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Florida nursing home residents at risk for medical malpractice

If care providers in a Florida nursing home fail to adhere to industry protocol or act according to accepted safety standards, patients are usually the ones to suffer. Medical malpractice often leads to serious personal injury in nursing facilities in this state and elsewhere. In worst cases, lawsuits have been filed, accusing nursing home officials of misconduct or negligence that directly caused patient fatalities.

A current case in another state involves a patient who was admitted to a nursing home for rehabilitation and for daily living assistance. Sadly, she died, and the person in charge of her estate claims her death was preventable and only occurred because of substandard care. In a civil lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that the decedent suffered malnutrition, dehydration and sepsis, which ultimately led to her death.

The plaintiff has accused the nursing home of reckless misconduct and wrongful death, among other allegations. When an injury claim is filed, sufficient proof must be submitted to establish someone was negligent in a manner that was a causal factor in a victim's injury or death. When planning to file such a claim, it is critical that all relevant evidence is gathered and preserved.

This is why many Florida plaintiffs turn to experienced medical malpractice attorneys for support. An attorney knows just what type of evidence the court is looking for. An attorney can also act on a plaintiff's behalf throughout the legal proceedings. Anyone who wants to learn more about the personal injury claims process can request a consultation with an attorney.

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  1. RATED BY Super Lawyers | Clifford C. Higby | Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
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  3. RATED BY | Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Kevin D. Barr | Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  4. Florida Justice Association The Florida Justice Association is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.
  5. The Florida Bar 1950 | Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar The Florida Bar is the integrated bar association for the state of Florida. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys. Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar.
  6. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE The American Association for Justice, is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff's lawyers in the United States. AAJ's stated mission is to "promote a fair and effective justice system."
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