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Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyer

Two men died in a fiery crash after their Dodge Challenger slammed into a charter bus carrying nearly three dozen students as it pulled out from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale late Thursday.

The crash happened close to midnight at the intersection of Northwest 27th Avenue and 11th Court, north of Sunrise Boulevard, police said.

The driver of the car, Cedric C. Camper III, 41, of Fort Lauderdale, “pretty much died on impact,” Officer Keven Dupree, a spokesman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, said.

Camper’s passenger, Otis Harvey, 37, of Sunrise, was pronounced dead at Broward Health Medical Center, Dupree said. Kiana Young, 25, was drifting off to sleep when she heard the 11:47 p.m. crash. She and her sister ran outside to witness the blazing, chaotic aftermath of the collision.

“We weren’t sure if it was the bus that was on fire or the car,” she said. “I was telling the [students] to jump out the window because they couldn’t get out of the bus. They were throwing their things out of the bus windows and they were jumping out.”
Otis Harvey
The bus was returning from a four-day Tallahassee field trip and had 38 people on board — 34 students from McArthur, South Broward and Stranahan high schools, three chaperones and the bus driver. “As a precaution, one chaperone and one student were taken to the hospital to be checked out and were subsequently released,” said Nadine Drew, a spokeswoman for the Broward County School District.

“All of the kids were safely taken off of the bus,” Dupree said. “They had just dropped off a group of students at Dillard High School and were traveling to different schools throughout the county to drop students off.”
Crash happened about 11:45 p.m. Thursday in front of Dillard High School
About 3 a.m. Harvey’s frantic father showed up begging for information, Young said.

“Somebody tell me something. My son, is he dead for real?” Young said she heard him ask.

Young rubbed the distraught father’s back and tried to comfort him as more and more tearful relatives showed up. “People were crying. It was a really, really crazy night,” Young said.

On Friday afternoon, Harvey’s sister, Amber Harvey, said: “We’re not doing so good.” She declined to say more.

Harvey’s stepmother, Mattie Ellison, said her stepson was born and raised in Broward County and had a 6-year-old daughter. “He was just a fun-loving guy always with a smile, laughing,” she said. “He was a great dad.”

Camper was also a father. “My dad was a very caring, very giving, very loving man, and that’s all I can really say about him,” Camper’s 21-year-old daughter, Cedejia, said. “He loved all his kids.”

She last saw her father Thursday afternoon at his house. Cedejia Camper broke into tears and had to cut the conversation short when she began to recount her last visit with her father Thursday afternoon at his house.

A preliminary investigation shows the bus appeared to be making a left turn from northbound 27th Avenue onto westbound 11th Court and the car was traveling southbound on 27th Avenue, Dupree said.

“This is all preliminary,” Dupree said. “At this time it’s still an ongoing investigation. We really don’t know what the cause of the accident was. It will take some time for us to get results and lab tests from the Medical Examiner’s Office.”

Moments after the burning car was extinguished “it whooshed up in flames” again,” Young said.

A parent ran back to his car, got a hammer and “busted out the glass of the vehicle and they were dragging the driver’s body out,” Young said. “I wasn’t sure if he was dead or not, but he was lifeless.”

People on scene next turned their attention to the passenger. The rescue effort was hampered, Young said when “his pants got caught on the wheel.”

“We thought the car was going to explode again,” she said.

When police arrived they attempted to revive the driver but he died instantly and was put on a stretcher and placed inside the ambulance, Young said.

“The other guy, they were working on him a long time,” she said. “I don’t know if he was in shock but he was like shaking really, really bad and they took him off in the ambulance.”

Camper and Harvey were familiar faces in the neighborhood, Young said. “I didn’t know them personally, they were just known in the neighborhood.”

The charter bus was from Academy Bus in Miami. Someone who answered the phone there Friday afternoon said: “At this moment we do not have a statement.”

The busload of students had participated in “Rally to the Tally for New Floridians.” About 300 foreign-born high school sophomores and juniors from 23 Broward public schools traveled to the state capital to participate in the program, Drew said.

