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					              Miami: 2350 South Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida 33133, Telephone: (305) 854-4900 / (800) 836-6400
                     Key West: 615½ Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, Telephone: (800) 836-6400
                                           email: Leesfield@aol.com        www: http://www.LLR-Law.com
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Nursing Home Neglect                                                              Websites Supporting
                                           ...Older members of                    Nursing Home Litigation
                                           society who need our                   Administration on Aging:
                                                                                  http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov
                                           care and concern must
                                                                                  Nursing Homes Litigation Group:
                                           be treated courteously,                http://www.atlanet.org/members/
                                           fairly, and with the fullest           litbroch/!nursing.ht
                                           measure of dignity.                    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Information
                                           F.S.400.011. (Florida’s                Center: http:/www.nursinghomeabuse.com/
                                           Nursing Home Statute).                 index.html
                                                                                  National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA):
                                           LLRM Launches                          http://www.naela.com
                                           Nursing Home                           Seniors Site: http://www.seniors-site.com
                                           Litigation Group                       Florida Ombudsman: http://
                                                                                  www.dep.state.fl.us/ombud/index.htm
Nursing home neglect and abuse has captured the atten-
tion of the court system as well as various state agencies.                       National Senior Citizens Law Center:
The firm’s extensive background and experience in                                 http://www.nsclc.org
medical negligence cases and its historic commitment                              Florida Department of Elder Affairs:
to improving the quality of life for elder citizens was a                         http://fcn.state.fl.us/does/doea/html
natural fit according to Ira Leesfield. George Mahfood
                                                                                  SeniorScape: http://www.seniorscape.com
who recently obtained a $400,000 result against a South
Florida convalescent home emphasized the “need to                                 American Association of Homes and Services for
coordinate our efforts in support of state agencies to                            the Aging: http://www.aahsa/com
achieve a higher quality of nursing home standards.”                              For additional websites providing research, please
Robert Boyers, who will head up the firm’s Nursing                                call Steve Kozlowski at (305) 854-4900.
Home Litigation Group, has compiled statistical
data supporting an increase in trend in nursing                                           Leesfield Leighton Rubio & Mahfood
home and institutional neglect. (Please call or                                           Telephone: (305) 854-4900 / (800) 836-6400
fax for this information).                                                                http://www.LLR-Law.com

Phone: (305) 854-4900 / Fax: (305) 854-8266

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Ira H. Leesfield   q    John Elliott Leighton q Maria L. Rubio q George G. Mahfood q Steven R. Kozlowski q Rober t B. Boyers q Patricia M. Kennedy
                       Vol. 3, No. 2, June 1998 A monthly facsimile for lawyers and clients of Leesfield Leighton Rubio & Mahfood
                                           Vol. 3, No. 2, June 1998
                                           A monthly facsimile for lawyers and clients of
                                           Leesfield Leighton Rubio & Mahfood




                              How to Select                           Pattern of Neglect Prompts
                              a Quality                               Suit Against Nursing
                              Nursing Home                            Rehabilitation Center
                              Senior partner Ira Leesfield            LLRM filed suit based upon a pattern of nursing home
                              has just compiled the criteria          neglect of an 89 year old patient resulting in multiple
                              for the selection of quality            severe injuries. The pattern demonstrated a failure to
                              nursing homes and facilities.           monitor the patient and failure to supervise the activities
                              To obtain a copy, please                of the staff and other patients. Records confirm at least
                              contact our office at:                  ten separate episodes where this resident was pushed
                                                                      or fell to the floor. In a case reported in Hernando County,
                              Phone: (305) 854-4900                   another 89 year old decedent was awarded $2,725,000
                              Fax: (305) 854-8266                     for pain and suffering, loss of dignity and humiliation
                              E-mail: Leesfield@aol.com               suffered during his nursing home stay.

                                                                                  Recent Developments
       Pursuant to Florida
                                                                              Congratulations to Steve Kozlowski on
        Elders Bill of Rights                                                   his appointment to serve on the City of
     (Florida Statutes §400), the                                         Miami Beach Police Review Board.
nursing home patient/resident                                         LLRM welcomes Patricia Kennedy, senior trial attorney.
                                                                      Pat joins us after a successful career as a partner at
is entitled to bring an action for                                    Steel, Hector & Davis. She will focus on complex
violation of the following:                                           commercial and plaintiff’s class action litigation.
q   A written statement from the facility regarding
    the rights and responsibilities possessed by                      $1,125,000 Fort Myers Verdict
    each resident;
                                                                      Congratulations to Partner Maria Rubio who continues
q   civil and religious liberty;                                      her efforts and dedication to the rights of Florida
                                                                      consumers. Maria recently won a verdict of $1,125,000
q   private and uncensored communication;
                                                                      on behalf of Margaret Reich who was seriously injured in
q   present grievances without fear of reprisal;                      an automobile accident. She has now filed an excess
q   privacy in treatment and caring for personal needs;               bad faith case against the insurance company.
                                                                      Reich v. Fields, Lee County, Florida.
q   adequate and appropriate health care, and
    protective and support services;
                                                                      In Memory of
q   refuse medication or treatment;
                                                                      Marjory Stoneman Douglas
q   freedom of choice in selecting a physician;
                                                                                              We wish to recognize the lifetime
q   be free from mental and physical abuse,                                                   achievement of environmental
    corporal punishment, extended involuntary                                                 champion Marjory Stoneman
    seclusion and restraint.                                                                  Douglas who recently passed away
The above is a partial list of rights held inviolate                                          at age 108. Ms. Douglas was a
under Florida Law. See Beverly Enterprises-Florida, Inc.                                      woman of exemplified dignity and
v. Spillman, 661 So.2d 867 (5th DCA 1995).                                                    dedication to our community.

                   Miami: 2350 South Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida 33133, Telephone: (305) 854-4900 / (800) 836-6400
                         Key West: 615½ Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, Telephone: (800) 836-6400
                                      email: Leesfield@aol.com www: http://www.LLR-Law.com

				
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