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Florida Nursing Home Fined $18,000.00

Many of the nursing homes throughout Florida including Jacksonville provide excellent care to their residents. However, some do not and nursing home abuse causes needless suffering to our most vulnerable citizens.

Florida state regulators fined a West Palm Beach Nursing Home $18,000.00 after a resident was infected by maggots from a wound inside a cast on his broken leg. The nursing home’s care plan required that the wound be cared for every three days; however, the nursing home could only provide documentation that it did so once a week.

Earlier this year, the nursing home in question was placed on a watch list by the state because of its poor performance on inspections. The nursing home was rated a one out of a possible five stars on its inspection grade, including just one star for quality of care.

Prior to this incident the state warned there was “immediate jeopardy” to residents’ health and safety for various care violations. To check out Florida’s watch list and get other state ratings of nursing homes, click here.

If you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered from inadequate care at a nursing home in Jacksonville or elsewhere in Northeast Florida, please contact our Jacksonville Florida Nursing Home Attorneys.