Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter partner, Nathan Carter testified before the Florida Senate last week against a proposed tort reform statute that would make it even more difficult for abused and neglected nursing home residents to get justice. The specific statute that Mr. Carter testified against was a statute placing even further restrictions on punitive damages than already exist under Florida law.
Mr. Carter says the Bill (proposed bill number 1384) will further erode the rights of elderly nursing home abuse victims in Florida. According to Mr. Carter, the Bill is being pushed by the Nursing Home Industry and seeks to take away even more rights of elderly residents.
In an attempt to stand up for those vulnerable citizens, Mr. Carter faced tough questioning from some of the Senators. Mr. Carter’s testimony starts at approximately the 1:04 mark. http://www.flsenate.gov/media/videoplayer.cfm?EventID=2443575804_2013041007
"Unfortunately, many people, including legislators, do not worry about nursing home residents’ rights until a member of their own family experiences a Florida nursing home first-hand,” said Orlando lawyer, Nathan Carter.
The lawyers of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter have experience representing numerous victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Their lawyers have achieved nursing home abuse verdicts and settlements ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to well over $1,000,000. Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter has lawyers licensed to practice in Florida, Washington, D.C., Colorado, Texas, Tennessee, and Georgia.
About the Firm of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter
Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter is a full service personal injury law firm located in Orlando, Florida. Founded by Stewart Colling and Ronald Gilbert, the law firm has developed a reputation for providing injured Florida accident victims with highly aggressive representation. Every partner in the firm has received an “AV Rating” from Martindale-Hubbell, the prestigious organization’s highest possible rating.
To learn more about the experienced personal injury attorneys at Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter, please visit their website at http://www.TheFloridaFirm.com.