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Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse


Four Charged in Deaths of 12 Nursing Home Residents

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

In what police are calling an “accident that should have never happened”, 12 residents died of heatstroke after the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power during the storm in 2017. Now, four individuals who are thought to be mainly responsible for the deaths will face criminal charges. These include the former administrator of… Read More »


Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes Often Goes Unreported

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

When someone is injured in a nursing home, the nursing home is required to report the incident to federal authorities. Many nursing homes, however, elect not to do this in direct violation of federal requirements. These nursing homes often rely on federal money paid out of Medicare or Medicaid in order to survive. The… Read More »


The Cycle of Abuse in Nursing Homes

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Are Florida nursing homes particularly bad? If you’ve been paying attention to the headlines recently, you might come to that conclusion. Patients are being neglected, assaulted, abused, and given substandard care from medical providers during their stay there. Some have attributed this problem to regulatory indifference while others claim that the corporatization of nursing… Read More »


Indications of Nursing Home Abuse

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Often, members of a family don’t have the skills or financial resources essential when addressing the needs of the elderly who require special medical attention. Their only option is to entrust that responsibility to the staff of a nursing home. Elder care facilities are then in charge of the well-being of the family member… Read More »


How to Fight Nursing Home Neglect

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Nursing home abuse and neglect are similar in many ways, but they are not the same. Abuse in a nursing home facility implies malicious intent to do harm to the elder. Nursing homes are regulated by both state and federal laws. Neglect is more of a breach of duty or failing to provide care… Read More »


Is A Nursing Home Illness Always Caused By Negligence?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

It is not uncommon for elderly people to get sick or get infected under conditions that would not affect younger people in the same way. When an elderly person living in a nursing home gets sick, it could simply be a consequence of his age and compromised immune system. In some cases, however, the… Read More »


Patient Dumping As Nursing Home Abuse

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

There is a disturbing practice in the nursing home industry that poses a serious risk to residents’ safety, and it is known as patient dumping or hospital dumping. This practice is used to evict residents from their nursing home when the patients have run out of money and have nowhere else to go. Nursing… Read More »


Looking Out For Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

When an elderly person moves into a nursing home, he may expect to receive professional healthcare services and everyday living assistance that he would not have been able to receive at home. There needs to be a level of trust and confidence that the nursing home will provide these services without taking advantage of… Read More »