School officials offered trauma-support and counseling services Friday. “Today, principals and district staff continue to work with the families of students and staff members aboard the charter bus involved in last night’s accident in Fort Lauderdale,” Drew said. “Counselors are available to provide additional support to anyone needing assistance.”

This is the second time in as many days that a crash involving a car and a bus has turned deadly. Early Thursday, a Tamarac man was killed and his passenger hurt when the car they were in slammed into the back of a Broward County Public School bus in Pembroke Pines.

If you are injured in A Fort Lauderdale accident call J Scott Gunn.

Faulty Airbag Injury Lawyer

Injured In A Fort Lauderdale Car Crash Due To A Faulty Airbag?

More than 2M Toyotas, Chryslers and Hondas recalled 2nd time to fix faulty air bag

NEW YORK — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.

The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix for air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.

The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon models made from 2002 to 2004.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says all of the vehicles covered in Saturday’s announcement had already been under a recall for the faulty air bags. Carmakers originally tried to fix the defects by partially replacing the electronic control unit, made by TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. of Livonia, Mich., but that fix didn’t always work. The new remedy — full replacement of the unit — will be available to all affected vehicles by the end of the year.

However, the NHTSA is urging consumers with cars under the first recall to have the partial unit installed despite the fix’s failure rate, even if they have to return to the dealer under the second recall.

“Even though it’s a temporary solution until the new remedy is available,” NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said, consumers “and their families will be safer if they take the time to learn if their vehicle is covered and follow their manufacturers’ instructions.”

About 39 air bags, or 15 percent, that had been replaced under the previous recall have deployed inadvertently again.

The agency says about 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles involved in the new recalls are also subject to a separate recall related to defective air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. Those air bags can deploy and rupture with enough force to cause injury or death.

In nine cases, cars had problems that included both the inadvertent deployment and the Takata rupture. Three of those cases resulted in injuries, including eye injuries, scratches and burns.

No death or injuries related to non-Takata air bag failures have been reported.

The announcement comes days after the family of Carlos Solis filed a lawsuit against Takata. Solis, 35, died on Jan. 18 in a minor crash in a Houston suburb. The lawsuit alleges that as an air bag in his 2002 Honda Accord inflated, it sent a piece of metal into his neck. Solis died at the scene. His death has not officially been linked to the air bag.

Takata is under fire for air bag inflators that can explode, shooting out metal and plastic pieces. At least five deaths and dozens of injuries have been linked to the problem worldwide. Ten automakers have recalled about 12 million vehicles in the U.S. and about 19 million globally for problems with the air bags. The company is still trying to determine the cause of the problem.

South Florida Walmart Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Were You Injured In A South Florida Walmart?
South Florida Walmart Injury Lawyers and Super Walmart Store Accident Claims Attorneys

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach

Dade, Broward, Palm Beach County Walmart   injury attorneys

Types of injuries we have seen in Walmart Stores Include

  • Broken bones
    Fractures
    Back Injuries
    Head injuries
    Traumatic brain injury
    Shoulder Injuries
  • Sprains and strains
    Neck Injuries
    Lacerations
    Wrongful death

We  represent Walmart slip and fall injuries  in South Florida including Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach,Port St Lucie, Vero Beach, Stuart, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Aventura, Lake Worth, and  at these local Walmart locations

Walmart Store #2091
8651 Nw 13th Ter
Doral, FL 33126

Walmart Supercenter Store #2814
9300 Nw 77th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33016

Walmart Supercenter Store #3235
1425 Ne 163Rd St
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Walmart Supercenter Store #3397
17650 Nw 2nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Walmart Supercenter Store #3311
19501 Nw 27th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Walmart Supercenter Store #1590
5851 Nw 177th St
Hialeah, FL 33015

Walmart Store #1996
2551 E Hallandale Beach Blvd
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Walmart Store #1511
1800 S University Dr
Miramar, FL 33025

