Blog Posts in June, 2015

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  • What Do the Stars Say About Nursing Homes?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 26-Jun-2015

    If you are considering life in a nursing home for your elderly loved one, you are right to be concerned about the quality of care at the home and the risk of nursing home abuse and neglect. One tool you can use to research homes near you is Nursing Home Compare. This is a government-run site. It provides information about every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. The ...
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  • Jury Awards $24 Million to Husband of Pregnant Wife Killed in 2012 Riverside Hotel Cabana

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 25-Jun-2015

    Winter Park, FL – Dan Cotter of The Maher Law Firm along with Brad Edwards and Gary M. Farmer, Jr. of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. in Fort Lauderdale, FL obtained a $24 million dollar verdict on June 23, 2015, in a wrongful death suit against a Fort Lauderdale hotel for the death of a hotel guest. Alanna Demella, seven months pregnant at the time, was killed ...
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  • Takata Expands Defective Air Bag Recall

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 23-Jun-2015

    After years of denying there was a problem, Takata recently changed course and declared that 34 million units of its air bags are defective. With the announcement, Takata is now responsible for the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Ten automakers are affected, including Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Toyota. Certain Takata air bags have a defect ...
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  • Should 'Gag Clauses' Be Used in Your Medical Malpractice Settlement?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 15-Jun-2015

    A recently published study takes a critical look at nondisclosure provisions, or "gag clauses," which are commonly used in the settlement of medical malpractice claims in Florida and across the country. These nondisclosure provisions generally are aimed at shielding a medical professional and/or hospital from the negative publicity that can arise when news of a medical error - especially one that ...
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