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Director of Nursing Acquitted of Manslaughter

Geriatric-Lawyer-Miami-300x300The former administrator of a nursing home where 12 elderly residents died following Hurricane Irma in 2017, has been acquitted of aggravated manslaughter charges. Jorge Carballo, who was on trial for the deaths that occurred after the building lost power during the hurricane, was granted acquittal on Friday afternoon.

In a related development, prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges against three nurses, Althia Meggie, Sergo Colin, and Tamika Miller, who were present when the 12 nursing home patients suffered fatal overheating. The incident took place five years ago when the hurricane knocked out power to the facility’s air conditioning. The nurses will testify against Carballo, who is still scheduled to go on trial next month.

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Geriatric-Lawyer-Miami-300x300Los funcionarios estatales aparentemente han descuidado a los residentes y al personal de los hogares de ancianos debido al brote inesperado de coronavirus entre los más jóvenes de Florida.

El número de residentes y personal de geriatricos con COVID-19 se ha duplicado en las últimas tres semanas. Esto ha llevado a desesperación por parte de asociaciónes para residentes mayores.


The United States is new to the complexities of dealing with a major pandemic like COVID-19. Nevertheless, negligence within nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida have always been a major concern for operators, staff, family members, and not to mention residents, who deserve and should be provided with quality care.

As everyone knows, the coronavirus places elderly residents at a high risk of suffering serious life-threatening conditions. Thus, all necessary safety precautions must be taken, and strict preventive measures applied to keep nursing home residents safe. Sadly, COVID-19 spreads very quickly from person to person, and within populated common spaces, contracting the coronavirus in a nursing home is likely when the virus goes undetected. Nursing home operators and staff members can unknowingly spread the virus and residents can fall victim to neglect by either not receiving proper care or medical attention, or simply testing positive for COVID-19 in a nursing home. When a nursing home resident becomes infected with coronavirus as a result of negligence by nursing home staff or nursing home operators, the victim may be able to receive compensation for bodily injury or mental harm and any losses sustained from medical expenses. An experienced Personal Injury lawyer may be able to help determine grounds for a Personal Injury Insurance Claim for compensation for nursing home residents or family members.




Ante la amenaza del COVID-19, cuidar a los ancianos en hogares geriatricos requiere una atención especial y dedicada para que puedan sobrevivir estos días de la manera más cómoda posible. Lamentablemente, las luchas que enfrentan las personas mayores y los residentes de hogares de ancianos a veces pueden ser una tarea tanto física como mentalmente ardua. Aunque muchos encuentran consuelo y cuidado, otros a veces pueden encontrar situaciones de negligencia e irregularidades intencionales. Hoy en día, la grave amenaza de COVID-19, también conocido como coronavirus, puede conducir a medidas que requieren atención especial adicional para los residentes en hogares de ancianos. En Florida hay unos 700 hogares de ancianos que operan en Florida, y Miami Dade y Broward tienen muchas instalaciones pobladas. En la actualidad, los hospitales y los trabajadores de la salud están siendo llevados al límite en la lucha contra la infección por coronavirus a medida que los funcionarios se apresuran a encontrar formas de tratar en consecuencia con COVID-19. El alcance del alcance de la Florida y los funcionarios estatales es tan vasto que las áreas pueden ser descuidadas; y uno de estos es el cuidado de ancianos en hogares de ancianos. En Miami, se están realizando esfuerzos para brindar alivio a los residentes mayores de hogares de ancianos, muchos de los cuales pueden ser víctimas de negligencia que puede provocar lesiones personales, como úlceras de decúbito en residentes con cama. En los hogares de ancianos, es posible que parte del personal de atención médica personal asignado a los residentes que requieran atención especial no pueda realizar esa tarea, por lo tanto, el residente del hogar de ancianos puede desarrollar úlceras de decúbito en caso de que esté acostado o en una silla de ruedas. Aunque los accidentes automovilísticos, los accidentes de peatones y los accidentes cotidianos pueden detenerse durante la pandemia de coronavirus, la atención médica y la vivienda en centros privados, como enfermería, rehabilitación física o mental, o incluso instituciones correccionales enfrentarán tiempos difíciles a medida que el coronavirus se propague a sus instalaciones (ver Accidentes relacionados con coronavirus).


Taking care of the elderly in nursing homes requires special and dedicated care to enable them to live out their days as comfortably as possible. Sadly, the struggles the senior citizens and nursing home residents face can sometimes be a both physically and mentally arduous task. Though many find comfort and care, others may sometimes encounter situations of negligence and intentional wrongdoing. Today, the severe threat of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, can lead to measures requiring extra special attention for the elderly in nursing homes. In Florida there are some 700 nursing homes operating in Florida, with Miami Dade and Broward having many populated facilities. At present, hospitals and healthcare workers are being pushed to the limit fighting the coronavirus infection as officials rush to find ways of dealing accordingly with COVID-19. The extent of the scope of Florida and state officials is so vast that areas may be neglected; and one of these is care for the elderly in nursing homes. In Miami, efforts are on the way to bring relief to elderly residents of nursing homes, many of whom may fall victim to negligence that can lead to personal injuries such as bedsores in bed-stricken residents. In nursing homes, some personal healthcare staff assigned to residents requiring special attention may not be able to perform that task, hence the nursing home resident may develop bedsores in the event he/she is bed-stricken or in a wheelchair. Though car accidents, pedestrian accidents and everyday accidents may come to a stand still during the coronavirus pandemic, private center healthcare and housing, such as nursing, physical or mental rehabilitation, or even correctional institutions will be facing tough times as the coronavirus spreads into their facilities (See Coronavirus Related Accidents).


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