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Dangerous Doctors

Find yourself Googling "Medical Malpractice Attorney" in Florida? It may be due to lax regulations. Specifically, you may have been treated by a doctor who has taken advantage of loose licensing regulations. A recent story in MEDPAGE Today reports on the rules for licensing doctors with a history of disciplinary problems or misconduct. The story focuses on the case of a Colorado doctor whose medical malpractice killed a patient he was treating for multiple sclerosis (MS). In addition, at least seven patients filed medical malpractice misdiagnosis lawsuits against the doctor. In the case of the patient who died, four medical school students complained...

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Want to get Hit by a Car? Text and Walk

Want to get hit by a car? Cross the road while texting, and you'll be looking for a good personal injury lawyer. That's if you don't get killed. Pedestrian fatalities are up for the second year in a row across America. As a matter of fact, drivers are mowing down pedestrians at a record high. And if you really do want to get hit by a car, Florida is the place to be. Florida leads the country in metropolitan areas with fatal encounters between cars and street crossers. Among the most dangerous places to walk in Central Florida are Palm Bay/Melbourne,...

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When the Doctor Misses Your Illness

Florida medical malpractice attorneys are studying a recently enacted New York law that extends the amount of time a patient has to file a lawsuit after a misdiagnosis. That's a victory for patient's rights advocates, who know the difficulty in filing successful medical malpractice lawsuits. One big problem that medical malpractice victims can face is the statute of limitations.  In general, Florida medical malpractice victims must file a lawsuit within two years of a medical mistake. New York recently changed its law to extend the statute because of the case of a woman whose doctors missed her cancer diagnosis. Lavern Wilkerson was...

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Avoid Florida’s Worst Nursing Homes

A recent Naples Daily News story about Florida's worst nursing homes has many wondering about how to find the best nursing home injury attorney. The paper reported "dozens of Florida nursing homes" with long records of safety violations operating with little risk of repercussion. Fifty-four Florida nursing homes repeatedly receive low safety scores and rack up dozens of violations, according to the story. Residents and their families have filed lawsuits against 46 of those nursing homes. The lawsuits charge the nursing homes with neglect or abuse, or other types of mistreatment. Nearly 200 nursing home residents connected to the lawsuits died. Moreover, advocate groups...

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Suing a Nursing Home for Negligence

When you are suing a nursing home for negligence, you'll want the best nursing home abuse attorneys in Orlando. Neglect and abuse of nursing home residents is becoming more and more common. Our population is aging, and authorities are rolling back protections in a wave of deregulation. The government and owners of long-term care facilities are making things difficult for abuse attorneys. It's trickier than ever to win a lawsuit for residents injured through negligence, abuse or medical malpractice. Further, the government has begun a policy of easing fines against nursing home owners for health and safety violations. With weaker oversight and the...

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Distracted Driving Accidents

Car accident lawyers in Orlando and personal injury lawyers throughout Florida are seeing more victims of distracted driving accidents. More and more drivers are texting, phoning and checking other gadgets while behind the wheel. There are more than 1,000 car accidents a day in the state, injuring more than 165,000 people and killing almost 3,000 people a year. Orange County alone experienced 30,000 car accidents last year. While everyone agrees that increased driver distractions are responsible for rising accident rates, there's debate as to who's really responsible. Is it drivers, or the companies that make devices that distract them?  So far, authorities have tried to reduce distracted...

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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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