Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean and Florida, leaving millions of dollars in property damage in its wake. Property damage can be fixed, though. For the families of 11 residents of a South Florida nursing home, their damage is beyond repair.
How so? The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills is being accused of negligence in regards to the deaths of 11 of its elderly residents during Hurricane Irma.
In a wrongful death suit brought by the family of Miguel Antonio Franco, one of the residents who died, they claim “the facility failed to provide proper air conditioning and that patients suffered for days because of sweltering temperatures resulting from loss of power to AC units.”
The lawsuit also claims that the nursing home didn’t make the necessary and timely calls for emergency help and failed to give proper care to Franco’s wife, who survived, but was in the hospital in serious condition.…
As a parent, you do your best to protect your child and minimize risks by every means possible, including driving safely to prevent auto accidents. However, some crashes just can’t be prevented, in which case a car set will dramatically reduce your child’s risk of serious injury or death.
However, not just any car seat will do. To keep your child as safe as possible, it is imperative that you use the proper car seat for your child’s age and size, and that you follow proper use and installation guidelines.
Why you need a car seat
The sad reality is that car crashes kill more children in the US than any other type of child injury, causing nearly 700 child deaths annually.…
If you have been injured by a defective product, the court may award compensation to you for your pain, suffering, and losses. Moreover, your case may have the potential to hold a company accountable for their defective product in such a way that they are driven to make changes that protect more people going forward.
Economic damages may be awarded for the following:
Lost income, both past and future
Lost services and support
Loss of appraised real property value
Costs of repairs, including labor, profit and overhead
Any other loss that occurred only due to the injury or harm of the situation
If you were partially at fault for the accident, your damages will be reduced proportionally.…Read more
Irma was the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and it had the numbers to back it up:
Irma’s tropical storm force winds covered 70,000 square miles. Our state’s whole area is actually less than that at 65,000 square miles.
The strong winds of the hurricane reached 300 miles wide, which is two times wider than the state of Florida.
Irma’s maximum sustained winds reached up to 185 mph. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew’s top winds only hit 175 mph.
Many places throughout Florida are closed and are unsure when they will reopen due to the staggering damage.
Monkey Jungle, one of South Florida’s favorite wildlife parks, has been devastated by fallen trees.…
In the increasingly complex healthcare environment, many caregivers and entities are responsible for patient care, and error on the part of any provider can be catastrophic and result in patient injury or death. Because the healthcare field is more integrative than ever, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which party should be held liable for medical malpractice.
A medical malpractice attorney can help you to determine which parties should be held responsible for your specific case, but generally one (or more) of three entities can be held liable: individual caregivers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.
Many forms of medical malpractice occur when a patient is harmed by a doctor or other medical professional.…
Summer is ending, which means it’s time for Florida kids to head back to school. As your kids head back to the classroom, you’ll be dealing with school supplies, homework, projects, and extracurricular activities.
Sometimes, you might also have to deal with school injuries.
Slip and falls are some of the most common school injuries because there is ample opportunity for a slip and fall to occur. Whether it’s due to a freshly mopped or waxed floor, running down the hall, a spill in the cafeteria, a backpack left out in a classroom aisle, playing on a playground, or numerous other factors, your child might slip, trip, or fall on school property.…
Since the 1970s, Florida has participated in a no-fault auto insurance system. Since then, numerous lawmakers have attempted to update and change the way our state handles car insurance, and as of August 16, a new bill has been filed to attempt to do that… again.
SB 150 was filed by Senator Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa to repeal the current no-fault system during the 2018 Legislature. As it stands right now, Florida drivers are required to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Under Lee’s proposed bill, motorists would need to carry bodily injury and medical payment coverage instead of PIP coverage.
So, What’s Wrong with the Current System?…
Every parent wants to keep their children from getting injured. They spend countless hours worrying about the various bad things that could potentially happen to their kids, and gobs of money on all kinds of safety equipment.
The bad news is that you can’t stop every bad thing from happening. The good news, though, is that the likelihood of many childhood injuries can be reduced significantly.
You just have to pick your battles and focus on the things that you can (largely) control. To that end, here’s a list of the most common childhood injuries that Florida parents can watch for and work to prevent.
Know the Most Common Childhood Injuries So You Can Understand How to Minimize Them
Injuries are the top reason for childhood fatalities each year, and they account for the majority of childhood emergency room visits. …
Most school-age children have mixed feelings when it comes time to go back to school. However, purchasing new school supplies for back-to-school is almost universally something that is eagerly anticipated – who doesn’t love that new eraser smell?
Although most school supplies are carefully regulated and completely safe for your children, some have been found to contain harmful toxins and should be avoided. This guide can help you identify which school supplies are toxic so you can stay away from them.
Back-to-School Items You Need to Keep Your Kids Away From
Asbestos-containing crayons. It may seem crazy in today’s day and age, but some crayons – particularly those manufactured outside of the United States – may contain asbestos.…
In today’s world, there are all kinds of things for parents of teenagers to worry about. Drinking. Drugs. Sexting. Sexually transmitted diseases. Shoplifting.
Even in the best case scenario, you might be worried that your teen’s grades won’t be good enough to get them into the right school. Or that they’re an overachiever who is pushing themselves too hard.
There are so many things to fret over that you have to prioritize, so today we’re going to make a suggestion to you: cars.
Yes, that’s right, cars. If you have a teen, they should be your biggest fear for one simple reason: more teens die in car crashes than in any other way.…