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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What to do if you’re injured riding an electronic scooter

Electronic scooters can now be found in almost every major state around the country.  As cities scramble to come up with laws to regulate scooter usage, hundreds of people are getting hurt. If you're injured using an electronic scooter or e-scooter, be sure to: properly document your injury including taking photos of accident scenes or [...]