Over the past few decades, there has been a drastic increase in the number of dual-income households. While this allows for both spouses to have a fulfilling career, it also frequently prevents adult children from caring for their aging parents, which is a full-time job in itself. Thus, along with the increase in dual-income households has come a corresponding increase in the need for nursing homes to care for older Americans.
While most Florida nursing homes are reputable establishments that strive to provide an adequate level of care to all residents, each month there are dozens of reports of Florida nursing home abuse and neglect. In the event of Florida nursing home abuse or neglect, the resident or their loved ones may pursue a claim for compensation against the nursing home.
Nursing home cases have much in common with other Florida personal injury cases in that a plaintiff must establish that the defendant nurse or administrator acted negligently or intentionally to cause their loved one’s injuries. However, Florida nursing home lawsuits often present an issue that does not frequently come up in other personal injury cases: arbitration.