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Nursing homes are not medical providers under Florida law. Nursing home neglect and abuse case, nursing home negligence cases, virtually anything that arises in the context of a nursing home setting is brought under Chapter 400 Florida statute, which is the nursing home residents’ rights statute. Medical malpractice cases, in contrast, involve actions or inactions by medical providers, typically doctors or hospitals. It’s an entirely different area of law and it involves proving that the offending medical provider departed from the prevailing professional standard of care. That’s all [inaudible 00:00:47] in a subject that the experts debate back and forth in front of the jury as to what was the right thing for a doctor to do under like circumstances. Often a very complicated question. Nursing homes, on the other hand, have an obligation to keep you safe, to watch out for you, and to report changes in your condition to the medical establishment. Nursing home cases are more like medical babysitting, as opposed to medical practice.