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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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  • 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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  • Can a Brain Injury Case PTSD?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 11-May-2017

    A study conducted by UCLA life scientists, and found in the academic journal Biological Psychiatry, reveals a causal link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and an increased vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It also suggests that those who suffer from brain injuries should take precautions to avoid stressful situations which could exacerbate their health condition. The ...
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  • Brain Injuries: What You Need to Know About Concussions

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

    Concussion Causes A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury which is caused by a severe blow to the head or body, a hard fall, or another injury which shakes or jars the brain within the skull. While your brain is surrounded by spinal fluid that acts as a cushion to prevent your brain from banging into your skull, a traumatic blow can result in your brain crashing into your skull. There are ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor After An Accident?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 14-Apr-2017

    As soon as you are involved in a car accident, one of the most important steps to take immediately afterward is to either obtain emergency medical services if you suffered any serious injuries. In the event of minor injuries, visiting a doctor is still crucial since symptoms of certain injuries may not be as apparent compared to more severe ones. When you visit your physician, you must inform him ...
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  • 6 Types of Premises Liability Cases

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 5-Apr-2017

    Premises liability is a legal term which refers to the responsibility every property owner assumes when other people visit his or her property. If the property is somewhat unsafe or neglected, causing a visitor or tenant to get injured, the owner may be held liable for the injury the individual has endured and the related expenses. The following are the 6 most common types of premises liability ...
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  • How Much is a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Worth?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 30-Mar-2017

    If you are a motorcyclist and recently got involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver that resulted in your injury, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation. In addition, you are probable wondering how much your potential claim might be worth. Factors Determining the Worth of a Motorcycle Accident Claim The settlement value of a motorcycle injury claim depends upon a variety ...
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  • Are Pedestrians Ever at Fault?

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

    When we think about collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians, we initially assume that the driver of the vehicle is at fault since “the pedestrian has the right of way.” However, there are many cases when the pedestrian can actually be to blame, whether partly or entirely. Pedestrian’s Duty of Care Despite having the right of way in mostly all situations involving ...
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  • How to Know If You Have Medical Malpractice Case

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

    Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured by a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare professional who fails to perform his or her duties in a competent manner. While the rules about medical malpractice differ from state-to-state, there are some general principles that apply to most cases. In order to prove that medical malpractice happened, you must demonstrate all of the following: A ...
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  • Understanding Noneconomic Damages & Personal Injury

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 9-Mar-2017

    Personal injury accidents, such as car collisions and slip and falls, can result in catastrophic injuries which result in physical, mental, and emotional turmoil for the victims. According to personal injury tort law in Florida and the rest of the nation, when a person is hurt by another’s negligence or recklessness, the victim may file a claim for damages against the liable party. There are ...
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  • Who Is Liable for a Slip & Fall Accident in Florida?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 23-Jan-2017

    If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to know your rights, as well as what you can do to recover fair and adequate compensation. When you contact an Orlando personal injury attorney at The Maher Law Firm, we can help you understand your options. With more than 40 years of experience and billions of dollars in successful recoveries, our firm is ...
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  • Nursing Home Abuse: What Are the Warning Signs?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 11-Aug-2016

    The elderly deserve our respect. These are our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and teachers that have cared for us and now need care themselves. In many cases, however, the elderly are taken advantage of. They are abused and neglected by people who see their age as a weakness. The problem of nursing home abuse and neglect is one we should all know how to recognize and prevent. Elder abuse is ...
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  • FDA Approves Safety Labeling Changes for Fluoroquinolones

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 26-Jul-2016

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones in order to enhance existing warnings about their link with a number of serious and potentially permanent side effects. The purpose of these antibiotics is to treat bacterial infection by killing bacteria or stopping its growth. While effective in this capacity, ...
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  • Health Canada Issues IVC Filter Warning

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 25-Jul-2016

    The FDA has issued a number of warnings in connection with IVC filter devices manufactured by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. Today, Health Canada has also posted a product safety warning regarding these dangerous medical devices. Since June of 2016, Health Canada has received 121 incident reports of serious complications associated with IVC filter devices, which are small, cage-like metal devices ...
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  • Consumer Alert: Zofran Linked to Congenital Birth Defects

