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Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorney: Tort of outrage to get around Florida's Limitations

Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorney: Tort of outrage to get around Florida’s Limitations A Jacksonville medical malpractice attorney knows Florida’s medical malpractice laws contain a certain level of circumspection. Michael and Patricia Lawley suffered a terrible loss four years ago when their 31-year-old daughter, Shannon Lawley, died at a Brevard County hospital.  Shannon, a 31-year-old chemist, […]

Florida Supreme Court ruling could affect nursing home contracts

Florida Supreme Court ruling could affect nursing home contracts Recently, a divided Florida Supreme Court said it would not reconsider a decision rejecting arbitration in a lawsuit about injuries suffered by a nursing-home resident. Appeals courts across the state in recent years have dealt with questions about the legality of arbitration agreements that nursing-home residents […]

State Ethics Rules Violations & How to Avoid Them While in Trial

Recently, popular cruise line Carnival Corporation who was a defendant in a personal injury claim demanded the removal of a lawyer in federal court, charging that he posted photos on Facebook to warn passengers of “outrageously high temperatures” on a cruise ship’s deck and violated ethical rules by publishing private information about a mediation session […]

Personal Injury Attorneys Warn of The Risks Associated with OTC Antacid Products Containing Aspirin

The FDA has issued a warning for consumers taking over the counter (OTC) aspirin containing antacid products to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion or upset stomach – there is a risk of serious bleeding.  OTC aspirin-antacid products are sold under various trade names, including Alka-Seltzer Original, Bromo Seltzer, Medique Medi Seltzer, Picot Plus Effervescent, […]

Medical Malpractice Attorney Jacksonville FL: Will Hospital Rating System Assist Patients in Selecting Best Place to be Treated?

Medical Malpractice Attorney Jacksonville FL: Will Hospital Rating System Assist Patients in Selecting Best Place to be Treated?   Medical malpractice attorney Jacksonville FL consider the hospital in question as well when reviewing your case. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently previewed how hospitals will fare on new star ratings. Nearly half […]

Fla. Court Sees Conflict In 'Offer Of Settlement' Fee Rulings in Medical Malpractice Case

  Recently, the First District Court of Appeals denied a women’s motion to collect attorneys’ fees based on precedent in a medical malpractice case where she had successfully sued a clinic but which had earlier rejected her settlement proposal.  Even though the appeals court denied her motion, it notified the state Supreme Court of a […]