On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the request for all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs to be pulled from the market immediately. This request came after an ongoing investigation determined the N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Zantac has the potential to cause health problems.
In early March 2020, it was discovered COVID-19 was infecting residents at Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. At the time, family members of residents were concerned for the safety and wellbeing of their loved ones, as it was reported seven residents had died from the virus. According to the county, now at least 37 people with ties to Life Care Center have died from COVID-19.
In response to the deaths and the lack of proper protocols, health investigators were called to the facility. They gave the facility 18 days to secure the location and take the proper precautions to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading. If the facility failed to do so, health investigators said they would pull federal aid.
Times are difficult and confusing right now due to COVID-19, but your life could become even more difficult and confusing if you need legal help right now and don’t know where to find it. Let’s look at some important information regarding court cases and other legal happenings in Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic:
How Have Court Cases Been Affected?
Many court cases in Cook County are pushed back 30 days because of the virus. If you look here on the Illinois Supreme Court’s list of closings, you can find where your court case is supposed to take place and if it will still be held at its regularly scheduled date and time. If you need more information, you can contact your local circuit clerk to further validate any closings or postponements that are listed.
On Wednesday, March 18, 46 residents and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 at Chateau Nursing Home in west suburban Willowbrook. Of those cases, 33 are residents, and 13 are staff members. The numbers of those testing positive could rise again soon, though, as they are still waiting for more test results to come back.
The residents who tested positive and are seriously ill are being treated and isolated in their rooms, while staff members who tested positive are isolating at home. Other residents who are sick, but not seriously ill, are being isolated in a different part of the care facility. All healthy residents are being quarantined inside the facility apart from those who are ill.
Cell phones are a major driving distraction that contributes to injuries and death. Kentucky lawmakers have proposed a bill to help reduce injuries and fatalities by banning cell phone use when someone is driving. It’s possible the bill will be brought to a vote in 2020.
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