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Federal Law Trumps State Law When it Comes to Access to Medical Records

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In late October, the Federal First District Court of Appeal in Florida ruled that a Florida constitutional provision mandating disclosure of adverse medical incidents is superseded by the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act. This means that Florida citizens can be denied access to crucial medical records regarding their malpractice claims even though… Read More »

Know Your Rights: When is a Property Owner Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident?

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Let’s face it, everyone slips and falls at some point. In most case you embarrassedly brush yourself off and get on with your day. But sometimes, especially for the elderly and those with disabilities, the consequences can be much more severe, and the negligence of property owners could be the real cause of the… Read More »

Understanding Florida Medical Malpractice Laws

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If you or a loved one is seriously harmed by the negligence or carelessness of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional in Florida, it is important to speak to an experienced Florida medical malpractice lawyer. Why? Because recent changes to medical malpractice law (a.k.a. tort reform, though it should be called tort deform)… Read More »

Florida High Court Hears Arguments on Medical Malpractice and Suicide

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Medical malpractice is a special kind or professional negligence that relates to a medical professional’s failure to adequately provide care to a patient in such a way that results in injury or death of the patient. When you think about malpractice, you may initially think about a doctor making a serious error in the… Read More »

Product Liability Laws Help Protect You From Injury

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Each year thousands of consumers are injured by dangerous products that make their way into the Florida marketplace and across the country. If you were injured by a defective product, you may have a product liability claim that will entitle you to compensation for your injuries and losses. What is a Defective Product? A… Read More »

Understanding Slip and Fall Laws in Florida

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When most shoppers walk through stores, they are there for a purpose. Browsing the aisles or looking for a particular item can take a customer’s eyes off of the ground in front of them, which can result in a slip and fall if there is a substance in their path that goes unnoticed until… Read More »

Jury Awards Millions to Widower in Premises Liability Lawsuit

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The widower of a woman who was killed by a drunk driver at a Fort Lauderdale resort in 2012 was awarded millions of dollars in damages by a jury. Michael DeMella was awarded $24 million in compensation by the jury and assigned 15 percent liability, or $3.6 million, to the Riverside Hotel in his… Read More »

St. Petersburg Considering Replacement of Firefighter Helmets

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Before becoming the mayor of St. Petersburg, Rick Kriseman was an attorney who represented firefighters that were injured by faulty and defective helmets. Now as mayor, he is considering the replacement of all firefighting headgear for the city’s firefighters. This comes in the wake of multiple product liability cases alleging that the current helmets… Read More »

Former Buccaneers Kicker Files Premises Liability Lawsuit against Team

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A former kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bucs) is suing the team for negligence in a premises liability lawsuit that claims that the team’s lack of sanitary conditions gave him a career-ending injury. Lawrence Tynes recently filed the lawsuit against the professional football team in Broward County Court, alleging that the unsanitary conditions… Read More »

Civil Lawsuit in Workers’ Compensation Case Allowed to Continue

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A Circuit Court judge denied Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit brought by the widow of a worker who died while testing a ride at the resort’s Animal Kingdom. This lawsuit is one of the rare cases where the court found that the protections given to employers in workers’… Read More »

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