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Summer Threats in Florida Swimming Pools

By Friedland & Associates |

Parents all over the country are concerned about to what extent swimming pools are safe for their kids and the potential dangers of drowning. Other concerns that have surfaced here in Florida also involve the levels of chlorine present in pools and even recent warnings issued by health officials describing dangerous parasites and the… Read More »

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Florida Boating Accident Statistics Worse Than Ever; State Legislators Take Action

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New U.S. Coast Guard data shows that Florida leads the nation in both boating accidents and deaths, a trend that has been growing since 2013. And unfortunately, not only are people getting hurt, but those accidents carry millions of dollars in associated property damage as well. As a result, Florida legislators are starting to… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Payments Higher Than Ever, Research Reveals

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According to new research released this spring, while the rate of medical malpractice claims brought in the U.S. has declined, the average payout for successful medical malpractice claims increased approximately 23 percent between 2010 and 2014. Experts speculate that this could be due to various hurdles that have been placed in injured patients’ way,… Read More »

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Judge Awards Family $42 Million for Birth Injury Complications

By Friedland & Associates |

A family whose baby suffered severe brain injuries during birth was recently awarded $42 million by a judge as a result of the many medical, physical, emotional, and other disabilities he will face for the rest of his life. The injuries stem from an incident in 2012 that occurred at the Keystone Women’s Health… Read More »

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Another Cosmetic Procedure Incident in Florida, This Time Ends In Death

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Florida is a popular destination point for certain cosmetic procedures; in particular, one known as a Brazilian butt lift, which involves lifting fat from certain areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and/or back through liposuction and placing it in the patient’s butt in order to manipulate its size and shape…. Read More »

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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: America’s “Hidden Horror”

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It’s the “news” that no one wants to hear about: sexual abuse happening in the nursing home (aka long-term care facility) where your loved one lives. While some types of nursing home abuse have been highlighted over the years, sexual abuse, specifically, has largely remained a hidden problem nationwide, unfortunately allowing it to continue… Read More »

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$110 Million Verdict in Products Liability Claim Linked To Talc Powder

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On May 4th, Johnson & Johnson and the talc mining firm that supplies the talc in the company’s products (Imerys) were ordered to pay more than $110 million to a woman who allegedly developed ovarian cancer as a result of using the company’s talc-based products for decades. Thus far, there have been approximately 2,400… Read More »

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When Negligent Security Leads To Building Fires

By Friedland & Associates |

When most people think of negligent security, they may think of premises liability issues, where individuals become victims of criminal activity as the result of a violent, dangerous act. However, the concept of negligent security—and any and all claims that can be brought as a result—can cover a wide array of issues, such as… Read More »

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Dog Bites On the Rise

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For many people, dogs are man’s best friend; the companions we need to provide us and our families with that unconditional love that only they can bring. However, for others, encountering dogs can be a frightening, harrowing experience, particularly for victims of dog bites. Not only are they typically left with a frightening array… Read More »

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The Ability for Social Media to Increase Premises Liability for Property Owners

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Premises liability is a legal concept which describes the liability that a property owner carries if someone is injured by a dangerous or defective condition on their property. Property owners owe a duty of reasonable care to those who have permission to enter the property. If they knew or reasonably should have known that… Read More »

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