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Category Archives: Nursing Home Negligence

Medicare Star Ratings Not Reliable Measure of Nursing Homes

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The New York Times has examined the rating system of nursing homes and found that most top-ranked nursing homes have been given the seal of approval based on incomplete and self-reported data. The Medicare ratings are based in large part on self-reported data that the government does not verify. Only one of the three… Read More »

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Why Nursing Homes Should Always Have A Nurse On Staff

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

On July 31, Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky introduced the Put A Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act after discovering that federal law only requires a registered nurse on-site only 8 hours a day, regardless of the size of the facility. The act, also known as House Vote 5373, would require that a direct-care… Read More »

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$1.2 Billion Jury Verdict In FL Nursing Home Neglect Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One billion dollars in damages intended to punish a nursing home for neglect so extensive that it led to the early death of a 69-year-old resident was recently awarded to the woman’s surviving son by a Florida jury. In addition, another $110 million was awarded as compensatory damages by the jury in at least… Read More »

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Second Florida Pediatric Nursing Home Closes Amid Controversy

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A Tampa nursing home, which was accused of failing to provide meaningful activities to the severely disabled kids who lived there, was denied funding from Medicare and Medicaid. Lakeshore Villas is the second pediatric nursing home to close this year amid controversy over the warehousing of frail children. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and… Read More »

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Florida Assisted-Living Facility Closed By State

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A Florida assisted-living facility was shut down after regulators found an elderly woman tied to a wheelchair. San Martin de Porras ALF, located at 1840 NW 15th St, was also ordered to pay $20,000 in fines. The license revocation comes after regulators arrived at the home in February of 2012, and found an elderly… Read More »

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