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-Jul-2016

    More than 200 lawsuits have been filed across the U.S. against the maker of the pharmaceutical Zofran, the generic version of which is widely prescribed off-label for the purpose of alleviating morning sickness in pregnant women. The generic “ondansetron” has been linked with serious birth defects, including heart and kidney malformation, cleft palate, and neural tube defects. With the ...
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  • The FDA Orders Changes to Labels of Fluoroquinolones

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-May-2016

    According to a recent news report, the United States Food and Drug Administration has announced that changes will be made to labels of fluoroquinolones, which are antibacterial drugs. The changes will require drug manufacturers to provide updated box warnings and medication guides that explain to consumers that the side effects of such medications may seriously outweigh the benefits for ...
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  • New Year, Clean Slate, Safer Car: How to Maintain Your Vehicle

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 7-Jan-2016

    It’s safe to say the new year is still fresh. While many resolutioners are focusing their efforts on cutting the holiday pounds, working out three days a week, or spending less money at the local coffee shop, others are planning road trips to celebrate the New Year. Whatever your plan may be, if you plan to put some miles on your car this year, you may want to consider visiting a trusted ...
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  • Media Outlets Cover Coty Lawsuit Press Conference

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 19-Jan-2015

    The Maher Law Firm has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against the Hillsborough County School District and Hillsborough County School Board on behalf of the estate of Keith Coty. Keith died from a brain hemorrhage, which he suffered while under the care and supervision of the teachers and staff of Seminole Heights Elementary School, on January 17, 2014, at the age of 6. Keith was a ...
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  • Video Shows School Aide Allegedly Slapping Special Needs Child on Bus

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 13-Jun-2014

    Several Tampa Bay media outlets have posted a video, released this week by the Pasco County School District, which shows a school aide allegedly slapping a 10-year-old autistic boy aboard a school bus. A school district official told the Tampa Bay Times that the June 3 incident was "so horrendous" that the district opted to release the video to the media. The video shows the school aide, ...
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  • Are Special Ed Students Being Set up For Abuse By Low-Paid Aides?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 1-May-2014

    Working with children takes patience and skills that not everyone has. When children have behavioral or developmental problems, those qualities are even more important. Some believe we are setting these children up for abuse by putting low-paid workers in their classrooms. Several recent stories in the news lend credibility to this argument. Recently, two paraprofessionals at Harper-Archer Middle ...
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  • Bill Could Give Foster Kids Easier Access to Driving Privileges

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 18-Apr-2014

    A bill proposed by Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) would make it easier for teens in the Florida foster care system to engage in a rite of passage experienced by billions of Florida teenagers: obtaining a driver's license. SB 744, called "Keys to Independence", would remove some of the barriers that the state's foster children face in getting their learner's permit and ...
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  • Keep Your Children Safe in Car Seats

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 21-Feb-2014

    Keeping children safe in a car is a top concern for many parents. Car seats and safety belts have improved safety for child passengers, with a marked decline in the deaths of children in car accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that crash deaths of children dropped 43 percent from 2002 through 2011, the Associated Press reported recently. During the 10-year period ...
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  • Corporal Punishment or Abuse?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 27-Jan-2014

    Certain Florida School Districts Still Allow Corporal Punishment Some Florida school districts continue to allow teachers to paddle students. But a number of national reports have found that students with disabilities are more likely than others to be paddled or suffer other forms of physical punishment. Their disabilities - something that is beyond their control - may lead to punishment. Florida ...
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  • Five Ways to Help Your Teen Driver Avoid Distractions

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 23-Jan-2014

    Recent research has revealed that teens and other novice drivers are at greater risk of having an auto accident than more experienced drivers. Parents can play a big role in preventing accidents involving teen drivers, particularly accidents resulting from distracted driving. The study, published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that novice drivers are at a high risk of ...
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  • Six Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 10-Jan-2014

    Motorcycle drivers generally suffer more serious injuries than people in vehicles during car accidents. In 2012, nearly 500 motorcycle drivers died in accidents in Florida, and thousands more were injured. Because of the lack of protection motorcycles have, riders are exposed to a whole host of serious injuries when they collide with a car. With Florida's beautiful scenery and warm weather ...
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