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Monthly Archives: April 2020

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Report Reveals Disturbing Info About COVID-19 in Nursing Homes in Polk County

By The Turnbull Firm |

A disturbing report details disturbing information about coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes in Polk County. While Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state health officials declined to release the names of nursing homes with COVID-19 patients, The Ledger obtained a document from Florida Medical Examiners Commission revealing information on 59 confirmed deaths attributed to… Read More »

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COVID-19: Increased Risk of Truck Accidents Due to the Suspension of Hours-of-Service Regulations

By The Turnbull Firm |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and healthcare facilities rely on medical supplies, medications, sanitizers, and personal protective equipment more than ever before. However, given that hospitals, pharmacies, stores, and healthcare centers are running low on these coronavirus-related items, there is an increased demand for truck freight. In view of this, the Federal Motor Carrier… Read More »

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Answering Your Personal Injury Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By The Turnbull Firm |

Just a few months ago, no one could predict that everyone would be stocking up on toilet paper, practicing social distancing, and working from home. No one could predict that 316 million Americans would be urged to stay home or that the U.S. economy was about to sink into a recession, causing nearly 17… Read More »

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How Florida’s Court Procedures Changed During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By The Turnbull Firm |

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, many state and local governments issued “stay-at-home” orders and limited court operations. As most courts are only handling emergency matters, your personal injury claim or another civil claim might be impacted. Altered Court Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic Previously, we discussed how the pandemic might… Read More »

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Can You Sue a Florida Nursing Home for Wrongful Death?

By The Turnbull Firm |

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage Florida, residents of nursing homes are particularly vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. Florida has become a hotspot for the coronavirus outbreak, leaving many people concerned about the health of their parents and grandparents living in nursing homes. The website of the Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »

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CMS Issues Guidance for Nursing Homes to Protect Residents from COVID-19

By The Turnbull Firm |

As the U.S. continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 10,000 in the nation, nursing homes and hospitals were urged to follow guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, the elderly are at… Read More »

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Florida Reports Fewer Drunk Driving Accidents During the COVID-19 Pandemic (But More Motorists Are Speeding)

By The Turnbull Firm |

While the shutdown of restaurants and bars amid the COVID-19 pandemic led to fewer impaired drivers on Florida’s roads and highways, an increasing number of motorists are taking advantage of the state’s uncongested roads to put the hammer down. According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal citing the Florida Highway Patrol, authorities have been seeing… Read More »

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Who’s Liable for Construction Site Accidents on Florida’s Roads and Highways?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Every driver in Orange and Polk County is used to seeing the orange cones and barrels warning of an upcoming construction zone on the highway or road. Currently, there is a lot of highway construction in Polk and Orlando, including the I-4 Ultimate project that will transform Orange County by connecting communities. But can… Read More »

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