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What Is The Statute Of Limitations On Nursing Home Abuse?

By Kohn Law |

If you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected within a nursing home, your world has likely been turned upside down. You can file a personal injury claim against the staff member that inflicted the abuse, or against the facility as a whole. Unfortunately, these claims are some of the most complex… Read More »

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Three Important Things To Know About Nursing Home Abuse Laws In Florida

By Kohn Law |

Florida has enacted many nursing home abuse laws to ensure that residents are provided with basic rights and standards of treatment. The intention of the laws is to ensure nursing homes provide health, comfort, and safety to all patients. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes comply with these laws. Sometimes, patients’ rights are violated and… Read More »

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What Are The Staffing Requirements For Florida Nursing Homes?

By Kohn Law |

It is widely known that nursing home abuse often occurs because facilities are so understaffed. Without the proper amount of people to care for the residents in nursing homes, they can easily become abused and neglected. To prevent this from happening, Florida law outlines very strict rules about nursing home staffing requirements. If you… Read More »

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Financial Abuse More Likely To Occur During The Holidays

By Kohn Law |

Nursing home abuse takes many forms, and all of them are devastating. Sadly, nursing home abuse is rising at an alarming rate despite the efforts of the legislature and government agencies to prevent it. During the holidays, financial abuse is the most common type of exploitation elders face. This type of abuse is always… Read More »

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What Is Alzheimer’s Abuse?

By Kohn Law |

Alzheimer’s abuse is very similar to other forms of nursing home abuse, with the only difference being that it targets Alzheimer’s patients. All forms of nursing home abuse are devastating but Alzheimer’s abuse is even more common because residents suffering from dementia cannot report it. Sometimes, these patients do not even understand the abuse… Read More »

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As COVID-19 Cases Rise In Nursing Homes, Many Wonder If They Can Sue

By Kohn Law |

Florida has reopened, people have gone back to work and for many, the worst of the pandemic is finally over. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for all areas around the state. According to a new report released by AARP, Florida has .63 COVID-19 cases for every 100 nursing home residents. That may not… Read More »

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4 Common Complaints Of Residents In Nursing Home Facilities

By Kohn Law |

The pandemic highlighted many issues within the nursing home industry, as these facilities became a hot spot in the early days of the pandemic and tragically, many elders lost their lives to the virus. However, even before the pandemic there were issues within nursing homes and residents often had many complaints. Unfortunately, those complaints… Read More »

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Two Important Questions To Ask Before Deciding On A Nursing Home

By Kohn Law |

It is never easy to move a loved one into a nursing home and it is normal to fear nursing home abuse and neglect, which is unfortunately all too common. While you are visiting and researching nursing homes, you will have many questions and it is important to have these answered. However, there are… Read More »

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Understanding Chemical Restraints Used In Nursing Homes

By Kohn Law |

When people think of nursing home abuse, they often think of residents in these facilities being ignored, neglected, or even intentionally hit or kicked. Sadly, these types of abuse do happen all too often in nursing homes, but it takes other forms, as well. One of those occurs when nursing home staff members chemically… Read More »

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When Failure To Thrive Is Nursing Home Abuse

By Kohn Law |

Many people make the difficult decision to place their loved one in a nursing home only to find in the following weeks and months that their family member is “just not the same.” To some degree, this is quite normal. The increasing frailty that comes with old age, as well as the loss of… Read More »

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