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Teen Driver Risk

Inexperienced Teen Drivers Pose a Risk to Others on Florida Roads All drivers are potentially dangerous, possibly causing serious Florida car accidents involving you or your family members. These wrecks can cause serious injuries, such as broken bones or internal bleeding, and can even result in loss of life. Though any driver can cause a… read more

St. Mary’s Medical Center Under Investigation For High Infant Mortality Rate

In June 2015, The Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched an investigation into the unusually high mortality rate among infants who underwent open heart surgery between 2011 and 2013 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The investigation was triggered by a CNN report which stated that 12.5% of infant… read more

Tubing Safety Checklist

You can double the fun of a boating trip by including water tubing, but only when you follow the right safety steps! Before you climb aboard an inflatable vessel, make sure you’re prepared – make sure everyone and everything is in top shape for a fun day on the lake or at the beach! Inspecting… read more

Risks of Jet Skiing

Who doesn’t love the thrill of zipping up and down Florida’s Atlantic coast on a jet ski? These recreational vehicles are a great way to catch some waves and have fun in the sun, but not without some risk. Before you climb aboard a jet ski, make sure you’re prepared! Inspecting Your Equipment Whether you… read more

Drug company sued for birth injuries

In this month’s Florida Injury Report, we talk about a Florida couple filing a personal injury lawsuit against pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. [powerpress]

Treatment options for brachial plexus birth injuries

Brachial plexus injuries are among the most common types of birth injuries today. They affect the network of nerves that extends from the neck to the shoulder, arm and hand. Brachial plexus injuries can be caused by a number of factors during the delivery process, including birth trauma or shoulder dystocia, where the baby’s shoulder… read more

New technology will address dangers of drowsy driving

Driving while fatigued can cause accidents, leading to serious injury and even death. Although studies have shown that drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving, experts say that too many drivers do not take the hazards seriously enough. New technologies under development may help prevent accidents caused by drowsy driving. Some auto safety… read more

Jury finds Florida woman at fault in Target slip-and-fall lawsuit

A Miami, Florida, woman was assigned 90 percent of the blame in a slip-and-fall lawsuit filed against Target Corp. in January 2014. Elvia Hernandez claimed she fell at a Target store in Miami after slipping on a “liquid or other similar foreign substance on the floor of the main aisle,” according to court documents. The… read more

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

In this month’s injury report, we look at the top 10 places you are most likely to get a slip and fall injury. [powerpress]

One-third of Fatal Car Accidents Caused by Intoxicated Drivers

This month’s Florida Injury Report talks about how drunk drivers are causing one-third of fatal car accidents in the Nation. Two years ago, Florida experienced 676 fatalities caused by drivers with excessive blood alcohol limits. [powerpress]

Trump International Beach Resort faces slip and fall lawsuit

A Kentucky woman has filed a negligence lawsuit against Trump International Beach Resort luxury golf resort near Miami, Florida, claiming she was injured after falling in the pool area of the property. The slip and fall lawsuit was filed in a Miami-Dade County circuit court against Trump National Doral Miami, where the plaintiff was vacationing…. read more

Tips for Being Safe this Summer

Summer is a time to go outdoors. But it also involves dangers that can sometimes be avoided. In this month’s Florida Injury Report, we talk about ways to avoid slip and fall injuries during the summer. [powerpress]

Comparative Negligence for Slip and Fall Injuries in Florida

An injured person may be able to seek damages under Florida’s comparative negligence law even if they are partly at fault for reasons such as ignoring warning signs or posted notices to not enter certain areas of a property. [powerpress]

How comparative negligence can affect a slip and fall lawsuit in Florida

If a dangerous condition on someone else’s property caused you to slip and fall, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries through a lawsuit. Many people in this situation wonder whether they are still entitled to compensation even if they were partly at fault for their own injury. A slip and fall… read more

Birth injury lawsuit filed by Florida parents

A birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a mother and father in Florida, alleging that their child sustained hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and other serious birth injuries. The parents, Jenifer and Sean Mochocki, filed the lawsuit March 25 in federal court in Jacksonville, Florida, against the United States of America, pursuant to the Federal Tort… read more

This Florida Hospital’s High Mortality Rate is Alarming

This Florida hospital’s mortality rate for child surgeries was a secret until CNN used the Freedom of Information Act to uncover shocking details. [powerpress]

Florida resident files birth defect lawsuit against Pfizer

A resident of Florida has filed a birth defect lawsuit against Pfizer, the manufacturer of Zoloft, an antidepressant. The plaintiff alleges that the drug caused her daughter to have a birth defect. The plaintiff further claims that Pfizer neglected to sufficiently test Zoloft as well as failed to warn consumers and physicians of the potential… read more

Tiger Woods’ company confronted with slip-and-fall lawsuit

Tiger Woods is facing a slip-and-fall case filed by one of his former security guards, John Davis, who is also a retired police officer. While guarding Woods’ mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida on December 23, 2010, Davis slipped and fell on a marble walkway. As a result of the fall, Davis, who resides in Miami,… read more

Are Your General Tires a Hazard?

The Continental Tire company’s General brand line of tires have been in the midst of an extensive recall for over a decade now. We have already mentioned their negligence in offering defective products in an earlier post on Continental tire recalls. Since 2002, their General tire products have been popping up in news stories for… read more

Nexen Tires are Failing Consumers, Causing Accidents

While customers have been complaining about Nexen Tires, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) still hasn’t issued a recall on these dangerous tires. Nexen manufacturers several types of tires, the Nexen CP671(2), the Nexen N5000, and the Nexen Roadian HP. As of May 23, 2015, twelve complaints to the NHTSA have been filed regarding Nexen… read more