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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…
28 Oct 2014

Commercial Truck Accidents

When a truck is involved in an accident with a car or another smaller vehicle, the consequences can be severe.  Commercial trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as a car, and can take 20 to 40 percent longer to stop at a given speed on a dry,…
16 Sep 2014

How does a Recall impact your Product Liability Case?

Graco recently recalled 3.7 million child car seats and the U.S. government has requested the recall of another 1.8 million, in one of the biggest car seat recalls in U.S. history. Although the defect does not affect the ability of the seat…
16 Sep 2014

Accident Recovery: Future Damages for Promising Student Athletes

In 2010, one of our clients was involved in a major auto accident in Palm Beach County in which she sustained severe injuries to her wrist and lower extremities.  Multiple surgeries were partially successful, but she sustained extensive and…
16 Sep 2014

The Pros and Cons of Class Action Lawsuits

In 2011, the Florida Department of Agriculture was ordered to pay nearly $14 million, plus interest, to more than 40,000 Palm Beach County homeowners as compensation for the destruction of more than 66,000 healthy residential citrus trees in…