Nursing homes from all over the United States are struggling to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, and Florida is no exception. The Atria Willow Wood assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale suffered another devastating blow yesterday in their fight against this deadly disease, when three more of its residents passed away after testing positive for the virus, bringing the death toll to six.
It is impossible to turn on the television these days without seeing an assortment of news reports on the COVID-19 pandemic. As the number of people infected continues to rise, many states all over the country have begun to take matters into their own hands. From social distancing to mandatory stay-in-place orders, governors from across the nation are initiating specific strategies to ensure the safety of its citizens and combat the spread of the coronavirus.
In an effort to combat the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 virus and following bold moves by the governors of New York, California, New Jersey, and Illinois, Florida now joins the small group of states attempting to slow the curve.
In light of the recent national and worldwide events regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. would like to borrow a minute of your time to address this extreme situation.
With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus throughout the world, members of emergency response crews throughout Florida have adjusted their protocol and safety measures. Within Orange County, one of the harder-hit spots for the COVID-19 outbreak, the Orange County Fire Rescue crew in particular have been vigilant at keeping their crews and patients safe while still providing the top-level emergency care on which they pride themselves.
The process by which one gains certification as a lawyer in Civil Trial Law is not simple. It began in the early days of the 1980s, when The Florida Bar started issuing certificates to lawyers wishing to practice in this highly specialized area.
Tragedy struck in Osteen during the end of October when a 4-year-old child went missing only to be found shortly afterwards floating in a pond. The drowning accident was reported on by deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department. According to the initial statements on the subject, the 4-year-old was in the garage with his father and several siblings shortly before they were discovered in the pond. It was a Saturday, and the family was gathered in the garage. It is not clear how many people were in the garage at the time, but the wording of the report made it clear that the father of the 4-year-old as well as several siblings were all together.
As Hurricane Dorian swings closer and closer to Florida, millions of people throughout the state have been putting tremendous time and energy into making their homes and properties as safe as possible. Included in this are activities such as boarding up windows, securing vehicles, and trimming up trees. It was this last activity specifically that killed a 55-year-old individual from Ocoee sometime during the evening of Monday, September 2nd.
The Florida Highway Patrol was on hand to respond to reports of an ATV accident that occurred in Osceola County on the night of Saturday, May 18th. According to the subsequent reports, the incident happened at around 9:30 at night, and involved two individuals who were traveling throughout a private property on a side-by-side ATV, which is a small off-road (all-terrain vehicle) machine that is often able to carry up to six people. These vehicles are often used on farms or on large properties where people routinely need to get from one end to another quickly.
A half-dozen employees of the Florida State Fire College inside of Ocala have banded together in order to try and win a legal battle against the companies that make a certain type of fire retardant foam. According to the legal filing, the Florida State Fire College employees stated that they had each suffered from tremendous injury and health problems as a result of prolonged consumption of the drinking water used by the college.