Tampa Police Officer Injured in Wrong-Way Crash

October 14th, 2014

The number of wrong-way car accidents in Tampa continues to pile up as another one occurred on October 5, 2014. This particular accident involved police officer Natasha Stanek, who was exiting the interstate at Armenia Avenue when she was struck by a wrong-way driver. In a separate post just two weeks ago we mentioned that […]

Will the Companies that Profit from Nursing Home Abuse Ever be Held Accountable?

October 10th, 2014

Companies that profit from nursing home abuse in Florida often escape accountability by setting up a series of nursing home shell companies that have very little assets. The typical structure includes one venture capital company that loans the startup money, one real estate company that owns the property, one company that holds the license to […]

Diagnostic Errors are a Big Part of Medical Malpractice Claims

October 7th, 2014

When someone has an injury or illness they generally rely on a medical professional for advice. However doctors, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare staff are only human and occasionally mistakes are made. When an act or decision by a medical professional results in harm to a patient, it is often referred to as medical malpractice. […]

5 Wrong Way Crashes in Tampa in 7 Months

September 29th, 2014

In the last 7 months there have been at least 7 wrong way auto crashes in the Tampa Bay area. The most recent involved the death of 25-year-old Jessica Rey Mahn. According to, she was driving north bound on the south bound lane of I 75 a little bit north of state road 52 […]

2014 May Bring Record High in Drug Recalls

September 29th, 2014

According to a recent report from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, the number of drug recalls issued by pharmaceutical companies in 2014 is on a record-setting pace. On August 11, 2014 it was reported that 836 drug recalls had already been issued for the year. In 2013 there were 1,225 recalls, and this was a […]

Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, and the Link to Ovarian Cancer

August 1st, 2014

Over the last few years Johnson & Johnson has been riddled with scandals ranging from recalls over potentially unsafe drugs to outright fraud, but a few months ago one potential scandal ballooned to a new level. In April and May multiple class actions suits out of Missouri and California were filed against Johnson & Johnson […]

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured In Car Crash

April 30th, 2014

Last week Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Hannaford was riding with deputy Christopher Maffei in a patrol car on Falkenburg Road. On the way back to the parking lot outside sheriff’s office district 2, the patrol car made a left turn on Windhorst Road. According to Tampa Bay Online, The patrol car was hit in […]

Should Florida Repeal Its Car Accident No Fault Law

April 30th, 2014

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 car insurance companies, the system, also known as personal injury protection, or PIP, is rampant with fraud. As a result, in […]

Driving Deaths and Personal Injuries

December 16th, 2013

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 comes to mind. Nicholas Bollea, also known as Nick Hogan, son of semi-retired professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, was involved in a car […]

5 Tips for Gluten-Free Holiday Baking

December 12th, 2013

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 of the most publicized involves a protein found in wheat, barley and rye called gluten. Some […]

5 Tips for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Meal

November 19th, 2013

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 sensitivity. Others, like personal injury lawyer Scott Distasio, have an autoimmune disorder called Celiac Disease. For people with Celiac […]

5 Tips to Avoid Medication Errors

November 7th, 2013

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 quick tips to avoid medication errors and keep you and your family safe and healthy. If you follow these […]

5 Tips to Hire the Right Personal Injury Attorney

October 28th, 2013

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 important not to act in haste and pick the first attorney you find but rather make an informed decision. Before you commit to a personal […]

Florida Considering Law to Increase Penalties For Hit and Run Drivers

October 22nd, 2013

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 and 17,000 people were injured in 70,000 car crashes involving hit and run drivers. The family of Aaron Cohen is […]

Are Hospitals Doing Everything They Can To Prevent Medication Errors

October 5th, 2013

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 the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of the right medicine. According to a blog by Leah Binder posted on, many of these medication […]

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Tampa, FL?

August 9th, 2013

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 injury attorneys at our firm want to help. We are dedicated to helping families get through this hard time by assisting […]

Proving Liability in a Truck Accident

July 3rd, 2013

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 accident. Trucking is a large commercial industry and there are a lot of parties responsible for making sure that the driver is […]

Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic

June 6th, 2013

Spice, K2, Diesel, Red Dragon…Catchy Brand names for synthetic Marijuana. Still available in some local convenience stores (often as incense) and readily available mail-order from a hundred different websites, Synthetic Marijuana abuse has reached epidemic levels. Most frustrating to local and Federal law enforcement is the difficulty of developing laws that encompass the ever-changing compositions […]

Types of Medical Malpractice

June 5th, 2013

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 there can be severe consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered from medical malpractice seek representation from an experienced Tampa personal injury […]

Dozens Fall from Pepper Spray at Brandon Junior High School

May 3rd, 2013

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 teachers left the school for the hospital because of the issue. A student allegedly released pepper spray in a school hallway, […]

Bikes and Scooters Watch Out for Motorcycles Too

April 29th, 2013

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 with an automobile and takes the brunt of the force and damage. However, when compared to a bicycle or scooter, the very fast-moving […]

Motorcycle Deaths on the Rise

April 28th, 2013

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 time when deaths from traffic accidents as a whole are decreasing, the opposite is true on the two wheeled bike. Motorcycle fatalities in […]