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Report Reveals Disturbing Info About COVID-19 in Nursing Homes in Polk County

By The Turnbull Firm |

A disturbing report details disturbing information about coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes in Polk County. While Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state health officials declined to release the names of nursing homes with COVID-19 patients, The Ledger obtained a document from Florida Medical Examiners Commission revealing information on 59 confirmed deaths attributed to… Read More »

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CMS Issues Guidance for Nursing Homes to Protect Residents from COVID-19

By The Turnbull Firm |

As the U.S. continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 10,000 in the nation, nursing homes and hospitals were urged to follow guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, the elderly are at… Read More »

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Can Nursing Homes Be Sued for Residents’ Coronavirus Infections?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Can residents’ coronavirus (COVID-19) infections caused by nursing home negligence lead to lawsuits? As President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, citizens across the nation are worried about the spread of the deadly virus. As of March 14, at least 50 people died from the spread of the coronavirus… Read More »

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U.S. DOJ Launches a Task Force to Target Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

By The Turnbull Firm |

The U.S. Department of Justice is launching a task force to target abuse and neglect in nursing homes, as statistics show about 5 million elders are abused each year.  According to Law360, the DOJ task force will focus on “grossly substandard care” in nursing homes across the nation. The National Nursing Home Initiative (NNHI),… Read More »

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TWO WAYS TO REPORT NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT

By The Turnbull Firm |

How to report nursing home neglect?  Before we discuss the how, let’s talk about what is considered nursing home neglect in Florida.  In Florida the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the agency primarily responsible for investigating any complaints of nursing home neglect of a vulnerable adult.  According to Florida statutes, and as… Read More »

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