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Nursing home abuse and neglect in Miami is inexcusable. As one of Florida’s largest cities, Miami has a large senior population. Unfortunately, Miami’s elderly are sicker than most seniors nationwide. A recent 2016 study showed that Miami-Dade County’s older population (65 years of age or more) faced unprecedented health care challenges, including more acute illnesses and chronic diseases than the national average. Miami has recently made efforts to focus on its seniors, even going so far as to budget county funds to study its elderly population. Tragically, Miami’s nursing homes do not always meet the needs of this frail patient population. Failing to provide for resident needs is considered Miami nursing home abuse and neglect.

The Senior Justice Difference

Senior Justice Law Firm is a South Florida based law firm specializing in nursing home abuse lawsuits. Nursing home abuse litigation is the narrow focus of our firm and we only represent victims and their families. Let our experienced and compassionate nursing home abuse attorneys help you get justice in your Miami nursing home abuse case. Read more about us or call us today for your free, no-obligation Miami nursing home injury claim evaluation at 561-717-0817.

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Florida Nursing Home Abuse was ‘Discovered’ in Miami-Dade County

The early 1980s were a tumultuous time for Miami. Amid a public relations nightmare, Miami was ground central for cocaine importation and resulting street crime. Sadly, Miami also experienced widespread and systemic nursing home neglect. Miami’s elderly were dying in record numbers as greedy facility owners put their profits ahead of resident safety. Miami’s nursing homes were packed with patients and chronically understaffed. Our attorney Jeffrey Fenster practiced nursing home abuse law in Miami at that time, and describes it as the wild west. At that time, there was little government oversight and it was difficult to hold Miami nursing home’s accountable for neglect in lawsuits, given the laws on the books at that time. As expected, Miami nursing home abuse was rampant.

The Miami Grand Jury Investigation that Exposed Systemic Nursing Home Abuse

A 1980 Miami-Dade County Grand Jury investigation into Miami nursing home abuse, spearheaded by State Attorney Janet Reno, concluded that:

  1. Nursing home neglect was rampant in Miami;
  2. The regulation, investigation and enforcement process was insufficient and not working;
  3. The laws needed to be amended to add more ‘teeth’ to deter bad nursing home behavior.

The Grand Jury investigation made waves which eventually made ripples in Tallahassee. Florida lawmakers took note of Miami’s nursing home abuse problem and the Florida legislature was shocked to learn that sixty percent of Miami nursing homes provided “unacceptable or consistently very poor care” for residents. After recognizing that the existing laws did not adequately protect vulnerable residents, the Florida Legislature passed the “Nursing Home Residents Rights Act” in response to the Grand Jury’s findings. The Nursing Home Residents Rights Act was passed to empower nursing home abuse victims statewide to sue negligent nursing homes for elder abuse and neglect.

Miami Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; A Continuing Problem Today

While nursing home regulation has certainly improved since the 1980s, Miami is still suffering from widespread elder neglect inside its long-term care facilities. In a cruel twist of irony, a recent Miami grand jury investigation conclude that Miami’s assisted living facilities are systemically neglectful of their residents. The Miami-Herald has run a three-part series on Miami’s nursing home abuse problem, titled “NEGLECTED TO DEATH.” It appears that history if repeating itself.

How You Can Stop the Cycle of Nursing Home Abuse in Miami

If you witness Miami nursing home neglect, do not remain silent. It is estimated that only 1 in 5 instances of elder abuse in Miami Dade County get reported. This lack of accountability allows those who profit off the elder neglect to continue doing making money and avoiding responsibility.

A Miami nursing home negligence lawsuit ensures that the at-fault facility will be held accountable for the hurt that they’ve caused. If you or a loved one was wrongfully injured in a Miami area nursing home, contact our South Florida elder abuse lawyers today for a free consultation at 561-717-0817.

Signs of Miami Nursing Home Negligence:

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Miami Nursing Home Facilities

The following facilities are in Miami-Dade County:

