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Nursing Home Abuse

Can You Spot The Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

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 »

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FLORIDA’S NURSING HOME VISITATION – IS THE RISK WORTH THE REWARD?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

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 »

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Arbitration Agreements: Sign on the Dotted Line???

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

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 »

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THE EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON NURSING HOMES – HOW BAD IS IT?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

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 »

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Pulling Back The Curtain on Nursing Homes

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

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 »

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Nursing Home Tragedy Occurring During COVID-19

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

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 »

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We Are Not Prepared For The Loss Of A Loved One

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

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 »

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When The Coronavirus Strikes A Nursing Home, The Results Are Deadly

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

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 »

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Making A Difference For 93 Years – Getting Justice

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

I started out my career defending big insurance companies, I always wanted to win for my client, but by the same token, I frequently had a great deal of sympathy for the plaintiffs and believed that they should win.  Becoming a plaintiffs’ lawyer meant I  can help people obtain justice and have a profound… Read More »

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Making A Difference For 93 Years – Never Giving Up

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

Almost 35 years ago I began my legal career by representing insurance companies and other large corporations.  I did so for over 16 years and learned a lot of lessons along the way.  One thing I learned is that, sadly, many insurance companies are happy to take our premiums but stonewall when it comes… Read More »

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