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Tips for Choosing a Miami Nursing Home

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing an assisted living facility or nursing home location for a family member. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect do happen in some nursing home environments. One of the issues that can lead to mistreatment is low staffing levels. Do not sign a contract without doing your… Read More »

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Risks at Understaffed Nursing Homes

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

It can be stressful to have a loved one in a nursing home. After all, you have to believe the facility has your loved one’s best interest in mind at all times. It is the legal duty of these organizations to provide residents with care and safe environments. It is required by Florida law,… Read More »

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Bedsores Could Be a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Bedsores are open skin wounds, they are also called decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers, or pressure sores. They form when the weight of an individual’s body presses a person’s skin against a surface that is firm, such as a mattress or chair. The form because the pressure reduces the blood supply. While bedsores are treatable,… Read More »

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Staff Drug Abuse May Contribute To Nursing Home Abuse In Florida

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Nursing home staff have easy access to some of the most potent pain medications on the market today, including opioids, antidepressants, and NSAIDs. Unfortunately, the easy access, combined with the stress of the job, often lead to drug theft and abuse. According to the American Nurses Association, approximately 10 percent of nurses are dependent… Read More »

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