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Hand Sanitizer Recall

The FDA Adds 50+ Hand Sanitizer Companies to the List In the ever-changing COVID-19 era, hand sanitizer is the one product that Americans believed they could rely on. Hand sanitizer was flying off the shelves and nowhere to be found when COVID-19 first showed up in the United States. As always, the market responded and Read More

14 Tips for Preventing Wildfires, Reducing Fire Damage, and Maintaining Fire Safety

Every year, wildfires cover thousands of acres of land across California. Substantial property damage and loss of life follow. Citizens can go a long way toward reducing the risk of wildfires. In fact, a few simple steps on your part can help protect your property and the property of everyone else around you. 1. Don’t Read More

How to Avoid Catching Respiratory Illnesses, Colds, and the Flu in Public Places

When much of the nation shut down in March 2020 to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we all started to learn lessons about one infectious disease that will help keep us safe from many other illnesses long after this pandemic ends. Viruses and Germs Are Always Potential Threats to Health The COVID-19 pandemic has Read More

Cruise Lines Face Lawsuits for Exposing Passengers to the Coronavirus

Former cruise passengers from around the world are seeking compensation from cruise lines for the mishandling of coronavirus infections on their ships. Cruise lines’ conduct resulted in injuries to passengers ranging from severe mental and emotional trauma to serious illness and hospitalization to death. Gomez Trial Attorneys partner Jeremiah Lowe spoke to CBS News about Read More

Cruise Crewmembers Sue for Negligent Response to Coronavirus

Cruise Crewmembers Suing Due to Covid-19 Negligence Lately, it is impossible to turn on the news without hearing yet another harrowing tale of a cruise ship passenger’s experience with coronavirus. In early 2020, cruise lines were equipped with information that, had they taken proper action, could have prevented thousands from becoming ill, and even saved Read More

Carnival’s Lackadaisical Response to Coronavirus: “Nothing’s perfect, OK?”

Carnival cruise line’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic left many seriously ill, and some dead. On April 16, 2020, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Carnival executives had crucial information about the coronavirus onboard its ships, but chose to sail anyways. Not only did Carnival proceed with cruise voyages, they continued with business as usual. On Carnival’s Read More

Meat Processing Plants Close Due to Coronavirus Outbreaks Among Employees

Coronavirus Shutdowns Across America Various large meat processing plants across the country have closed after their employees tested positive for coronavirus.  Some of the plants include Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Columbus, Iowa, National Beef Packing Co beef processing plant in Tama, Iowa, JBS USA beef processing plant in Greeley, Colorado and Smithfield Food Read More

Cruise Line Covid-19 Investigation Update

Cruise Lines Under Investigation About Coronavirus The Florida AG is investigating allegations that the Norwegian Cruise Line provided misleading sales pitches to prospective customers that downplayed the risk of the coronavirus pandemic. Similar investigations into other cruise lines are likely to follow.  Passengers often must rely on the cruise lines to provide current and accurate Read More

Covid 19 Business Interruption Insurance

BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 FIGHT TO GET INSURANCE TO PROVIDE COVERAGE The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been reshaping the world we live in. As the pandemic spreads across the world, COVID-19 has affected not only the health and safety of millions, but their livelihood as well. COVID-19 has forced thousands of small businesses to Read More

Pregnancy and Coronavirus: COVID-19

Are pregnant women more likely to get COVID-19? In general pregnant women are more immunocompromised, but the early [limited] data on COVID-19 does not indicate that pregnant women are any more or less likely to become infected by the virus. Following the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) discussed below are Read More

How the Coronavirus has Changed the Workplace: Employment Rights and FMLA Leave

Nearly every day, we are getting new updates on how the Coronavirus continues to change our day-to-day lives. Safety guidelines in the community and workplace are rapidly changing and it can be difficult to keep track of the most up to date information. Even worse, many of the recent guidelines are ambiguous and leave many Read More

Coronavirus: Lifespan on Surfaces

There are many different types of coronaviruses. The most recently discovered type of coronavirus, commonly referred to as COVID-19, is a virus that causes respiratory illness and has been detected in people all over the world. While much is still unknown about COVID-19, it is critical to understand and digest the information that we do Read More

Tips to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. Our California community is facing uncertain times. While many things may be out of our control, there are steps we can take to protect ourselves and others from falling ill. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking Read More

Early Symptoms of and Fever Range Associated with the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

We Appreciate our Health Now More than Ever Before. As a global community, we are living in unprecedented times. We are in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and perhaps never before in our lifetimes has health felt like such a luxury. Here in the United States, the latest numbers indicate that over 33,800 Americans Read More

Incubation Period of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is an incubation period? The incubation period is the time from exposure of the infectious agent, such as a virus, until the time when the first signs or symptoms of the illness appear. What is the incubation period for Coronavirus (COVID-19)? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the incubation period Read More

The COVID-19 Coronavirus: How Is it Spread?

Each day, the world is waking up to new reports documenting the high rates of infections of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. Despite public health officials’ efforts, television hosts, Instagram influencers, TV personalities, Facebook, and other platforms continue to spread false information about how COVID-19 is spread, and the best methods to reduce transmission. Here, we Read More

Listen to Trial Files: Where Real Personal Injury Survivors Talk to Their Real Trial Lawyers on Apple Podcasts

GTA Podcast has launched a new podcast. Trial Files: Real Personal Injury Survivors Talk To Their Real Personal Injury Lawyers. Personal injury survivors join The Gomez Law Firm Founder and CEO John Gomez to share their stories. They talk about the harms they suffered, working with attorneys, the emotional toll of the litigation process, their Read More

Jeremiah Lowe Featured in San Diego’s Attorney Journal

Jeremiah Lowe was the featured attorney in the June issue of San Diego’s Attorney Journals. Jeremiah has tried three cases over the past year and reached seven-figure verdicts in each of them, totaling $12,000,000 in jury verdicts. The article describes what inspired Jeremiah to go to law school, a story about a $4 million dollar Read More

GTA Launches Traumatic Brainstorm: A Brain Injury Podcast

GTA has launched Traumatic Brainstorm: A Brain Injury Podcast. Led by Partner Ben Coughlan as host, GTA’s dedicated brain injury practice attorneys will examine the growing number of incidents and documentation of brain injuries, increase in public awareness, and rapidly evolving technology and medicine. Each episode will feature an expert to discuss an issue and Read More

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