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Why Should I Hire A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

In the United States, medical errors have become quite widespread. In fact, a recent Johns Hopkins study showed that medical errors are the third leading cause of wrongful death. This is only surpassed by cancer and heart disease. When an injury occurs due to medical…

Is an owner responsible for a dog that bites in Florida?

Dogs, like children, are often a product of their environment. Although certain breeds are at higher risk of biting attacks, it is usually previous interactions with humans that dictate how dogs behave around people. Still, even a well-trained animal can be very unpredictable. Some states…

Do creditors have a way to prevent you from discharging their debt in bankruptcy?

Individuals who find themselves owing more each month than what they can afford to pay file bankruptcy to reduce their debt obligations. Creditors must stop trying to aggressively collect debts from the moment you file your case. While the bulk of your unsecured debts are eligible…

Can you hold a store or restaurant legally accountable for your slip and fall?

When you do something routine like going out to eat or to a store to shop in Florida or anywhere in the nation, you never anticipate slipping and falling. But it happens with notable frequency. In fact, “falls are routinely listed as one of the leading…

Ten Myths of Bankruptcy: Free E-book by an Orlando Bankruptcy Attorney

In the Ten Myths of Bankruptcy  free e-book, I will address common misunderstandings about bankruptcy. In the 20 to 30 minutes it takes you to read this, you will learn the answers to important questions you may have asked about how bankruptcy can help you and your…

Erb’s Palsy is a preventable Birth-Related Trauma

Birth injuries include a wide range of nerve and spinal cord trauma due to various mechanical forces during labor and delivery, leading to neurodevelopment impairment. Erb’s Palsy or Erb-Duchenne Palsy is a form of brachial plexus birth palsy. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic…

Are you a retailer who is trying to save your company?

Retailers have rarely seen a worse environment for success. With no tourism, virtually no in-store traffic and no further stimulus to tide people over, things look grim. Still, you may be holding out, hoping things will turn around by the end of the year. Many…

Did a dog cause your accident?

There are many distractions for drivers today. Everything from complex driver assistance technology and cell phones to the old-fashioned radio and fast food can cause distractions that lead to serious motor vehicle accidents. One distraction that does not get a lot of press is the…

Surgical Instruments left Behind

An emergency or elective surgical procedure is a stressful life event. A patient’s hope is for a speedy and pain-free recovery with no complications. Unfortunately, in some cases of medical negligence, there can be significant surgical errors that result in prolonged hospital stays, additional surgeries, and…

Hospital Acquired Infections: How Safe are our Hospitals?

Hospital-acquired infections, also known as nosocomial infections, are contracted by patients in healthcare institutions such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient surgical centers, and physicians’ offices. Transmission of infections may also occur to employees of these facilities. Infections are caused by pathogens, including bacteria, viruses,…

Medical Malpractice: Improper Blood Transfusions

January is recognized annually as National Blood Donation Month. The goal is to increase donations for lifesaving blood supplies to improve the health or save the lives of those in need. The American Red Cross reports that approximately 13,000 blood donations are needed daily to keep the…

Does a Notice of Garnishment Hearing Eliminate all Your Options?

As you continue to deal with the ever-mounting debt that you have accumulated, it may feel as though you can physically feel the weight of these debts. Having outstanding balances can lead to quite a bit of stress and even if you want to get…

Nursing Home Negligence: Falls Resulting in Significant Harm and Wrongful Death

Placing a loved one in a long-term care facility, also known as a nursing home, can traumatize a family. This difficult decision, usually the result of an emergent situation or chronic health concern, can leave the family wrought with feelings of guilt, grief, and anxiety.…

Medication Errors in Healthcare Institutions

Medication errors are preventable events resulting in life-threatening medical situations, congenital deformities, permanent disabilities, and even death for unsuspecting patients. These errors are a threat to patient safety that can lead to devastating patient outcomes. Medication errors are acts of medical negligence that can occur through improper…

What to Know About Uninsured Motorist Insurance

It’s an unfortunate reality that car accidents are common, so it goes without saying that having good insurance is vital. In fact, in Florida, drivers must have certain policies in place before they even get behind the wheel. However, Florida law doesn’t require certain types of insurance,…

What is a 341 Meeting?

Bankruptcy is a complex process and can be stressful for those in debt, as the future becomes unclear and uncertain. A key component in a bankruptcy case is the 341 meeting, which is often the last step before discharging debt. This meeting is an opportunity for…

Finding the Right Doctor After a Car Accident

In any accident or injury, an experienced, caring doctor is crucial and can mean life or death in some instances. And in the cases of car accidents, having a doctor who knows what to specifically check is important. This is because certain injuries can arise…

Ophthalmologic Malpractice and Retinal Detachments

A retinal detachment is an acute medical emergency that requires prompt surgical intervention for functional vision to be preserved. According to a study done by the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, there has been an increase in medical malpractice claims due to negligence associated with the diagnosis…

What if you have a personal injury when you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

If you’re in a personal injury lawsuit but also facing mounting debt, you might be considering bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is often considered to be the last resort but is sometimes essential for a debtor. However, it’s important to know that already being in the process of a personal…

Chiropractic Medical Malpractice Claims

While chiropractic errors are less discussed in the medical malpractice arena, they do still happen. Chiropractic care is an alternative medical treatment that uses non-invasive, hands-on spinal manipulations to enhance joint mobility. The treatment goal is to restore range of motion and reduce muscle spasms…

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