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Who Else Can Give Medical Consent Besides the Patient?

Informed medical consent is every patient’s right according to the law. Informed consent means a physician has explained the procedure in enough detail to reasonably allow the patient to give his or her consent based on its potential risks and benefits. If a patient does not give his or her informed consent, performing the procedure… read more

Florida Bicycle Helmet Laws

Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of serious head injury by about 50%. Every year, helmet wearing prevents hundreds of bicyclist deaths. Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect yourself from potential injuries while biking in Fort Lauderdale. Riders over the age of 16, however, do not legally have to wear helmets in… read more

What Are Florida’s Pure Comparative Negligence Laws?

Every state in the U.S. has different laws pertaining to civil claims between private parties. When one party causes injuries and economic damages to another due to negligence or an intentional tort, the injured party can seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Most states follow some form of comparative negligence law, meaning that both… read more

How to File for an Abandoned Car in Florida

Some vehicle owners abandon their vehicles for various reasons. The vehicle may need extensive repairs and the owner simply decides to leave it wherever it comes to a rest, and some simply no longer want their vehicles. Florida law allows anyone to claim an abandoned vehicle as long as he or she follows the state’s… read more

Aviation Accident Liability

Aviation is a crucial industry in the United States, helping transport passengers and cargo over great distances in a short time. However, aviation accidents often involve serious injuries, fatalities, and substantial property damage. Determining liability for aviation accidents is a crucial step in helping survivors recover from these accidents. Official Aviation Agencies in the U.S…. read more

Are Small Plane Crashes More Common?

Despite the fact that aviation technology has made incredible strides in recent decades, small private plane crashes are still exceedingly common. Some analysts consider small private planes as dangerous as cars, and although they typically do not receive as much media attention as major airliner crashes, small plane crashes occur at a worrisome rate. The… read more

Monsanto Fined $80M in Latest Lawsuit

Bayer-Monsanto is one of the largest corporations in the United States, and the company faces a reasonable amount of public scrutiny due to the nature of many of their products and those products’ intended uses. One of the most popular products is the weed killer Roundup, which has recently become the subject of several lawsuits… 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

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

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