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Freedom Square of Seminole Reports Highest Coronavirus Numbers in Florida

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on May 18, 2020

The latest reports from the Florida Health Department paint a grim picture in the ongoing battle that elder care facilities are facing in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. According to these shocking statistics, only 6% of the state’s 700 nursing homes and 3,100 assisted living facilities have been tested. The Freedom Square of Seminole in Pinellas County is currently suffering from one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks, with 24 of its residents having already succumbed to this deadly disease.

An all-encompassing retirement community, the Freedom Square of Seminole senior living community provides a multitude of services for its elderly residents as they transition through the aging process. Depending on the patient’s needs, there are independent living & assisted living options, as well cognitive health services and qualified onsite nursing teams. This massive complex has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for weeks now, with no apparent end in sight. As of May 12th, there have been 104 staff members and residents from various parts of the campus that have been infected with COVID-19, with the Seminole Pavilion Rehabilitation nursing home (located onsite) reporting the highest numbers.

Nursing homes deaths from COVID-19 are on the rise all over the country, so much so that the White House corornavirus task force strongly urged all governors to immediately test all residents and medical personnel at every elder care facility within their state. However, Governor Ron DeSantis has since stated that Florida simply does not have the resources to accomplish statewide testing, and will need to devise a more cost-efficient plan-of-action. He has allowed the distribution of tests to nursing homes that are willing to conduct in-house testing, and suggests that workers visit any one of the drive-up or walk-thru sites available in larger cities. “I think we can accommodate every worker,” the governor said during a press release to the Miami Herald.

The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. is open and accepting new COVID-19 cases. If you have lost a loved one due to a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY.


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James O. CunninghamSince 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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