Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse
COVID Deaths in Nursing Homes – The Death Count Continues
As injury lawyers, we seek justice on behalf of our clients who have been harmed due to the negligence of others. When we handle our nursing home abuse cases, our investigations are unique as we are routinely fighting for clients who cannot speak, nevertheless fight, for themselves. As nursing home residents are one of… Read More »
How Common Are Conservatorships?
One of the major headlines in the news are the issues circling Britney Spears. Although well acclaimed for her music, her name is also strongly associated with the issue of conservatorships. Although she is 39 years old, and one of the most successful musical artists in the world, she is not in charge of… Read More »
Can You Spot The Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse?
June marks Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. In the United States, nearly six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Globally, more than 50 million people are currently afflicted with Alzheimer’s, a relentless disease that impairs memory and other central mental functions. Many families have no choice but to put their loved one in… Read More »
FLORIDA’S NURSING HOME VISITATION – IS THE RISK WORTH THE REWARD?
Time is the most precious commodity in life. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. Time is a commodity that we cannot store, save, or expand. The amount of time we have on this planet is finite and it is constantly dwindling. For people who have loved ones in skilled nursing facilities, the… Read More »
Arbitration Agreements: Sign on the Dotted Line???
Trial by jury is an important American right. It sets our system of justice apart from the rest of the world. The right to a jury trial is so important that our Founding Fathers codified it in the Bill of Rights. The Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution states specifically that “the right… Read More »
THE EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON NURSING HOMES – HOW BAD IS IT?
Over the past several months, there has been a great amount of media coverage which shed light on the horrific events occurring in nursing homes related to COVID-19. As trial attorneys who handle nursing home abuse cases on a daily basis, the industry’s lackluster response to this epidemic was not surprising. Too many facilities,… Read More »
Pulling Back The Curtain on Nursing Homes
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 COVID-19 deaths were residents of nursing homes? That’s more than 30,000 deaths! This news got me thinking about my partner, Joe Landy’s, recent article. Joe handles a good number of nursing home abuse cases and is widely regarded as one of the best trial lawyers… Read More »
Nursing Home Tragedy Occurring During COVID-19
I started my career as an insurance defense attorney and, as part of my practice, defended nursing homes across the state. The cases I was charged with defending were pivotal in my decision to change careers and become an attorney representing the victim instead of the corporation. In the almost twenty years that I… Read More »
We Are Not Prepared For The Loss Of A Loved One
We’re not prepared for the loss of a loved one. There’s no book to read, no real way to prepare, if the loss is expected, or if it’s a sudden loss. I’ve dealt with loss quite a bit over the last few years, personally and professionally. We lost our mother after a tough struggle… Read More »
When The Coronavirus Strikes A Nursing Home, The Results Are Deadly
Nursing home residents have always been at high risk for infection. They are elderly, have weakened immune systems, and often suffer from other serious health conditions. As the residents are contained in close quarters, if left unguarded infections can run rampant through the facilities. A recent Reuter’s review of federal data revealed that nursing… Read More »