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weekend effect hospital
14 Aug 2022

The ‘Weekend Effect’ in Hospitals: Why Going to the Hospital on Friday or Saturday Night Could Be Risky

It’s scary to think that you may not receive the same quality of care if you visit the hospital over the weekend instead of during the week. Unfortunately, some patients have discovered the so-called “weekend effect” the hard way. The…
mcdonalds app glitch
14 Aug 2022

Customer Sues Over McDonald’s App Glitch

Products and services are meant to function as they’re sold and advertised, and when they don’t, consumers may have legal recourse to collect damages. A recent example through which customers asserted their legal rights against a company…
post op checklist
14 Aug 2022

Post-Op Checklist for Patients

After you have an operation, the most important thing is to take care of yourself and follow all the necessary steps to heal and recover. You should complete the post-op directions given to you by a medical professional, but to help, we compiled…
how to tell if a used car has flood damage
14 Aug 2022

How to Tell if Your Used Car Has Flood Damage

When it’s time to purchase a vehicle, many people opt for a used car. Everyone has their own list of things they’re looking for when car shopping, and maybe even a list of things they’re willing to compromise on. One thing they shouldn’t…
talk and die syndrome
03 Aug 2022

Talk and Die Syndrome: When ‘Minor’ Head Injuries Turn Deadly

Talk and die syndrome is a term used to describe the phenomenon when someone sustains what seems to be a minor head injury, appears to be fine, and then suddenly dies.  Usually, it starts with someone hitting their head, and then they will…
trespassing in gated community
03 Aug 2022

Who Could Be Liable for Trespassing in Your Gated Community

If you live in a gated community and someone who doesn’t live there trespasses and commits a crime, there may be some question as to who can be held responsible. If a trespasser breaks in and steals something or assaults a resident, who…
dangerous baby products
03 Aug 2022

5 Dangerous Baby Products That Are Most Likely to Cause Injuries

Parents want the best for their children, and when it comes to babies, they just want them to be safe and healthy more than anything.  Unfortunately, certain products on the market put your baby at a higher risk of injury. Keep reading to…
elopement in nursing homes
03 Aug 2022

Elopement in Nursing Homes: What it Means and What it Looks Like

“Elopement” is when a nursing home resident (typically someone with cognitive loss, like dementia) leaves the premises unsupervised. Elopement can be intentional or unintentional, but whatever the situation, it’s extremely dangerous for…
caps on medical malpractice damages
03 Aug 2022

Florida’s Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages

In January 2022, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that caps on non-economic damages are unconstitutional. Before the ruling, the cap (maximum recoverable amount of compensation) was set at $500,000. You might be confused by this if you’ve…
why you cant take a cab home after surgery
26 Jul 2022

Here’s Why You Can’t Take a Cab Home After Surgery

Are you preparing for surgery? One preparation you need to make is planning your ride home. If you don’t have a family member or friend to drive you home, you may ask whether you can drive yourself or whether you can take a cab home after…
can I sue gym for injury
26 Jul 2022

Workout Woes: Can I sue the gym for my injury?

During the nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns, many gyms were closed, but as things opened back up, people got back to working out at exercise facilities. In 2021, there were more than 409,000 reported injuries that occurred as a result of exercise…
motorcycle accident no helmet
09 May 2022

Do I have a case if I was in a motorcycle accident with no helmet?

If you or a loved one were in a motorcycle accident with no helmet, you may be worried that you may not have a case.  However, in Florida, it is possible for injured motorcyclists to recover compensation even if they weren’t wearing a…