The unfortunate reality is that nursing home negligence injures a number of people in Florida and across the United States each year. If you or someone close to you has been injured due to a nursing home’s negligence, we can help. At the Law Offices, our Miami nursing home negligence attorneys can assess the merits of your case and determine the viability of your claim. We understand that this is a sensitive issue, which is why you can expect the utmost compassion from us throughout the entire legal process.
Sadly, elders often fail to receive the care they need and deserve. In fact, the American Association of Justice reports that only one in 14 nursing home abuse cases are reported to the proper authorities, and over 90 percent of nursing homes do not have enough staff to look after their residents properly.
A Florida appellate court recently issued an opinion regarding a wrongful death claim filed by a woman whose husband died in a nursing home facility. The case asked the court to figure out the validity of an arbitration clause in a contract that was signed by the nursing home resident’s wife before he was admitted into the facility. An arbitration clause is a clause in a contract that requires the parties to resolve their disputes through an arbitration process.