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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 Forbes.com, 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 […]

Nursing Home Abuse Can Be Committed by Patients

April 25th, 2013

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 obvious danger lurks inside the walls of nursing homes, other patients. Some simply don’t know what they are doing; others have ill intent […]

Assisted Living Facilities Can Be Deadly

April 24th, 2013

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 Facility (ALF). Wikipedia describes ALFs as housing facilities for people with disabilities. These facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of […]

Rosalie Manor, From Horrible to Hopeful

April 23rd, 2013

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 like a bad horror movie than a home entrusted to the care of those who needed it most. The culmination was […]

PIP Fraud Improving

April 22nd, 2013

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 Hillsborough County than anywhere else in the state. Even more disturbing, was the fact that Hillsborough was number two in the Country only behind New […]

Boston Marathon Bombing; Thankfully Big Brother was Watching

April 20th, 2013

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 tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombings showed us something vital. It reminded us that there is a careful balance between […]

Does the Nursing Home Watch List Mean Anything?

April 18th, 2013

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 care. How bad was St. Thomas Moore? Well, they were one of only two Homes out of 200 Statewide to appear on the […]