After a series of suspicious deaths in nursing homes that have gone unpunished, a proposed new law would require nursing homes to report all deaths to the county coroner. The proposal comes after a paper published a series of articles about how the system sometimes fails to properly investigate abuse in nursing homes. Under the proposed law, once the coroner receives the report of a death, he or she would then determine if abuse could have been a factor in the death. If abuse appears likely, the coroner would then have to alert law enforcement officials. The bill would also increase the penalties for failing to report abuse or neglect of a nursing home resident. Under the old system, if[…]

When you send a loved one to live in a nursing home, you are asking the nursing home and its staff to care for your loved one who can no longer care for himself or herself. When trusting a nursing home with the care of your loved one, you have the right to expect that the nursing home will treat your family member with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, some workers at nursing homes have shown that they do not deserve to be trusted with the care of helpless people. Additionally, some nursing homes have willfully ignored reports of abuse. Recently, a man who suspected that his concerns were being ignored decided to collect evidence of nursing home abuse for himself. Steve Piskor[…]

If you are engaging in business or working in a company; you most likely understand how important giving your contact information to clients or the people who you may be working with can be. With the necessary contact information; it is possible for the person that you are dealing with to inform of if deals will be pushed through if that person is your client or customer. If you are working with the person then he or she will be able to easily update you with whatever developments that there may be in the project that you are working on. Now you can definitely just casually give your contact information to intended recipients, but the thing about this method of[…]

Sexual Battery on Disabled Adult: Client facing Life. Client accused of holding a person with a physical disability till she passed out then rapped her. Facing 30 years prison. Found Guilty of Attempted Sexual Battery. Sentenced to 10 years prison as a Habitual Felony Offender. Appeal Pending with the help of criminal attorneys in Boca Raton. Lewd and Lascivious Molestation: Client accused of molesting his girlfriends minor daughter Several page handwritten confession by Client to police.. Not Guilty Trial Lewd and Lascivious Molestation: Client accused of molesting girlfriends child. Facing 15 years prison. Found guilty of misdemeanor battery, sentenced to one year jail. Post trial motions filed and sentence reduced to time served. . Lewd and Lascivious Molestation and Lewd[…]

A fatal accident occurred this past Friday that claimed the life of a Tampa teacher and her husband and left their granddaughter recovering in the hospital from serious injuries. The driver of a truck had run a red light and collided with the teacher’s vehicle. According to law enforcement officers investigating the crash, the truck accident was caused by a blackout that occurred for unknown reasons. When investigators dug deeper, they found that this is not the first time that the truck driver was involved in a serious accident caused by a blackout that occurred “for unknown medical reasons.” The first accident occurred in 2007 when the driver hit a car stopped at a red light. The driver pushed the second vehicle[…]

An FBI subcommittee is scheduled to meet in Baltimore in mid-October to help the government agency redefine a legal meaning that has remained unchanged for 80 years. The redefinition of rape would have nationwide implications for sexual abuse victims, law enforcement agencies and people facing sex-related criminal charges. The subject of redefining rape came into national prominence last year when Capitol Hill lawmakers heard victims’ advocates call the 1927 rape definition outdated and vague. Some critics were spurred on by a newspaper report that alleged Baltimore police wrongly classified sex crimes. A dramatic 70 percent increase in reported rape cases followed an article in The Baltimore Sun that accused city police of an inordinate number of rape case dismissals. The newspaper[…]

One court in Colorado is attempting to take a more holistic approach to collecting child support. Rather than focusing simply on punitive measures they seek to reconnect non-custodial parent with their children and help them to have confidence that they are doing the right thing. Individuals from the Problem Solving Court say that not paying support is the symptom of a larger issue. IN the current economy unemployment and other financial stresses sometimes lead to those who would otherwise pay support unable to do so. There are of course instances in which the refusal to pay is not in good faith, but by focusing on everyone’s interest in supporting the children this court says they have had success. As you may[…]

Despite the fact that Florida divorces are much more common than they have been in previous decades, there is also good reason to say that, statistically, families are stronger today than they have been for a very long time. Why? Because mothers and fathers are spending more time with their kids than in previous generations. And, incidentally, the divorce rate has at least stopped increasing. A recent study from the University of San Diego called “The Rug Rat Race,” by Garry and Valerie A. Ramey, examined the statistics of how much time parents are spending with children. The study found that college-educated parents are spending more time overall with their children than parents without college. College-educated mothers increased hours spent with childrent[…]