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What happens to a Florida nursing home if it breaks the rules?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

This may result in license suspension, license revocation, and civil and/or punitive fines. Punitive damages can amount to millions of dollars. With so much at stake, you should contact an experienced Florida injury attorney to maximize your chances of obtaining compensation for your injuries.

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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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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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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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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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What’s The New Florida Seat Belt Law? What Does “Click It Or Ticket” Mean?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: Florida’s new seat belt law went into effect June 30, 2009, and allows officers to stop and ticket unbuckled drivers. The term “click it or ticket” refers to the fact that failing to wear a seat belt is now a primary offense, meaning that it can be the sole reason a driver is… Read More »

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