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Second Lawsuit Says Nursing Home Ignored Signs of Patient Abuse

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A second patient has filed a lawsuit against Friendship Health & Rehab stating that the nursing home staff and administration ignored clear signs of patient abuse. The lawsuit alleges that one staffer, Richard Coleman, a certified nursing assistant sexually assaulted one of the patients violently enough to cause substantial bleeding. The rape occurred in… Read More »

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Family of Florida Woman Files Lawsuit Against Nursing Care Facility After Rape

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The Huffington Post reported that the family of a Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against the nursing home in whose care she was when she was sexually assaulted. The woman, who was described as “severely mentally retarded”, gave birth to a child while in the care of Pensacola Cluster, a health care center… Read More »

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Corporate Nursing Homes And Chain LLC’s: A Legacy Of Malpractice

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Nursing homes are where our mothers, fathers, and grandparents go to convalesce after a major medical event or a life-saving surgery, or when they are no longer able to take care of themselves. But more often, they’re in the news due to widespread neglect and abuse of America’s most vulnerable patients. It seems almost… Read More »

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Would Nursing Home Cams Curb Instances Of Elder Abuse?

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

News reports from the summer of 2017 brought to light a number of instances of nursing home abuse. These included one instance of a nurse physically assaulting a memory care patient. The patient’s daughter, who had become concerned that the staff of the facility was treating her father abusively, caught the entire episode on… Read More »

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Unreported Incidents Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Run Rampant In The U.S.

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A disturbingly high percentage of cases involving physical abuse and sexual abuse at nursing homes are going unreported, according to the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. If that was not bad enough, the audit revealed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services had “inadequate” procedures for ensuring that… Read More »

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Negligent Care May Have Been the Culprit of the Deaths of Eight Nursing Home Residents in Hollywood

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Losing a family member is emotionally and psychologically devastating. That pain is then exacerbated when it is revealed that your loved one’s death may have been caused by the negligence of another person or company. Eight families are struggling with these same emotions after it was reported that eight nursing home residents died due… Read More »

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