Nursing Home Litigation

Nursing Home Litigation

Nursing home negligence is a rapidly growing area of healthcare litigation. The firm has successfully defended numerous nursing home facilities facing a variety of lawsuits. We focus our practice in the areas of record and staffing deficiencies, license infractions, falls, nutritional issues, decubitus ulcers, abuse and cause of death. In addition, we have a full staff of nurse paralegals and certified legal assistants who often assist in the challenging task of locating and initially interviewing ex-employees, reviewing records and managing other aspects of this practice which relies heavily on discovery and record review.

Key Florida Statutes relied upon in Nursing Home Litigation

Administrator Statute of Limitations468.1756
Appropriateness of Placement 429.26
Bill of Rights 429.28
Confidential Charts 395.3035
Confidential Reports to Agency for Healthcare Administration400.118
Discipline of Administrator 468.1755
Insurance Continuing Care Contracts Chapter 651
Maintenance of Records 429.35
Mediation Chapter 44
Nursing Home and Other Related Health Care Facilities Chapter 400
Penalty for Alteration of Record429.49
Presuit Notice 400.0233
Presuit Statute 400.0233
Presumption Against Negligent Hiring 768.096
Punitive Damages - Exception 768.735
Statute of Limitations400.0236

Key Florida Administrative Code Sections Relating To Nursing Homes

Discipline of Administrator 468.1755
Insurance Continuing Care Contracts Chapter 651
Maintenance of Records 429.35

Resourceful Web Links for Nursing Home Litigation

Insurance Continuing Care Contracts 
Maintenance of Records 
Mediation 

*Disclaimer: This information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail.