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CoVid-19 Nursing Home Lawyers Assess Liability & Lawsuits

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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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Covid-19 Lawyers Discuss Risk In The Workplace Including Problems & Perspectives

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Covid-19 lawyers discuss the workforce landscape and how it is currently peppered with a wide array of liability-based issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The issues stem from situations involving not only employer-employee scenarios, but also those involving employer-government scenarios and others. Employee safety, schedules, and benefits; workers compensation benefit denials; and potential government-mandated company production requirements are among the frontrunners.  With regard to employee safety, numerous workers nationwide have done everything from making basic requests to filing lawsuits in an effort to encourage employers to make workplaces safe and sanitary in order to avoid contracting the potentially deadly virus. Reduced...

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Rents, Leases & Mortgages: Other Covid-19 Conundrums

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in every arena of life from health to the economy, one major area of concern is housing payments. Whether it’s renting, leasing, or paying a mortgage, many individuals and families are currently struggling to make their payments – or can’t make them at all due to being unemployed or facing severely reduced work hours and opportunities. In Florida, the governor suspended and tolled all mortgage foreclosures and tenant evictions for 45 days (renters whose property owners have federally backed mortgages may have longer via the CARES Act) via Executive Order Number 20-94 (Emergency...

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Coronavirus Attorney Considers Legal Implications In Evolving Case Scenarios

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In addition to its effects on public health and the economy, there are a wide variety of legally oriented personal and professional considerations related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. These include issues with healthcare, employment, housing, and insurance, as well as various angles of liability. In some cases, a coronavirus attorney experienced in liability claims can help you. In Florida, requests have been made to the governor for immunity from any liability, whether civil or criminal, given certain conditions, with regard to nursing homes, hospitals, and other specific facilities. This will invariably lead to vast legal consideration – and a lot...

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Product Liability Claims & Recovery: Proving Defectiveness

Product Liability

From toys to tools to airbags – and an endless list of other potential products in between – there are times when products just don’t work properly. Unfortunately, such products can cause injuries that range from minor to life-threatening…or worse. Such incidences often end up as product liability claims. Product liability generally falls into one of three arenas based on errors in design, manufacturing, or marketing. Here is a brief overview of each: Design Defects In these instances, manufacturers can be liable if a product is proven to endanger whoever uses it. Some examples would include toys that are choking hazards and hair...

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The Many Faces Of Negligence: A Legal Overview

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Negligence is the overall legal term used when an individual’s or entity’s actions have resulted in a provably preventable accident or action that caused harm to another. There are many types of negligence, including those involving car accidents, medical malpractice, and neglect of the elderly and handicapped in nursing homes and assisted living centers. Other scenarios that may result in legal claims include, but are not limited to: - Birth Injuries- Negligent Security- Surgical Errors- Nursing Errors- Construction Accidents- Dog Bites- Drownings- Trucking Accidents- Boating Accidents- Slip & Fall Accidents- Product Liability- Insurance Issues- General Negligence In Florida, negligence laws are highly focused...

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Florida Wrongful Death Claims: What You Need To Know

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Wrongful death claims are civil lawsuits that are legally filed and taken to court by the estate of a deceased person whose death was due to the negligence or wrongful actions of one or more others. Criminal cases may also be filed separately, and may be filed at the same time. In Florida, Florida statutes chapter 768 details much of the law regarding negligence and damages, while Florida statutes chapter 95 discusses the amount of time (known as the “statute of limitations”) that is legally allowed to file this type of lawsuit. Time is an important factor here. Generally speaking, wrongful death lawsuits in Florida must be filed within a...

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Lake Mangonia Apartments & Negligent Security claims for victims of crimes

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Richard "Bo" Sharp, Esq. and Mallard & Sharp, P.A. strive to help the victims of negligent security and medical malpractice and negligence every day.  Currently, Richard "Bo" Sharp, Esq. and the Law Firm of Mallard & Sharp, P.A. humbly call upon the communities of West Palm Beach, Florida to provide assistance to the firm for the benefit of their clients who were victims of specific violent crimes.  Please know that if you were in the same situation as these victims, Mallard & Sharp would be there for you. Richard Bo Sharp, Esq. and the Law Firm of Mallard & Sharp, P.A. are currently investigating negligent security claims for victims of...

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