Walmart Store #1680
15885 Sw 88Th St
Miami, FL 33196

Walmart Supercenter Store #2591
151 Sw 184Th Ave
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Walmart Store #1845
4700 S Flamingo Rd
Cooper City, FL 33330

Neighborhood Market Store #4595
1885 N Pine Island Rd
Plantation, FL 33322

Walmart Store #2151
12555 W Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33323

Walmart Supercenter Store #3625
3001 North State Road #7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313

Walmart Store #1349
3306 N University Dr
Sunrise, FL 33351

Walmart Supercenter Store #2727
33501 S Dixie Hwy
Florida City, FL 33034

Walmart Store #1851
7300 W Mcnab Rd
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Walmart Supercenter Store #5301
4375 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Walmart Store #4446
4225 45Th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Walmart Supercenter Store #3348
101 N Congress Ave
Lake Park, FL 33403

Neighborhood Market Store #4560
6901 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Walmart Store #1436
6294 Forest Hill Blvd
Greenacres, FL 33415

Neighborhood Market Store #5758
3911 S Jog Rd
Greenacres, FL 33467

Walmart Supercenter Store #1541
9990 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Walmart Store #1398
4545 Hypoluxo Rd
Lake Worth, FL 33463

Neighborhood Market Store #5759
6177 S Jog Rd
Lake Worth, FL 33467

Walmart Supercenter Store #2789
3200 Old Boynton Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33436

Walmart Store #2176
2144 W Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, FL 33458

Walmart Store #1589
16205 S Military Trl
Delray Beach, FL 33484

Walmart Supercenter Store #1916
5571 W Hillsboro Blvd
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Walmart Supercenter Store #2963
6001 Coral Ridge Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33076

Walmart Supercenter Store #1387
3801 Turtle Creek Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33067

Walmart Store #1517
300 W Copans Rd
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Neighborhood Market Store #4498
4650 N University Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33067

Walmart Supercenter Store #1087
4001 Se Federal Hwy
Stuart, FL 34997

Walmart Supercenter Store #5325
5555 W Atlantic Blvd
Margate, FL 33063

Neighborhood Market Store #4617
1199 S Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

 

 

Fort Lauderdale Faulty Airbag Injury Lawyer- Defective Seatbelts

Injured When Your Airbag Did Not Deploy?

Faulty Airbag Accident With Injuries In Fort Lauderdale Florida?

Injured When Your Seatbelt Failed In West Palm Beach or Orlando?

Airbags and seatbelts  have  saved countless lives. However, when an airbag or seatbelt   fails  to work correctly serious injury and fatalities can happen. If you have lost a loved one due to a faulty airbag or seatbelt  call J Scott Gunn PA.

Defective airbags can hurt dozens of people. They have caused drivers and passengers t0 have been injured.

Have you or someone you love been injured due to a defective airbag?

Our defective airbag  lawyers can help you fight for your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and loss of a loved one.

We have helped people injured by defective airbags due to:

Electrical and wiring issues
Inadequate deployment threshold
Too few or poor sensor placement
Failing to reinstall airbags in a vehicle that had previously deployed airbags, software failure
Failing to use tethers to make sure airbags do not reach too far and slam drivers in the face
Airbag fabric tearing
Airbag fabric catching on surrounding equipment & not deploying fully
Inadequate consumer warnings, or failure to warn of known dangers
Venting & folding defects (mistakes in the number, location, and size of gas vents and patterns used to fold airbags)

Causes Of Seatbelt Failure

Faulty material used for the seatbelt webbing, resulting in tearing
Poor or defective design: mounting the seatbelt anchor to the car ceiling, which could break or bend in the event of a vehicle rollover
Manufacturing and assembly errors and defects
Accidental or inertial unlatching of the buckle: flying objects or body parts (like your elbow) can unlock buckle, or the sheer force of the collision can cause buckle to unlatch
False latch: when a latch plate looks, feels and sounds as though it has been inserted into the buckle, but the lock is not actually secured and a slight amount of force will unlatch the seatbelt
Seatbelts detaching from their anchor points and mount
Retractor error causing too much slack, or spooling out
Lack of or failure of seatbelt pretensioner
Lack of three-point harness, or lap belt only design (typically found in older model vehicles)

J Scott Gunn is a defective  seat belt and air bag injury lawyer.

