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Blog Posts in April, 2014

A Letter From John Uustal in The Florida Bar News

When corporate profits come up against product recalls – especially for defects that prove deadly – why are so many companies choosing to let people die? In its ongoing scandal, executives ...
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Don't Let a Car Accident Send You Into Financial Distress

If you have been injured in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale or anywhere in the state of Florida, mounding medical bills can quickly become a serious financial burden—even when you are not the ...
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Can I Sue the Government for a Bike Crash in Florida?

Bicycle accidents can occur at any time in Florida and often result in serious injuries. Yet in the immediate aftermath of a bicycle accident, it can be difficult to determine exactly who is to blame ...
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Understanding the Financial Burden of Losing a Limb

Car accidents and motorcycle accidents in Florida can cause serious and permanent injuries to all those involved. Broken bones, crushed extremities, and severe lacerations can all result after an ...
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Prescription Drug Use Continues to Cause Serious Accidents

Driving under the influence of drugs is a serious problem in Florida and throughout the United States. While there are a number of drivers who routinely drive under the influence of illegal drugs, ...
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Doctors Are Sued at an Alarming Rate in the United States

According to studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors are sued even more than you might realize. The study analyzed data from a large national carrier for the years 1991-2005, ...
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Why You May Want to Think Twice About Buying a Mini Car

Mini cars are becoming more and more popular for a variety of drivers, from newly licensed teens to retired baby boomers. Yet while these small cars may look cool, they are surprisingly unsafe. The ...
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Medical Malpractice Is a Leading Cause of Cerebral Palsy

Perhaps one of the most devastating of all birth injuries is cerebral palsy, because there is no known cure. Children who are diagnosed with cerebral palsy will exhibit a variety of symptoms of ...
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Can You File a Claim if You Are Injured at a Sporting Event?

The 2014 baseball season is officially underway and thousands of South Floridians will flock to stadiums to see their favorite teams in action. It doesn’t matter if you’re watching the ...
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1 in 4 Truckers Has Admitted to Falling Asleep While Driving

Truck drivers have a responsibility unlike any other driver on the road. While the rest of us must operate and control 3,000-pound vehicles safely, truck drivers are responsible for operating ...
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Drunk Driving Injures 12,000 People in Florida Every Year

More than 1.2 million drivers are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs every year. These drunk drivers cause a fatal crash every 51 minutes, leading to the death ...
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Even Low-Impact Collisions Can Cause Serious Injuries

Rear-end accidents are the most common car accidents in the country, and according to the National Safety Council, over 2.5 million rear-end accidents occur every year. These accidents range from ...
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I Was Hit By an Uninsured Driver - Who Pays for My Damages?

Your chances of being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver are greater than you think—especially if you live in Florida. The Division of Insurance Fraud reports that 25% of the ...
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Anesthesia Errors: Just How Often Do They Occur?

When a patient has to undergo a surgical procedure, an anesthesiologist may be called to administer anesthetic to help numb the pain and sedate the patient. While the majority of these procedures go ...
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Don't Let Neck Pain Go Untreated After an Auto Accident

Neck injuries are extremely common after a car accident. Yet the majority of accident victims fail to report these injuries—largely because they are afraid that they will be met with skepticism ...
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5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer

After a car accident, there may be many questions running through your mind. How will I get my car repaired? Who will pay all of these medical bills? When will I be able to return to work and provide ...
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Study Finds That Car Accident Costs Are on the Rise

The Insurance Research Council released their findings of auto injury claim trends and the results have insurance adjusters somewhat baffled. From 2007-2012, the average claimed economic losses, which ...
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