What Is Informed Consent?
Posted on March 19, 2019 in Medical Malpractice
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
Posted on March 15, 2019 in General, Medical 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
Posted on March 13, 2019 in General
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
Posted on February 27, 2019 in General, Personal Injury
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
Posted on February 26, 2019 in Brain Injury, Personal 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?
Posted on February 25, 2019 in General
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
Posted on February 23, 2019 in General
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
Posted on February 22, 2019 in General
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?
Posted on February 20, 2019 in General
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
Attorney Todd R. Falzone Represents Victim of Lime Scooter Injury
Posted on February 19, 2019 in In the News, Todd R. Falzone
A Florida woman was left comatose after an accident on a Lime scooter. As seen on NBC’s Today Show, February 16, 2019. Watch video on today.com.