“With multiple deaths, it calls into question everybody who works there and what did they know and when did they know it,” said Fort Lauderdale attorney Ken Padowitz, a former state prosecutor in Broward who has tried dozens of homicide cases.

“To have one person die is a serious situation,” he said. “To have multiple people die raises it to a whole different level because evidence can be presented to a jury to show there was a wanton, reckless and grossly careless disregard for these elderly patients.”

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017