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Rehab Facility Death Raises Questions about Duty to Care in Florida

 
When checking into drug addiction treatment centers, patients and their family members trust that the facility will provide for the patient’s medical care, safety, and well-being while in treatment. Due to the nature of drug addiction and withdrawal, rehab facilities must supervise patients continuously to prevent self-harm or injury to other patients.
 
All of which makes the story of Graeme Hill not just incredibly tragic, but also anger-inducing. What happened?
 
Mr. Hill flew to River Oaks Drug Treatment Center in Riverview, Florida from Illinois after speaking to a patient recruiter over the phone in the midst of a mental breakdown. He was taken into custody by River Oaks at the Tampa Airport, as he was suffering a psychotic episode.…

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Self-Driving Cars Coming to Florida Fast — But Are They Safe?

Soon more self-driving vehicles will be on the roads you are currently traveling. Waymo, the self-driving arm of Google, is now partnering with AutoNation to put more self-driving vehicles on the road here in Florida.
AutoNation is based in Fort Lauderdale and is the nation’s largest automobile dealership chain. Recently they entered into an agreement with Waymo to provide repairs and maintenance for its Chrysler Pacifica fleet. They will also include other vehicle models under the agreement as Waymo incorporates new lines.
 
Waymo was birthed in 2016 after eight years of development in Google’s research branch. It opened a production facility in Michigan in May 2016, where Chrysler Pacificas were fitted with sensors.…

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Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida: Know Who Can Be Sued

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.
 

Caregivers
 
Many forms of medical malpractice occur when a patient is harmed by a doctor or other medical professional.…

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7 FAQs about Professional Liability Insurance in Florida

As a business owner, you probably see risks all around you. A business is like a child, and you are constantly putting your child’s wellbeing in the hands of other people, such as employees, other businesses, clients or customers, and so on. With all of the possible things that could go wrong, you might wonder what options are out there to protect your business.
 
One way that many people opt to protect their business is to get professional liability insurance.
 
Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about Professional Liability Insurance
 
Who Needs Professional Liability Insurance?
Anyone who works in a field that receives advice or counsel from other businesses or organizations could benefit from professional liability insurance.…

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How You Can Take Action against Legal Malpractice

After unsuccessfully going through the process of filing a personal injury suit or defending against criminal charges, the last thing you probably want to do is pick up the phone and call another lawyer. We understand this frustration – especially if you believe that your lawyer was the reason your case ended with unfavorable results.
 
That, however, is exactly why you need to seek out the advice of another attorney. There are all kinds of reasons that you might not have gotten the result you wanted in your case. It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes the reason is that the lawyer you hired to help you on your case committed legal malpractice by not living up to their legal responsibility to represent you to the best of their ability.…

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What Is a Mass Torts Case…and Do You Have One?

 
A tort is a civil wrong committed by a person or company that results in physical or emotional harm, financial loss, or property damage. Pretty much every single case that personal injury lawyers deal with involves torts and tort laws. You are filing a lawsuit and seeking damages because you have experienced a tort.
 
So what’s a mass tort? It’s a single tort that causes injury to numerous victims. Like other personal injury cases, mass tort lawsuits usually include some form of negligence – the failure to use reasonable care. But in these situations that negligence impacted a large group of people.
 
Mass tort lawsuits are different from class action lawsuits.…

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Drivers Need to Be Held Responsible for Motorcycle Deaths

 
For any parent, watching your child get behind the wheel of a car is a nerve-wracking experience. No matter how safe the car or how knowledgeable the driver, the dangers of driving are countless and unavoidable. Those dangers increase exponentially when motorcycles are involved, and it’s only natural for parents of motorcyclists to be permanently biting their nails whenever their loved ones go for a ride.
 
Tragically, despite parents’ hopes and prayers for their children’s safety, sometimes collisions do happen and lives are lost. Here in Florida on Monday, December 22nd, 18-year-old Shayne Breene was killed in an automobile accident when his motorcycle collided with an unspecified four-wheeled vehicle near Avon Park.…

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Education Influences Recovery after Traumatic Brain Injuries

 
The type of traumatic brain injuries caused by something like a car accident, fall, or blow to the head can have a life-long impact. Even a mild traumatic brain injury can cause symptoms like headaches, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, and changes in sensory perception. A moderate to severe brain injury can result in all those symptoms, as well as problems like slurred speech, loss of coordination, and profound confusion, often making it difficult for people suffering these injuries to continue working or living a normal life.
 
However, there is some hope for those who have experienced a TBI—new evidence suggests that the higher the education level, the more likely someone is to have no measurable disability a year after their injury.…

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If you have been injured while on the property of a Pembroke Pines business or residence, you could be eligible for compensation. An injury attorney who serves the Pembroke Pines area can review your accident in order to ascertain the extent to which it may be a premises liability or “slip and fall” injury case. In most instances, whether or not you could be entitled to remuneration from the property owner will depend upon your reasons for being on the property and if the owner provided for your reasonable safety while you were on the property.
 
The law requires for property owners to keep guests reasonably free from injury. However, if a trespasser ventures onto commercial or private property uninvited, the owner is usually not liable for any injury the trespasser might sustain.…

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When a victim is injured in an auto accident, medical personnel will often classify the injury as mild/minor, moderate, severe/serious/critical, or catastrophic. A catastrophic injury is one that could be life threatening, but if survived, will likely change the victim’s life forever after. Spinal cord injuries are often categorized as catastrophic because in many instances, an injury to the spine results in so many other medical difficulties, as well. If you have suffered an auto accident in Coral Springs resulting in a spinal cord injury that will entail long-term or lifelong care, an attorney may be able to help you in your efforts to recoup whatever financial losses you may incur.…

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