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Miami-Dade Grand Jury Calls on State to Fight Florida Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect with Tougher Penalties

Posted on : December 22, 2011
A Miami-Dade grand jury says that the state is not doing enough to fight Florida nursing home negligence. The grand jury issued its report, “ALFs: a Call for Greater Interagency Communication and a Cry for More Citizen Volunteers,” earlier this month after a two month-investigation that was instigated following a series of articles in the […]

Miami Nursing Negligence Lawsuit Claims Paraplegic Patient Was Sodomized in His Home

Posted on : November 16, 2011
A private nursing patient is suing A.S.A. Home Care, Inc. for Miami nursing negligence. A private nursing patient is suing A.S.A. Home Care, Inc. for Miami nursing negligence. The patient, who is a paraplegic, claims that a male home health care nurse assaulted him. The plaintiff, known as John Doe, says he rebuffed the nurse’s […]

St. Lucie County Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Florida Nursing Home Negligence Contributed to Woman’s Fatal Drowning

Posted on : August 4, 2010
The daughter of a woman who drowned in the bathroom of a St. Lucie County residential treatment center is seeking damages for her Fort Pierce, Florida wrongful death. Sharon Bronowicz died in January 2009. According to Renee Hill’s St. Lucie County wrongful death complaint, Bronowicz, who was severely depressed, bipolar, and suffered from suicidal tendencies, […]

Broward County Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Home Care Provider Alleging Elder Financial Fraud and the Murder of 89-Year-Old Woman

Posted on : July 1, 2010
Gary Uretsky, a Fort Lauderdale resident, is suing home-care provider Almost Family for Broward County wrongful death. Uretsky’s 89-year-old mother died while under the care of home-care nurse Dina Taylor. The plaintiff is alleging gross nursing negligence, elder financial fraud, homicide, multiple thefts, inadequate supervision, and negligent hiring. According to Uretsky, between November 2006 and […]

Florida Nursing Home Resident Charged With Molesting Female Patient

Posted on : May 12, 2009
In Florida, a 72-year-old nursing home resident at the Rehabilitation Center of St. Petersburg has been charged with molesting another patient. Christopher McDermott was charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a disabled person. The victim, a 54-year-old woman, has a 5-year-old’s mental capabilities. Nursing home workers had reportedly warned McDermott numerous times not to […]