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Driving Deaths and Personal Injuries

With the recent tragic death of The Fast and The Furious star, Paul Walker, at the hands of a friend driving under the influence the memory of another famous Florida case involving a driving accident ...
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5 Tips for Gluten-Free Holiday Baking

The holidays are fun time to bake for your family and friends. But what if someone you love has a food allergy? Food allergies can be very serious and can sometimes be a matter of life or death. One ...
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5 Tips for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Meal

Food allergies can be very serious and can sometimes be a matter of life or death. One of the most publicized involves a protein found in wheat, barley and rye called gluten. Some people have Gluten ...
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5 Tips to Avoid Medication Errors

Medication errors can happen in the doctor's office, at a hospital, or in a pharmacy. Mistakes happen. But when it comes to medication errors, it can mean a matter of life or death. Here are 5 ...
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5 Tips to Hire the Right Personal Injury Attorney

Accidents happen. When you've been injured, you need all the help you can get as quickly as possible. Your responsibilities to your family and work don't stop. That's why it's ...
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Florida Considering Law to Increase Penalties For Hit and Run Drivers

According to an article by Deborah Bowden of Fox News Tampa Bay, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for people riding bikes and walking near roadways. For example, in 2012, 166 people died ...
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SHOULD FLORIDA REPEAL ITS CAR ACCIDENT NO FAULT LAW

Florida automobile no fault law currently provides up to $10,000.00 in medical and or lost wage benefits to anyone injured in a car accident regardless of who is at fault. According to the state's ...
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Are Hospitals Doing Everything They Can To Prevent Medication Errors

The medical industry agrees there are an estimated one million medication errors leading to approximately 7000 deaths every year. The most common mistakes leading to injury include giving a patient ...
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Tampa, FL?

Losing a loved one can be one of the most devastating and emotionally traumatic experiences. The last thing many people want to do after an event like this is enter into a lawsuit. The Tampa personal ...
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Proving Liability in a Truck Accident

When fighting to receive compensation after any type of accident, the key is proving that another party was at fault. In a truck accident there are several parties who could be at fault for the ...
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Types of Medical Malpractice

An injury from medical malpractice can be devastating and life-threatening. Society relies on doctors and physicians to help heal when they are injured or ill and when the doctors perform negligently ...
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Dozens Fall from Pepper Spray at Brandon Junior High School

McLane Middle School in Brandon, Florida is in disarray today after at least 93 students and teachers have suffered from exposure to pepper spray. According to My Fox Tampa Bay, dozens of students and ...
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Bikes and Scooters Watch Out for Motorcycles Too

This week there were two very serious accidents in the Tampa Bay area involving motorcycles and a bicycle and a scooter. Usually, the motorcycle is dangerously outweighed when involved in an accident ...
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Motorcycle Deaths on the Rise

The Governor's Highway Safety Association released a new study this week with a startling conclusion: motorcycle deaths are rising in Florida and across the United States at an alarming rate. At a ...
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Nursing Home Abuse Can Be Committed by Patients

You have heard the horror stories on the news. We have discussed them numerous times on this blog. Helpless nursing home patients abused or neglected by untrained or uncaring staff. Another less ...
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Assisted Living Facilities Can Be Deadly

According to a report in the Miami Herald, 70 people died in State Assisted Living Facilities over the past 8 years. This is especially disturbing when you consider the role of an Assisted Living ...
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Rosalie Manor, From Horrible to Hopeful

Six years ago, Rosalie Manor in downtown Dunedin Florida, was the poster child for the failures in our Assisted Living and Nursing Home care system. The abuse and neglect of Rosalie Manor sounded more ...
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PIP Fraud Improving

Two years ago, Hillsborough County was the epicenter of insurance fraud not only in Florida, but throughout the United States. More incidents of personal injury protection (PIP) fraud occurred in ...
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Boston Marathon Bombing; Thankfully Big Brother was Watching

The right to privacy is one of the things that makes being a citizen of the United States such a great honor. We must remain free of unreasonable intrusions into our private lives. However, the ...
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Does the Nursing Home Watch List Mean Anything?

St. Thomas Moore nursing home in Hyattsville, MD is a prime example of why the National Medicare List of "Special Focus Facilities" of nursing homes with a persistent history of poor quality ...
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Revenge Porn Must be Out-lawed

The motive to use a "revenge porn" site is clear. Hatred, pain, suffering, humiliation. It cannot be justified and it should not be protected by the constitution or under the guise of ...
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Stop Driving Slow in the Left Lane

Automobile accidents are a fact of life. And the police have many tools and laws at their disposal to try and prevent them before they happen. Usually, speeders and reckless drivers are blamed for car ...
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Two Tampa Area Compounding Pharmacies Cited By FDA

This blog has posted several times in the last few months on the potential dangers posed by some Specialty Pharmacies around the country. The focus of the problem was the New England Compounding ...
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Home HealthCare Can Be Dangerous

Jana Mallory of Tampa, Florida was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison for murder and elder abuse. 78 year-old Peggy Albury died in August, 2008 from massive overuse of prescription medications. ...
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Rent a Scooter on Vacation at Your Own Peril

You see them everywhere when you go on vacation. Cancun, Key West, the Bahamas even Clearwater Beach. The scooters are often brightly colored and ridden in tandem by visitors trying to get a local ...
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