In June of 2014, the Governor approved new legislation, revamping certain aspects of Chapter 400. Among those revisions were changes to the individuals and/or entities that could be sued for Chapter 400, nursing home negligence and the procedures associated with adding additional parties beyond those specifically authorized by the statute. The Initial Chapter 400, Nursing Home Negligence Complaint Let’s start off with the language of the statute. Florida Statute § 400.023(1)
In just about every nursing home negligence lawsuit, the Plaintiff will inevitably request a copy of the nursing home’s policies and procedures. In this blog, I discuss possible limits on a Plaintiff’s use of those policies and procedures to establish negligence at trial. Let’s first lay the groundwork with two cases: First, in Wal Mart Stores, Inc. v. Wittke, 202 So. 3d 929 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016), the Plaintiff slipped and fell at a Walmart. At the conclusion of trial, the jury
Discussing legal issues facing skilled nursing facilities throughout the state of Florida.