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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

Florida woman wins medical malpractice lawsuit over birth injury

A Miami, Florida, woman was awarded $23 million in damages by a Charlotte County Circuit Court jury for medical malpractice that resulted in her premature daughter being born with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy. The mother visited her obstetrician in 2010 when she was pregnant with her first child. At 24 weeks of pregnancy,… 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]

Ten automakers to make automatic braking standard

Automatic braking will become a standard feature on cars produced by ten major automakers. The technology, which uses cameras, lasers or radar to sense an impending collision and apply the brakes automatically, will be made available as standard equipment in all car, SUV and truck models sold by Ford, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, General Motors,… read more

Couple files slip-and-fall lawsuit against Florida resort

A couple from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, sued an upscale resort in Key West, Florida, for premises negligence. They are seeking damages in excess of $500,000. The wife claimed she sustained permanent, life-changing injuries after a slip-and-fall accident at the resort in 2013. The lawsuit was filed against Casa Marina Resort, Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Worldwide… read more

Learn the facts about drowsy driving

Drowsy driving causes car accidents, which can result in serious injuries and even death. Although everyone knows driving while fatigued is not a good idea, many people are not aware of just how great the risk can be. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving drunk. The legal limit for driving in the… read more

How seniors can prevent slip-and-fall accidents at home

Slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among the elderly. One in three adults aged 65 or over falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of these falls occur within the home or in close proximity to it. Many elderly people wish to remain… read more

Home births are safe and save money, says study

A study from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada has found that births performed at home with the help of a midwife are less costly than hospital deliveries and are equally safe for low-risk births. The researchers examined home births by registered midwives in British Columbia over a four-year period. They found that… read more

Children with TBI may develop attention problems, says study

Brain damage is among the most serious birth injuries a baby can suffer. It can be caused by head trauma during the delivery process due to oxygen deprivation and decreased blood flow to the baby’s brain. Brain trauma can affect a child’s ability to grow and develop normally, impacting their entire life. A new study… read more

Researchers link C-section births to chronic health problems in children

A new study has found that babies born through cesarean sections are at a higher risk of developing chronic health ailments such as obesity, asthma and type-1 diabetes later in life than infants born vaginally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 32 percent of newborns in the United States are delivered… read more

Steps to take immediately after a slip-and-fall accident

Although you may be distressed and injured after a slip-and-fall accident, it is essential to document the incident in order to build your case and protect your rights. If your accident occurred due to someone’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Take advantage of items that you may be carrying with you, such as… read more

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]

Cerebral palsy may have genetic causes, study says

A new study by Canadian researchers suggests that genetics may play a more significant role in the origins of cerebral palsy than experts previously thought. Researchers from Sick Kids Hospital in Canada and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center have found that at least one in 10 cases of cerebral palsy has… read more

Drunk driving causes one-third of all fatal car crashes

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2013 a total of 10,076 Americans lost their lives in car accidents where a driver was above the legal blood alcohol limit. In fact, drivers who are legally drunk, meaning their blood alcohol level is 0.08 g/dL or higher, caused one-third… read more

Florida parents file cerebral palsy lawsuit against doctor

A West Palm Beach, Florida, couple has filed a birth injury lawsuit against an obstetrician who they claim caused their son’s cerebral palsy by choosing to extract him with a vacuum pump instead of allowing a natural delivery. The boy, now 16 years old, was born with the condition on March 6, 1998, and currently… read more

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

Woman gets 30,000 dollar settlement in Key West slip-and-fall case

A 65-year-old Florida Keys woman received $30,000 from the city of Key West, Florida, to end her slip-and-fall injury claim. The city commissioners approved the settlement on July 7. Rosanne Woodruff was leaving the A-1 Beauty Salon in Key West, Florida, in February 2012 when she tripped over a broken piece of the concrete sidewalk,… read more

Parents file Erb’s palsy lawsuit against Florida federal hospital staff

A couple filed a birth injury lawsuit on July 10, alleging that their son developed Erb’s palsy following a long and difficult childbirth due to the negligence of hospital personnel. The lawsuit states that the midwife, obstetrician and several nurses at the federally managed Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc. deviated from accepted standards… read more

Cerebral palsy is among the most common birth injuries

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common conditions that can be caused by birth injuries, occurring in 2.1 of every 1,000 live births. When it occurs as the result of negligence on the part of medical personnel, the parents may be entitled to compensation through a birth injury lawsuit filed against the medical providers…. 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]