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PUBLIC WORKERS FEAR COVID-19 INFECTION

This Spring, Miami Public Works employees were active filling potholes, pruning trees, cutting grass, and tending to storm drains amid the coronavirus outbreak. In return, they were provided with bright highlighter-yellow shirts bearing the words “practice social distancing” aimed at promoting the battle against the spread of the coronavirus. However, amid the recent uncontrolled surge in COVID cases throughout Florida, the workers consider this hypocritical, given the fact that their superiors are allegedly ignoring their dire request to impose greater social distancing measures and the use of facial coverings while on the job.

Thus far, about ten workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and most admit that this could have been easily prevented. According to one worker, the use of the shirts was a facade tainted with negligence. Several more workers claimed they were concerned about losing their jobs or being reprimanded for bringing this matter into the public scope. Furthermore, other workers claim that the Miami Public Works managers ordered dozens of workers to report to work to carry out tasks on the same shifts in a five-day work week, which results in overcrowding, especially within city vehicles. All this makes social distancing very difficult to achieve. During June and July, work crews included four or five staff members per service vehicle. The result was an entire work crew testing positive for the coronavirus with one worker having to be admitted to hospital for treatment.

TAINTED FOODS AND PERSONAL INJURY

In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm informs about the growing trend in the consumption and distribution of tainted foods that are leading to massive recalls nationwide by the Center for Disease and Control (CDC).

Personal Injury from consuming tainted goods, especially those leading Salmonella poisoning, can lead to hospitalization, medical expenses, lost wages, and even wrongful death among the elderly, very young, the physically frail, or those whose immune systems are poor.

Toxic hand sanitizer leads to blindness and death

COVID-19-Miami-Lawyer-300x300According to the CDC, a toxic hand sanitizer led to the wrongful death and personal injury to several consumers. Apparently, the toxic hand sanitizer was ingested and caused 15 people to be admitted for methanol contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had alerted potential consumers that certain hand sanitizers contained the poisonous chemical, which can be fatal upon human consumption. Since May, over a dozen people have been treated, with four of those that somehow ingested the hand sanitizer suffering wrongful death. In Miami, this is not the first time that consumers become ill and die from consuming tainted products. Of the 11 infected victims, three where left with almost full loss of sight, with half a dozen product liability negligence victims suffering seizures while being treated in the hospital. Sixty-two more case have been reported thus far with some of those allegedly children that may have swallowed the methanol tainted hand sanitizer accidentally. Sadly, sometimes people struggling with alcohol or substance abuse may intentional consumer hand sanitizers for the alcohol content. Unfortunately, in this case, they got a dose of methanol too if that is the case. However, with the booming use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers as a result of COVID-19, more and more people are depending on hand sanitizer to keep them coronavirus-free. As a result, it may be common for an alcohol-based hand sanitizer user to accidentally ingest the product, either through direct contact with the hands or facial covering. For this reason, the hand sanitizer in question and its manufacturer may be held legally liable for any personal injury or wrongful death caused by the methanol tainted hand sanitizer.  The CDC warns of nausea, abdominal discomfort, disorientation or dizzy spells, or seizures. More severe symptoms may result in loss of sight and even death. The FDA warns consumers to never ingest hand sanitizers and avoid imported goods containing methanol.

Product Liability and Wrongful Death

GERIATRICOS ENFRENTAN EMERGENCIA DE COVID-19 EN MIAMI

Geriatric-Lawyer-Miami-300x300Los funcionarios estatales aparentemente han descuidado a los residentes y al personal de los hogares de ancianos debido al brote inesperado de coronavirus entre los más jóvenes de Florida.

El número de residentes y personal de geriatricos con COVID-19 se ha duplicado en las últimas tres semanas. Esto ha llevado a desesperación por parte de asociaciónes para residentes mayores.

AIR TRAVEL IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND BEYOND…

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The ability to take to the air in a flying vehicle may soon be just as important as knowing how to back your car out of a driveway in the morning to go to work, to school, or even a date. However, operating an engine-powered vehicle through the air over urban settings may be a bit more complex than shifting your car into reverse, and will require more than the ability to parallel park to qualify for a license.

