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  • Birth Injury: What You Need to Know

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

    Nerve damage, brain injuries, brachial plexus injuries, broken bones, and cephalohematoma are just some of the many injuries that a baby may suffer at the hands of a negligent doctor. When doctors fail to provide their patients with a standard level of care and injury results, they can and should be held accountable for their actions. An attorney may file a birth injury lawsuit on behalf of the ...
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  • U.S. to Bar Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 29-Sep-2016

    In a major victory for the rights of nursing home patients and their families, an agency with the Health and Human Services Department has moved to prevent any nursing home that receives federal funding from forcing patients and their families into using arbitration to resolve claims of elder abuse, sexual harassment, and wrongful death. According to an article by The New York Times, the new rule ...
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  • Are Bedsores an Indication of Nursing Home Abuse?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 20-Sep-2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in 10 nursing home residents currently suffer from bedsores due to substandard care. Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are caused when a bedridden person or a person confined to a wheelchair is not regularly repositioned. Laying or sitting for too long in one position can ...
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  • Attorney Michael Maher Included in 2017 Best Lawyers in America® List

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 15-Aug-2016

    The Maher Law Firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Michael Maher has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23 rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America® , one of the nation’s most trusted and prestigious attorney referral guides. Mr. Maher has been recognized in the areas of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – ...
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  • Attorney Steve Maher Wins "Plaintiff's Lawyer of the Year" Award

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 15-Aug-2016

    Our entire team at The Maher Law Firm is proud to announce that Principal Attorney Steve Maher has been awarded as the 2017 “Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation” in Orlando by The Best Lawyers in America®. It is his first time winning the prestigious award after being selected to the list of Best Lawyers® since 2015. In order to be honored as the ...
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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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  • Steven R. Maher Named One of "Florida's Legal Leaders" for 2016

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 28-Jun-2016

    Attorney Steven R. Maher was recently named to the 2016 “Florida’s Legal Leaders” List in the area of Civil Trial. Now in its 13 th year, Florida Legal Elite presents an esteemed list of legal professionals chosen for recognition by their peers. This year’s list includes more than 1,100 lawyers throughout the state. Local attorneys who were asked to name the three most ...
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