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Bed Sores are a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

By Kohn Law |

Too many people visit their loved ones in a nursing home and think it is normal when they see their family member has developed a bed sore. Bed sores are not normal. When a nursing home resident has developed one, it is likely a sign of nursing home abuse or neglect. Nursing home staff… Read More »

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How to Determine if a Fracture is Due to Nursing Home Abuse

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When a younger person breaks a bone, they typically make a quick recovery and do not suffer from any complications. Elderly individuals that suffer a broken bone, on the other hand, are put at great risk. The body does not heal as quickly as the body ages and it is not uncommon for an… Read More »

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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Due to Nursing Home Abuse

By Kohn Law |

Nursing abuse causes some of the most serious injuries and sometimes, residents within a facility do not survive it. Losing a family member is one of the most difficult things a person will ever go through but when a death was preventable, it is even more devastating. If your loved one has passed away… Read More »

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Understanding Why Falls Happen in Nursing Homes

By Kohn Law |

As people age, they often move into nursing home facilities to receive the full-time care they need, and that their family members cannot provide. Certain conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis, place an elderly individual at a greater risk of falling. Falls sustained by nursing home residents are very serious, as they are a… Read More »

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How to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect

By Kohn Law |

Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home facility is one of the hardest decisions family members will ever have to make. Still, millions of people choose to do it every day. Elders often need constant care and family members, unfortunately, are simply unable to provide it for them. It is for… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect: Resident vs. Resident

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When people think of nursing home abuse/neglect, they typically picture nursing home staff members abusing or neglecting the residents within the facility. However, there is a lesser-known type of abuse/neglect that occurs, and that is abuse/neglect that occurs between nursing home residents. A Reuters study shows that one in five residents are victims of… Read More »

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How Nursing Homes Hide Abuse/Neglect

By Kohn Law |

Nursing home abuse/neglect happens all too often in Florida, and throughout the rest of the country. Many nursing home facilities in the Sunshine State genuinely care about their residents and want to take the best care of them. Unfortunately, others look for shortcuts that result in harm to the residents, or they outright abuse/neglect… Read More »

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Living in Fear of Nursing Home Retaliation

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Victims of nursing home abuse and/or nursing home neglect are usually afraid to speak up when it comes to reporting the wrongdoing to their family members, the authorities, or investigators. Why is this? The unfortunate reality of many older nursing homes and assisted living residents is that they are unable to physically protect themselves,… Read More »

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Getting Old is Inevitable but Elder Abuse is Not

By Kohn Law |

Trusting the care of an elderly loved one into the hands of a nursing home is not an easy decision for families. Nevertheless, families make these decisions and expect their loved ones will be safe and healthy in these nursing homes. Sadly, nursing homes do not always meet this expectation. All too often there… Read More »

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Consulate Health Care Faces Scrutiny in Florida

By Kohn Law |

Consulate Health Care owns a tenth of Florida’s nursing homes. In Hillsborough County they run multiple care centers. There are another 67 locations in other cities throughout the state. Recently, Consulate Health Care has come under scrutiny for both defrauding the government and for poor handling of coronavirus. Fraud For Providing Unnecessary Medical Treatments… Read More »

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