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Personal Injury Law Blog Category: News

November 29, 2016

Slip and fall accidents in airports

Airports are crowded with passengers who are rushing to reach their plane on time, but in their haste, they may run the risk of slipping, falling and suffering an injury. They are frequently carrying heavy luggage, which only serves to compound the situation. In addition, the chaotic atmosphere of the airport may cause some passengers […]

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November 16, 2016

High school principal loses both legs in DUI crash

A high school principal is on the road to recovery after undergoing a double leg amputation due to the negligent actions of an alleged drunk driver in an April 26 car crash. According to police, 51-year-old Marilyn Aguilera’s SUV slammed into a fence and hurtled onto the ball field at Tamiami Park in Miami, Florida. […]

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October 07, 2016

Fort Lauderdale detective killed by suspected drunk driver

A memorial service was held on August 26 for a police detective who died in a fiery rear-end collision. Loved ones, police officers and South Florida community members paid their respects to the seven-year veteran of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Christopher Sheehan, 30, was driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler in Coral Springs, Florida, located […]

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September 30, 2016

Florida appellate court rules in favor of plaintiff in slip and fall case

In personal injury cases in Florida, the jury has to make a decision as to whether to believe part or all of the account of events presented by the defendant. They must decide whether there are any genuine issues of material fact. However, judges must decide matters of law, and they are required to permit […]

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September 26, 2016

Birth injury lawsuit against the University of Miami

The Florida Supreme Court permitted a family to resume their birth injury claim against the University of Miami (UM). According to the Florida Record, the parents of a child who is currently age 17 filed a lawsuit against UM, alleging that at the time of his delivery at Jackson North Maternity Center in Miami-Dade County, […]

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September 23, 2016

Erb’s Palsy lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of hospital and staff

A woman from Lake Worth, Florida, filed a personal injury lawsuit against her obstetrician/gynecologist and the staff at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. She alleges that they neglected to use the required level of care, skill and treatment at the time of her delivery. As a result of their negligence, her child suffered a brachial plexus injury, […]

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September 19, 2016

How simple precautions can prevent summer accidents

Making safety a priority is essential when enjoying Florida’s warm weather. Otherwise, a fun summer activity could quickly turn into an accident that can cause serious injuries ranging from broken bones to paralysis. Summer marks the onset of the state’s rainy season. The risk of car crashes increases with frequent and heavy downpours. Sudden showers […]

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September 16, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest carmaker to join Takata airbag recall

Jaguar Land Rover issued a recall for 54,000 cars in the United States to fix faulty Takata airbags that have killed over 10 people and injured more than 100 nationwide. The luxury carmaker is the latest to join a series of recalls that have been ongoing for months. Millions of Takata airbags have already been […]

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September 12, 2016

Fort Lauderdale crashes highlight Florida’s high rate of car accidents

Florida has seen a dramatic 43 percent surge in traffic deaths since 2014, according to a recent National Safety Council (NSC) report. The number is significantly higher than the 9 percent increase in fatal crashes nationwide in the first half of this year. Around 19,100 people died while another 2.2 million suffered injuries, compared to […]

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August 31, 2016

$3M verdict upheld in birth injury lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson

An appeals court upheld a $3 million verdict against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for serious birth injuries that were caused by the mother’s ingestion of Topamax while she was pregnant. As reported in PRNewswire, the daughter of Kelly and Brian Anderson was born in 2008 with bilateral cleft […]

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