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Texting and Driving in Florida

Texting while driving is one of the worst distracted driving issues, and Florida is second in leading the nation in distracted driving citations. Just four years ago, Florida saw 50,000 accidents because of distracted driving. Therefore, in late 2019, Florida passed a new law, making texting and driving a primary offense.  The New Law and [...]

Understaffing in Nursing Homes

Understaffing in nursing homes is one of the major causes of elder abuse and neglect. Experts estimate approximately 90-95% of nursing homes are not staffed adequately to care for their resident population. Why are Nursing Homes Understaffed? Although there are various reasons why nursing homes may be understaffed, the most prevalent is money. The cost [...]

Are Bedsores a Sign of Elder Abuse

Bedsores are often a sign of elder abuse or nursing home neglect. They are preventable, and therefore, they do indicate a lack of proper care and treatment. If your loved one develops bedsores, it is time to ask some questions and dig deeper to find out more. Signs of Bedsores Bedsores, also called pressure ulcers [...]

How Do I Know if My Loved One is Being Neglected in a Nursing Home?

Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home can be worrisome, especially if you suspect they are being neglected. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) states that almost 95% of nursing home residents have been neglected. What is Nursing Home Neglect Nursing home neglect is a form of elder abuse where [...]

Signs of Elder Abuse

Sadly, loved ones in the care of others often suffer from elder abuse. It is estimated that 1 in 10 older people are abused every year.   It’s critical not to overlook the signs of elder abuse and take action quickly if you suspect your loved one is not being treated humanely. Types of Abuse [...]

Transportation Negligence and the New “Normal”

It's anyone's guess what the new "normal" will look like when things calm down, and life resumes at its usual pace. One thing is for sure, though, transportation will pick up where it left off, and with the focus on sanitizing and social distancing, the potential for transportation negligence and accidents skyrockets. Why Life Back [...]

Cruise Lines and the Coronavirus

Dozens of articles are circulating the internet about popular cruise lines continuing to operate despite warnings about the coronavirus. Carnival Cruise Line in Hot Water One particular cruise line, Carnival Cruise, is being slammed by the media about allegations that the captain and crew were aware of a COVID-19 positive passenger, yet, they continued to [...]

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, [...]

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