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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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