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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

How to File a Nursing Home Abuse Complaint in Florida

Nursing home abuse and neglect are significant problems throughout Florida elderly care facilities. Although nursing home abuse remains widely underreported, estimates place the rate in the U.S. at 1 in 10 elders over the age of 60. One study suggests almost one-fourth of nursing home residents have experienced at least one type of physical abuse…. read more

The Difference Between a Serious and a Mild Brain Injury

Brain injuries can occur in a variety of accidents, from auto accidents to contact sports impacts. Any time the brain strikes against the inside of the skull, or twists on its stem, it can sustain serious and permanent injuries. Even minor damage to the brain can cause a range of symptoms. Receiving a brain injury… read more

What Is Florida’s 14-Day Rule?

Florida has some of the highest car accident rates in the country. In 2017, 3,116 people lost their lives in Florida car crashes. For most drivers in the state, the question is not if they will get into accidents, but when. After a collision, victims will need to navigate the state’s no-fault insurance laws. One… read more

Safest Roads for Bicyclists in Florida

In 2017, Florida recorded 6,675 traffic accidents involving bicyclists. These accidents caused 6,263 bicyclist injuries and 128 bicyclist deaths. Broward County had 753 bicyclist crashes, 713 injuries, and 11 fatalities. Biking in Fort Lauderdale can be dangerous – especially if you do not know the safest roads and bicycle paths to take. Busy streets and… read more

Your Options After a Slip and Fall Injury at a Florida Hotel

Slip and falls are some of the most common personal injury accidents in Florida. Wet, oily, or greasy floors can cause broken bones, muscle sprains, and head injuries. If you slipped and fell at a hotel, you may have a liability case against the establishment’s owners. Hotels owe their guests the highest standards of care… read more

What Is the Mirena Crash?

The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is a long-term birth control method from Bayer Pharmaceuticals. The Food and Drug Administration approved Mirena in 2000. It is one of the most popular forms of birth control today. Unfortunately, it may not always be safe for women. Thousands of consumers have filed product liability lawsuits against Bayer for Mirena-related… read more