Weekly News Round-Up (January 29, 2018)


Florida House of Rep, Amber Mariano, introduced a new Bill to try and help patients wrongfully injured in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida.  The most notable amendments would be the following:

(1) Mandatory $2 million insurance coverage per claim and $4 million annual aggregate.  This insurance policy would not be a “wasting” or depleting policy.

(2) Punitive Damages: If a punitive damages judgment was issued by a jury, the claimant (i.e. the injured party) would be able to receive 90% of the punitive portion.  Presently, the claimant only gets 50% as the remaining portion goes to a Long Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund (which is already over-funded, see more in our post).

(3) Insurance Companies will be required to report nursing home personal injury claims to the Office of Insurance.

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Weekly News Round-Up (November 12, 2017)

An investigation by CBS12 in West Palm Beach has revealed that nursing home abuse cases are not being properly reported to the police.  Plus, they dive into a tragic story of nursing home abuse at Lake Worth Manor which now operates under the name Oasis Health and Rehabilitation located in Lake Worth, Florida. Check out the latest breaking news piece below:


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