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Nursing Home Informs Family that Their Dad Recovered from COVID-19 But He Had Already Passed Away

Accidents can happen at any given time. They can happen on the roadway, at a daycare, and even in a nursing home. Unfortunately, accidents seem to be occurring more frequently in healthcare settings as more and more stress is being placed on…
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Can I create an estate plan or modify an existing one remotely?

As a result of the rise in coronavirus cases in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay at home order that requires Floridians to remain at home unless they must seek medical attention or need to visit a local essential business.…
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Will Florida nursing home personnel get immunity for negative COVID-19 outcomes?

Two Florida residents died and five people were found to be infected in a nursing home in Pompano Beach on April 14, 2020, but many others have been infected throughout the state.  Long term residential health care facilities and nursing homes…
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What should a Miami employee do if their COVID-19 workers’ compensation claim is denied?

In order for an employee to obtain workers’ comp benefits, they must be eligible to receive them. Given that they do, their employer is expected to notify their insurer that an employee of theirs contracted an illness while on the job and…
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Several Celebrity Cruise Ship Crew Members Sue Royal Caribbean for How it Handled the Spread of Coronavirus

After the COVID-19 virus began spreading at a rapid rate, many travel restrictions were put into place, including the suspension of cruise sailings. Countries also began closing their ports, leaving many of the ships that had already departed…
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Fort Walton beach area businesses can file for Chapter 11 protection when experiencing serious losses

Tough financial times, recessions, and other unforeseen events can hit all kinds of businesses hard. Filing for bankruptcy protection can be one of the only realistic options when a business finds itself in a dire financial situation. However,…
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Fort Lauderdale area domestic violence incident between a former NFL player and his wife made the local news

Arguments that turn into incidents of domestic violence can cause serious legal problems for married couples.  An incident of domestic violence in Broward County, Florida involved the wife of NFL hall of famer Lawrence Taylor. Football…
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Fort Myers area residents were forced to evacuate after a flood devastated a residential area

Parts of Fort Myers and southern Lee County, Florida needed to be evacuated due to serious flooding. Flooding displaces residents of RV park The first area that was evacuated was an RV park in the south part of the city of Fort Myers.…
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Florida residents should start to create a will or estate plan at the right time

To ensure that your property and assets are distributed according to your intentions, it is best to speak with an estate planning professional about a will or other important documents that will give legal effect to your property distribution…
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Florida Sports Bar Sues Insurer Over Denied Business Interruption Claim Related to COVID-19 Losses

After a sports bar in Tampa, FL was forced to shut its doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, its owner notified their insurer, Lloyds London, on March 17th of its business interruption losses. The owner, who was certain his/her losses…
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Tallahassee area collision on county road kills one driver and injures two others

Fatal accidents give the victim’s family certain legal options that are outlined in the state’s wrongful death statute. A civil lawsuit is necessary to collect damages from the party responsible.  The Florida Highway Patrol responded…
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7 Nursing Home Residents in Miami Facility Test Positive for COVID-19 Virus

On April 4th, South Florida 6 reported that seven nursing home residents at Jackson Memorial’s Long-Term Care Center tested positive for COVID-19. After learning that some residents have contracted the virus, which is particularly more aggressive…
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What is a power of attorney and why do I need one?

When you’re planning with the end in mind as many people now are as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the things you should consider including in your plan is your power of attorney. A power of attorney is a legal document that “gives…
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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Although Florida has been placed on a temporary lockdown due to the COVID-19 virus, there are still vehicles on the road heading to and from essential businesses and/or to visit with family. That means there is still the potential for an accident…
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How much of my salary will workers’ comp pay if I suffered an illness on the job in Miami, FL?

If you contracted the COVID-19 virus while on the job and you qualify to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to collect a portion of the salary you were earning prior to you getting sick. Before determining how much…
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Tallahassee area pedestrian was fatally injured by a car on a local highway

Pedestrians often become unsuspecting victims in all kinds of motor vehicle accidents. It is common for drivers to hit someone while not paying attention, or other times a person may simply be walking through the wrong place at the wrong time…