The Perazzo Law Firm has been researching the looming potential for short distance air transportation within major cities around the world, and the increase in short distance air travel by private plane owners and plane rental services. Furthermore, the Perazzo Law Firm believes that by 2014, many Miami resident will be piloting their own flying vehicles amid clear skies, fog, rain, and winds blowing in from either side of the Florida peninsula.

COVID-19 PREVENTION FOR BUSINESS OWNERS, CUSTOMERS, AND RESIDENTS IN MIAMI

COVID-19-Miami-Lawyer-300x300In Miami, city officials have decided to roll-back on the civil liberties residents of Miami-Dade and Broward County barely got a chance to enjoy before COVID-19’s alarming return. With business owners struggling to make ends meet and consumers concerned about safety, what does this mean to to business operators, employees, and shoppers? Given the recent outbreak in COVID-19 cases,  businesses in-and-around Miami that do not meet emergency measures to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, will be forced to close. Which actually benefits the business because it prevents it fall falling victim to COVID-19 related lawsuits (see COVID-19 infected shoppers or work staff). In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm’s staff of Personal Injury lawyers understands COVID-19 and how residents and business owners are obliged by law to proceed accordingly with regards to safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronvirus in Miami. The best lawyer advice by Jonathan Perazzo, founder of the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami, begins by avoiding contact with individuals in public places, as stated by new government laws recently imposed to face the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Miami. 

SOME COVID-19 SITUATIONS FACED BY RESIDENTS IN MIAMI

IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM PERSONAL INJURY STAFF AND ATTORNEYS SHARES INSIGHT ON PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD COUNTY RESIDENTS

The Perazzo Law Firm Shares Information for Preventing and Dealing With the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19-Miami-Lawyer-300x300In Miami, the Personal Injury Staff of Attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm have carried out extensive research into COVID-19 and what it means to consumers and business owners in Miami-Dade and Broward. This research and the information that follows aims to help you, friends, and relatives, stay safe and implement safety procedures to confront coronavirus pandemic more effectively and to inform on the preventive guidelines issued by the CDC (Center for Disease and Control) and the FDA (Food & Drug Administration).

NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED LIVING CENTERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

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The United States is new to the complexities of dealing with a major pandemic like COVID-19. Nevertheless, negligence within nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida have always been a major concern for operators, staff, family members, and not to mention residents, who deserve and should be provided with quality care.

As everyone knows, the coronavirus places elderly residents at a high risk of suffering serious life-threatening conditions. Thus, all necessary safety precautions must be taken, and strict preventive measures applied to keep nursing home residents safe. Sadly, COVID-19 spreads very quickly from person to person, and within populated common spaces, contracting the coronavirus in a nursing home is likely when the virus goes undetected. Nursing home operators and staff members can unknowingly spread the virus and residents can fall victim to neglect by either not receiving proper care or medical attention, or simply testing positive for COVID-19 in a nursing home. When a nursing home resident becomes infected with coronavirus as a result of negligence by nursing home staff or nursing home operators, the victim may be able to receive compensation for bodily injury or mental harm and any losses sustained from medical expenses. An experienced Personal Injury lawyer may be able to help determine grounds for a Personal Injury Insurance Claim for compensation for nursing home residents or family members.

MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD RE-OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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As Miami-Dade and Broward County shop and restaurant owners look to get back to business, so too are consumers eager to get back to spending, with everyone else just looking to get back to normal. However, that normal we once innocently took for granted, may sadly be but a treasured memory. Fortunately, adjusting to today’s social and individual reality will not require a crash course on life on another planet, but one can surely say that we are taking on a much futuristic demeanor as we walk down the street, drive in our cars, stroll through a mall, dine at a restaurant, or sit in a bar. Regardless, safety and prevention will be the driving force behind these changes, as COVID-19 sets the stage for the new normal.

Florida Department of Health Launches COVID-19 APP

Governor Ron DeSantis is moving forward with a phased reopening plan throughout Florida. The Florida Department of Health introduced an app (The StrongerThanC19) that allows easy-access to the Community Action Survey, which officials believe can help lower the spread of the COVID-19 in Florida. According to the recently published Community Action Survey Report,  many Florida residents don’t respect safety measures aimed at preventing the coronavirus spread among urban populations such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and other cities throughout Miami-Dade and Broward; the hardest hit counties by COVID-19.

The StrongerThanC-19 App

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