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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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Mallard & Sharp Achieve Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict in Miami Dade

Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict

Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is proud to announce their achievement of obtaining the Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2017, and the 9th largest verdict for the entire state in 2017. Under the professional direction of founding member Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and co-counsel Vidian Mallard, the firm successfully attained the highest medical malpractice verdict in Miami Dade in the amount of $33,153,912.00 in the case of MARLA DIXON, EARL REESE-THORNTON, and ER v. The United States of America, of E.R., a minor, Case No.: 1:15-cv- 23502 (case type Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, and...

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Fla. Injury Defense Attys Hope To Thwart ‘Phantom Damages’

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By Y. Peter Kang Law360 (February 5, 2020, 6:42 PM EST) -- Injury defense attorneys in Florida are closely watching proposed legislation that would outlaw so-called phantom damages in injury trials, describing the bill as a key step in reining in jury verdicts that don’t reflect the actual costs of medical care. The Florida Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Jan. 28 advanced S.B. 1668, a bill that would bar phantom damages, or when a jury only hears about the billed price of medical expenses, which is often not the actual amount paid by an insurance company that already negotiated discount prices...

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Richard “Bo” Sharp is selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list

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Richard Bo Sharp is proud to be selected as a Super Lawyer for 2020. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multi-phase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and...

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Richard “Bo” Sharp Is AV Rated A 5 Star Preeminent Lawyer By Martindale

AV Rated Preeminent Lawyer

AV Rated For The Highest Level Of Professional Excellence AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized Richard "Bo" Sharp for his strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their own legal needs, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for their legal issue. Richard "Bo" Sharp, Esq. is a founding member of the law firm of Mallard & Sharp, P.A. He manages the firm’s litigation division and he tries State and Federal Cases...

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Military Medical Malpractice Legislation Gives Active Duty Victims More Hope

Medical Malpractice

By Y. Peter Kang Law360 (May 17, 2019, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A recently floated Military Medical Malpractice bill that would allow active-duty military members to sue the federal government for medical malpractice is an encouraging first step in providing justice for victims who are barred from filing such cases because of a 70-year-old U.S. Supreme Court precedent, experts said. Led by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., House lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation on April 30 that would carve out a medical malpractice exception under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which specifically bars military members' claims for injuries or deaths "incident to” their service. The bill’s co-sponsors...

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