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Simulation manikins gain popularity as medical training tool

Simulation using manikins is becoming an integral part of medical training around the country to help improve the quality of care for patients. Research indicates that simulated learning environments contribute to preparing medical staff for emergencies, enhance their skills and allow them to practice rarely used procedures. In addition, simulator training is credited with reducing… read more

Scientists to study impact of worn shoes on slip and fall accidents

University of Pittsburgh researchers received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to develop techniques for predicting the wear rate of footwear in order to reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents. The study is titled “Impact of Worn Shoes on Slipping.” The university’s Swanson School of Engineering… read more

Florida Supreme Court declines University of Miami birth injury liability case

The Florida Supreme Court in December 2015 decided not to hear a dispute over whether the University of Miami could be held liable for the actions of two physicians it employed through its medical school. The case concerned a baby who sustained a brain injury during delivery in 1998 at Jackson North Maternity Center in… read more

Florida penalties for refusing a Breathalyzer could get harsher

In an effort to reduce drunk driving, which causes many car accidents, a Florida lawmaker has introduced legislation to increase the penalties for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test. At present, a person who is suspected of impaired driving and refuses a breath, urine or blood test can have their driver’s license suspended for one… read more

Florida seeks to prevent wrong-way auto crashes

Florida officials are looking for ways to prevent wrong-way car crashes, which occur with alarming frequency in the state. In April, a study published by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) found that 75 people were killed in 280 wrong-way crashes between 2009 and 2013 on Florida highways. Miami-Dade County accounted for 60 of those… read more

What the Florida Supreme Court Said About a University of Miami Birth Injury Case

In this month’s podcast, the Florida Supreme Court Weighs in on a University of Miami birth injury case. [powerpress]

Truck Accident Evidence Preservation

Evidence Preservation at Truck Accident Scene When you are involved in a Florida truck crash, critical injuries can occur to you and your passengers. In the midst of dealing with the pain of your injuries and trying to heal, you also have to deal with insurance companies during this difficult time. Sometimes insurance adjusters are… read more

Truck Accident Case Process

What to Expect in Your Truck Accident Case If you’re reading this, you have probably been the victim of a truck accident in Florida, and you’re wondering what to do next. You may be in pain and unable to work, or lost your car after it was totaled in the crash. With all these things… read more

Internal Injuries Caused in Truck Wrecks

Some truck accidents produce mild-to-moderate damages, but the majority of car and truck accidents in Florida are violent in nature and create serious damages and injuries to people. Because of a semi truck’s size and weight, occupants in the other vehicles are typically the ones injured when cars and trucks collide. Injuries that often occur… read more

Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Injury Claim

The 3-Step Process to Filing a Claim After a Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident With as many 18-wheelers as we have driving on area roads, it is no mystery why Fort Lauderdale truck accidents happen all the time. Due to the weight and speed these big rigs bring to a collision with smaller vehicles, catastrophic injuries or… read more

Commercial Truck Accident Compensation

Steps You Need to Take in Order to Receive Compensation After a Florida Commercial Truck Accident If you read our earlier article about the types of commercial trucks that can cause accidents in Florida you know that these vehicles pose a near constant threat to those around them on the road. You may also know… read more

Florida Parasailing Regulations Bill Passes

As of June 2014, the White-Miskell Act is law in Florida. With Governor Scott’s signature, it feels as if a hard fought battle has finally been won. We didn’t get everything we wanted or need, but after seven years of trying, Florida citizens at least have some minimal protection against those parasailing operators who put… read more

Safe Driving Resources for Teen Drivers

Chalik & Chalik wanted to share information on the best practices to teach new teen drivers.  You will find downloads to use in your discussions with your teen about the traffic laws and how to stay safe on the road.  Additionally, we have provided links to websites focused on helping parents teach their teens to… read more

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

Study suggests babies born on weekends have a higher risk of death

Researchers in England have found that babies born during weekends have a slightly higher risk of dying within their first seven days in comparison to those born on weekdays. Imperial College London scientists analyzed 1.3 million births across English National Health Service hospitals between April 2010 and March 2012. Their findings showed the death rate… 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

Impaired driving a factor in many car accidents

In the United States, almost 30 people die every day in car accidents caused by drunk drivers. This is the equivalent of a fatality every 51 minutes. Alcohol-related collisions have an annual cost of more than $59 billion. Drunk driving is of particular concern during the holidays. Nearly half of all highway deaths on Jan…. read more

Study says inducing labor for large babies may prevent shoulder dystocia

Induced labor may help reduce the chances of shoulder dystocia for pregnant women giving birth to larger-than-average babies. Earlier in 2015, researchers at Geneva University Hospitals in Switzerland studied labor induction as an option to decrease the risk of shoulder dystocia during delivery. They found that one case of shoulder dystocia was prevented for every… read more