Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major at Florida A & M University (FAMU) died in 2011 as a result of a brutal fraternity hazing ritual. Champion’s family sued FAMU under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. FAMU argued that it is not responsible because Champion entered into the beating ritual voluntarily. Florida enacted its Wrongful Death… Read More »
The elderly and the infirm are some of the most vulnerable people in our society because they cannot easily defend themselves. When the elderly are placed in a nursing home, there is a risk that they will be abused. The abuse can take many forms — physical, emotional and financial. Recognizing the signs of… Read More »
In late September 2012, Teresa Kermani went missing from her St. Petersburg nursing home. According to police she just walked out of the facility. While nothing has been mentioned yet about this being a case of nursing home neglect, some of the signs appear to be present. Nursing home neglect happens when the workers… Read More »
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