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Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

| Coronavirus
The legal actions include one from the family of a 78-year-old man in Brooklyn and another 78-year-old-man in Harlem. According to court documents, Linden Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to protect a resident from contracting coronavirus. He suffered “excruciating pain and agony, including fear of imminent death,” according to these documents. In a separate…Read the article
EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

| Environmental Litigation
In a controversial move, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would waive certain reporting requirements for companies hit hard by COVID-19. Normally, companies must report chemical emissions into the air, water, and soil to the EPA. Agency guidelines now allow these companies to self-regulate. Many companies claimed that compliance with emissions declarations was impractical, largely…Read the article
Does Your Disaster Plan Account for COVID-19?

Does Your Disaster Plan Account for COVID-19?

| Coronavirus
Experts predict that the 2020 Atlantic storm season will be more active than usual, disaster plan with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic will make things worse. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect up to nineteen named storms, including six hurricanes classified at Category 3 or higher. Traditional disaster plans include large evacuation sites,…Read the article
Coronavirus Leads to More Drug Overdose Deaths

Coronavirus Leads to More Drug Overdose Deaths

| Opioid Crisis
The coronavirus outbreak is making yet another serious problem even worse, fatal drug overdose deaths are up 50 percent in Nassau County, and other nearby jurisdictions report similar statistics. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Rydersaid the spike is due to people self-medicating with a combination of painkillers and alcohol. “People are out of work, people…Read the article
Increased Vehicle Thefts During COVID-19

Increased Vehicle Thefts During COVID-19

| Napoli Shkolnik News
If you thought the bad old days of Mean Streets-type street crime were over, think again. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused automobile vehicle thefts to spike 63 percent in New York City. The trend is not limited to the Big Apple. Metropolitan areas around the country, such as Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and…Read the article
How To Create A Safe Work Environment

How To Create A Safe Work Environment

| Coronavirus
An important part of any successful business is having a safe working environment for your employees. When they feel as if they can safely do their job, they’re happy and you don’t have to worry as much about employee injury claims. Here are some useful steps that can help your business to increase the safety…Read the article
Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

| Medical Malpractice
Healthcare policy has quickly shifted to a central focal point in our world, and more people are facing obstacles in care that have been commonly unknown. Patient abandonment is far too real to those that have experienced it, and incidents are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing what patient abandonment is, what role the…Read the article
Fake Coronavirus Cures and Other COVID-19 Scams

Fake Coronavirus Cures and Other COVID-19 Scams

| Coronavirus
As the coronavirus has changed daily life for populations worldwide, it has brought out the best in many people who have banded together (while remaining physically separated) to give aid and support. However, unfortunately, some others have used the current crisis to take advantage of the scared and vulnerable through scams capitalizing on coronavirus panic.…Read the article
Coronavirus Extends Deadlines in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Coronavirus Extends Deadlines in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

| Coronavirus
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo already made headlines by approving a sweeping child sexual abuse law which could provide relief to thousands of victims. Cuomo made headlines again by further extending deadlines “to ensure that COVID-19 does not stand in the way of justice.” Specifically, the order extended the lookback period to January 14, 2021.…Read the article
Coronavirus: How It Seems to Affect Children

Coronavirus: How It Seems to Affect Children

| Coronavirus
The light at the end of the tunnel might be an oncoming train. As life slowly gets back to normal, there could be more reason than ever to be alarmed. Officials are seeing a steep rise in the number of Kawasaki Disease patients, especially children. A significant number of these children either tested positive for…Read the article