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Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Death of Residents in Hollywood Hills FL After Hurricane Irma

Author: armando

If your loved one survived Hurricane Irma unscathed, only to suffer serious injury or die from heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration or other complications, it’s time to learn about your legal options. Our nursing home negligence lawyers are stationed throughout the state of Florida ready to help you hold the care facility you trusted with … Continue reading Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Death of Residents in Hollywood Hills FL After Hurricane Irma

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14 Sep

2017

Florida Immigration Measure One Step Closer to Reality

Author: Armando Edmiston

Earlier in 2016, the Florida House signed off on a law that stipulates that its counties and cities must provide cooperation to federal immigration authorities, or face penalties. Florida is home to cities and counties that have been dubbed “sanctuary cities.” This name arose because of laws, policies or regulations on their books, that enable immigrants to decline … Continue reading Florida Immigration Measure One Step Closer to Reality

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19 May

2016

From Sweethearts to Sour Tarts, Millionaire Matchmaker Sued

Author: Armando Edmiston

The dating scene has changed dramatically over the course of a few years. With more people having access to the internet, online dating is no longer something the desperate or insecure do; everybody is dating online. As more people date online, the need to weed out the bad apples from those people who are truly … Continue reading From Sweethearts to Sour Tarts, Millionaire Matchmaker Sued

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22 Jun

2016

Bills Passed in Recent Florida Legislative Session

Author: Armando Edmiston

During the month of March, the Florida legislature met for their 2016 session to vote on a number of bills. Governor Rick Scott has already approved the bills addressing criminal law and seizure of property, and various changes have been in effect since July 1, 2016. Changes include alternative sentencing options for people who have been charged … Continue reading Bills Passed in Recent Florida Legislative Session

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27 Jul

2016

Disney Gator Attack – 2 Year Old Bitten by a wild Alligator in Florida – is Disney Liable? You Decide

Author: Armando Edmiston

The unfortunate events of June 16, 2016 where a 2 year old child was attacked by a 4 to 7 foot alligator at Disney world has reminded me to blog about the duties and responsibilities Disney World, along with all the other attraction parks, owes to the public. The question is whether Disney World should … Continue reading Disney Gator Attack – 2 Year Old Bitten by a wild Alligator in Florida – is Disney Liable? You Decide

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28 Jul

2016

Pokemon Go Injuries: Liability for Game Makers in Florida

Author: Armando Edmiston

By now, you’re no doubt well aware of ‘Pokémon Go’ – the hot new augmented reality game from Niantic that is making waves across the country. As the long running franchise’s first entry into the mobile gaming platform, ‘Pokémon Go’ uses both the built-in camera and GPS features on a user’s smartphone to allow them … Continue reading Pokemon Go Injuries: Liability for Game Makers in Florida

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18 Aug

2016

Product Liability Cases: What They Are & Who’s Responsible

Author: Jennifer Long

What product liability cases are and how they work Product liability laws were created to protect the customer in the event of a product flaw. Although manufacturers do not intend on making a faulty product, some do slip through the cracks and make their way to the public. However, the severity of the flaw and … Continue reading Product Liability Cases: What They Are & Who’s Responsible

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26 Sep

2016

How Can Hurricane Evacuation Affect Immigration Enforcement?

Author: Jennifer Long

When you’re attempting to outrun a hurricane, your immigration status may be the last thing on your mind — but if you’re currently subject to an immigration detainer, you may be concerned about the legal impact of leaving the county (or state) to seek dry ground. Fortunately, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just announced it … Continue reading How Can Hurricane Evacuation Affect Immigration Enforcement?

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21 Oct

2016

Florida Appeals Court Rules Caps on Non-Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases Unconstitutional

Author: Jennifer Long

Last month, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal found the state’s statutory limits placed on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases unconstitutional. In doing so, the Second Court District joined with the Fourth Court District in a major blow to the state’s law regarding statutory caps in medical malpractice personal injury cases. In Suarez v. … Continue reading Florida Appeals Court Rules Caps on Non-Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases Unconstitutional

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04 Jan

2017

Proposed Legislation Would End Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance System

Author: Jennifer Long

Florida may be closer to joining some other states that have moved away from a no-fault auto insurance system. After indications that the 2012 reforms to Florida’s personal injury protection coverage requirements have failed to realize the expected insurance rate savings, Florida’s legislature is about to consider proposed legislation that would dramatically change the state’s auto … Continue reading Proposed Legislation Would End Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance System

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30 Mar

2017

Why is Filing a Civil Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart so Difficult?

Author: Jennifer Long

Fortune 500 ranked Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world’s richest business in 2016 with over $485.9 billion in revenue, has again topped the Fortune 500 list for the fourth year running. Wal-Mart is the largest single private employer in the country, with an astonishing 2.3 million employees and over 8,500 stores worldwide. However, each week nearly … Continue reading Why is Filing a Civil Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart so Difficult?

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27 Apr

2017

What are the Signs That a Family Member May Be a Victim of Elder Abuse?

Author: Jennifer Long

While elder abuse is a growing problem in nursing homes across the country, studies suggest that much of this abuse goes unreported. The  New England Journal of Medicine found that approximately one in ten elderly adults has experienced abuse of some kind, whether physical, psychological or sexual; however, a study conducted by doctors at Weill Cornell Medical College found … Continue reading What are the Signs That a Family Member May Be a Victim of Elder Abuse?

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10 May

2017

Florida High Court Hearing On Workers’ Comp Scheduled for April 16

Author: Jennifer Long

In 2003, Daniel Stahl injured his back while moving a patient at Hialeah Hospital. This was right after Florida changed its workers’ comp system. He received treatment, but was eventually told there would be no further improvement and restricted from lifting more than ten pounds – ending his career as a nurse. His problems were not determined … Continue reading Florida High Court Hearing On Workers’ Comp Scheduled for April 16

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11 May

2017

Florida Resident Wins $100K Lawsuit Against Starbucks For Faulty Coffee Cup Lid

Author: Jennifer Long

The McDonald’s hot coffee case of 1994 is one of the most well-known lawsuits of all time, resulting in a jury award of $2.86 million for the plaintiff. Unfortunately for one Florida woman, Starbucks appears not to have learned from McDonald’s costly and negligent mistake. As a result of a faulty coffee cup lid, 43-year-old … Continue reading Florida Resident Wins $100K Lawsuit Against Starbucks For Faulty Coffee Cup Lid

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12 Jun

2017

How Could the Florida Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision on Malpractice Caps Impact Individual Cases?

Author: Jennifer Long

In a landmark 4-to-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court recently declared that the statutory caps on noneconomic damages in medical negligence actions violated the state’s constitution by creating “arbitrary and invidious discrimination” between categories of medical malpractice victims without sufficient justification. This decision puts Florida with a number of other states that have expressly prohibited … Continue reading How Could the Florida Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision on Malpractice Caps Impact Individual Cases?

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27 Jul

2017