Category Archives: nursing-home-abuse-neglect-attorneys-jacksonville-fl

Nursing Home Abuse Equals Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home Abuse Equals Medical Malpractice Personal injury attorney Jacksonville Edwards & Ragatz have professionals who are familiar with nursing home abuse. As the population of the United States has continued to age, more families are forced to consider long-term skilled nursing care for their parents, and in some cases, grandparents. According to the U.S. […]

Florida's Largest Nursing Home Chain Survives Despite Poor Patient Care

The state paid the Jacksonville-area nursing home a flat rate to provide Seigler care, including his needed therapy. But Governors Creek routinely denied treatment and services to patients like Seigler, according to a 2011 federal whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former nurse. Seigler’s case is among a dozen cited in the lawsuit against Consulate Health Care, the state’s […]

Nursing Home neglect trial fights shell company transfers

As nursing home litigators, we fight shell company transfers on most nursing home case we litigate.  It almost becomes standard.  I applaud this family for continuing the fight beyond the verdict and to actually find out where does the money go? Background:  Juanita Jackson died in July 2003, five weeks after she was removed from […]

State fines West Melbourne nursing home for neglect

A Melborne nursing home was fined $36,000 after committing multiple errors involving a patient who eventually died.  AHCA fined West Melbourne Health & Rehabilitation Center after finding the errors during an administrative complaint inspection on Dec. 27.  The home will be subjected to inspections every six months for two years.   During the December inspection, AHCA reported staff […]

State slaps FL nursing home with $16,000 fine for resuscitating resident against his wishes

According to news reports, authorities in Florida  fined a nursing home $16,000 for reviving a resident with a do-not-resuscitate order.  The event occurred in February at Jacaranda Manor in St. Petersburg.  A 75-year-old male resident stopped breathing in the dining room, prompting staff to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use a defibrillator.   A licensed practical nurse […]


TALLAHASSEE — A Nursing Home Bill designed to shield nursing home investors from lawsuits when their homes are accused of abuse and neglect is making its’ way to the Senate Floor. The bill  would shield nursing home investors from lawsuits when their homes are accused of abuse and neglect. In exchange, it would give trial lawyers […]

Assisted-living facilities could face new scrutiny

The Miami Herald is keeping a close eye on what is happening in Tallahassee during the 2014 Legislative Session.  The paper reports that there could be some changes on the horizon for Assisted Living Facilities if the latest legislation gets some traction and passes both the House and Senate. The public could read anonymously posted […]

Should we eliminate public monthly ombudsman meetings? A new bill says yes…

A new bill introduced in Florida legislature  would bring an end to the monthly meetings between district councils and ombudsmen who volunteer at local long term care facilities. This is monthly meeting  is open to the public where locals can listen as  local advocates discuss problems they’ve seen at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The […]

Florida jury hands down $1.1 billion award in nursing home lawsuit

This past summer, a jury awarded $1.1 billion in damages to the family of a Florida woman who received poor nursing home care prior to her death in 2007. The amount is believed to be one of the highest ever leveled against a nursing home.  The deceased woman was a resident at Auburndale Oaks Healthcare Center in […]

Owner of north Florida nursing home arrested

The owner of a small north Florida nursing home is facing charges that she abused her patients.  The Gainesville Sun reports that Priscilla Smith Johnson is charged with neglect of a disabled adult, false imprisonment, aggravated abuse and exploitation. Authorities say she handcuffed a disabled adult, causing wounds on the woman’s wrists that were not […]