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Bridge Safety: 1O Worst States

As yet another "Infrastructure Week" comes and goes in Washington, a pedestrian bridge collapse near Miami reminds us of the deadly price we pay for accidents, poor oversight, and shoddy construction. The structure, officially named Florida International University-Sweetwater University City Bridge, served as a walkway for students over a busy street. It was meant to make it safer for students to get back and forth to the Sweetwater neighborhood. As far as transportation accidents go, this was one of the most shocking. Police say 6 people were killed and 10 were injured by nearly 1,000 tons of falling concrete and steel. The...

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Is Nursing Home Abuse Malpractice?

Is this a case for Orlando medical malpractice lawyers? You figure the Florida nursing home where your mother is staying is safe and clean. You assume that the management hires the best people and that supervisors keep an eye on them. You think the government has strict resident safety rules in place and enforces them. Then one day you go visit and your mother is sleeping soundly.  You can't seem to get her to wake up. You think maybe it's just old age. Another resident sees you shaking your head and says, in almost a whisper, "It's all those pills." This...

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Five Worst Orlando Nursing Homes

Orlando personal injury attorneys often have to get involved in nursing home abuse cases after the damage is done. A resident's relatives turn to nursing home abuse lawyers when they see the results of mistreatment. With nursing home neglect and abuse on the increase, the best thing you can do when the time comes to place a loved one in a nursing home is research. Today there are many tools easily available to people who want to find the best possible arrangements for a relative in need of nursing home care. It's easier than ever to avoid Florida' worst nursing homes. Spending more...

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Orlando Malpractice Lawyers on Avoiding Medical Negligence

Medical negligence lawyers in Orlando may have an idea about which Central Florida hospitals are the safest. But to lower your chances of becoming a client of a personal injury attorney due to hospital error, you should do a lot of research. Medical malpractice can be devastating. You don't always get to choose which hospital you wind up in. If you are seriously injured in a truck accident or get hit by a car, you go to the nearest trauma center. But if you are considering elective surgery, or have a choice of local hospitals to visit, how do you choose? You...

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Orlando Malpractice Lawyers on 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 attorneys 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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