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Coronavirus Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed Against Florida Nursing Home

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 29, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic started its worldwide devastation last spring, nursing homes across the United States were among the first to experience an outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. Although the earliest documented case has been traced back to a long-term care center in King County, Washington, the assisted living facilities here in Florida also faced a rapid increase of infections due to the fact that nearly 20% of the state’s population is over 65 and are therefore highly susceptible to the deadly disease. One such facility is the Opis Coquina Center in Central Florida which now faces a smattering of lawsuits accusing them of negligence and wrongful death.

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Cruise Ship Experiences Coronavirus Outbreak During Its First Trip Back to the Caribbean

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 15, 2020

The cruise ship industry suffered another setback this week after seven passengers tested positive for COVID-19 aboard the first vessel to test out the Caribbean waters since the pandemic began back in March. Statements from media personnel who were aboard the Norweigian-owned SeaDream I at the start of the incident indicate that the captain of the luxury liner made an announcement regarding the outbreak to the 100+ passengers and crew on November 11th, 2020.

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Florida’s Governor Continues with State’s Reopening as COVID Deaths Soar

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 27, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases steadily progresses in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has made the executive decision to implement his plans this week to shift the state into its next phase of reopening, which will allow bars and restaurants to operate at full capacity with minimal social distancing guidelines or restrictions in place. This announcement comes on the heels of the Florida Health Department’s report which details 1,882 new, positive tests as of last week, bringing the state’s total to a staggering 700,564 positive test results for the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began back in March.

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Coronavirus Isolation Centers at Florida Nursing Homes Raise Concerns for Family Members

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on August 16, 2020

As the summer rages on, so does the spread of the coronavirus in Florida. According to the latest data released by the health department on Saturday, August 15th, 2020, the state added 6,148 cases to the continuously climbing list of positive test results. Hot spots have been sprouting up all over the place for weeks now, again overwhelming first responders and medical personnel who have been putting their lives on the line for months. Assisted-living facilities and nursing homes are also feeling the strain, with many of them seeing an alarming spike in their COVID-19 cases due to the creation of “isolation centers”.

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Orlando Nursing Home Under Fire for Treatment of Coronavirus Dementia Patient

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 26, 2020

The months-long battle against the novel coronavirus rages on as the number of positive cases continues to rise in Florida and the rest of the United States. Mix-matched leadership, unclear guidelines, and an apparent rush to reopen have all been contributing factors to the devastating increase, leaving many Floridians with a substantial concern for the well-being of themselves and their families – especially those who are residing in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

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Florida Nursing Homes Continue to Struggle with Widespread Coronavirus Outbreaks

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 13, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to dramatically increase, Florida has now been deemed the new “epicenter” of the pandemic, recording a whopping 15,299 positive cases in a single day. Many are blaming the surge on a plethora of reasons, including haphazard government leadership, disjointed closures, and just a sheer unwillingness to abide by proper social distancing guidelines – all of which has put an entire population of people with immuno-compromised systems, such as the elderly, at risk.

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Disney World Reopens as Florida Reaches Record-Breaking Coronavirus Numbers

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 11, 2020

It is understandable that many of us would like to get back to some sense of normalcy, especially since the end of the coronavirus pandemic appears to be nowhere in sight. For the past few weeks, the number of positive cases has skyrocketed around the country, with Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas being the hardest hit. And even as Disney World opens its doors this week, residents of our great state are starting to wonder if the rush to reopen perhaps wasn’t the best decision.

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Coronavirus Numbers Devastate Florida While Nursing Home Residents Sit in Limbo

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on June 27, 2020

According to the daily statistics from the Florida Health Department released early Friday morning, a record-breaking 8,942 new coronavirus cases have been documented in the state, which is nearly double the amount from the previous day. And as this deadly disease continues to wreak havoc across the country, many nursing home residents are left wondering if the endless days of quarantine will ever be over.

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Disney World Rolls Out Park Reopening Plans Despite Spike in Coronavirus Cases

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on June 22, 2020

As Florida quickly closes in on 100,000 confirmed positive tests for COVID-19, Disney World has just announced their plans to begin a “phased reopening” of its amusement parks next month. The popular Orlando tourist destination was forced to close its doors back in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak that has since swept the world with devastating force.

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Coronavirus Continues to Keep Thousands of Cruise Ship Workers At Sea

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on June 21, 2020

For over two weeks now, the daily amount of positive coronavirus cases has skyrocketed to alarming numbers in Florida, with many experts fearing that the state is quickly becoming a new epicenter for the deadly disease. And as residents prepare themselves for this potential “second wave”, thousands of cruise ship workers have yet to see any sort of relief from the first round of outbreaks.

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