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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… read more

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… read more

Past malpractice lawsuits may help reduce birth injuries

Doctors and hospitals are using past medical malpractice cases to avoid repeating mistakes that could put patients at risk and give rise to future claims. Shoulder dystocia was found to occur the most frequently among the birth injury lawsuits examined. According to The Wall Street Journal, malpractice insurers and medical specialty groups are analyzing thousands… 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

How parents can prevent children from slipping and falling

Although every parent wants to protect their child from harm, falling down is a natural part of life for active kids while growing up. However, children can also be vulnerable to slip-and-fall accidents that can result in serious injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the most common cause of… read more

Florida parents sue GlaxoSmithKline for son’s birth injuries

A Florida couple filed a personal injury lawsuit against pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Nov. 6. They alleged that their son suffered birth injuries after his mother was prescribed Zofran, a GSK drug, during her pregnancy. The lawsuit claims negligence and intentional misrepresentation on GSK’s part, among other charges. The couple is seeking compensatory and… read more