There are many nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other types of long-term care here in Florida, and grim stories about elder abuse are a common theme in newspapers and other media outlets. These stories tend to focus on sexual abuse and other prurient topics, but Orlando elder abuse attorney James O. Cunningham would like you to know that there are other types of elder abuse that are no less devastating to victims and their families.
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.