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Florida Nursing Home Subject of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

We don’t expect that a nursing home would intentionally harm a patient, but the truth is that it happens more often than we think. Staff members take advantage of these patients, abusing them physically and emotionally. In some cases, they cause serious injury and even death. Sadly, this was the case for a nursing… Read More »

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

When your loved one can no longer care for themselves and you don’t have the time or resources to care for them either, your only option may be to put them in a nursing home. This is not a decision you should take lightly. While millions of Americans live in nursing homes, many receive… Read More »

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In the Face of Coronavirus, Nursing Home Safety Is More Important Than Ever

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

There is no doubt that our vulnerable seniors bear the greatest risk from the national COVID-19 pandemic. Patients residing in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are at special risk not only because of their advanced age and underlying health conditions, but having close contact with so many other residents and staff, which… Read More »

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Nursing Home Residents Have Important Rights

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Each year, many families in Tampa Bay and throughout the state of Florida are forced to make a difficult decision regarding the future living arrangements of a loved one. While a nursing home is often the best choice in the circumstance, it is never an easy decision to make. The issue is made all… Read More »

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Identifying Nursing Home Abuse

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

There may come a time when you are forced to make the difficult decision to place a vulnerable family member into an assisted living facility. A lot of faith is put in the hands of the facility, and the last thing we want to think about is potential abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, nursing home… Read More »

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Advocates Seek to Change Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses

By The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Consumer advocates and attorneys are asking Congress to outlaw the use of forced arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts. Two separate groups sent letters to the U.S. Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting changes to current regulations that allow nursing homes to force new residents into arbitration agreements. The first group consisted… Read More »

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