Florida Personal Injury Blog

  • Child Brain Injuries - What You Need To Know

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 24-Oct-2017

    Brain injuries are serious no matter what age you are, but are often more severe in children since their brains are still in the developmental phase. Unfortunately, brain injuries are often ignored and untreated, especially since symptoms are not always immediately apparent. If you believe your child sustained a brain injury, it is crucial that you take him or her to the doctor as soon as ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 16-Oct-2017

    Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions. However, the fact that it is such a common injury is often why many dismiss it as minor and even neglect to receive treatment for it. While many individuals are able to achieve a full recovery, whiplash can sometimes lead to long-term complications and discomfort. How Does Whiplash Occur? Whiplash ...
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  • AbbVie Ordered to Pay More Than $140 Million to Heart Attack Victim

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 12-Oct-2017

    AbbVie Inc. is a pharmaceutical company based in Chicago that uses a research-driven approach to create, manufacture, and market drugs to consumers. One particular drug, known as AndroGel, is a testosterone replacement therapy drug that is the subject of multiple lawsuits. Plaintiffs across the nation are claiming that AndroGel causes heart attacks, strokes, and other serious conditions, and that ...
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  • Tips to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 3-Oct-2017

    Motorcycles provide an exhilarating and freeing experience for riders, but this mode of transportation is also more dangerous due to the inherent lack of protection available compared to cars or other motor vehicles. As such, safety should be a paramount concern for motorcyclists and you should be aware of the precautions required to avoid a potential accident on the roadways. Here are some safety ...
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  • The Hidden Dangers of a Mild TBI

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 1-Sep-2017

    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur from any number of accidents or incidents that deliver a blow, jolt, or even a penetrating wound to the brain. This serious injury afflicts nearly 2 million individuals annually in the United States alone. However, despite its potential severity, TBIs often go undetected and untreated, especially since symptoms are not often immediately apparent in the ...
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  • 7 Most Common Reasons for Boating Accidents and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 31-Jul-2017

    According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2016, there were 4,463 accidents that involved 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries and approximately $49 million of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. Racing around the lake with friends and family can be a great experience, but it’s important to remember it can also be dangerous. Take measures to prevent common boating accidents by ...
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  • Premises Liability and the Law of Attractive Nuisance

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-Jul-2017

    As a whole, premises liability holds owners and residents liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. While this legal concept applies to everyone, children are entitled to extra legal protections. The attractive nuisance doctrine states that a landowner may be held liable for any injuries sustained by children trespassing on their land, if the injury is caused by an object ...
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  • Does Florida Have a Medical Malpractice Cap?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 13-Jul-2017

    Patients injured by the negligence of a health care professional are able to recover damages through a medical malpractice claim. While many states have strict limits on what you can collect in medical malpractice damages, Florida has no caps when it comes to compensatory damages, which include economic and noneconomic damages, but it does limit punitive damages. Economic Damages Economic damages ...
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  • How Long Do You Have to Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 3-Jul-2017

    In every state, there are time limits for the filing of lawsuits, known as statutes of limitation. If you are injured due to medical malpractice, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is waiting too long to file a claim. A few states have time limits as short as a year from the date of treatment, while the average is approximately 2 years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Discovery Rule ...
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  • Can You Sue an Entire Hospital for Malpractice?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 28-Jun-2017

    If you are injured by a medical professional during the course of treatment at a hospital, who is liable? Should you sue the health care practitioners, or can you go after the entire hospital for malpractice? If you are seeking damages, it is important to know who is liable before you build your case. Employee or Independent Contractor? Hospitals are usually responsible for the actions of their ...
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  • How Long Does a Hospital Have to Respond to a Grievance?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 19-Jun-2017

    In 2004, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a revision to the interactive guidelines related to patient grievances. One of the most notable changes in the guidelines discussed the timeline in which a hospital has to respond to a grievance, which is important for victims of medical malpractice. Typically, the final step in a medical malpractice case is the drafting and ...
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  • How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 15-Jun-2017

    If you have been injured in a hospital and are thinking about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you should be prepared for what that entails. You’ll need to comply with pre-suit requirements, collect copies of your medical records, and draft and file your complaint. Learn the basics to filing a medical malpractice case below. Consult with an Attorney The world of medical malpractice is a ...
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  • How to Find Out if Your Doctor has Any Malpractice History

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 6-Jun-2017

    When it comes to deciding on a doctor, one of the first things you should look at is their history of medical malpractice. Unfortunately, finding this information isn’t as easy as it should be, especially when a doctor has changed the state in which they practice. If you’re in the market for a new doctor, take these steps find out about their past: Select a few doctors to research. ...
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  • Why Soft Tissue Injuries Need to Be Taken Seriously

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 23-May-2017

    People who have experienced an accident, whether it was a car collision or slip and fall, may suffer injuries. While more serious injuries warrant immediate medical attention, many people often overlook minor injuries such as those in the soft tissues. Unfortunately, not taking a soft tissue injury seriously can be a mistake. Although it may not be as visible nor as severe as some other types of ...
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  • A Closer Look at Cerebral Palsy and Delivery Room Negligence

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-May-2017

    Cerebral palsy is a medical term for a number of neurological disorders that can result in problems with muscle coordination, movement and/or posture. While various factors can cause cerebral palsy, in the context of birth injuries and delivery room negligence, cerebral palsy cases typically occur from an insufficient amount of oxygen reaching an infant’s brain (hypoxia) or to the body ...
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