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What are Florida’s Laws about Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs?

When people think about a DUI accident or just driving under the influence, they immediately think of alcohol. But someone can be picked up for DUI if their impairment has a more innocent source, such as prescription drugs. Famous golfer Tiger Woods, for example, was stopped for driving erratically, which…

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Ordinary Negligence or Medical Negligence? Florida Supreme Court Brings Some Clarity

When a person is injured by a medical professional, they can bring a lawsuit for compensation, just like they could if they were injured in a slip and fall accident inside a grocery store. But a medical malpractice lawsuit differs in one key way: plaintiffs must submit an affidavit from…

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What is the Discovery Rule for Medical Malpractice in Florida?

Florida, like all states, tries to encourage injured victims to bring lawsuits as soon as possible after an accident. The more time that passes, the greater the likelihood that evidence will disappear and witnesses will no longer remember the incident. To really incentives filing lawsuits in a timely manner, Florida…

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Safety Responsibilities Construction Companies Have for their Employees

Questions about construction safety have once more been raised after a construction manager was injured during the recent demolition of a condo in Miami Beach. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 46-year-old Samuel Landis was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital after being struck by debris during the demolition. He is…

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Terminally Ill California Man Awarded $289 Million in Weed Killer Case

In a case that made headlines around the world, a San Francisco jury has awarded a terminally ill man $289 million for injuries caused by extended exposure Roundup weed killer. The case is raising awareness about the herbicide glyphosate which unfortunately has also found its way into our food supply….

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