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“Check Your Medical Records for Dangerous Errors”

By Jeff Brown |

On November 21, ABC News ran an important story on checking your medical records for dangerous errors that could result in serious injuries or death. Older adults in particular have cause to be especially careful about what, exactly, is in their records. According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology,… Read More »

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New Research Shows That Infants, Children, and Teens Are Especially At Risk after Radiation Accidents Due To Smaller Size

By Jeff Brown |

According to research released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published in Pediatrics on November 26, children, infants, and teens are more susceptible to radiation poisoning and more likely to develop serious medical issues as a result, including certain cancers and mental health issues. This most frequently happens as a result of being… Read More »

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USA Today Investigation Reveals Horrifying Practice of Dangerous Doctors Starting Over In New States with Clean Records

By Jeff Brown |

A recent USA Today investigation involving doctors illegally selling patients meds, botching surgeries, being implicated in patients’ deaths, and sexually assaulting patients has the country taking a new look at medical malpractice and our “broken” medical license system. According to the investigation, the existing medical license system has hundreds of potentially dangerous doctors with… Read More »

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Serious Dog Bite Attack in Florida Leaves Young Girl in Critical Condition

By Jeff Brown |

A serious dog attack incident involving a little girl in Florida has unfortunately left her in critical condition. Three-year-old Alyssa Bartolotta was with her aunt, who was visiting a friend, when a dog ran out of the front door and grabbed her by the face. She was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in… Read More »

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String Of Tragic Deaths Involving Children Left In Hot Cars Continues In Florida—Do Families Have The Right To Bring Wrongful Death Claims Against Parents & Others Responsible?

By Jeff Brown |

News of two children tragically dying after being left in hot cars has dominated news headlines here in Florida of late. It is difficult for people to understand how it is possible for a parent to leave their child in a hot car, and there is no question that the mother accused as being… Read More »

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Central Florida Facility for the Disabled Shut Down After Years of Abuse and Deaths

By Jeff Brown |

Many citizens in Florida are still in shock after the harrowing announcement made by state officials that Carlton Palms—a home for the disabled—was officially shut down due to reports of severe abuse, rape, and death. The facility – run for years by Bellwether Behavioral Health – was the only facility in Central Florida licensed… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Wrongful Death Claim against Police & City to Move Forward

By Jeff Brown |

At the end of October, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by a state concerning a lower court’s decision on a wrongful death lawsuit brought over a 2013 fatal police shooting. The Court’s refusal to hear the case not only means that this particular wrongful death lawsuit in connection with a… Read More »

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New Information Released On FIU Bridge Collapse & Culpability

By Jeff Brown |

We’ve previously discussed the tragedy that occurred with the Florida International University bridge collapse that dominated news headlines in the spring of this year: Emergency crews recovered the bodies of six victims that were killed after the bridge broke into pieces and came crashing down on the cars stopped underneath it, leaving a number… Read More »

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Widower Appeals Ban On Military Injury & Wrongful Death Lawsuits to U.S. Supreme Court

By Jeff Brown |

Losing a loved one due to negligence, medical malpractice and/or medical errors is difficult enough without also having to deal with those responsible for your loss blocking you from obtaining any kind of information whatsoever as to what happened to your loved one. And yet, that is what one man—a Navy Lieutenant—who lost his… Read More »

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How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help In Your Case

By Jeff Brown |

Following an arrest, many individuals are understandably confused and concerned about how to proceed, especially if they have not had prior experience with the Florida criminal justice system. Some people facing criminal charges may not believe that they need an attorney and may try to handle their case on their own. However, no matter… Read More »

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Our View: Tragic Death in Florida Parking Lot Involved Wrongful Death

By Jeff Brown |

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has been the subject of much debate lately, especially after the publicized fatal encounter in July between two men in the parking lot of the “Circle A” convenient store in Clearwater. While the sheriff has decided not to arrest and charge the shooter—indicating that he operated within Florida’s Stand… Read More »

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Celebrity’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed against Former Florida Deputy Garners News Headlines

By Jeff Brown |

September’s headlines here in Florida were dominated by news of one celebrity (Tyler Perry) filing a wrongful death lawsuit that accuses former Collier County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Calkins of being potentially responsible for the lives of two men who disappeared 15 years ago. According to reports, Calkins arrested the two men separately in 2003… Read More »

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Account Takeover via Mobile Payments Now Drives Largest Fraud Losses

By Jeff Brown |

According to a new consumer fraud report, account takeover (ATO) now drives the largest fraud losses, whereby phishing remains a strong, vital part of the fraud. ATO occurs when a scammer impersonates a consumer in order to steal from their account. It is on the rise in large part due to various data breaches… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Claims Filed against Police Officer’s Shooting of a Child

By Jeff Brown |

One of the saddest things that can happen to a family is the loss of a child. When that loss is due to someone’s intentional act—especially a law enforcement officer, who represents the government and its duty to protect us—it can feel like a severe injustice. One such story made headlines of late in… Read More »

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Alarming Amount of Contaminated Food Found At Some Florida Food Establishments

By Jeff Brown |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to 50 million Americans get sick from food contamination and poisoning every year, of which thousands die. The most common incidents stem from bacteria such as Campylobacter, Clostridium, E.coli, Listeria, Salmonella, and Shigella, and can result in flu symptoms, nausea, organ failure, vomiting,… Read More »

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Miami-Dade Judge Declares Cap on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Unconstitutional

By Jeff Brown |

Recently, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jose M. Rodriguez ruled that Florida law limiting noneconomic damages to $350,000 was unconstitutional, finally ending a cap on noneconomic damages that has harmed thousands of medical malpractice victims in Florida each year. Specifically, Judge Rodriguez labeled Florida’s cap on noneconomic damages, which apply when a plaintiff succeeds at trial… Read More »

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Our View: Tragic Death in Florida Parking Lot Involved Wrongful Death

By Jeff Brown |

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has been the subject of much debate lately, especially after the publicized fatal encounter in July between two men in the parking lot of the “Circle A” convenient store in Clearwater. While the sheriff has decided not to arrest and charge the shooter—indicating that he operated within Florida’s Stand… Read More »

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Fatal Florida Crash Involving Tesla Vehicle Shows Battery Reignited Twice After Crash

By Jeff Brown |

According to a report released by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on June 26th, after being involved in a fatal crash in Florida, whereby the car crashed into a wall in Fort Lauderdale, killing two teens and injuring a third, the car battery of a Tesla reignited twice after being fully extinguished…. Read More »

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Workplace Injuries in Poultry Processing Plants

By Jeff Brown |

When we think of injuries that occur on the job, we usually think of construction sites; falling from scaffolds; slip and fall accidents; perhaps even repetitive stress injuries received over time. What we rarely think about are folks who work at processing plants and face injuries just as significant as those on a construction… Read More »

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Algae Blooms. Bacteria & Dangerous Products Sending Floridians to the Emergency Room This Summer

By Jeff Brown |

There have been a number of concerns of late involving Floridians being significantly harmed by what many would label a failure of our state and federal agencies to keep the environment safe (and products) for human use, as we discuss below. Sewage Spills In late July, one of the pipes abandoned and replaced almost… Read More »

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