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Medical Billing and Hospital Overcharges - What Happened to the Hippocratic Oath of "first, do no harm"?
February 19, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Tampa, FL: Attorney Ben Stewart is seeing an increase in hospital overcharging, mostly to uninsured people. "Look carefully at your medical bills. If you have been overcharged and have either started a payment schedule or completed payment, you may be entitled to monetary damages," says Stewart.Read [ Medical Billing and Hospital Overcharges - What Happened to the Hippocratic Oath of "first, do no harm"? ]
January 8, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Orlando, FL:At the beginning of last year, Takata—the automotive parts company behind the largest automotive recall in the nation’s history—entered into a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The company then declared bankruptcy a few months later, setting off an avalanche of legal filings throughout the world, with an international corporate restructuring effort continuing to this day. “It’s critical to remember that as this process plays out, consumers have and will continue to be hurt and killed by rupturing airbags,” says attorney Frank Melton of Newsome Melton, PA.Read [ The Future of Takata Airbag Claims ]
October 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Orlando, FL: Chances are, you know about the airbag recall that has affected more than 100 million vehicles worldwide. But you may be unaware that the vehicle you are driving could have defective airbags, putting yourself and others at risk of serious injury. Attorney Frank Melton, whose firm represented Corey Burdick in 2014 and brought the recall to national attention, recently filed another personal injury lawsuit against Honda and Takata. They didn’t know about the recall…Read [ Airbag Attorney Urges Everyone to Check their Vehicles—You May Be in Danger ]
May 1, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Miami, FL: A Miami woman allegedly suffered second-degree burns on her hands, arms and chest when a popular pressure cooker exploded while cooking stew on her stovetop, according to CBS Miami.Read [ Claims of Pressure Cooker Explosion Injuries May Prompt Lawsuits ]
February 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Orlando, FL It happens all the time. A customer is assaulted or robbed or injured in some way while on the premises of a business. Unfortunately, says veteran Orlando attorney Rich Newsome, many people don’t realize premises liability law says businesses have an obligation to see that their customers are safe. And if a business fails to do so that injured customer very likely has a legitimate case for compensation.Read [ Business Owners Liable for Crimes against Customers on their Premises ]
January 11, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: A number of complaints allege that Ethicon Physiomesh, a surgical mesh used to repair hernias, has done more harm than good. “I anticipate surgical mesh lawsuits, such as Ethicon Physiomesh, will see similar volume as transvaginal mesh lawsuits,” says attorney Shezad Malik.Read [ Attorney Anticipates Surgical Mesh and Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Similar in Volume ]
September 2, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Tampa, FL Gaps in training are a likely cause of death and injury at the hands of police officers in the US according to one veteran police officer and instructor in law enforcement procedures. Tom Bosley, who served as a Florida law enforcement officer for over 30 years, says when deadly shootings make the headlines one of the first questions to be asked should be about the training the officer had to deal with that situation.Read [ Failure to Train is Core of Police Shooting Problems ]
June 21, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ The Natural Disaster Law Lawyer Mops Up for Victims ]
Orlando, FL Attorney Alan Garfinkel was raised in southern Florida and knows firsthand the damage that nature can do. When Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992, Garfinkel was a young lawyer, just three years out of law school. He and some friends were attending a Hurricane Party when the hell and fury of Andrew hit land as a category 5 storm.
November 24, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Attorney Blasts Foreclosure Process in Florida ]
Jacksonville, FL Florida attorney Chip Parker says he is "appalled" by the way the fundamental rules of law are being bent, twisted and even ignored in order to ram foreclosures through the courts at lightning speed. "One day you could be the victim of an auto accident, or accused of a crime—there could be a number of reasons why you find you need access to the legal system," says Parker from Parker & DuFresne in Jacksonville. "If the rules of law are capable of being bent during this foreclosure crisis—then it means the rule of law can be bent at anytime!"
September 24, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Florida Employment Law: Employees Should Check into Potential Claims ]
Miami, FL For many people dealing with violations of Florida labor law, the prospect of filing a lawsuit seems like more effort than it may be worth. But J. Benton Stewart II, an attorney at Stewart Law, P.L.L.C., says victims deserve to be compensated for their losses, and compensation from a Florida labor lawsuit could result in higher awards than the plaintiff expects. Furthermore, Florida employment law covers a wide variety of workplace incidents, protecting employees from being victimized by their employer.
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