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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

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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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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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Establishing Responsibility In COVID-19 Nursing Home Cases

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A recent article in the American Bar Association Journal1 detailed widespread problems and shortcomings in nursing homes and the escalating number of COVID-19 nursing home cases and related lawsuits that are being brought as a result. Insufficient numbers of staff, failure to wear protective gear, and a lack of testing are among the most pressing problems resulting in such litigation. Injury or death of loved ones due to negligence resulting from these and other problems are the devastating and horrific consequences far too many individuals and families are currently facing. Yet establishing responsibility and securing accountability in these cases is,...

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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

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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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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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