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The Dangers of Late Diagnosis

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According to the Institute of Medicine, as many as 12 million people, or about five percent of those who seek outpatient care, are given a diagnosis that is either wrong or late. While some of these errors are easily corrected and do not cause any long-term health complications for patients, many have devastating consequences…. Read More »

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Lawsuits Alleging Nursing Home Negligence Filed in Florida

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Following Hurricane Irma, thousands of Florida residents were stranded without access to power.   While this was dangerous for many of the storm’s victims, it proved to be deadly for ten nursing home residents in Hollywood Hills who were left to suffer in sweltering heat despite the presence of an air conditioned hospital across the… Read More »

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Recovering Damages for Broken Bones

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Although broken bones are some of the most common injuries sustained by accident victims, they should not be taken lightly. Many severe breaks require surgical intervention and if not treated correctly, could result in serious infections and other dangerous complications. Treating these types of injuries can be expensive, especially if an accident victim requires… Read More »

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Collecting Compensation for Workplace Injuries

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Workplace injuries occur at an alarmingly high rate across a range of industries. Those who work with hazardous materials, for example, are often at risk of suffering from burns and other health complications, while warehouse employees are particularly susceptible to back and neck injuries. When these types of accidents occur, injured parties can collect… Read More »

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Governmental Liability

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When someone is injured as a result of a government entity’s negligence, the injured party may be entitled to compensation. However, it is generally much more difficult to hold a government agency accountable for negligence than it is to collect compensation from a negligent individual. This is largely due to the existence of governmental… Read More »

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The Assumption of Risk Doctrine

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The assumption of risk doctrine is a defense commonly raised by Florida defendants who are accused of causing an injury through their own negligence. When applicable, this doctrine prevents plaintiffs, who were engaging in a dangerous activity and were aware of the risks of doing so when their injury occurred, from collecting damages from… Read More »

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Federal Court Rules that Designated Drivers Not to be Held to Higher Standard of Care

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In Florida, all drivers are required to use reasonable care when driving. This includes an obligation to comply with all traffic laws and to take reasonable steps to protect passengers and other motorists from foreseeable harm. In fact, some drivers, including bus and taxi drivers have an even higher duty of care to others…. Read More »

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Are Landlords Liable for Dog Bites Sustained on Their Property?

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In Florida, dog owners whose animals attack another person are held strictly liable for resulting injuries. This means that even if a dog has never bitten anyone before, or shown any signs of aggression, its owner will be required to compensate injured parties for medical expenses and lost wages related to the incident. However,… Read More »

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The Open and Obvious Doctrine

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Business owners in Florida have a legal duty to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for visitors and that patrons are warned of all hidden dangers. When property owners fail to fulfill these responsibilities, they can be held accountable in court and required to compensate the injured party for hospital bills and lost… Read More »

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Who is Liable for My Child’s Playground Injury?

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Many children choose to spend their time outside, often in a neighborhood park or playground. While many playground accidents result in minor scrapes and bruises, the reality is that many playground-related injuries are much more serious. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that emergency rooms across the country treat… Read More »

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