Following an injury or operation, physicians often prescribe patients opiate painkillers like oxycodone, methadone, and hydrocodone. This category of painkillers is highly effective, enabling patients to recover with minimal pain and hopefully, help them get back to work and their everyday lives faster. However, these medications come with a major side effect: addiction. Opioid addiction… Read More

Red-light cameras have been controversial in a number of states, and Florida is no exception. Many Florida lawmakers would like to see red-light cameras banned. Their wish may be more likely now that a report was released finding car accidents are up for intersections with these devices. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor… Read More

You see semi-trucks almost every day, particularly if you have to commute on the highway. You are so used to them, you hardly put much thought into passing a truck or watching one make a wide turn. But when you are about to be in a collision with a semi-truck, you suddenly realize how large… Read More

In November, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal found that the state’s legal caps on noneconomic damages – also known as pain and suffering – in medical malpractice personal injury cases were unconstitutional. In the case, Suarez v. Port Charlotte HMA, LLC, a mother and infant were awarded damages for medical negligence related to the… Read More

Physicians who practice holistic and integrative medicine to the detriment of their patients may find themselves in trouble with their state medical authorities and civilly liable for medical malpractice. Dr. Kenneth Woliner of Boca Raton, Florida, lost his medical license in November after his patient, college student Stephanie Sofronsky, died from untreated stage 3 Hodgkin… Read More

If you have a loved one in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, you expect them to receive excellent care. Whether your family member or friend is recovering from a difficult injury or simply need a little extra help throughout the day, he or she deserves to have the highest quality medical care provided with… Read More

When individuals are at the hospital or need in-home care, they may use a variety of systems and medical devices to receive food and medication and to properly pass waste. Whether the system includes a catheter, syringe or other tubing, it is usually comprised of multiple parts, including connectors. These parts are often packaged together… Read More

Normally, property owners only have a duty of care toward people invited onto their premises. For homeowners, they have a duty to keep their houses safe for guests. Businesses must maintain a secure environment for customers. When property owners fail to inspect their premises, fix hazards that arise, or warn about less-than-obvious dangers and someone… Read More

Florida continuously ranks high in pedestrian deaths compared to other states. The Governors Highway Safety Association found Florida had a fatality rate of 2.96 deaths per 100,000 people in 2014. Hit and run accidents are a major contributor to these fatalities. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 180 people were killed in hit… Read More