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Is there a difference between a medical malpractice case and a nursing home negligence case? 

Yes, although there are many similarities, there are several important differences, here are the top 4:

  1. The presuit investigation period is shorter for nursing home cases than medical malpractice cases. For nursing homes, the presuit period is 75 days, as opposed to 90 days for a medical malpractice case.
  2. Medical malpractice cases fall under the Wrongful Death Act, and the only people who can bring a claim for death are a surviving spouse or surviving children under 25. Not so for nursing home cases. Anyone appointed the personal representative of the estate is allowed to bring a claim.
  3. Nursing home cases can be brought for violation of the statutorily-mandated resident’s rights (the right for adequate and appropriate healthcare, for example) while medical malpractice cases don’t involve resident’s rights.
  4. Medical malpractice cases are filed in circuit court, while many nursing home cases are subject to arbitration instead of a trial. Nursing homes often require their residents to sign an agreement for arbitration and waiving their statutory rights to a jury trial. NOTE: If you have a loved one in a nursing home or are considering that, do not sign an agreement to arbitrate. If you’ve already signed one, send the nursing home a letter withdrawing it.

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Surgical injury or death may be as a recognized complication, or it may be due to medical malpractice. Our experts can find out for you.


Malpractice occurring during or just after birth of a baby can result in a lifetime of heartache and care, and such injuries should be investigated.


Find out your doctor’s educational background, credentials, board certification and prior claims.


This can happen from a head injury, a bleed, a stroke or lack of oxygen to the brain, and can possibly be from medical malpractice.


Most falls in nursing homes or assisted living facilities can be prevented with proper safety measures and the proper attention of the intitution’s staff.


Be the Captain of your own medical decisions. You can prevent arguments among family members. Make decisions easy for your family. Ensure doctors follow your wishes.


This is outrageous, five times as many Americans die every year from hospital/doctor mistakes than die from auto accidents.


Unexplained injuries, bruises and other related injuries may be the result of nursing home abuse. These injuries are a felony under Florida law.


If dogs don’t go to heaven when they die, when I die, I want to go where they go.


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History Of Indiantown

The Seminole people originally established Indiantown as a trading post. Following the First Seminole War, tribes who were fleeing south from the US Army found the area to be an attractive place to settle in due to its abundant fishing and hunting spots as well as its relatively higher elevation. During the 1890s white American migrants settled the area.

Old Indiantown Road – Inside of Timer Powers Park, there is a historical marker sign detailing Juniper Indiantown Road the way it existed from the 1900s through the late 1950s. From the inscription on the sign, from 1900 through the late 1950s, the communities of Indiantown and Jupiter were connected by Jupiter Indiantown Road, which gave residents access to various resources. The area was governed by Dade County when a new road was cut in 1899. Around that time in Indiantown, brothers Dessie and Joe Bowers developed citrus groves and also operated a trading post where they and the Seminoles traded goods for hides. Transporting goods by oxcart took two days on the 16-mile road. In 1912, improvements were made to the road when mules were used for hauling shell rock coming from Jupiter. The St. Lucie Canal around 1916 intersected the road that was near Indiantown. There was a hand winched ferry offered cross passage until 1927 when a one-lane turning bridge was constructed. Cattle ranches, homestead, and then later the Jenkins and David sawmill became established along this road. It was also called the Central Dixie Highway, the Jupiter Okeechobee Road, and the Jupiter Grade Road, and it became State Road 29 in 1936. By the late 1950s, the historic dirt road was replaced by nearby paved highways. Palm Beach and Martin Counties declared the road to be a Scenic By-Way in 1993.

Indiantown was transformed in 1924 when S. Davies Warfield constructed an extension of Seaboard Air Line Railway running from Coleman to West Palm Beach, directly passing through Indiantown and stopping there.

Warfield planned on making Indianhub the Seaboard rail line’s southern hub. Towards this end, he planned out a model city, which involved building a railroad station, housing, and school, and laid out streets. Warfield built the Seminole Inn as well, which is on the National Register of Historic Places now.

Today’s Seminole Inn

However, after 1926 the 1920s Florida land boom fizzled out A year later, Warfield died, which put an end to his plans of making Indiantown the southern headquarters of the Seaboard. The Okeechobee hurricane in 1928 wreaked great destruction and further development was halted.

In 1952 there was a serious attempt at revitalizing the local economy when Indiantown Development Corporation was sold and then was restructured into Indiantown Company. This company was involved in the construction of new sewage and water systems, housing developments, and docks using the St. Lucie River, as well as a 6,000-foot airstrip to bring in civilian air traffic and small cargo.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Circle T Ranch and the Circle T Rodeo Bowl were at Indiantown. Around 15,000 visitors attended the 1963 Rodeo which at the time made it Florida’s largest tourist attraction. The Ranch was bought out later and became a film studio.

Seaboard trains continue stopping at the depot in Indiantown throughout the 1960s. However, in 1972 when Amtrak took over, passenger service was eliminated to the station. Several years later the depot was demolished. virtually the only thing that remains from the 1920s boom is the Seminole Inn.

The contributions that Warfield made to Indiantown have been memorialized in many ways, including Warfield Elementary School and Warfield Boulevard (the major route through Indiantown).

Indiantown’s economy currently heavily relies on seasonal agriculture. Also, the town continues using its position close to the intersection of numerous major roads to act as an infrastructure and transportation hub. There have also been attempts to capitalize on wetlands nearby and to get the Rodeo revitalized to draw more tourists in.



My clients are people who have been seriously and permanently injured by medical/hospital errors; who have had family members die at the hands of incompetent doctors or nurses; whose elderly loved ones have been abused and mistreated by uncaring nursing home staff. Many cannot even leave their houses because of their injuries. Sometimes their computer is their only contact with the outside world. These are my people!

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The Covid-19 Pandemic is Upon Us. Here are two free forms that will help you and your family:

Covid-19 can strike without warning and may put the victim in the hospital or even on a respirator, unable to make their health-care decisions themselves. Everyone should have a living will, which is a form to indicate what your health care decisions are should you become incapacitated and unable to make your wishes known to your family or doctors.

You should also designate someone to be your health care surrogate–someone to make your healthcare decisions for you if you cannot health care decisions are should you become incapacitated and unable to make your wishes known to your family or doctors.

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