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Study Demonstrates that Nurse Practitioners Can Be Held Liable for Similar Medical Malpractice Claims as Physicians

By Friedland & Associates |

According to a new study released in March, medical malpractice allegations against nurse practitioners are not significantly different than those brought against primary care physicians, indicating that, as nurse practitioners see more and more patients each year, they are arguably making similar mistakes, which are just as significant in scope as those that doctors… Read More »

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Another Fatality in Autopilot Vehicle Accident Raises Concerns

By Friedland & Associates |

Unfortunately, self-driving vehicles are on the hook (once again) for causing serious injuries and fatalities in a series of auto accidents. A mere week after an Uber vehicle in self-driving mode killed a pedestrian in Arizona, Tesla’s Model X was involved a fatal crash at the end of March, raising some serious questions about… Read More »

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Florida Woman Finds out Epidural Needle Was Knowingly Left in Her Spine, Causing Complications

By Friedland & Associates |

In late March, news broke of one Florida mother’s nightmare discovery, 14 years after giving birth: Due to medical malpractice, as she was about to give birth at Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, the epidural needle broke off and been left in her spine for many years, causing massive pain and complications. Although it is… Read More »

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Deadly Bridge Collapse at Florida International University Kills Six and Injures 10

By Friedland & Associates |

The sad story of the bridge collapse at Florida International University (FIU)—and the individuals who were killed and injured—has been all over the news of late, particularly as officials with the National Transportation Safety Board open up an investigation into what exactly happened that caused so much devastation on Thursday, March 15th. Those who… Read More »

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Bus Carrying Students from Disney World Crashes

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On early Tuesday morning of March 13th, a bus operated by private charter company First Class Tours carrying band students who had just performed at Disney World fell into a 50-foot ravine near the Alabama-Florida line, killing the bus driver and injuring several of the students. The bus reportedly struck a bridge support when… Read More »

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Years after Medical Birth Injury Mistake, Victim Injured Again Due To Misrouted Settlement Funds

By Friedland & Associates |

It’s difficult enough dealing with the lifetime repercussions of a serious medical mistake which results in a birth injury and lifetime disability without also having to deal with additional mistakes made by the defendant in paying the required settlement after such a tragedy. Unfortunately, that was one woman’s experience in a lawsuit recently filed… Read More »

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Injury Liability in the NBA: a Serious ‘Workplace Injury’

By Friedland & Associates |

While a certain number of physical injuries are expected when it comes to professional sports, the issue has now become a matter of liability when it comes to NBA (basketball) injuries. Players who experience serious injuries are reportedly continuing to play until the issue progresses to destroying their career and chances of playing at… Read More »

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Amtrak Accident En Route to Miami Leaves 100 Injured and Two Killed

By Friedland & Associates |

The fatal Amtrak accident that occurred in early February has been all over the news due to the injuries and deaths involved in the accident. More than 100 people were injured and at least two Amtrak crew members were killed after a track switch locked in the wrong position and lead to a collision… Read More »

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New Study Demonstrates That Risk of Dementia Increases Decades after Traumatic Brain Injury

By Friedland & Associates |

While traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have long been linked to dementia, there have been very few long-term studies focusing on this link—that is, until now. On January 30th, the journal PLOS Medicine published a startling new study indicating that the risk of developing dementia is increased by four to six times just within the… Read More »

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Was The Florida Shooting A Case Of Wrongful Death?

By Friedland & Associates |

The tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th resulted in the death of 17 people, most of whom were young, teenage children. Several teachers were also killed while throwing themselves in front of the students to protect them. Naturally, people want to know what can be… Read More »

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