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Which Florida Nursing Homes Have Coronavirus Cases and Can They Be Sued?

The state of Florida has released the names of 303 nursing homes where their staff or patients have been tested positive for the coronavirus. Governor DeSantis reversed the Florida Department of Health’s policy and ordered the state’s surgeon general to release the names of the facilities who have had coronavirus cases.  At the time of [...]

Attorney Referrals And Co-counsel

Are you an attorney or law firm seeking co-counsel for your personal injury case or looking for a firm to refer your client to? Baron and Herskowitz has the reputation, resources, and experience you are looking for. Baron & Herskowitz is a law firm that focuses on representing people who have suffered wrongful injury, death, [...]

Which nursing homes in Florida have coronavirus cases?

The answer to the question of which Florida nursing homes have patients or employees that have tested positive for the coronavirus is a complicated one.  As experienced nursing home abuse attorneys, we’re concerned for the safety of the nursing home and assisted living facilities (ALF) residents. Despite requests by multiple news agencies, the names of [...]

A Message From Baron And Herskowitz

      We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. As we all find ourselves navigating uncharted territory, we want you to know our lawyers and staff remain available to you as usual, albeit remotely. In the interest of public health and safety, and for [...]

Are Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Prepared for the Coronavirus?

The twelve nursing home deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after Hurricane Irma put a national spotlight on just how ill-equipped to deal with crises these facilities are. As a global pandemic that is particularly fatal for the elderly, the question once again arises: are nursing homes and assisted living facilities capable of [...]

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a common problem that often goes unnoticed and unreported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 500,000 elder adults are abused or neglected each year. That figure is presumed low due to the fact that victims are too scared to do anything about it, including telling [...]

Boating Accidents are More Common in Florida Than Other States

Florida leads the nation in boating accidents. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2018, the state reported 607 boating accidents, causing $7 million in damages, injuring hundreds and costing 57 people their lives. Boating accidents, especially in Florida, happen more often than you might think, and the number of registered recreational vessels is climbing [...]

Ruby Receptionists overcharged 18,000 clients

Lawsuits against one of Portland’s best-known young companies allege that Ruby Receptionists overcharged 18,000 clients by more than $30 million. Parallel cases filed in federal and state courts seek class-action status, alleging the Portland-based answering service didn’t properly disclose how it charges for time its operators spend talking with clients. And the suits allege Ruby [...]

Hidden Hotel Fees May Be Unlawful

How many times have you checked out of a hotel and been slammed with resort fees? When you made your reservation were you advised you were being charged these fees?  According to a survey by Consumer Reports, the majority of people are not made aware of these fees until they are checking out.  Resort, amenities, [...]

Top 5 Reasons People Get Hurt Boating

According to the United States Coast Guard, the reasons most people get hurt on a boat are "mundane." These simple reasons for boating accidents can lead to serious health problems and even death. The top 5 reasons people are injured on boats are: Running aground.  Boating accidents are most common when the boat is being [...]