Articles Tagged with Broward County nursing home abuse lawyer

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In California, the non-profit Center for Investigative Reporting has been working hard to learn more about alleged abuse and maltreatment of developmentally disabled patient in the care of state-run centers.

After drawn-out litigation over public records that the state refused to turn over, the journalists finally prevailed. What those records ultimately revealed, according to a recent report, paints a deeply troubling picture.

Since 2002, the Department of Public Health  found state-run homes responsible for the deaths of 13 people. Even more deaths and serious injuries were cited as being the cause of administrators and staffers allowing highly dangerous living situations, even if that wasn’t the direct cause.

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The majority of nursing homes in Florida receive the bulk of their funding from state and federal coffers. One of the ways regulators can ensure these facilities abide by basic care standards is to reduce or revoke Medicaid and/or Medicare reimbursements to providers who fail those standards.

This has historically proven a very effective tool.

Unfortunately, a recent case out of Florida indicates some troubled facilities may have an easy way out: Bankruptcy. Specifically, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which allows for business reorganization.

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