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Substance Abuse Rehab Centers And Wrongful Death

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When someone checks into rehab, they are essentially throwing themselves on the mercy of the facility in their quest for sobriety. In turn, rehabilitation centers have a duty to exercise reasonable care toward their patients, and to protect them from foreseeable harm. If someone dies while in the care of a rehabilitation center, it… Read More »

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Fraud In Florida Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Centers

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Substance abuse is a nationwide problem in the United States, and Florida has become a mecca of sorts for rehabilitation centers. However, there has been a pattern in recent years of far too many businesses being set up to entrap, rather than treat, patients in search of help getting sober. Every month seems to… Read More »

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EMTALA & Substance Abuse Treatment In Florida

By Rinaldo Law Group |

The Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) is a federal law passed in 1986 which states that emergency rooms must stabilize and treat all visitors, regardless of their insurance (or lack thereof) or general ability to pay. (Florida has its own comparable state law, but the federal law is generally wider-reaching.) While this… Read More »

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What Duty Of Care Is Owed By A Rehab Center?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In the last decade, Florida has become a mecca for substance abuse rehab centers and halfway houses known as sober homes. Some of them put in the work for their patients, giving them a safe place to focus on getting their lives together – but some of them are only in their line of… Read More »

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Can I Hold A Florida Rehab Center Liable For Negligence?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

For a variety of reasons, Florida has become somewhat of a mecca for rehab centers and sober homes, with addicted people seeking out the Sunshine State and enjoying the area while they focus on getting their lives together. However, what many do not know is that not all Florida rehab facilities are created equal;… Read More »

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Negligence & Criminality In Florida Sober Homes

By Rinaldo Law Group |

The majority of Florida sober homes are clean, well-kept facilities where someone who needs help with addiction can find a welcoming and helpful environment where they can get clean. However, the minority of sober homes that are run unethically have a way of overshadowing all the rest. Health fraud or insurance fraud cases pop… Read More »

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Drug Rehab Facilities Often Exploit Their Patients

By Rinaldo Law Group |

A Lake City woman was recently convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud for running an insurance scheme out of the drug rehab facilities she owned and operated. The woman allegedly “lured” well-off patients to stay at her sober homes, and then subjected them to medically unnecessary tests, in turn making fraudulent claims to their… Read More »

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Negligence In Florida Drug Rehab Facilities

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Drug rehab services and centers have become a cottage industry in southern Florida, with more and more people taking advantage of Florida’s weather while trying to conquer addiction. However, for a variety of reasons, it is difficult to regulate these facilities, and because of this, negligence and corruption have become very common. For every… Read More »

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Can I Sue A Sober Home?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Sober homes are facilities in which a person undergoing addiction treatment can begin to transition from a highly structured rehab environment to a totally unstructured home life, serving as a halfway house of sorts. Florida has begun to acquire a reputation as a haven for sober homes, with many springing up in central and… Read More »

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What Constitutes Treatment Center Negligence?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Florida has become a destination for treatment centers and other facilities dedicated to helping those addicted to alcohol (or other substances) kick the proverbial habit. However, with the rush of new business, many facilities cut corners, so to speak. The standard of care provided is below that which a patient of a treatment center… Read More »

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