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COVID-19 Variants: More On Nursing Home COVID-19 Medical Malpractice Liability

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On April 21, 2021, the CDC reported an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with a SARS-CoV-2 variant in a skilled nursing facility due to an unvaccinated healthcare worker after a vaccination program was completed.1,2 Eighteen fully vaccinated residents became ill with a COVID-19 variant according to the report. Three residents died, two of which were unvaccinated. This further demonstrates the need for diligence and responsibility on behalf of healthcare workers and nursing homes. Click Here To Read The Article If you or a loved one is currently experiencing, or has experienced, Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence, or a loved one has died due...

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Common Birth Injuries: Newborn Clavicle Fracture Birth Injury

Clavicle Fracture Birth Injury

Among the many types of birth injuries are those involving fractures. And among fracture-related birth injuries, clavicle fractures are the most common.1  While many heal without incident, 2 in certain instances their occurrence in the first place may be due to medical malpractice negligence, and permanent injury may result. In addition, surgical repair or other intervention may be necessary. In cases of permanent birth injury, costs and related considerations that involve not only current care, but also future care, are of concern. In serious clavicle fracture birth injury cases, legal assistance is often sought, with a main goal of securing fair...

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Nursing Home Covid-19 Medical Malpractice Liability

Nursing Home Covid-19

Establishing Liability In Nursing Home COVID-19 Cases: The Changing Landscape Numerous nursing home COVID-19 related lawsuits have been brought as a result of injuries and deaths in nursing homes both in Florida and throughout the country. Failure to wear protective gear, a lack of testing, insufficient numbers of staff, and errors by untrained or partially trained staff are among the issues resulting in such litigation. And while establishing responsibility and securing accountability in each case is difficult, the level of difficulty will likely increase due to Senate Bill 72, which passed in the Florida House of Representatives on March 29, 20211. ...

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Ten Types Of Patient Discharge Medical Malpractice Negligence

Patient Discharge

Medical malpractice negligence takes many forms, including those involving patient discharge negligence. It may involve doctors, medical staff, specialists, hospitals, medical offices, and medical care facilities. All forms of medical malpractice negligence in Florida are based on actions that represent a breach of the prevailing medical standard of care as defined by Florida law.1 The following are ten scenarios involving patient discharge negligence: 1. Premature Discharge This occurs when a patient is released from a hospital or other medical facility too soon, before his or her medical condition has been appropriately stabilized and it is safe for the individual to return home. 2. Discharge...

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Considerations After Vehicle Insurance Claim Denials

Vehicle Insurance Claim Denials

Vehicle Insurance Claim Denials following a vehicle accident can be both shocking and financially devastating. The scenario can be even more distressing when another involved party is at fault, you are seriously injured, and his or her insurance company denies your claim. The following are issues to consider following vehicle insurance claim denials in Florida: Policy Review If you are at fault: Is your policy up to date and paid? Do you have collision coverage? What is your deductible? Have there been any recent law changes that affect your coverage? Do you have sufficient medical coverage? If another party is at fault: Is his/her policy up to date and...

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Auto Accident Liability And Key Points In Legal Assessment

Auto Accident Liability

Auto accident liability claims often require legal assistance. Whether it's a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, and particularly when serious injuries have been sustained or a death has occurred, the injured party or parties or their family members often take legal action against the other party or parties involved. Yet while the liability appears apparent in many cases, there are actually numerous elements and perspectives to consider in determining who's at fault—including Florida law. The following are several key points related to vehicle accident liability in Florida: Legal assessment Professional legal assessment of auto accident liability by an expert lawyer or legal...

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More Than 100 Lawsuits Filed Against South Florida Senior Care Facilities

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By Phil Prazan • Published March 16, 2021 Some of the most heartbreaking impacts of the pandemic came in Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities. State data shows roughly a third of the reported coronavirus deaths in the state were related to these facilities.   Now, some state lawmakers are supporting a measure that would protect them from most COVID-related lawsuits. NBC 6 Investigators found the move could impact local lawsuits filed during the pandemic.   According to the Florida Department of Health, 74 people died after testing positive for the virus at the Hialeah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – more than any other...

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10 Important Considerations In Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip And Fall Accidents

According to the National Safety Council, falls were the number one cause of non-fatal preventable injuries and the number three cause of fatal preventable injuries in the nation in 2018.1 Slip and fall accidents, as well as trip and fall accidents, make up a percentage of these injuries, with fractures and head injuries being two of the most serious. Arm, leg, wrist, and hip fractures, internal bleeding, and brain injuries create devastating life-altering effects. Slip and fall accidents resulting in injury due to the negligence of others are common reasons individuals contact a lawyer or legal team. Slip and fall accidents,...

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Key Factors In Multiple-Defendant Birth Related Injury Litigation

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When a newborn child or new mother experiences a birth related injury or injuries, legal help is often sought with the goals of holding someone accountable and securing fair compensation. But what if more than one individual or entity is at fault? And how is that deciphered and proven? The answer lies in a united effort between the affected family and an expert lawyer or legal team. The process, to be effective, begins with self care for parents bolstered by useful resources geared toward securing the best possible outcome for the injured child, mother, or both. The following are key...

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Top Considerations In Maternal Childbirth Related Injury Cases

Maternal Childbirth Related Injury

Maternal Childbirth Related Injury Cases can be devastating. Little brings more happiness and is more exciting and fulfilling than having a healthy newborn baby. But being a new mother and having the experienced marred by a physical or mental injury—or both—can be extremely upsetting and debilitating. Not to mention the horror faced by families in cases of childbirth-related maternal deaths. From short-term impairments to major long-term physical and mental injuries caused by others, care, compensation, and justice become priorities. Some related causes and effects of childbirth-related injuries mothers may experience include: * Infection * Lacerations *Severe scarring * C-section ruptures *Uterine rupture * Vaginal or anal...

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