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21 Apr 2014

Welcome to the Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Blog

The Accidents Safe blog was set up to help keep our clients and the public informed of important safety information that potentially could effect their every day lives.  Auto recalls, defective tires, car seats and many other products or medications…
28 Oct 2014

Has Florida’s “Pill Mills” Problem Really Been Solved?

“Pain management” has become a common practice among doctors, some of whom even specialize in it. Patients are routinely asked to rate their pain on a scale of 1-10 at every doctor’s visit, and based on their answer the doctor will prescribe…
28 Oct 2014

Nursing Home Neglect: How to Tell if Your Loved One is Suffering

When elderly loved ones get to the point where they cannot be left alone safely, most families have no alternative to placing them in a nursing home or other institution, especially when physical limitations are combined with signs of dementia.…
28 Oct 2014

Cheerleading Injuries Lead the Pack in Sports Injuries for Young Athletes

For as long as there have been sports leagues for children and teens, there have been concerns about the effects of injuries on young athletes’ developing bodies. In recent years there has been more awareness about the possible long-term effects…
28 Oct 2014

When Laundry Detergent Looks Like Candy, Tragedy Can Result

Seven-month-old Michael Williams was living in a Kissimmee shelter for battered women when his mother left a laundry detergent pod on top of a load of laundry on a bed while Michael slept. When she returned to her room after stepping out of…
28 Oct 2014

Generic Drugs: Are You Risking Your Health to Save a Few Dollars?

Ever since the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of generic drugs in 1984, the controversy over whether they are just as good as the brand-name drugs that they were designed to mimic has not been resolved. Generic drugs…
28 Oct 2014

Distracted Driving Kills, and Florida Police Can’t Do Much About It

Florida was one of the last states to ban texting while driving with a new law that took effect in 2013. But one veteran police officer has stated that the law as written is “almost unenforceable”, and police estimate that fewer than 1,800…
28 Oct 2014

The All-Too-Real Nightmare of Waking Up During Surgery

It sounds like the plot of a horror film or a nightmare. You are scheduled for surgery, and the anesthesiologist tells you to “have a good sleep.” But rather than regaining consciousness in the recovery room, you realize at some point that…
28 Oct 2014

Barking Dogs DO Bite: Misconceptions About Dog Bite Injuries

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, almost 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, and over 800,000 of them are injured seriously enough to require medical treatment. These figures exclude victims who do not see a doctor,…
28 Oct 2014

What is Whiplash in a Car Accident?

When most people hear the term “whiplash”, they associate it with car accidents. Accidents, especially those in which a car is hit from the rear, are one of the most common causes of whiplash injuries, but there are many others. And although…
28 Oct 2014

Ride-Sharing Goes High-Tech, But is it Safe?

A new business model that claims to save customers money while also preserving the environment has nevertheless ended up in regulatory hot water in Florida. UberX and Lyft are both ride-sharing companies that function on the smartphones of anyone…