The purpose of a nursing home is to provide quality care to elderly residents who cannot care for themselves. When families place their loved ones in these institutions, they assume their loved one will be completely safe. Sadly, this assumption is sometimes proven wrong. Nursing home neglect is all too common throughout the country and Florida, with instances also popping up in Miami. Bedsores, rapid weight loss, and a nursing home fall can all be signs of such neglect.
The mother of a girl who may have been the victim of medical malpractice received some good news recently. A Florida appeals court has ruled she may go forward with her lawsuit against Jackson Memorial Hospital. The decision follows a similar ruling by a Florida trial court regarding the possible medical malpractice.