Patient at Orlando-area assisted-living facility died of neglect, state halts admissions

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

A Patient at an Orlando-area assisted-living facility died of neglect, while others suffered. The state halts admissions to the facility.

 

Inspectors from the Agency for Health Care Administration found a total collapse in delivery of care when asked to inspect the assisted living facility following the death of the resident. Inspectors found that a resident died from a failure to administer prescribed heart medication, and that another resident had to be hospitalized when given blood thinning medication that had not been prescribed. Employees were also found to have falsified medication administration records and nurses’ orders.

At The Florida Firm, we regret to say that such neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is all too common, and we have represented hundreds of families who fell victim to abuse or neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. If your family must use the services of a nursing home or assisted living facility, visit our wesbite for guidelines in choosing the right nursing home for your loved one. If your loved one has been a victim of neglect in a long term care environment, contact us for a free consultation.