VIA Debbie Dahmer -Creator to AMEND Changes on Fl HB 6065- Daughter of George Dahmer aka Former Pro Wrestler Chief White Owl of WWF/WWE (Deceased) -Victim of Wrongful Death.

Myself and my family are asking & requesting Florida Residents if you could please Support this House Bill 6065 below introduced into legislation 02/08/21 by Rep Amber Mariano by Calling or Email your State Rep and State Senators. I am the creator of this bill to amend changes not the original creator.

This is my 4th time getting the House Bill into legislation and hope and pray it passes this time.. 

HB 1369 Long-Term Care Facility Responsibility 3/10/2018 House – Died in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee.

HB 6019Punitive Damages (05/3/2019) Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee.

HB 6029 Punitive Damages- Died in Judiciary Committee (3/14/2020)


REF: My wonderful father George Dahmer back in Feb-2008 had dementia. He ran away from home. He was baker acted to a hospital for meds he was on. Then he was put in a nursing home for 120 days for evaluation for meds. He could walk, talk, and feed himself when he entered the nursing home. After 63 days he was transferred to another nursing home- my father couldn’t walk, talk, or feed himself. It was Devastating.

George was diagnosed in 2nd nursing home: May-2008:(1) Lost 32 lbs in 2 months (2) Dehydration (3) Malnutrition (4) Both Rotary Caps turned (the staff dropped him and didn’t notify family till 4 days later) (5) Over-medicated (6) Lost Clothes (7) Severely Under-Staffed (8) The nursing home had no doctors on site 24/7 (9) Decubitus Ulcers on both heels of his feet from putting wrong size shoes on him- At later date in hospital they wanted to amputate both feet. (10) Bed Sores Stage 4 that led to his horrific death.      

My wonderful mother Pat Dahmer WON the Compensatory damages in Nov-2012. The nursing home was found “GUILTY” on all charges of Wrongful Death and Falsifying Records.The nursing home appealed the Punitive Damages 3 times and lost. My mother was notified in (7 years later) June-2015 and Mandated to pay 50% of the Punitive Damages awarded by Jury to Help Improve The Quality of Care in Nursing Homes.. This was never brought up to the Jury, The Judge, Attorney, My family, etc on the 50% of Punitive Damages going to the Trust Fund..Myself and my family feel we have been fined and penalized for my father’s death.      

All we are asking for is Total Justice. We were not found Guilty of my father’s death, the Nursing Home was. My mother shouldn’t have to pay for preventable deadly mistakes made by the nursing home or should she? The elderly should get the best quality of care not poor care..  

Rep Amber Mariano has worked so hard on these Bills to get them passed. Can’t Thank her enough. All of the inspiring work she and her staff has done. We can’t give up hope. All of us are on this earth temporary, got to make the best of it. We are all going to become the elderly is God is Willing. Let’s all come together and make this a better and safer world to live in for all.

Myself and my family are looking for Total Justice in this critical issue and Hope you can help by Calling or Email your State Rep and State Senators >> (202) 224-3121 Give your zip code >> Ask to speak to your State Rep and ask them to Please Support HB 6065 and Please contact your State Senator and ask them to Please Support SB 1880. You can use this article for a ref and feel free to share it for more The more Active Action Takers the Better. The Dahmer Family highly appreciates your help and support. It’s been 12 1/2 years since my father’s death . May my father George Dahmer RIP. We Love and miss him everyday.

A Big Shout Out to Carole Herman- President and Founder of Foundation Aiding The Elderly & Marti Oakley- Producer and Host of TS Radio Network for your ongoing support. Highly Appreciated. Takes Teamwork to see any Victories..

It has been a long tough road but we will see its destination all in good time. Hope to see closure with positive changes for my mother & my family and all Florida Residents loved ones whom have been a victim of Wrongful Death in a Nursing home or Assisted Living Facility. Thank you very much….. Debbie Dahmer and family

RE: HB 6065: Quality of Long-Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund


Quality of Long-Term Care Facility Improvement Trust FundRemoves provisions requiring portion of punitive damages awarded for certain claims relating to nursing homes & assisted living facilities to be deposited into Quality of Long-Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021

Last Action: 2/22/2021 House – Now in Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Click on the State Reps name and it will lead you to their Web Page >> PRESS CONTACT MEMBER >> Contact them by Phone or Email. Ask the State Rep to Please SUPPORT and Vote “YES” to HB 6065 – AMENDMENT OF PUNITIVE DAMAGE AWARDS GOING TO TRUST FUND BY THE PLAINTIFF
Bill Text:PDF


SB 1880: Quality of Long-Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund

GENERAL BILL by Rodrigues

Quality of Long-Term Care Facility Improvement Trust FundRemoving provisions requiring that a portion of the punitive damages awarded for claims brought under part II of ch. 400, F.S., relating to nursing homes, and part I of ch. 429, F.S., relating to assisted living facilities, be deposited into the Quality of Long-Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 2/26/2021 Senate – Filed

Florida Statutes:

400.0238Punitive damages; limitation.Page 1 (PDF)
400.0239Quality of Long-Term Care Facility Improvement Trust Fund.Page 2 (PDF)
429.298Punitive damages; limitation.