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Wrong Diagnosis Lawsuit

A 69-year-old Florida woman died after receiving the wrong diagnosis and improper treatment. Her family has filed a malpractice lawsuit against a doctor and UF Florida Shands Hospital. Lawyers say that AnnaMary Bakley of Starke, FL, fell in her home. She was taken to UF Shands, where she reported severe abdominal pain. Doctors determined that she was bleeding in her gastrointestinal tract. They transferred her to North Florida Regional Medical Center so she could get more specialized care. The G.I. specialist at NFRMC, Dr. Gabu Bhardwaj, made a diagnosis of obstructive jaundice. Gallstones can cause the condition by blocking bile from leaving the liver. The doctor scheduled...

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Lawsuits over Defective Tire Accidents

Defective tire accidents involving cars and trucks will be getting a lot of attention from Florida personal injury lawyers. That's because of a recent series of deadly vehicle accidents in Central Florida involving tire tread separation. It's noteworthy that the crashes and collsions on Florida highways involved both passenger cars and semi truck trailers. Florida Today reports on the first of two recent truck accidents in Brevard County. Police say that 32-year-old Kevin Stanton, a Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy, was driving south in the left lane on I-95 near Titusville.  A large semi truck carrying car parts was traveling slightly ahead of him...

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Tips: How to Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

Let's say you live in Central Florida, and you've been hurt in an accident that was not your fault. Maybe a truck accident or car accident on I-4, or a motorcycle crash during bike week hurt you. Maybe your newborn child suffered a birth injury, or you've been the victim of medical malpractice. Perhaps a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. You're going to want the best personal injury lawyer in Orlando. But how to know which accident attorney is the best attorney for you? Since most of us don't have a family lawyer on retainer,...

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Cars

The best Orlando car accident attorneys know that driver carelessness causes most auto collisions. Personal injury lawyers generally recover losses for injured victims by proving that a car accident happened because another driver was negligent. Someone was driving while distracted, or running a light or stop sign while texting. Or a drunk driver thought it was OK to get behind the wheel at closing time. But a lot of injuries from car accidents could be less severe — and lives could be saved — if manufacturers made safer cars. Car makers have made a lot of progress since the early days of...

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Amtrak Accidents: Do You Know Rail Safety?

How much do you know about rail safety? You might want to pay more attention when driving near or across railroad tracks because there's been another Amtrak accident. In the latest in a string of train accidents, a Florida bound Amtrak train crashed into a freight train in Pine Ridge, South Carolina. At least two people were killed and more than 100 were injured.  The train's conductor, from Orange Park, Florida, died in the crash, as did the train's engineer. Authorities say the Amtrak passenger train was on tracks reserved for a CSX freight train. This is the third Amtrak accident in two months. While this latest crash...

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Amtrak Accident in the News

The recent Amtrak accident involving members of Congress on a train that collided with a garbage truck in Virginia has refocused attention on rail safety in Florida. Authorities say an Amtrak passenger train in Virginia struck a tractor-trailer that was on the railroad tracks. The train was carrying members of the House and Senate from Washington, D.C. to a Republican party conference. The accident killed a passenger in the truck. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. The Amtrak accident is the latest in a string of rail disasters happening as the Trump administration is slashing funding for railroad safety...

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Florida Takata Airbag Recall

One of the many causes of Florida car accidents may be that drivers often ignore auto safety recalls. The defective Takata airbag recall situation is a good reason to fix that problem. There are about 14 million cars on Florida roads. According to estimates, about three million of them are cruising along with unresolved safety issues. That means that roughly every 4th car you see on the road has an outstanding safety recall notice. You might be driving a car yourself that is the subject of a recall - especially if you're a Florida driver.   Takata Airbag Recall Urgent for Florida Drivers   Authorities say...

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Florida Woman Latest Takata Airbag Victim

Authorities say a defective airbag caused the death of a Florida woman killed in a 2017 car accident near Fort Lauderdale. A new report says that 34-year-old Nichol Barker died after the airbag in her Accord exploded in a crash. According to police, Barker was driving at about 30 miles per hour. In addition to her mother, her 10-year-old-son and 5-year daughter were in the car. The driver of a Pontiac Firebird made a left turn in front of her and the two cars collided. According to the medical examiner, Barker would have survived the car accident if not for the...

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Reducing Florida Car Accidents

Keeping the number Florida car accidents to a minimum depends a lot on keeping our roadways safe. Yet the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which rates infrastructure, gives Florida roads a "C" grade. The bad report card on the health of Florida's highways results from low government spending on maintenance and new projects. The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project notwithstanding, state and local governments have not been keeping up with increased traffic. (They're spending a lot on the I-4 project, but the number of Orlando car accidents is up because of the construction hazards.) The number of miles people drive on Florida roads has...

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Car Accident Lawsuits for Defective Safety Features

  People in Florida and elsewhere can hire personal injury lawyers to file car accident lawsuits against automakers for safety defects thanks to a car crash survivor from Utah who had an attorney who wouldn't give up. The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported on the case of  49-year old Delbert Williamson, whose wife was killed in a 2002 head-on collision. Williamson and his daughter were severely injured in the crash. The family was traveling in a 1993 Mazda MPV minivan. Williamson was driving. His daughter was sitting behind him, wearing a three-point seatbelt, the kind that goes across your lap and shoulder.  Williamson's wife was...

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