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News Archive Driver On Cell Phone Kills Two Children If an Orlando couple gets its wish, Florida drivers will be required to use hands-free earpieces when using cell phones in their cars. Anjelica Velez, 5, and her sister Victoria, 2, were killed by a driver who was talking on a cell phone. The two little girls were crossing the street when a University of Central Florida student sped through a red light and hit them. The driver of the car has denied being on the phone at the time. The Velezes have filed a lawsuit against the driver and her father, who owns the Honda...

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Merck Agrees to Pay $4.85 Billion to Settle Claims

November 9, 2007: Merck & Co agreed to pay $4.85 billion to settle claims that its painkiller Vioxx caused heart attacks and strokes. Vioxx was prescribed to 80 million patients from May 1999 to September 2004, when it was voluntarily recalled by Merck. Following the recall, suits were filed on behalf of 47,000 claimants across the US. "Great news," exclaims Attorney Carlos . "So many people were affected by this case that we're thrilled to see Merck taking steps toward compensation." Merck had consistently maintained that it would fight litigation. However, after 6 years of litigation, ruling judges asked both sides to reach...

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The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Orange County, FL

October 30, 2007: the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Orange County, FL ruled that medical malpractice caps on award damages are unconstitutional. A statute enacted in 2003 provided caps on damages. The Court ruled that this statute is contradicted by the Florida Constitution, Article I, Section 26 that was made part of the State Constitution by Florida voters in November 2004....

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Apopka Personal Injury Attorneys: Martinez Manglardi,PA New Office

News Archive Apopka Personal Injury Attorneys New Office The law offices of Martinez, Manglardi, PA committed to better serve Central Florida, have now set their sights on the Apopka community for their recent expansion of a third Central Florida location. With all the growth Central Florida has experienced, the City of Apopka, located just 12 miles northwest of Orlando, is the perfect area of CF for expansion. This third Central Florida location will allow Martinez, Manglardi & to better serve the rapidly growing communities in Northwest Orange County and South Seminole County. The new office, located at 2469 East Semoran Boulevard, Apopka, Florida...

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Medical Device Reminiscence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( F.D.A.) regularly issues recall alerts on medical devices which are deemed to be harmful or dangerous to the public. Sometimes these recalls are for products that are sold to and used by consumers in their homes. At other times they involve devices that are used in clinics or hospitals by profesional staff in treating their patients. The average patient would have very little chance of being aware if such devices used in his treatment were defective, on a recall list or were recalled after the treatment. The FDA does maintain a website providing information on...

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