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Is Florida Deporting Undocumented Immigrants Who File Workers Comp?

Generally, all injured workers whose employer has workers' compensation or is required by the state to have workers' comp insurance have the right to file a claim after being hurt on the job. All states allow this, as the states know that whether…
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What Does the Medical Community's Resistance to Change Mean for Medical Malpractice?

From a both a medical and societal perspective, change has long been needed in the medical community. Still, the medical community seems as resistant as ever to implementing innovative safety measures. Below we will look at some startling medical…
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What Does the Medical Community's Resistance to Change Mean for Medical Malpractice?

From a both a medical and societal perspective, change has long been needed in the medical community. Still, the medical community seems as resistant as ever to implementing innovative safety measures. Below we will look at some startling medical…
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Does Medical Malpractice Mean That a Physician Should Lose Their License?

Sometimes physicians that are charged with medical malpractice should lose their licenses, but each scenario is complicated and merits its own individual assessment. In recent news, The Florida Board of Medicine had trouble deciding whether…
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Should You Be Able to Request a Healthcare Provider's Adverse Medical Incidents?

As a patient, it is important to understand that you are entitled to know about your healthcare providers’ adverse medical incidents. This issue was discussed by the Florida Supreme Court in Ampuero-Martinez, etc., v. Cedars Healthcare Group,…
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Should You Be Able to Request a Healthcare Provider's Adverse Medical Incidents?

As a patient, it is important to understand that you are entitled to know about your healthcare providers’ adverse medical incidents. This issue was discussed by the Florida Supreme Court in Ampuero-Martinez, etc., v. Cedars Healthcare Group,…
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Does Medical Malpractice Apply to Doctors Treating Depression?

The case of Robert Granicz v. Joseph S. Chirillo, Jr., et al., Case No. 2D12-5244 (Fla. Dist. App. Feb. 19, 2014) showed that in certain cases doctors can be held liable for medical malpractice when treating depression. A female patient that…
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Car Crashes into Sarasota Home, Kills Sleeping Woman

A Sarasota woman was killed in her home on April 19 when someone crashed a stolen car into her bedroom as she was sleeping. According to NBC News, Jakeilah Weeks, 24, is now facing charges after a domestic altercation with her ex-boyfriend…
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Four Killed In Plant City, Florida Car Accident

Four people were killed in a Plant City car accident on March 28, according to WWSB-TV. The station reported that 31-year-old Rolando Silva lost control of his 2006 BMW and crashed head-on into a Cadillac driven by 26-year-old Joseph Vizcarrondo. According…
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Vehicle Drives Through Wall of Florida Church, Injuring 21 People

According to ABC News, a car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews. Police officials said a Lexus sedan…
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Security Guard Allegedly Attacks Residents Florida Nursing Home

A man was arrested recently and accused of beating two assisted living facility residents in Spring Hill, Florida, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Part-time security guard Brian Christopher Murphy, 22, has been charged with two counts of…
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Is Fluorescein Angiography Better that RetCam Imaging for ROP?

The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) met this month in California for its annual conference. At the conference, many doctors presented their findings on bettering the treatment  and measures taken to prevent…
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Back Injuries Number One Cause of Disabilities

TIME Magazine reported recently that about 1 in 10 Americans suffer from lower back pain, making it the number one cause of job disability around the world. The magazine reported that Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower…
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Woman Suffers Critical Injuries In Sarasota Workplace Accident

A woman was critically injured after she was pinned beneath a 2,000-pound industrial machine at a Sarasota business on March 11. According to Bay News 9, the accident occurred after 6 p.m., at Eaton Corporation, a power management company located…
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Daycare Worker Arrested After Child’s Death

A daycare worker was arrested last month after a toddler drowned in a pool under her watch. The accident took place in West Miami-Dade on December 22, 2013. According to the Miami Herald, Zobeida Gonzalez, 63, of the Mayling Brache Family Day…
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No Criminal Charges Filed in Fatal Okaloosa County Multi-Vehicle Truck Crash

No one involved in a fatal seven-vehicle Florida truck accident in 2013 will face criminal charges, according to NWFDailyNews.com. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), two Bradenton residents were killed when a box truck struck the…
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Truck Hits and Kills 68-Year-Old Pedestrian in West Palm Beach Truck Accident

On March 4, a large crane truck ran over and killed a 68-year-old pedestrian in West Palm Beach, according to WPTV NBC 5. The crane truck was heading east on Royal Palm Way and was turning south on South Country Road when the incident occurred.…
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Body of Missing Boater Recovered Following Florida Boating Accident

According to WESH NBC 2, the body of a boater who went missing February 20 after a Lake Jesup boating accident was recovered later that same day by local authorities. The two men involved in the wreck crashed their boat into one of the pilings…
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Why Did I Give Birth Prematurely?

While all mothers hope to give birth to healthy babies, a number of known factors could put their children at risk of being born prematurely. Premature newborns who weigh less than 3 pounds, 4 ounces at birth and those born before reaching 30…
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Child Dies At Bradenton Day Care

A Bradenton day care may close because of a child’s death. According to Bay News 9, a 4-month-old girl died at Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida in Bradenton on January 7, and state investigators say there is “video evidence a daycare…