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Florida Supreme Court Allows Medical Malpractice Suit to Move Forward Even Though Medical Expert Retired Before Providing Affidavit

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

In a case that many in the medical malpractice justice field have been watching, on September 6, the Florida Supreme Court allowed a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 20-year-old woman who gave birth to a stillborn child move forward. In doing so, they overturned previous rulings by both a circuit judge… Read More »

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New Tax Law Affects Personal Injury Settlements

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

While many people have focused on the new tax law’s significant effects on alimony payments and divorce, as recently pointed out by Forbes magazine, not enough people have thought about how it could affect justice done in personal injury lawsuits and settlements. The new law has made some important changes to the taxability of… Read More »

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Conditions Frequently Misdiagnosed As Depression

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

It’s no secret that medical errors hurt and kill a significant number of people each year. But what about all of the people this affects who may not even know it? Unfortunately, this is a significant issue when it comes to patients who suffer from particular medical issues, but who are often misdiagnosed with… Read More »

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Florida Nursing Homes Fail To Comply With Mandatory Generator Requirement for Resident Safety

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Even though the tragedy involving people dying in nursing homes last year in Hollywood, Florida after Hurricane Irma dominated news headlines, and led to some important changes in terms of new emergency power supply requirements in Florida nursing homes in order to prevent a similar tragedy, according to recent reports, most Florida nursing homes… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits When Police Officers Shoot a Young Child

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Wrongful death doesn’t just encompass losing a loved one due to a medical mistake or car accident that was someone else’s fault—sometimes, people that we trust, such as police officers, can also be involved in wrongful death. Many families lose loved ones due to police shootings every year, and a number of these families… Read More »

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Federal Jury Awards $18.4 Million to Patient Not Properly Tested For HIV

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

In June, a federal judge awarded almost $18.5 million in damages to a man whose previous doctors failed to test him for HIV in spite of obvious risk factors (being gay and a paramedic) that made him more susceptible to HIV/AIDS. Reportedly, the man originally went to the hospital in 2007 due to facial… Read More »

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Federal Jury Awards Families $385.5 Over DaVita Dialysis Product GranuFlo

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

In late June, a federal jury ordered dialysis machine giant DaVita Inc. to pay three families $385.5 million for the wrongful death of three patients after the jury found that the company failed to adequately warn kidney doctors that their product–GranuFlo—increased patients’ risk of suffering from cardiac arrests. According to the former associate director… Read More »

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Report on Florida Roller Coaster That Derailed Demonstrates Negligence

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

On July 10, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released its preliminary investigation report on last month’s derailment of the Daytona Beach roller coaster that sent six people to the hospital. While on the ride in June, two people were ejected from the front coaster car and fell 34 feet to the… Read More »

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Poultry Processing Plants & Worker Injuries

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

When we think of injuries sustained on the job, we often think of construction site accidents, slip and falls, perhaps injuries based on repetitive actions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. What we likely are not aware of are the many workers injured every day in processing plants. A recent investigative report conducted by the… Read More »

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Wrongful Death in Florida Convenience Store Parking Lot Shooting

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has received a significant amount of attention in the press lately, especially surrounding the well-publicized incident in late July that involved one man being fatally shot in a convenience store parking lot. While the sheriff has already decided that he cannot arrest and charge the shooter because he was… Read More »

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