Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Say Over 97% of Florida Nursing Homes Are Unsafe

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

According to an audit of Florida nursing homes by the Office of Inspector General, over 97% of Florida nursing homes had health and safety violations over the last three years. That means that almost 100% of the nursing homes in Florida provided substandard care over the past three years. Florida nursing homes ranked13th worst of all 50 states in health care and safety.

The Office of Inspector General looked at data nationwide from 2005 through 2007 showing that one in five nursing homes were cited for cited for violations causing “actual harm or immediate jeopardy” to nursing home residents in their care. The study also found that “for profit” nursing homes were cited more than non-profit or government owned long term care facilities.

Florida law grants nursing home and assisted living facility residents specific rights, including the right to adequate health care and supervision. If a loved one or family member has been injured or killed in a nursing home or assisted living facility, call CGWC for a free consultation.