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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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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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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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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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Legal Help For Birth Injuries & COVID-19

Birth Injuries And COVID-19

In and of themselves, both birth injuries and COVID-19 present major life challenges for individuals, families, loved ones, and caretakers. Combined, they create a new level of devastation via sets of circumstances involving injury, illness, and, in the most heartbreaking and unfortunate cases, death. While prevention in either scenario is ideal, negligence and medical malpractice during a pandemic each have the opportunity to become more prevalent. Situations involving exhausted and overworked physicians, medical assistants, nurses, laboratory technicians, and cleaning crews; reductions in staff; insufficient amounts or lack of personal protective equipment (PPE); improperly cleaned equipment and/or supplies; and other factors can...

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Brain Injury During Birth: Proving Medical Malpractice & Negligence

Brain Injury During Birth

Traumatic Brain Injury During Birth in infants is a heartbreaking and all-too-common experience for many new parents. There are an array of causes, including Cerebral Palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, brachial plexus palsy (Erb’s palsy), and others, which can be the result of breech-birth complications, C-section injuries, or medical malpractice negligence—or a combination of these and other factors. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in particular have been reported as the leading cause of death and disability in children, with instrumental delivery being noted as a major cause.1  Infants may sustain a brain injury, abnormal brain development, or both due to improper care and...

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Covid-19 Lawsuits & Effects on Rents, Leases & Mortgages: An Update

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Covid-19 lawsuits may arise for Renters, leasers, and mortgagors in Florida and across the country as people continue to face economic difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These hardships deter their ability to make rental, lease, and mortgage payments. Many individuals, families, and business owners are affected by layoffs, severely reduced work hours, lack of opportunities, and shuttered businesses. Companies that are unable to pay rents, leases, and mortgages and are forced to lay off employees, close their doors, or both, add to the rising number of unemployed in a vicious cycle of economic downturn.  Adding to the situation is an...

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CoVid-19 Nursing Home Lawyers Assess Liability & Lawsuits

CoVid-19 Nursing Home lawyers

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the unknowns about the virus correspond with the types of new legal scenarios that are emerging. Sadly, nursing homes and assisted living centers are the sites of exceptional devastation due to the disease. CoVid-19 Nursing Home lawyers nationally are being contacted regarding illness and death of loved ones who are or were in nursing homes or assisted living centers and contracted the virus. And while many viable laws are already in place that address nursing home neglect and abuse, other situations are arising that may blur or void the use of current laws (or portions...

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Shooting Attorney Discusses Wrongful Death vs. Murder: Cases Involving Shootings

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Whether accidental or intentional, a shooting death is not only a horrific experience with lasting emotional effects, but also one with numerous legal ramifications a shooting attorney can help you navigate. For adult victims and their families, these ramifications reach far beyond probate.  In cases involving accidental shootings, negligence is often a factor. Failure on the behalf of gun owners to properly secure their firearms, for example, often results in deaths that lead to wrongful death lawsuits. An experienced shooting attorney capable of proving that someone acted negligently or carelessly is key. A wrongful death case of this type is tried...

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Covid-19 Nursing Home Liability Attorneys Discuss Legal Action

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As the number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALFs) hit with Covid-19 outbreaks continues to escalate, so does the number of individuals looking for Covid-19 Nursing Home Liability Attorneys to take legal action against them and their employees due to the deaths of loved ones.  Legal issues involving the Covid-19 pandemic as it relates to nursing home care and other related care services include, but are not limited to, improper testing, insufficient number of caregivers, and lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).  Improper TestingNursing homes, ALFs, and other care facilities who do not acquire test materials, do not properly administer...

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