assisted living facilities
A recent article published in a Florida newspaper illustrates the scope of our state’s nursing home abuse problems. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando nursing home abuse attorneys have grown increasingly concerned in recent years as reports of elder abuse have become common in media outlets throughout our state. The writer of the article heard from several caregivers who work in assisted living facilities, and what they and some officials had to say had to say was a damning indictment of the nursing home industry in Florida.
A series of articles published in recent months in the Miami Herald have shed light on elder abuse occurring in many state-run assisted living facilities, and it appears that Florida lawmakers are taking steps to toughen oversight of these facilities. The newspaper found that elder abuse is rampant in state facilities, often with little or no repercussions for the at-fault parties or the state agencies responsible for oversight. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham was alarmed to learn of the abuse in many state nursing homes and applauds Florida legislators for the recent passage of committee bills 7176 and 7174.