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Tampa General Hospital Not Liable in Medical Malpractice Case

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Doctors and other healthcare professionals are held to a high standard of care. Generally, the standard is the agreed-upon treatment for a particular condition for a particular patient within a particular region. For example, doctors in Florida are expected to treat all 65-year-old men suffering from high blood pressure with the same level of… Read More »


Airplane Accidents and Onboard Incidents

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Airplane accidents can happen anytime and anyplace. While airplane accidents are far less common than car accidents, the potential for death and injury can be devastating. Airplane Accident Causes Common causes of airplane accident include: Flying in dangerous weather conditions, like a bad storm; Pilot error due to fatigue, illness or alcohol use; and… Read More »


Drunk Driving Statistics and Examples

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Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a driver can do. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, two in three people will be involved in a DUI accident during their… Read More »


Hit-and-Run Accidents in Miami

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Under Florida law, leaving the scene of a car accident that results in damage to a vehicle or other property, is a criminal offense. Moreover, the responsible driver can be found liable for damages if the accident results in injury or death and the victim (or the victim’s family) brings a personal injury or… Read More »


Common Types of Workplace Accidents

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According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. That translates to more than 13 deaths a day. Almost 300 of those workplace fatalities occurred in Florida. Here are some examples of common workplace accidents that can result in injury or death: Repetitive motion injuries… Read More »


Workers’ Compensation for Football Players?

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Last year a group of retired football players brought a lawsuit against the National Football League. They wanted the NFL to recognize chronic traumatic encephalopathy as an occupational hazard eligible for workers’ compensation. They filed their federal lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale. While the lawsuit has since been withdrawn, the ultimate goal remains the same… Read More »


Bringing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, killing almost 50 people and injuring dozens of others. Now, some of the families of the victims are bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the nightclub shooter’s wife and his former employer, claiming that they ignored crucial warning signs that he… Read More »


Establishing a Whistleblower Claim

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Bridgette Bott is claiming that her employer, Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, retaliated against her for testimony she gave in a DUI (driving under the influence) manslaughter case. She testified on behalf of the accused, John Goodman. In 2012 Goodman was on house arrest and awaiting trial. He was accused of purposefully damaging his… Read More »


Accidents with an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist

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If you’re in a car accident, one of the first things you should do is ask the other driver for his or her insurance information. But what if the other driver doesn’t have car insurance? According to the Insurance Information Institute, Florida has one of the highest percentages of uninsured motorists. In 2012, Florida… Read More »


Nursing Home Abuse on the Rise in Florida

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Florida nursing homes have an obligation to their residents. Under Florida law, nursing homes must meet a specific standard of care, ensuring that they meet the basic needs of their seniors and maintain their quality of life. Homes are responsible for the actions of their staff and can be held liable in personal injury… Read More »

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