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GET AROUND THE THREE MOST USED NURSING HOME AND HOSPITAL ROAD BLOCKS TO REQUESTING YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

By The Turnbull Firm |

When you represent the injured our investigation always begins with the medical records.  That sometimes means a battle with health care providers to provide the records.  It’s not uncommon for patients, their family members, or estate representatives to get the run around, be ignored, or simply lied to about whether the law allows them… Read More »

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FIVE THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A NURSING HOME

By The Turnbull Firm |

I’ve represented thousands of family members in lawsuits against nursing homes.  I’ve sued nursing homes in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Orlando, Tampa, even as far south as Miami.  During the course of every first conversation I always ask the family how did you decide on that specific nursing home?  Typically, the answer is they were… Read More »

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DO YOU KNOW WHY MEDICARE CONSIDERS BEDSORES AVOIDABLE? AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO?

By The Turnbull Firm |

In 2007 Medicare reported more than 250,000 cases of preventable bedsores.  To put that in real world context, 7 percent of acute care patients will develop a bedsore according to the International Expert Wound Care Advisory Panel.  Medicare estimates that 8.9% of NURSING HOME residents will develop one.  The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel… Read More »

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Injured Workers; Who Says You Are Only Entitled to Workers Compensation?

By The Turnbull Firm |

After a serious on the job injury too many lawyers and clients have been conditioned to believe a worker is only entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. While that may sometimes be the case, it’s not always. Unfortunately for workers in Florida the vast majority of worker’s compensation and personal injury attorneys do not have… Read More »

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Kennedy End of Life Pressure Sores; A Convenient Nursing Home Excuse or a Reasonable Explanation?

By The Turnbull Firm |

The Kennedy Terminal Ulcer is considered an unavoidable skin breakdown or skin failure that occurs as part of the dying process. Research is limited but the literature suggests that Kennedy Terminal Ulcers are typically pear-shaped, red/yellow/black, similar in appearance to an abrasion, and tend to occur suddenly in the sacral/coccygeal region not long before… Read More »

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Infections: The Silent Killer Nursing Homes Have Failed to Prevent.

By The Turnbull Firm |

Many people will be shocked to learn the leading cause of death at nursing homes is not heart attacks, strokes or even Alzheimer’s. It’s in fact infections. Infections are the leading cause of death and complications for nursing home residents. The troubling news is a recent five-year study suggests the problem is only getting… Read More »

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Signing a Mandatory Arbitration Agreement with a Nursing Home Can Cost You A Lot in Case of a Dispute

By The Turnbull Firm |

In our law practice, we have dealt with hundreds of nursing home abuse and neglect cases throughout their state of Florida. In the last decade, nursing homes have become more reluctant to settle cases prior to litigation for two reasons. First, many are now paying settlements from their own operating revenue. Second, as I… Read More »

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