Possible 15th Victim of Nursing Home Tragedy

A family came forward last week, saying that the death of their loved one should count her as the 15th victim of the Hollywood nursing home tragedy that has claimed the lives of 14 others.

According to reports, 14 people died after temperatures in the nursing home soared after power was knocked out due to Hurricane Irma. Residents were evacuated from scorching rooms and hallways, but several lost their lives. Two men say that their 86-year-old aunt should be counted among the casualties. The men have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the center.

The latest victim died on October 5. The local police department is investigating the center, linking at least 13 deaths to the tragedy. Because there was no backup generator, the center lost power and, as such, its air conditioning system was rendered inoperable. Temperatures spiked inside the facility, causing multiple residents to experience severe distress and, ultimately, death. Steinger, Greene & Feiner is representing the family of the 12th victim.

Despite the filing of the wrongful death lawsuit, the county medical examiner has not officially released a cause of death. Her family says that she was in decent health until the tragedy which caused her body temperature to climb. As a result, her physical health took a rapid decline, ultimately leading to her death.

If a loved one has died due to someone’s error or negligence in West Palm Beach, reach out to our office. You may be entitled to damages for medical bills, funeral expenses and more. Call today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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Michael Steinger

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.