ARCH PLAZA NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER – 111303 12505 NE 16TH AVE NORTH MIAMI
AVENTURA PLAZA REHABILITATION & NURSING CENTER – 111316 1800 N E 168TH STREET NORTH MIAMI BEACH
CLARIDGE HOUSE NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER – 111306 13900 NE 3RD COURT NORTH MIAMI
CORAL GABLES NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER – 111307 7060 SW 8TH STREET MIAMI
CORAL REEF NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER – 111356 9869 SW 152ND STREET MIAMI
CROSS GARDENS CARE CENTER – 111353 190 NE 191ST STREET MIAMI
EAST RIDGE RETIREMENT VILLAGE INC – 111358 19225 SW 87TH AVE CUTLER BAY
FAIR HAVENS CENTER – 111309 201 CURTISS PKWY MIAMI SPRINGS
FLORIDEAN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, THE – 111311 47 NW 32ND PLACE MIAMI
FOUNTAIN MANOR HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER – 111302 390 NE 135TH ST NORTH MIAMI
FRANCO NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER – 111359 800 NW 95TH STREET MIAMI
GOLDEN GLADES NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER – 111310 220 SIERRA DRIVE MIAMI
HAMPTON COURT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER – 111352 16100 NW 2ND AVENUE NORTH MIAMI BEACH
HARMONY HEALTH CENTER – 111314 9820 N KENDALL DRIVE MIAMI
HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER – KENDALL – 111347 9400 SW 137TH AVENUE KENDALL
HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER – MIAMI LAKES – 111349 5725 NW 186 STREET HIALEAH
HIALEAH NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER – 111318 190 W 28TH STREET HIALEAH
HIALEAH SHORES NURSING AND REHAB CENTER – 111304 8785 NW 32ND AVENUE MIAMI
HOMESTEAD MANOR A PALACE COMMUNITY – 111319 1330 NW 1ST AVE HOMESTEAD
JACKSON MEMORIAL LONG TERM CARE CENTER – 111320 2500 NW 22ND AVE MIAMI
JACKSON MEMORIAL PERDUE MEDICAL CENTER – 111333 19590 OLD CUTLER ROAD CUTLER RIDGE
JACKSON PLAZA NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER – 111322 1861 NW 8TH AVENUE MIAMI
KRYSTAL BAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION – 111305 16650 W DIXIE HWY NORTH MIAMI BEACH
MIAMI JEWISH HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. – 111327 5200 NE 2ND AVENUE MIAMI
MIAMI SHORES NURSING AND REHAB CENTER – 111329 9380 NW 7TH AVENUE MIAMI
NORTH BEACH REHABILITATION CENTER – 111317 2201 NE 170TH STREET NORTH MIAMI BEACH
NORTH DADE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER – 111324 1255 NE 135TH STREET NORTH MIAMI
NURSING CENTER AT MERCY, THE – 111355 3671 S MIAMI AVENUE MIAMI
OCEANSIDE EXTENDED CARE CENTER – 111326 550 9TH STREET MIAMI BEACH
PALACE AT KENDALL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER – 111351 11215 SW 84TH STREET MIAMI
PALM GARDEN OF AVENTURA – 111346 21251 E DIXIE HIGHWAY NORTH MIAMI BEACH
PALMETTO REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER – 111344 6750 WEST 22ND COURT HIALEAH
PALMETTO SUB ACUTE CARE CENTER, INC – 35910286 7600 SW 8TH STREET MIAMI
PINECREST REHABILITATION CENTER – 111334 13650 NE 3RD COURT NORTH MIAMI
PINES NURSING HOME – 111335 301 NE 141 STREET MIAMI
PONCE PLAZA NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER – 111308 335 SW 12 AVENUE MIAMI
REGENTS PARK AT AVENTURA – 111345 18905 NE 25TH AVE AVENTURA
RIVERSIDE CARE CENTER – 111336 899 NW 4TH STREET MIAMI
RIVIERA HEALTH RESORT – 35961025 6901 YUMURI STREET CORAL GABLES
SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE CENTER OF WATERFORD – 111341 8333 W OKEECHOBEE ROAD HIALEAH GARDENS
SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF BROOKWOOD GARDENS – 111342 1990 S CANAL DRIVE HOMESTEAD
SINAI PLAZA NURSING & REHAB CENTER – 111350 201 NE 112TH STREET MIAMI
SOUTH DADE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER – 111313 17475 S DIXIE HWY MIAMI
SOUTH POINTE PLAZA REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER – 111312 42 COLLINS AVENUE MIAMI BEACH
ST ANNES NURSING CENTER, ST ANNES RESIDENCE INC – 111343 11855 QUAIL ROOST DRIVE MIAMI
SUSANNA WESLEY HEALTH CENTER – 111338 5300 W 16TH AVENUE HIALEAH
TREASURE ISLE CARE CENTER – 111339 1735 N TREASURE DRIVE NORTH BAY VILLAGE
UNITY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER – 111321 1404 NW 22ND STREET MIAMI
UNIVERSITY PLAZA REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER, INC – 35961040 724 NW 19TH ST MIAMI
VI AT AVENTURA – 35961002 19333 WEST COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE AVENTURA
VICTORIA NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER, INC. – 35960960 955 NW 3RD ST MIAMI
VILLA MARIA NURSING CENTER – 111340 1050 NE 125TH STREET NORTH MIAMI
VILLA MARIA WEST SKILLED NURSING FACILITY – 35961030 8850 NW 122 ST HIALEAH GARDENS
WEST GABLES HEALTH CARE CENTER – 111348 2525 SW 75TH AVENUE MIAMI

 

Free Miami Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Attorney Consultation

Suspect Miami nursing home abuse and neglect? Do not remain silent. If you do not report and investigate the incident, you are dooming the next patient to suffer the same fate. To learn more about your potential Miami nursing home neglect lawsuit, schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today. Call us now at 561-717-0817.