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Common Grounds For Negligence Claims Against Substance Abuse Rehab Centers

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When someone checks into a rehab center for a substance problem, they are often at an extremely vulnerable point in their life, and looking for a place to rest and heal. However, given the relatively unregulated state of substance abuse rehab facilities in Florida, it is all too common for patients to be the… Read More »

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Neglect In Florida Substance Abuse Rehab Centers

By Rinaldo Law Group |

The majority of substance abuse rehab centers in Florida are run well, taking care of their patients and helping to guide them toward a safer and more secure life path. Some facilities turn out to be corrupt, committing multiple crimes against vulnerable patients – but others may simply choose to neglect these people. If… Read More »

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I Was Injured By The Staff At My Rehab Center

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Substance abuse rehab centers are required to exercise a very high duty of care toward their patients, to ensure that they have the right environment in which to focus on getting their lives together. However, sometimes, corners are cut; the premises may not be kept in good repair, the equipment may be outdated, or… Read More »

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Can Substance Abuse Rehab Be Court-Ordered In Florida?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Substance abuse is a persistent problem in the United States, but Florida has unique issues related to its geography and to its past as a drug mecca. When someone is tried for a drug offense, a Florida court will generally take the charge very seriously and impose a strict sentence. However, first-time offenders and… Read More »

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Legal Fallout For Those Involved In Compass Detox Fraud Case

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In July 2022, a doctor from Miami Lakes was sentenced to 54 months in prison for his role in the healthcare fraud committed at Compass Detox, an addiction treatment facility in Bal Harbour. He and the owners of the facilities, as well as the attorney acting for the facility‚Äôs owners, face prison time for… Read More »

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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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