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:
As detailed in the above segment, Nursing Home abuse is happening right now in our own community. Even worse, cases of nursing home abuse may never get reported to proper authorities.
NURSING HOME NIGHTMARES: A CBS12 (WPEC) INVESTIGATION
According to CBS12 in West Palm Beach, residents in nursing homes are being abused, including sexually, and there is a lack of reporting to police. In support of their investigation, CBS12 noted that 1 in 4 abuse cases across the nation go unreported. This is per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Officer of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has uncovered at least 134 cases of abuse at nursing homes that did not get reported to police and 80% of those involved suspected rape or sexual abuse.
CBS12 also reported on Nursing Home abuse in Lake Worth, Florida at the nursing home now known as Oasis Health and Rehabilitation. The feature case dealt with a resident who sustained a severe Stage 4 Pressure Ulcer, a red flag that neglect is occurring. NextGen Injury Law is the only law firm which shows you all of the other lawsuits filed against Oasis Health and Rehabilitation, check that out here.
As a nursing home abuse lawyer in Palm Beach County, Florida, NextGen Injury Law has reviewed this facility and it received a NextGen Safety Score of 86.5%. Check out how that compares to other nursing homes facilities in Palm Beach County. Additionally, NextGen Injury Law is currently pursuing a lawsuit against Oasis Health and Rehabilitation in Palm Beach County for the wrongful death of one of their residents. Our client developed a severe Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) which was not timely or appropriately treated which led to her developing urosepsis and her untimely passing. This wrongful death lawsuit is on-going in Palm Beach County.
SOUTH FLORIDA NURSING HOMES NOT TURNING OVER EMERGENCY PLANS
Miami Herald is reporting that nursing homes in Palm Beach County and Broward County have refused to release copies of their emergency plans that are required to protect nursing home residents during natural disasters.
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LOCAL NURSING HOME ASSISTANT FIRED FOR FACEBOOK POST
Signature Healthcare of Palm Beach has fired a nursing assistant for posting on Facebook. It is reported that the nursing assistant requested help from Florida Governor Rick Scott and from power company, Florida Power & Light, after Hurricane Irma. By asking for help on Facebook, the nursing assistant was allegedly fired. Read the shocking reason for why Signature Healthcare of Palm Beach claims they fired the nursing assistant.