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Former resident alleges nursing home operators infringed on her rights


By Philip Gonzales | Feb 18, 2019

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CLEARWATER — A former resident is suing Safety Harbor nursing home operators, alleging deprivation of a resident's rights.

Teri Burns filed a complaint Feb. 1 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Safety Harbor Facility Operations LLC, doing business as Consulate Health Care of Safety Harbor, et al, alleging failure tto provide proper custodial, medical and nursing care.

According to the complaint, during Burns' residency at the defendants' nursing home facility in Safety Harbor in September 2018, she sustained bodily injuries, resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, the expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, and aggravation of a pre-existing condition. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to monitor and provide a safe environment for Burns, failed to provide adequate and appropriate evaluation and care and failed to consult with her power of attorney, family and/or legal representatives on changes in her physical and mental condition.

Burns seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, plus court costs and fees. She is represented by attorneys Chris M. Limberopoulos and Kevin Sparkman of The Florida Law Group in Tampa.

Pinellas County Circuit Court Case number 2019-02-01

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