March 25, 2020
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With the advent of actions being brought in connection with Coronavirus related harm, there are vast waves of life-threatening matters and wrongful deaths arising with alarming frequency. Among the actions being brought during this time include:
- cruise ship & airline negligence — for failing to mitigate passenger risk, ignoring safety warnings, and improper actions concerning testing and care;
- business property owner’s liability — where malls, hotels, casinos, stores and other establishments failed to keep tenants and guests safe per overcrowding, improper sanitization, inadequate safeguards and other conditions;
- senior centers & nursing facilities — for failing to institute proper protocols and operations when an elderly population was at additional-risk and steps were not taken to protect patients and staff;
- correctional facilities & jails — people in close proximity are at extreme risk for contagious infections, and the measures to be taken to insulate a confined population are many; arguably no one deserves a sentence of a potentially fatal disease, and it should be noted that, these populations often include those charged and presumed innocent, many who committed technical, victimless crimes, and others who have served the majority of their significant sentences, for which the risk of harm greatly exceeds the propriety of continued incarceration;
- healthcare facilities & clinics — healthcare providers have been inadequately equipped by failing to protect those sent into harm’s way with appropriate shields, masks, gloves, gowns and other personal protection equipment and, in addition to the lack of PPE, there have been inadequate allocations regarding respirators, bedspace, rooms, trained caregivers, distancing and numerous other elements of treating to afford a reasonable standard of care for doctors, nurses, staff, patients and others in the healthcare community.