Month: May 2017


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What Happens If You Slip and Fall While on Vacation in Florida?

What are your summer plans?
 
Even if you are staying here in Florida for the summer, you have plenty of options for a fun, relaxing vacation. You could take a river cruise, hit the beach, or spend a day at one of Florida’s many amusement parks or attractions. While most vacations go off without a hitch, it is important to know what to do in case you slip and fall while you’re trying to relax and have some vacation fun.
 
Let’s look at an example. In 2013, a woman was at Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon when she slipped and fell on a wet substance around one of the park’s wave pools.…

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Category: Medical Malpractice

Phone Call Leads to $33.8 Million Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In emergency medicine, a moment of hesitation can make a big difference. Eight minutes of negligent behavior? That can result in a $33.8 million lawsuit.
 
Marla Dixon gave birth to her son in 2013. Dixon did not have a high-risk pregnancy, but watched as her doctor made a series of negligent actions and decisions throughout her labor.
 
Specifically, the doctor ordered drugs for stronger contractions and continued to leave the room throughout the labor. One of the phone calls, which lasted for eight minutes, was a call from the doctor’s stockbroker. The doctor also refused to perform a C-section procedure on Dixon, then later altered Dixon’s medical record to say that she had refused the C-section.…

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Category: Auto Accidents

Are We Better Off Without “No-Fault” Insurance in Florida?

The debate over “no-fault” personal injury protection has been raging for the past few years, and it looks like we may be at a breaking point. Currently, all drivers in Florida must carry $10,000 worth of no-fault personal injury protection (PIP), but if some lawmakers have their way, this could change soon.
 
Because of this, it seems like a good time to examine both the benefits and drawbacks of PIP, as well as what the system might be replaced with if legislators decide to go another way.
 
What Are the Benefits of PIP?
 
Many of these benefits of PIP have been taken away in the past few years, weakening the argument for keeping it around.…

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5 FAQs about the 2017 Hurricane Season in Florida

Hurricane season is approaching quickly, and although many Floridians can still see remnants of damages from last year, the weather is stopping for no one. As the temperature of the ocean rises, things are only appearing to get more dangerous and bring the potential to cause more damage.
 
Dealing with the hurricane is just the beginning. If you experience property damage or flooding, dealing with your insurance company can be another nightmare. Prepare yourself for this season by knowing the potential of big storms hitting Florida, and of big changes in the way insurance providers cover hurricane damage.
 
What Are The Chances Of a Busy Hurricane Season?
 
It’s likely we’re going to see at least a few storms this year.…

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