… Read More »

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Are Nursing Homes Required To Have Abuse And Neglect Policies?

By Kohn Law |

Every nursing home in the country is required to have abuse and neglect policies in place. These policies are intended to keep residents safe. Unfortunately, these policies are not always enough. Residents are still subject to nursing home abuse when staff members are overworked, or when administrators do not properly train their staff. If… Read More »

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Can You File A Claim Against A Nursing Home For Inadequate Security?

By Kohn Law |

It is essential that nursing homes are safe environments. When many people first think of nursing home abuse, they may think of neglect or physical violence. However, there are many different types of nursing home neglect, and inadequate security is one of them. When nursing homes do not ensure that they have proper security… Read More »

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