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What Causes Birth Injuries?

Having a child is one of the most joyous occasions in your life. However, when the labor and delivery process doesn’t go as expected, there can be complications that may affect your child for the rest of their lives. Often, birth injuries are caused by…

Causes and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur when external forces cause damage to the brain. This force can result from a sudden blow, jolt, or head penetration, disrupting normal brain function. TBIs can be mild or severe and have short-term and long-term effects on physical, cognitive, emotional,…

Changes To Florida Wrongful Death Act Could Give Recourse To Parents Of Adult Children

In 2004, a 38-year-old man named Pete Thomas was admitted to a New Port Richey, Florida hospital for abdominal pain. Six weeks later he was dead, suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest after he was administered what his mother says was a lethal mix of medication.…

Central Florida Health Care Provider Took Shortcuts on Cancer Patient Care

Central Florida residents learned that Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare (known to our community by its trade names, “Florida Hospital” and “Florida Hospital Medical Group”) was accused by the Department of Justice of knowingly administering potentially contaminated chemotherapy drugs to patients. “The fact…

Bike Riders Have Rights In Florida

Despite the fact that bike riding is such a laid-back activity, bicycle accidents are alarmingly common, especially in Florida. According to a report in the Fort Myers News-Press, 120 people died in biking accidents in 2014, meaning that Florida’s numbers are more than double the national bike…

Lessons on Negligence and Liability Auto Insurance in Orlando

In February 2015, TV star, entrepreneur, and Olympic gold-medal winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce) was involved in a very public and very complex car accident in Malibu, California. While authorities did not charge Jenner with a crime, she was still sued by the families…

Same-Sex Couples Files for Bankruptcy in Orlando | Badgley Law Group

Badgley Law Group is committed to the rights of all married couples, and helping them through the bankruptcy process. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we present to you a case study of our Chapter 7 clients Kyle and Joshua, a Deland couple who married in…

Railroad Accident Attorney Jeff Badgley Discusses Sunrail Safety In Orlando

Ever since Sunrail’s inaugural ride in May 2014, Orlando drivers have been forced to adopt new safety habits to deal with the trains that now run on Central Florida’s 31 miles of track. The path to Sunrail safety is not smooth: our commuter rail has…

CTE, TBI, and the NFL Movie Concussion Started A National Conversation

“Repetitive head trauma chokes the brain.” So says Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist at the heart of the film Concussion, played by Golden Globe-nominated actor Will Smith. Omalu’s journey to discovering CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, began in 2002 while performing an autopsy on former Pittsburgh…

Montador Sues the NHL Due to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by lawyers for a professional athlete, his family claims that the National Hockey League’s encouragement of on-ice fights induced Steve Montador to continue behaviors that ultimately led to his death. When a scan of this career hockey player’s…

Returning To Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

We’ve been rooting for comedian Tracy Morgan’s continued recovery since he was critically injured in a fatal car accident in June 2014. So like many fans, we were heartened when just over a year after his crash, Morgan took the stage on Saturday Night Live…

Was Tracy Morgan’s Car Accident Caused By Truck Driver Negligence?

On June 7, 2014, comedian Tracy Morgan and a busload of friends were in a fatal car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, a crash which left passenger Jimmy McNair dead and Morgan in critical condition. Within hours of the accident, the driver whose truck…

What Happens If I Get Injured On Vacation?

You’ve meticulously planned out your vacation itinerary, travel arrangements, and leisure activities, but you can’t plan for a slip-and-fall accident on a cruise ship, or hitting your head at the hotel pool. Life happens, even on vacation. If you injure yourself while traveling in Orlando…

Understanding Your Rights: What Debt Collectors Cannot Do

You owe some money, and a bunch of debt collectors know it. Your cell phone buzzes with annoying–and sometimes abrasive–callers, asking questions about your financial circumstances and suggesting that your credit history, wages, and job are at risk if you don’t pay them right now. Thankfully,…

Facebook, Lawsuits, and Florida Courts Be Careful What You Say

Facebook is the subject of another Florida court opinion. This story is a tragic one for the plaintiff, who won his lawsuit against the school that terminated his employment. The schoolmaster sued the school for age discrimination and reached a settlement of $150,000. However, the settlement agreement contained a confidentiality clause…

Facebooking Judge Gets Unfriended by the Court

Florida judges and lawyers on Facebook are in the news again. A Seminole County circuit court judge, who sent a friend request on Facebook to a litigant before her court, is now the subject of an opinion issued from Florida’s Fifth District appeal court.  This judge sent a Facebook “friend request” to…

Orlando Hospital CEOs Are Non-Profiting Millionaires

The CEO of Orlando’s second largest hospital system resigned last week after a year of bad press for Orlando Health, Inc.  Most of the controversy has centered around the slashing of jobs and pay for the primary asset of the hospital system: its staff of…

Orlando Short Sale NOW, Before Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Law Expires

A law that helps Orlando homeowners avoid taxes on the short sale of their home is scheduled to expire at the end of this year. A short sale is one of the best non-bankruptcy alternatives for the many Orlando homeowners who are in financial distress…

Risks of Foreclosing Without an Attorney

Orlando homeowners trying to fight and defend foreclosure without a foreclosure defense attorney should know that it can be harmful to your financial health.  A new program requires banks and servicing agents that foreclosed on Orlando homeowners to undergo audits to determine if the homeowner suffered financial harm as a result of the…

How to fight foreclosure – Florida rules require fast response

Knowing how to fight foreclosure requires an in depth understanding of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.  A mortgage foreclosure is a type of civil action, and civil lawsuits are governed by these rules.   The rules require that a homeowner who decides to fight foreclosure must file a written response…

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