Florida Pedestrians Hit By A Car Lawyer

Can I Sue For My Injuries If I am A Pedestrian Hit By A Car?

Your legal rights and duties as a pedestrian are in the Florida  Motor Vehicle and Traffic Safety Code.
Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL
316.130 Pedestrians; traffic regulations.—
(1) A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device specifically applicable to the pedestrian unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
(2) Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals at intersections as provided in s. 316.075, but at all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter.
(3) Where sidewalks are provided, no pedestrian shall, unless required by other circumstances, walk along and upon the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic.
(4) Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the shoulder on the left side of the roadway in relation to the pedestrian’s direction of travel, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
(5) No person shall stand in the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
(6) No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.
(7)(a) The driver of a vehicle at an intersection that has a traffic control signal in place shall stop before entering the crosswalk and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian, with a permitted signal, to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(b) The driver of a vehicle at any crosswalk where signage so indicates shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(c) When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation and there is no signage indicating otherwise, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(8) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
(9) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
(10) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(11) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
(12) No pedestrian shall, except in a marked crosswalk, cross a roadway at any other place than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb.
(13) Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.
(14) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices, and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
(15) Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person.
(16) No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate, or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given. No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
(17) No pedestrian may jump or dive from a publicly owned bridge. Nothing in this provision requires the state or any political subdivision of the state to post signs notifying the public of this provision. The failure to post a sign may not be construed by any court to create liability on the part of the state or any of its political subdivisions for injuries sustained as a result of jumping or diving from a bridge in violation of this subsection.
(18) No pedestrian shall walk upon a limited access facility or a ramp connecting a limited access facility to any other street or highway; however, this subsection does not apply to maintenance personnel of any governmental subdivision.
(19) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable pursuant to chapter 318 as either a pedestrian violation or, if the infraction resulted from the operation of a vehicle, as a moving violation.

We Have Filed Lawsuits For Pedestrian Accidents Caused by  The Vehicle Driver Such As

Failure to yield to a pedestrian
Failing to obey the posted speed limit
Distractions such as cell phone and texting, eating, putting on makeup, and listening to music
Intoxication
Car equipment failure
Poorly maintained roads

We Have Filed Claims For the Following  Injuries:

Brain concussions, brain swelling, hemorrhages, and hematomas
Lacerations, contusions, and abrasions on the hands and face
Spinal cord injuries, Torn and sprained ligaments, fractures to the tibia, fibula and femur (leg bones), ribs, arms, hip and pelvis.
What  Should I  Do If I Am  An Injured Pedestrian

  • Call EMS
    First, get medical attention
  • Second call a police officer to the scene of the accident  to fill out a complete   report
  • Get the names of any witnesses and phone numbers
  • Contact the motorist’s insurance company, report the accident, and file your claim.
  • Speak to a pedestrian injury attorney

 

 

 

 

South Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Injured In A Trucking Accident?

Need a Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Miami, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Belle Glade, Pahokee, West Palm Beach, Port St Lucie, Kissimmee, Naples, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville truck accident lawyer?

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, the damage is usually significant to the auto and the occupants. Hiring an experienced truck accident lawyer, may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. The lawyers at J Scott Gunn, PA are experienced truck accident attorneys and will treat you like family and not just another client.

