Kissimmee, FL asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Nursing Home Abuse for Florida

Q: While in rehab facility my sister's pain medication was being stolen, bigwigs came in fired all the thieves. Case??

Trying to convince my sister she has a case. While she was in a rehab facility here in Jacksonville last month, after a 14 hour total spine fusion surgery, when the night staff came in to give her her pain medication they would only give her one pill, and she was supposed to be getting three. the day shifts were giving her three, big bosses came in or the state I'm not really sure which but they fired everybody that was involved.. to not have her pain medication after such a serious life-threatening surgery is incomprehensible and I think they should be held responsible. Is there a civil or criminal suit possible?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A law firm could find it difficult to answer your question about legal action based on the brief description. Part of this is that when people ask about the viability of a lawsuit, they generally have in mind a contingency arrangement. Attorneys would likely ask about proof of theft, severity/permanence of damages suffered by your sister, and other details requiring investigation. These are only a couple of generalities. I'm sorry for the ordeal your sister experienced. But a meaningful evaluation of something of this nature generally involves reaching out to law firms to discuss. You could search attorneys on your own, and additionally use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above to locate attorneys in Florida by city or region. Good luck

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