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Parents Lose Son in Post-Collision Car Fire

A jury found General Motors (GM) guilty of negligently designing the fuel tank in a family station wagon that exploded after a low-speed crash. Six people burned, and two died, including a young boy named Shane McGee. The McGee family sued GM for their horrible burn injuries and for the death of Shane. During the… read more

Lime Scooters Issue Warning After Scooters Brake Without Warning

Rentable dockless scooters have been in high demand in Fort Lauderdale and throughout the globe since their debut. Fort Lauderdale permitted Lime to be the first dockless scooter provider in the city, after passing an ordinance to approve the program in July 2018. Not even one year later, however, Lime is facing significant backlash for… read more

6 Steps to Take If You Are Injured on Vacation

An injury is probably the last thing you would expect to get on vacation. Unfortunately, accidents do not wait for a convenient time or place for victims. You may suffer a slip and fall, elevator or escalator accident, animal attack, sexual assault, food poisoning, or many other injury types while vacationing in Fort Lauderdale. If… read more

What Is Failure to Warn in a Defective Product Claim?

Product manufacturers owe consumers a few different duties of care. One is to exercise reasonable care in designing and creating products that are safe for reasonable use and free from defects. Another is to be proactive in searching for new product defects and safety hazards. One of the most important duties a manufacturer has is… read more

How Vaping Can Cause Popcorn Lung

Vaping, or using a vaporizer such as an electronic cigarette to inhale aerosol, has boomed in popularity in the last decade. Teenagers are especially fond of vaping. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports around 3.6 million middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes as of 2018. This was a substantial increase of more… read more

What Is Informed Consent?

Before a surgeon can operate on a patient, that patient (or his or her power of attorney) must give informed consent for the procedure. Informed consent comes from knowing all the most integral information about the operation – its risks, benefits, and alternatives. If a surgeon or doctor fails to obtain a patient’s informed consent,… read more

How Doctor Fatigue Can Result in Malpractice

You expect your doctor to treat you with care and respect. You expect him or her to have the proper education, experience, and training to perform services according to industry standards. What you may not expect from your doctor is fatigue. Yet up to 75% of healthcare shift workers experience fatigue and sleepiness on the… read more

Boston Market Recall: What You Should Know

Food manufacturers have a legal duty to make sure their products are reasonably safe for consumers. If something goes wrong and causes harm to consumers, the manufacturer must take responsibility for the consequences. Strict product liability laws hold product manufacturers and distributors liable for defective or dangerously designed products – whether they were guilty of… read more