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Florida Still Leads Nation in Number of Drowning Children

By Friedland & Associates |

Florida still leads the nation in losing more children to drowning every year—more than any other state and, according to recent reporting from the Miami Herald (which quoted figures from the USA Swimming Foundation), there was a 20 percent increase between the number of children who drowned in Florida pools or spas between 2016… Read More »

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Florida Cosmetic Surgery Kills another Victim

By Friedland & Associates |

Sadly, Florida was yet again home to another botched cosmetic procedure: On January 4th, the Miami-Dade medical examiner confirmed that another patient died from the same complication that arose for various others during the Brazilian butt lift surgery. According to the medical examiner’s initial report, the mother of two died after fat clogged the… Read More »

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Florida Child’s Death on Christmas Highlights the Importance of Child Safety in Cars

By Friedland & Associates |

A car accident is difficult enough without also having to deal with news that a child died as a result. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to one Florida boy who turned nine on Christmas day: Isaac Santillan was the unfortunate victim of a crash at the intersection of Sunrise and Cortez boulevards at 4:30am…. Read More »

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Florida Toddler Nearly Drowns in Pond & the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine

By Friedland & Associates |

On November 19th, one Florida toddler was rushed to the emergency room after nearly drowning in a pond on one Boca Raton development. At this time, no additional details are available concerning the child’s health. Unfortunately, accidents like these happen all too often, but under what circumstances can landowners be sued and found liable… Read More »

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OSHA Violations & Spinal Cord Injuries on Work Sites

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When most people think of spinal cord injuries, they think of football and other athletic injuries, however, many people do not realize that many spinal cord injuries occur each year on work sites. Just reading about a recent $14.3 million judgment for a worker who fell from a two-story platform highlights the dangers of… Read More »

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues Warning On Flammable Pajamas

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On December 8th, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it was recalling “One Stop Shop” children’s pajama products due to a violation of the federal flammability standard. As reported, failure to meet this standard poses a serious burn risk to children. The pajamas were sold in three different styles: elf… Read More »

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Cosmetic Surgeon Ordered To Stop Practicing Medicine

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Every day, many doctors make mistakes that arguably constitute medical malpractice. However, if and when a state Board of Medicine takes action, you know that a doctor’s mistake is a serious one. This was the case with a recent obstetrician and gynecologist who was ordered to stop practicing medicine due to concerns about the… Read More »

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New Studies Shed Light on NFL Brain Damage Crisis

By Friedland & Associates |

We’ve written about football and traumatic brain injuries before, but as time passes, scientists are obtaining more and more concrete evidence that football is linked to the development of a serious degenerative brain disease, and one that deserves our attention; as well as potentially legal action. Even the National Football League (NFL)—which for years… Read More »

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Tragic Powerboat Accident in Florida Keys Raises Concerns

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A power boat accident that occurred here in Florida on November 9th has officials baffled: Although powerboating can inherently be an exceptionally-dangerous sport because the boats can travel in excess of 100 miles per hour, in this case, the boaters weren’t traveling fast when the boat capsized for no known reason, leading to the… Read More »

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$3 Million Verdict Issued To Family Due To Serious Birth Injuries

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In September 2017, a jury awarded one family $3 million against an obstetrician who forcefully pulled a baby out by his head during delivery, causing serious birth injuries (permanent nerve damage to the baby’s shoulder). In forcefully pulling the baby out when his shoulder was trapped behind his mother’s pelvis, the doctor ended up… Read More »

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