Lawsuit filed against Avante in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Phyllis Roland’s attorney said she was struggling in a hidden camera video place in her nursing home room.

In the video, the beeping of an alarm is heard and the tube that helps her breath is no longer connected.

“Our view is that she is in the process of suffocating,” Donald Fann, who is Roland’s attorney, said.  

The video and the alleged treatment has led to a lawsuit.

A certified nursing assistant is in the room at that time and is seen moving the tube when the alarm goes off.

“That’s it. She popped it off,” Fann said. “That’s the alarm for the vent.”

Fann said the problem is that the CNA doesn’t spring into action.

“It was disconnected for almost 6 1/2 minutes,” Fann said. “That’s a problem.” 

Fann spent more than 20 years representing and defending nursing homes, but he’s now representing Roland and her husband, Greg.

“In my opinion, what is depicted in that video is abuse,” Fann said.

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