Experience and Resources to Establish Your Truck Crash Claim

In holding negligent truck drivers accountable, we review all records related to your medical condition and the responsible party’s driving record. We employ a network of experts to investigate the accident scene, reconstruct the tragic events, and analyze the data from the truck’s black box. Truck driving cases are complex, but we are equipped to provide a high level of representation.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

You do not have to retain a firm in Florida if the accident
occurs in Florida. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck
accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained
because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto
occupants may live in Florida, the truck company is from a state other than
Florida. You need truck accident lawyers that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstruction specialist.
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration,
    pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence.
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case.
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

 

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver
turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and
manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things can result in negligent driving. This is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks – Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving – Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Bus, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The amount of cash settlements in commercial truck cases, are potentially much larger than auto only accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Florida state minimum limits. When there are commercial vehicles such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Contact us online or call us at 954-462-1323 to schedule your initial consultation with Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer J. Scott Gunn, P.A.  so that you can learn more about your rights and options.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Attorney

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer  in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Nursing Home Attorneys

Fort Lauderdale nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale are extremely serious violations of trust. Families placing their loved ones in a nursing home believe the patient will get better care from professionals, who are subject to state regulations. When nursing homes fail to meet basic standards, or allow bad employees and bad policies, they violate patients’ dignity and put lives in danger. When they’re caught, our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys are proud to help bring them to justice.

Cases of physical, verbal and even sexual abuse have surfaced at nursing homes in Fort Lauderdale. These are among the most serious cases, because they mean one or more nursing home employees have failed in their most basic duties as caregivers. Physical nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale includes actual physical blows to the patient as well as abusive behaviors like overuse of physical restraining straps; and misuse of prescription drugs as “chemical restraints.”

Often times watchdogs find cases of severe nursing home neglect in Fort Lauderdale. Every nursing home patient has the right to basics like adequate water and food, adequate hygiene and attention to medical needs. Nonetheless, nursing homes often fail to meet these elementary standards of care, with catastrophic results for patients. For example, bedsores (also called pressure sores and decubitus ulcers) form on bed-bound or wheelchair-bound patients who cannot change positions on their own. The solution is simple: Turn the patient every two hours. Nonetheless, because so many nursing homes can’t or won’t do this, bedsores are among the most common preventable health problems caused by nursing home neglect in Fort Lauderdale.

In some cases, Fort Lauderdale nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale is caused by one bad employee in an otherwise good home. When this is true, it doesn’t mean the nursing home is not implicated in the abuse. Nursing homes have a legal responsibility to carefully select and train the people entrusted with the lives of vulnerable patients, and to supervise them on the job. Failure to do this makes the nursing home in Fort Lauderdale liable for the abuse. However, in the experience of our Fort Lauderdale nursing home abuse lawyers, nursing home abuse and neglect in Fort Lauderdale often stem from widespread bad attitudes or bad conditions at a nursing home. In addition to failure to correctly hire, train and supervise, nursing homes may create these conditions by looking the other way or even encouraging abusive policies, or so severely under staffing that employees cannot keep up with basic care giving.

Nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale would be bad enough if it just robbed patients of their dignity. But it also has severe health consequences. Physical injuries can complicate an existing health problem, as can the consequences of neglect like dehydration. Needless use of powerful prescription drugs can lead to side effects that create new health problems. This can land the patient in the hospital and sometimes trigger death or a health decline that ultimately ends in death.

Our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys serving the tri-county area including Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade County’s are proud to help patients and their families hold abusive nursing homes legally liable. When major nursing home negligence in Fort Lauderdale is detected, victims and their families are often hit with huge medical costs and the practical problem of arranging safer alternative care. When this is the result of a Fort Lauderdale nursing home’s failure to provide basic care, you have the right to pursue those costs with a nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse lawsuit. At J. Scott Gunn, P.A., we aggressively pursue justice and a fair settlement with nursing home companies that allow or encourage negligence in nursing.

Fort Lauderdale Assisted Living Injury Attorney

Residents of an assisted living center do not require the same level of care as patients in a nursing home. But they are not totally independent. They will  still need supervision and assistance to keep them safe.

Assisted living injuries often are do to negligence on the part  of the facility and its staff. If you believe the  failed in its duty to protect your loved one, contact our law office. J Scott Gunn PA has successfully represented individuals against assisted living centers statewide.

If your family is struggling with nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale and you’d like to talk about your case with an experienced Fort Lauderdale nursing home abuse  attorney, call J. Scott Gunn, P.A., today. Call us for a free consultation.