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Are Nursing Home Residents At Risk For Becoming Victims Of Tax Fraud?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Miami’s older residents have most recently been identified as top priority to the newly appointed FBI Chief Michael Steinbach. Following only second to arresting South Florida violent extremists, Steinbach recently announced the division’s next plan of attack is income tax fraud. As it turns out, Florida is leading the country in income tax fraud… Read More »

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I Live In Florida And Suspect There Is Elder Abuse Going On In A Nursing Home In South Florida Where My Mother Is Staying. I Have Noticed A Sudden Weight Loss And Bruises On Her Body. Could This Be Elder Abuse? What Can I Do?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: The first thing you must do is make sure your mother is safe. Talk to the caregivers at the nursing home in South Florida and ask questions. Find out how your mother got the bruises. Listen to what she has to say. If it was from an accident that can be explained by… Read More »

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I Think Something Is Wrong With The Care My Mom Is Receiving At Her Nursing Home And Am Not Sure How To Bring It Up And Ask Her About It. Do You Have Recommendations?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If you have noticed your mom’s hygiene or appearance has started to decline, or if you have ever witnessed her sitting in foul sheets or have noticed visible bruising and ulcers, these could be signs that something is definitely wrong. These signs could be indicators that your mom is being neglected or abused by… Read More »

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I’ve Read That Financial Exploitation Of Residents In Broward County Nursing Homes Is On The Rise. What Kind Of Person Does That To An Innocent Senior Citizen?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Perpetrators of financial exploitation of nursing home residents come in surprising forms. If you have a loved one in a Broward County nursing home, you’d be wise to keep a closer eye on with whom they interact. You may be closer with the perpetrator than you realize. Most perpetrators are unsuspecting family members whom… Read More »

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What Happens If I Am Overcharged For My Mom’s Nursing Home Healthcare?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Families who have to pay for their loved one’s nursing home care often fall victim of some form of financial abuse, either by the healthcare provider, or the facility itself. Examples of healthcare fraud within nursing homes include: Being charged for assistive services never rendered. For example, perhaps you’re being charged for assistance with… Read More »

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I Want To Talk With My Dad Who Is Living In A Nursing Home. I Think He Is Being Mistreated. Are There Things I Should Avoid Saying To Him?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Yes, there are things you should avoid saying to your parent when talking about the care he receives in his nursing home. This can be a sensitive topic and a difficult conversation to have. Because of this, it is important that you make sure your dad feels supported and not judged. In order to… Read More »

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If a nursing home’s risk manager or lawyer contacts me about an injury, what should I do?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Do not discuss the situation with them. They represent the nursing home and their objective is to minimize potential damages. Contact our office as soon as possible to get your own representation.

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How long does a case usually take?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Many are settled in just a few weeks or months, others can require years to resolve. In either case, if the victim’s injury requires ongoing medical care, it is typically not a good idea to accept a settlement before the injury has been successfully treated. Why? Because you won’t know exactly how much the… Read More »

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How much money is typically awarded for damages?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Potential compensation varies greatly since every situation is unique. The level of injury or injuries suffered, the victim’s age, the level of misconduct exhibited by the nursing home, and many other factors contribute to determining the amount of compensation. To see whether you might have a case against a nursing home, and how much… Read More »

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What damages can be obtained from Florida nursing homes?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Pain and suffering Lost income and/or loss of normal life Disfigurement Medical expenses Wrongful death

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