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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 »


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 »


Florida Boat Accident Sends Passengers Overboard, Resulting In Injuries & Death

By Friedland & Associates |

It’s the last thing anyone imagines happening when they set out one evening on Florida waters: a boat catching on fire, and forcing everyone on it to jump overboard or risk severe injuries and even death. Sadly, on January 14th, that’s exactly what happened: one boat accident left passengers fleeing into frigid waters with… Read More »


“Conversion Therapy”: Is This Malpractice?

By Friedland & Associates |

On January 24th, the New York Times featured an important story about a type of alleged abuse and injury that many are unaware of: Conversion Therapy. Many people do not realize that it is still legal in 41 states, including Florida. This “therapy” consisted of years and years of what many would describe as… Read More »


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 »


Florida Cosmetic Surgery Kills another Victim

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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 »


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 »


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 »


OSHA Violations & Spinal Cord Injuries on Work Sites

By Friedland & Associates |

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 »


Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues Warning On Flammable Pajamas

By Friedland & Associates |

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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