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Lakeland School Bus Accident

Lakeland School Bus Accident

Sovereign Immunity

A school bus accident was reported in Lakeland, Florida. This accident happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Galloway Road and Swindell Road. According to police, the school bus driver came to a stop at the stop sign before going through the intersection but did...

Stay Right At Night Campaign

Stay Right At Night Campaign

Car Accidents

Florida law enforcement officials have begun the “Stay Right at Night” campaign to remind drivers of the need to pay attention at divided highway on-ramps and off-ramps such as interstate highways. This is where a significant number of fatal or serious car accidents occur...

Cause of Death Disputed in Medical Malpractice Case

Cause of Death Disputed in Medical Malpractice Case

Medical Malpractice

Steve Kenan died in 2013 after an interventional cardiac catheterization. The interesting facts of this case are that the doctor who performed the procedure was paid $300,000 annually to do procedures at the hospital (St. Anthony’s Hospital/St. Petersburg and owned by BayCare)...

2016 Highway Deaths Greater Than in Years Past

2016 Highway Deaths Greater Than in Years Past

Personal Injury

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that a total of 19,100 deaths occurred on U.S. highways in the first six months of 2016 representing an overall increase of 18% from 2015. Nationwide, the estimated annual mileage death rate was 1.3 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles...

Toyota Recall Loose Rear Shocks

Toyota Recall Loose Rear Shocks

Product Liability

Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled over 337,000 vehicles due to loose nuts on the rear suspensions of certain vehicles. The vehicles impacted are listed below: Lexus HS250h 2010 Toyota RAV4 2006-2011 Toyota claims that rust can build up on the suspension arm threat if the nuts...

Ford Door Latch Recall

Ford Door Latch Recall

Product Liability

Ford has issued a nationwide recall for vehicles listed below. 2013-15 C-MAX – Michigan Assembly Plant, April 19, 2012 to Jan. 31, 2015 2013-15 Escape – Louisville Assembly Plant, Oct. 19, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2015 2012-15 Focus – Michigan Assembly Plant, Aug. 1, 2010 to Jan. 31,...

ATV Accident Injures Singer

ATV Accident Injures Singer

Personal Injury

A former member of a local band, Dallas Taylor, suffered what has been described as a horrific injury as a result of an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) accident. The accident occurred last Tuesday (August 2nd) when Tayor was riding an ATV without a helmet and hit a sign. Taylor’s...

Medical Malpractice Caps Case Goes to Florida Supreme Court

Medical Malpractice Caps Case Goes to Florida Supreme Court

Medical Malpractice

North Broward Hospital District, et al. v. Susan Kalitan, SC15-1858. The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a 2007 medical malpractice case involving a dental assistant who went to the hospital for carpal tunnel surgery. The patient, Susan Kalitan, ended up with a...

Medicare Ranks Florida Hospitals

Medicare Ranks Florida Hospitals

Medical Malpractice

On a five star system, Medicare has a ranking system to rank hospitals in the United States. In Florida, there were no 5-star hospitals and only two 4-star hospitals. None of these hospitals were located in Polk County, Florida. Polk County’s most significant hospitals are...

Do Autonomous Cars Mean the End of Traffic Lights?

Do Autonomous Cars Mean the End of Traffic Lights?

Car Accidents

Imagine a world with truly autonomous cars? Wouldn’t it be nice to never have to stop at a traffic light? It’s a nice thought but the changes needed to make that a reality are far greater than simple advances in technology. Even if technology advances to a point where all...

Bad Faith In Uninsured Motorist Cases

Bad Faith In Uninsured Motorist Cases

Insurance Bad Faith

Florida Supreme Court holds that a confession of judgment does not prevent a plaintiff from obtaining a trial on damages in Adrian Fridman v. Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois, Case No: SC13-1607 (February 25, 2016).  This puts an end to a practice discussed in GEICO v....

Failure To Use Bedrails Is A Malpractice Risk

Failure To Use Bedrails Is A Malpractice Risk

Medical Malpractice

As medical malpractice attorneys, we frequently get calls about cases involving someone who has fallen out of bed in the hospital.  What many people may not know is that falls from hospital beds are a leading cause of patient injuries.  It is the standard of care for a hospital to...

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