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Legal Help For C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries are unfortunately a common occurrence. Cesarean section (also called C-section) births are often performed with the intent to avoid injury to both mother and child. Common reasons for performing them include fetal distress, a mother’s high blood pressure, breech position of a baby, and the need to deliver multiple babies.  Unfortunately, C-sections themselves sometimes result in birth injuries. Such injuries can include fetal lacerations (which can additionally result in Erb’s Palsy, fractures, and cervical cord injuries, among other things), anesthesia injuries, maternal surgical injuries, infections, blood clots, hemorrhages, and even death.1,2 Further, delays in performing C-sections can not only...

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Nursing Malpractice: Another Form of Medical Negligence

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Nursing Malpractice can happen in doctors’ offices, hospitals and even with at-home care. Unfortunately, while many patients’ nurse-related experiences are rooted in exceptional care, a percentage involve negligence, malpractice, or both. The potential for the prevalence of substandard care to be higher is found in areas where medical offices, care centers, and hospitals are abundant—including South Florida.  At-home nursing care, which is often provided for the elderly and those who are handicapped or severely injured, may be overlooked with regard to potential for nursing malpractice. Family members and friends should stay alert to any concerns voiced by those receiving such care.  Potential...

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Problematic Payouts In First Party Insurance Claims

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First party insurance claims are those claims placed by a policyholder. The insurance company is considered the second party; any additional claimant is considered the third party. An example of a first party insurance claim would be a case in which a homeowner has storm damage and makes a claim with his or her homeowner’s insurance company. In accordance with the policy’s coverage and exclusions, the insurance company generally has a legal responsibility to provide fair compensation within a reasonable amount of time without undue burden on the homeowner.  In some cases, insurance companies are less than adept at providing a...

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Medical Malpractice Negligence In Hospitals: Preventable Harm

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Misdiagnosis. Medication errors. Laboratory test mix-ups. These are just a few of the scenarios that can lead to legal action after an individual or loved one is injured or dies due to medical malpractice negligence in a hospital or medical center. And they are far too common. Evidence-based research estimates show that over 400,000 patients die due to preventable harm in hospitals each year.1  Determining the extent of harm caused and providing provable causative factors is essential in securing grounds for a medical malpractice negligence lawsuit. Were all patient symptoms addressed? Were all medications and any potential or known interactions carefully...

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Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Commercial Litigation

From individuals to major corporations, there are a number of potential business scenarios that can result in commercial litigation. While breach of contract, fraud, and employment issues are a few of the more common litigation topics, the specific case types that fall under each of these are many and varied. Further, in some instances, more than one business-related situation requiring legal intervention occurs at the same time. Such overlapping can create complicated litigation and should be reviewed by experienced commercial attorneys for the best outcome. The following is a brief overview of breach of contract, fraud, and employment disputes in...

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Nursing Home Surveillance Cameras: Is Florida Going To Be Next?

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Florida has more nursing homes than most states, with South Florida in particular being  highly sought after not only as a location for retirement, but also for assisted living and nursing care. Unfortunately, the combination of an increasing amount of nursing home residents and insufficient oversight has resulted in an increase in nursing home abuse and negligence claims, leaving loved ones and their families searching for accountability and solutions. One such potential solution is the installation of nursing home surveillance cameras in the rooms of nursing home residents. The use of legally authorized “Granny Cams” is on the rise, with...

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Negligent Security & Wrongful Death

Negligent security & Wrongful Death

Negligent security is one of many types of negligence that results in civil lawsuits. Legally, it generally involves cases in which assault, battery, and/or aggravated assault results in the injury or death of an individual as a result of improper, insufficient, or non-existent security—in the form of either material surveillance or trained security personnel—on a property. Essentially it is a form of premises liability, and includes any harm from robbery to rape. It may also include situations in which an individual is injured on a property and left without assistance due to a lack of security surveillance. For example, a...

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Covid-19 Lawsuits & Effects on Rents, Leases & Mortgages: An Update

Covid-19 lawsuits

Covid-19 lawsuits may arise for Renters, leasers, and mortgagors in Florida and across the country as people continue to face economic difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These hardships deter their ability to make rental, lease, and mortgage payments. Many individuals, families, and business owners are affected by layoffs, severely reduced work hours, lack of opportunities, and shuttered businesses. Companies that are unable to pay rents, leases, and mortgages and are forced to lay off employees, close their doors, or both, add to the rising number of unemployed in a vicious cycle of economic downturn.  Adding to the situation is an...

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CoVid-19 Nursing Home Lawyers Assess Liability & Lawsuits

CoVid-19 Nursing Home lawyers

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the unknowns about the virus correspond with the types of new legal scenarios that are emerging. Sadly, nursing homes and assisted living centers are the sites of exceptional devastation due to the disease. CoVid-19 Nursing Home lawyers nationally are being contacted regarding illness and death of loved ones who are or were in nursing homes or assisted living centers and contracted the virus. And while many viable laws are already in place that address nursing home neglect and abuse, other situations are arising that may blur or void the use of current laws (or portions...

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Shooting Attorney Discusses Wrongful Death vs. Murder: Cases Involving Shootings

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Whether accidental or intentional, a shooting death is not only a horrific experience with lasting emotional effects, but also one with numerous legal ramifications a shooting attorney can help you navigate. For adult victims and their families, these ramifications reach far beyond probate.  In cases involving accidental shootings, negligence is often a factor. Failure on the behalf of gun owners to properly secure their firearms, for example, often results in deaths that lead to wrongful death lawsuits. An experienced shooting attorney capable of proving that someone acted negligently or carelessly is key. A wrongful death case of this type is tried...

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