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Coronavirus COVID19 Lawsuits

Our Florida lawyers can handle coronavirus injury claims throughout the entire state of Florida. If you contracted COVID-19 or coronavirus as a result someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation. If a loved one died of COVID-19 as result of someone’s negligence, their estate or family may be entitled to significant compensation as well. Call the coronavirus hotline at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today at (800) 337-7755 for a free coronavirus claim evaluation. There are no fees or costs if there is no recovery.

General Florida Law Pertaining To Coronavirus Claims

In general, businesses have an obligation to take steps necessary to reasonably maintain their property or to protect their guests from reasonably foreseeable harm. Businesses which fail to do so in Florida may be subjected to a coronavirus lawsuit against the business for compensatory damages. Some may argue that the initial word about the pandemic was not foreseeable. However, many businesses, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida had significant time to prepare and protect their patients and residents from foreseeable harm. Any resident, patient or customer who contracted coronavirus as a result of the negligence or malpractice of another may be able to file a coronavirus lawsuit in Florida.

Our coronavirus lawyers in Florida have handled many lawsuits involving bacterial and viral infections contracted as a result of the negligence of another. The Coronavirus injury lawsuit helpline is available 24 hours a day and on weekends and holidays to evaluate your case to see whether or not the coronavirus lawyers at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin can file a coronavirus lawsuit on your behalf, or on behalf of your loved who passed away because of COVID-19.

Types of Possible Coronavirus Claims

Nursing Home

If a loved one got coronavirus or COVID-19 in a nursing home in Florida, your family member may be able to file a coronavirus lawsuit in Florida for pain and suffering, medical expenses and more. If your loved one died after getting COVID-19 in a Florida nursing home, you may be able to file a coronavirus wrongful death lawsuit for funeral expenses, and pain and suffering of certain family members. Under Florida’s nursing home statute, residents have a right to live in a safe and decent living environment, free from abuse and neglect. If the nursing home breaches their duty, they may be held liable to compensate the victim or the victim’s family.

Assisted Living Facility

If your family member was in an assisted living facility in Florida, what’s calls in ALF, and died from COVID-19 or required hospitalization, your family member or family may be able to file a coronavirus lawsuit against the assisted living facility. Like Florida nursing homes, residents in a Florida ALF has the right to live in a safe and decent living environment, without any abuse and neglect.

Group Homes

Group homes in Florida often care for people with mental health or other physical disabilities. They have a duty oftentimes to protect their residents from foreseeable harm. This may include viruses, like COVID-19. If your family member got coronavirus and was supposed to be protected and isolated in a group home in Florida, the family member may be entitled to compensation. If your loved one died after getting COVID-19 while staying in a group home in Florida, your family may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, funeral expenses and more.

Delivery Person Negligence

If you were isolating at home for more than 14 days and still contracted COVID-19 as a result of package delivery, you may have a claim for personal injury against the delivery company. Delivery drivers in Florida should use reasonable care if they carry coronavirus or may be around others who have the virus. Government agencies recommend they wear masks and gloves when touching packages. If you still got the virus despite taking precautions and only received packages or deliveries from one service during that time, you may qualify to file a coronavirus lawsuit.

Store Negligence

Stores may be negligent if their employees were positive for COVID-19 and they failed to warn the public of the danger. Liability could arise where a store employee infected others and the store failed to warn the customers of the danger or failed to protect the public from the danger. Liability may also arise if the store knew about the infected employee, and that employee infected someone who then infected another family member. Once the CDC and other media outlets broadcast the intense infection rate of COVID-19, stores should have immediately taken precautions to protect the public and their employees from foreseeable harm.

Medical Malpractice

Florida had significant notice of the coronavirus and the devastation it was causing in New York. Many doctors and hospitals were ill-prepared for the number of patients, or how to properly care for patients, or others in their facilities. If you were a patient in the hospital who contracted COVID-19 while in the hospital, you may be entitled to file a COVID-19 lawsuit in Florida for the failure of the hospital to protect you from the foreseeable danger of contamination from guests, employees or other patients. If your loved one was sent home from the hospital after complaining of coronavirus-like symptoms, and ultimately died from COVID-19, you may have a medical malpractice wrongful death claim against the hospital or doctors who failed to help.

Florida also recognizes the tort for medical providers failing to warn household members if a loved one was positive for certain diseases and viruses. Florida’s caselaw has found liability for failing to warn a patient's children of a contagious disease, as this may fall within the zone of foreseeable risk. Doctors and hospitals may be liable for failing to warn a patient of the contagious nature of the disease and proper care if the patient is sent home to a household of others, including children. If another household member dies or is hospitalized thereafter from COVID-19 after contracting it from the patient, the hospital or doctor may be liable under the law for all medical bills and pain and suffering resulting from the virus.

Business Disputes

Many business disputes may arise as a result of COVID-19, including breach of contract or commercial business rentals. Many businesses may be forced into bankruptcy, or may be forced to close or may be late on rent. If you are being sued or are owed money and want to look into your options for collecting money owed to you as a result of COVID-19, our Florida commercial litigation attorneys can evaluate your coronavirus-related claim to see if we can assist you.

Estate Planning

The coronavirus pandemic forced many of us to re-evaluate our estate plan, including questions like what will happen to my business if I die from coronavirus, or who will get my kids if I die from the coronavirus, or who will make my medical decisions if I am placed on a ventilator because of COVID-19. These are all good questions. Our Estate Department at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin can help set up your estate quickly and easily so you can feel comfortable that your Florida estate planning documents are in place to protect you, your loved ones and your assets.

Probate

The violent nature of COVID-19 caused an increase level of deaths in Florida. Our Florida coronavirus probate lawyers have experience handling sensitive cases and can try to help make the probate process as easy as possible for your family. If your family member died because of coronavirus in Florida, our Florida probate lawyers can help walk you through the probate process.

Life Insurance Claims

Our Florida life insurance attorneys can help with any life insurance claim dispute arising out of COVID-19. This may include a last minute beneficiary change, a life insurance interpleader, denial based on material misrepresentation, claim delay and more.

COVID-19 Legal Claims

At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, we fight to get justice for our clients and are open as usual during the COVID-19 times to help with your legal case. We offer a free consultation, and a touch-free sign up process. We are available via video chat as well. Give us a call at (800) 337-7755 for a free consultation to see if you have a COVID-19 lawsuit claim to pursue.