Elderly Lives Matter
Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A.Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A.
Elderly Lives Matter
Call For A Free Consultation
En EspaƱol

Florida nursing home placed on watch list after neglect incident

Nursing homes carry a big responsibility by caring for the elderly who cannot care for themselves. By assuming this duty of care, these institutions promise to provide residents with proper nutrition, monitoring and medication. An error in any of these areas of care can constitute nursing home neglect, and the results may be devastating.

For this reason, the state of Florida creates a watch list, putting questionable nursing homes on notice of their mistakes. One nursing home in Volusia County has recently been added to the list. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration discovered the nursing home failed to give a resident doctor-ordered treatment. This negligence lasted longer than a month and left the patient in pain. The Volusia institution was also cited in the past for failing to monitor one of its patients, leaving him in a hot room without air conditioning.

The occurrences at the Volusia institution are examples of nursing home neglect. Other signs of neglect include bedsores, a nursing home fall, rapid weight loss, and unexplained nursing home bruising, which can also be evidence of elder abuse.

Nursing home neglect and elder abuse is all too common and can leave a resident severely injured or dead. Those who are injured may be left with a permanent disability or a medical condition that requires long-term care. Recovering from these harms can be trying both physically and emotionally, and can take a financial toll. Fortunately, legal action can alleviate these burdens.

To succeed on a claim against a nursing home, a victim must prove the institution owed the victim a duty of care, that duty was breached, and the victim's injuries resulted from the breach. A nursing home that fails to give one of its patients doctor-ordered care has likely satisfied these elements.

Once negligence is proven, a victim can obtain compensation for his injuries. These awards can be used to pay medical expenses and alleviate pain and suffering. Then, the victim can focus on achieving a full recovery and moving on with life.

Source: WFTV Channel 9, "Volusia nursing facility added to state's watch list," Mar. 7, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Honors & Awards
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite
  • The Florida Bar Board Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy NBTA Established 19977
  • AV Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability tm
  • AVVO
  • Rated By Super Lawyers William A. Dean
Get In Touch

Let Us Help Your Family Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A.
3323 NE 163 Street, Suite 605
North Miami, FL 33160

Phone: 305-670-2000
Fax: 305-670-1353
North Miami Law Office Map