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Several Florida Nursing Home Residents Dead after Storm Has Families Wondering About Negligence

By Jeff Brown |

On September 13th, eight nursing home residents were found dead in the wake of Florida’s post-hurricane heat. When police entered the home after the storm, they found a foot of standing water filled with feces and urine. Many are now wondering why some facilities in the state were able to take care of residents… Read More »

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$3 Million Birth Injury Case Highlights Pediatric Personal Injury Issues

By Jeff Brown |

During the last week of September, a Superior Court issued a $3 million verdict against an obstetrician who was found responsible for severe birth injuries due to forcefully pulling a baby out by its head during delivery. The lawsuit—filed in 2014—specifically alleged that the doctor caused permanent nerve damage to the baby’s right shoulder… Read More »

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Accidents, Injuries & Deaths at Sea Stir Concern Over US Warships

By Jeff Brown |

Much media attention has been focused on the US Navy of late, particularly after collisions involving USS John S McCain and USS Fitzgerald this summer took the lives of 17 sailors who are now either dead or missing—more than the number killed in Afghanistan this year. Specifically, many members of the public are now… Read More »

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Pediatricians Accuse Florida of Making Children Sick for Financial Reasons

By Jeff Brown |

On August 20th, CNN Wire covered a personal injury story like no other; the story of pediatricians claiming that the state of Florida harmed sick children in order to benefit political donors. Reportedly, the children were switched out of Children’s Medical Services (CMS), a section of Florida Medicaid, and into other Medicaid insurance plans… Read More »

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Boy Scouts Tragically Killed In Boating Accident: Was Negligence Involved?

By Jeff Brown |

Tragically, on August 5th, two Boy Scouts—ages 16 and 18—were killed and another (age 11) critically injured when their sailboat hit an overhead power line and reportedly electrocuted the boys. Officers are still looking into the accident, but say that the preliminary investigation revealed that the sailboat came into contact with the power line…. Read More »

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When People Are Injured or Killed at State Fairs, Who’s Responsible?

By Jeff Brown |

It’s the type of accident that haunts every parent’s worst nightmares: a ride that malfunctions at a state fair and injures and kills people in the process. On July 26th, 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell was killed and seven others severely injured when the “Fire Ball” attraction at the Ohio State Fair malfunctioned, falling apart in… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Lifts Cap on Payouts for Victims of Medical Malpractice

By Jeff Brown |

On June 8th, the Florida Supreme Court held that a 2003 state law that restricted pain and suffering-related damages in personal injury medical malpractice claims violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Florida Constitution, impacting plaintiffs who suffer severe personal injuries (and/or wrongful death) as a result of harm done by medical professionals. In… Read More »

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Injuries & Deaths at Tampa Electric Co. Plant

By Jeff Brown |

On June 29th, two people were killed and four injured in a major incident at the Tampa Electric Co. plant in Apollo Beach, Florida. Workers were reportedly fighting for their lives with burns covering most of their bodies due to molten slag—the byproduct created at the plant when coal is burned for electricity—gushing out… Read More »

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Another Death during Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Puts Spotlight on Florida Surgeon

By Jeff Brown |

Florida can be a popular destination for those seeking to have plastic surgery done, especially if they require surgeons who specialize in particular procedures, such as particular types of lifts. However, people seeking to have cosmetic surgery done need to be careful and ensure that they do their homework in selecting the right surgeon… Read More »

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When Sexual Abuse Is a Personal Injury

By Jeff Brown |

The issue of sexual abuse in conjunction with certain religious figures has been rampant in the news lately, not only implicating particular churches, but some schools as well. For example, on Monday, May 22, 13 former faculty and staff members were named in conjunction with investigations involving substantial claims of sexual misconduct involving students…. Read More »

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