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The Facts About Preterm Labor Malpractice

Full term pregnancy normally lasts 39 to 40 weeks. However, circumstances do exist where babies are born early, doctors call these premature births. Babies can survive outside the womb as early as 24 weeks, but they face many challenges on their way to heading home. While there are many natural reasons for a baby to… read more

College student suffers severe injuries in motorcycle accident

A junior at the University of Central Florida (UCF) suffered severe injuries in a Florida motorcycle accident on the State road 408 in Orlando. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, Radley Gillis, age 21, was riding home from work on his bike. His friend, Jake Adler, age 20, was driving behind him in his truck… read more

Young boy suffers head injury at a Florida sports park

According to the Brevard County Fire Rescue, on March 14, a child was airlifted to a trauma center after he suffered a severe head injury at the Space Coast Field of Dreams Sports Park in West Melbourne, Florida. No information is available about how the injury occurred or the condition of the child. Space Coast… read more

Faulty E-Cigarette Causes Injuries to Three Victims

On this episode of Florida Injury Report, we look at three separate cases where a defective e-cigarette causes injuries. [powerpress]

Motorist charged with DUI in death of motorcyclist

In Pinellas Park, Florida, a man from Tampa faces the charge of driving while intoxicated in a motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist. According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, Lawrence Michael Wagner, age 56, of St. Petersburg, was declared dead at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Anthony Robert Davis, age 25, faces… read more

Rejection of arbitration agreement in medical malpractice case

In December of 2016, the Florida Supreme Court issued a rejection of an arbitration agreement in a medical malpractice case regarding a stillborn infant. As reported by News 4 Jax, in their decision, justices stated that an arbitration agreement that was signed by Lualhati Crespo, whose son was stillborn, and the physician group Women’s Care… read more

Exploding pressure cooker causes injury

In recent years, an increasing number of plaintiffs have been filing products liability lawsuits regarding exploding pressure cookers. One such case is Sergui Tchernykh et al v. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Tri-Star Products Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-22364, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division. In October of 2014, Lili… read more

Teen faces felony charge for hit-and-run with injury

A teen from Cape Coral, Florida is held responsible for a hit-and-run collision took place on January 21, on the Midpoint Bridge. The teen, driving a 2011 Infiniti, struck the rear of a moped, causing the driver to be ejected from the bike. As reported in The News-Press, the 17-year-old driver left the scene of… read more

Pedestrian loses life in five-vehicle collision

A multi-vehicle crash occurred, killing a pedestrian who behaved as a good Samaritan. The tragic collision occurred in Cantonment, Florida, on, January 10, 2017, just prior to 6 p.m. on U.S. 29 and Hazzard Lane. A Toyota XB and a Jeep Cherokee were going in the northern direction, and nearing Hazzard Lane in the outer… read more

Potential for less accident protection litigation in Florida

After a motor vehicle accident, those who were injured need funds immediately to pay for medical bills. Under Florida law, auto insurers must provide a maximum of $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) in order to make certain that victims can access the healthcare that they need. It is possible to acquire such coverage regardless… read more

Erb’s Palsy Explained

Erb’s Palsy, which is also referred to as brachial plexus birth palsy, is a type of obstetric brachial plexus injury that can occur due to complications at the time of delivery. The brachial plexus is a system of spinal nerves that convey messages from the spine to the shoulders, arms and hands. The most typical… read more

Bus accident injures 25 people, including 16 children

In Moor Haven, Florida, a four vehicle crash occurred, injuring 25 people, including 16 children. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, just prior to 8:00 p.m., on January 20, there was a collision between three semi-trucks and a school bus on U.S. 27, five miles north of State Road 29. The bus passengers were from… read more

How An Appeals Court Helped A Slip and Fall Injury Victim

On this episode of Florida Injury Report, we look at the process an appeals court goes through when ruling a slip & fall case. [powerpress]

Disney Resort may be liable for a toddler’s death

In Orlando, Florida, a two-year-old toddler was grabbed and dragged underwater by an alligator while he was wading in the shallow water on the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon. The tragic incident occurred on the night of June 14, while the boy and his family were vacationing at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Police retrieved… read more

Fatal motorcycle collision in Volusia County

A 47-year-old man was ejected from his motorcycle in a crash that occurred in Volusia County, Florida. The wreck took place on January 3, when a motorist abruptly turned from Saxon Boulevard to Diane Terrace in Deltona. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, the driver behind the car that made the turn applied the brakes… read more

Medical malpractice lawsuit against hospital after toddler swallows battery

In March 2016, a mother saw her baby daughter swallow a lithium battery. She called 911, and had her baby transported to the hospital, where she insisted that the battery be removed right away. However, the doctor informed the parents that the case was comparable to that of ingesting a coin. In spite of recommendations… read more

Florida legislators propose helmet law for skateboarders

Legislators in Florida would like to make it illegal for kids to ride a skateboard without wearing a helmet. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2014, over 100,000 people suffered a head injury from skateboarding. In an effort to decrease that number, Florida legislators are attempting to enact a law that would compel riders… read more

Fatal motorcycle accident involving motorist’s left-hand turn

A motorcycle crash claimed the life of a man from Lakeland, Florida, when his bike collided with an SUV. The accident occurred on Thursday, November 24, at 9:05 p.m., in the 3100 block of South Florida Avenue. According to the Lakeland Police Department, traffic was blocked for three hours following the crash, which is under… read more

Defective e-cigarettes cause injury

In November 2016, attorneys filed three lawsuits against e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers regarding e-cigarette explosions and the injuries suffered by three people in three distinct incidents. According to www.prweb.com, the case of James Lauria, was filed in the First Judicial Circuit Court of Okaloosa County, Fla., on November 4, 2016. The case of William Picket… read more

The Truth About Pedestrian Accidents

In this episode of Florida Injury Report, we look at pedestrian accidents and how and why they are caused. [powerpress]