Florida Nursing Home Bill Advances
A Florida Senate bill aimed at keeping passive nursing home investors out of the cross-hairs of personal injury lawyers has passed out of committee on an 8-1 bipartisan vote this week. The bill would prevent trial lawyers from suing passive investors in nursing home companies and limiting possible defendants to owner/operators and staff. But, if an investor played a direct role in residents’ care, they could be included in the action with a judge’s approval. The bill also allows for speedier document review for a victim’s family without having to establish a family trust to do so.
Accordington to coverage by the Bradenton Herald, the bill is supported by the Florida Health Care Association, the Florida Justice Association, AARP and the Florida Chamber of Commerce.