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Florida “ICE” Car Accidents

Our summer season is here again, with daily thunderstorms and flooding in several areas.  The news reports how congested traffic becomes, and even worse when there are multiple car accidents due to factors such as low visibility and even Florida "ICE". We have a unique situation in Florida which newcomers and visitors rarely notice.  Locals call it Florida "ICE", and it causes as many car accidents as heavy thunderstorms.  This occurs when our roads and highways are just barely dowsed by a short light drizzle of rain.  Drivers tend to disregard the moist pavement and continue at their normal speed limits. As...

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Troopers, Paramedic Injured in Accident

A recent automobile accident on I-95 involving 3 vehicles sent two Florida State Troopers and one Paramedic to the hospital with injuries.  Apparently a vehicle lost control while merging on to the highway.  The news report states that this accident will likely result in a lawsuit, (one of the injured troopers was outside of his vehicle when injured).  These unfortunate incidents can happen at any time, to almost anyone. We have all seen accidents on I-4 or I-95 when we travel throughout Florida.  If you have ever been involved in any type of car accident in Florida, you should immediately contact...

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50K Lbs of Beef Recalled

Another meat packer issued a recall today on 50,100 pounds of Beef due to contamination issues.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture News Release states a "possibility of E-Coli contamination"; more news can be found here.  It is a relief to know that government quality controls are being enforced, even though in recent years there have been reductions in budgets and threshold guidelines for food inspections. There are also recent headlines of bagged salads contaminated with a new type of virus, these new viruses can and should be detected before products are released to consumers.  E-Coli is a well known and very...

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Florida Theme Parks Report Injuries

Major theme parks in Florida have agreements with the State to self-report visitor's injuries ( which allows them to be exempt from ride safety inspections performed by the State) that result in required hospital stays of over 24 hours. Their recent quarterly report details some of the accidents which range from swallowing too much water at a water park, having seizures on a water ride, having chest pains, abdominal pains, dizziness and headaches on thrill rides.  More information can be viewed here. There have been a lot of controversial arguments about this self-reporting arrangement, and whether or not Florida parks are under-reporting injuries....

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Convicted DUI Driver Runs Over Another Man

News about a formerly convicted DUI driver running over another man has caused serious concern.  To be injured by a driver under the influence is a serious offense, not only punishable by Law, but also requires justice in the form of possible monetary compensation for suffering and damages in order to provide for medical expenses.  The details about this particular case are still not clear as the investigation continues, more can be read about this incident here.   Anyone who suffers injuries caused by someone driving under the influence, has the right to sue.  This process should be handled by an experienced...

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Orlando Car Accident Lawyers: Man Killed in I-4 Hit & Run

A Kissimmee professor was killed in an crash on I-4 when his vehicle went into the median and hit a tree.  Witnesses claim to have seen another vehicle driving recklessly and investigators now believe this is a hit and run case.  Orlando car accident Attorneys are way too familiar with these types of accidents.  A majority of these investigations lead to the arrest of the driver of the other vehicle which may caused the accident, and this can lead to criminal charges.  More information about this hit and run can be found on this link. When a driver or passenger is injured due...

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Nursing Home Verdict- $1.2 Billion

The victim of a nursing home was recently awarded $ 1.2 billion by a jury's decision due to the findings that a lack of supervision, and management's under budgeting and a lack of sufficient staff had led to insufficient safety and the victims suffering 17 falls during the three years she was there.  Jury members stated that 220 million was for the damages suffered by the victim, and the balance was to punish the management company. Nursing Homes are subject to certain standards of safety and are held liable for not meeting certain criteria.  We continue to read more about these...

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Orlando Malpractice Lawyer: Patient Receives Surgery on Wrong Leg

A patient enters a hospital in Florida to be surgically treated on her left leg, however human error caused her to receive the procedure on the wrong leg !  This incident is still under investigation.  Called "wrong site surgery", these cases are rare as hospitals have a system in place to avoid these types of mistakes, but they still occur when the procedures are not followed correctly. The detailed news report can be found on this link.  There have been 35 reported cases of "wrong site surgery" reported during the first half of 2013 in Florida.  One was case of...

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98 Shampoos and Soaps Contain Carcinogens

Four different companies have recently been sued for a failure to carry labels warning consumers of cancer causing ingredients in their products.  The ingredient is called cocamide DEA which is made from coconut oil.  The lawsuit was filed by a environmental group on behalf of consumers.  This labeling issue is nothing new among manufacturers.  We regularly see recalls precisely over the same problem, a label missing an ingredient which may cause harm to the consumer. Product liability is a very clear law, manufacturers, importers, distributors and sales outlets are all obligated to their responsibility to the public, and they are liable...

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