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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2017 – Three new laws became effective in Florida on January 1, 2017. One law forbids individuals under age 18 from purchasing specific over-the-counter cough suppressants. Another concerns insurance policy coverage of opioid medications while the third introduces restrictions on the ways in which financial institutions may accept summonses and subpoenas. Prominent Florida personal injury attorney Jason Chalik at Chalik & Chalik says, “People should be aware of the new laws taking effect because of the potential liability that could result from an injury or death for failure to comply.” Cough medicines SB […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2017 – A recent Texas lawsuit demonstrates that a company was negligent in knowingly providing an unsafe workplace. In April of 2015, a young man was killed on-the-job at a metal products company by a co-worker. The deceased was shot with a 38-caliber handgun. The killer is currently serving 45-years in jail. According to court documents, the convicted killer had pulled a gun on workers at a job prior to being hired at the metal products company and had waved a gun at workers in a local restaurant as well. The company was […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2016 – There has been an alarming increase in truck accidents in Florida. According to statistics from Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES), there was an increase in commercial vehicle accidents in the state, from 34,450 in 2014 to 38,265 in 2015. The 2014 numbers were also an increase from 32,087 commercial vehicle crashes in 2013. As of Nov. 13, the number of collisions involving commercial vehicles in 2016 stood at 34,623, already above the total for 2014, and on track to be worse than 2015. “The increase in truck accidents is of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2016 – Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous undertaking due to unexpected weather, distracted drivers and debris on the road. A fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Rockwall, Texas on the I-30. A mattress fell off the bed of a red Ford F150 traveling in the same direction as the biker. According to the police and eye witnesses, the motorcyclist ran into a mattress lying on the road which caused his bike to veer off the highway and slam into a light pole. The 73-year-old man was taken to the hospital but died […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2016 – A well-known local musician was struck and killed in a head-on accident by a suspected drunk driver, in Fort Worth, Texas. The 68-year-old man, driving his van, was hit on Riverside Drive by 36-year-old Roberto Ortiz-Morales. According to witnesses, Ortiz-Morales was driving on the wrong side of the road when he crashed into the van, head-on. A police report noted that he was inebriated and he was arrested. Ortiz-Morales was charged with intoxication manslaughter. The victim died at the scene. “In Texas, there is a category of homicide that applies to […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2016 – Workers’ compensation retaliation claims do not occur frequently in New Jersey, and the case of Robinson v. Armadillo Automation, Inc. clarifies the rules in handling such cases. The plaintiff, Spencer Robinson, was employed as a valve technician from May 2005 until August 2011. He claimed that at the time he was hired, he revealed that he had previously suffered from a lower back condition, and he asked the employer to provide him with a stool to enable him to work while seated. The company granted his request. The defendant disagreed with […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2016 – Rosie McGhee allegedly died from injuries sustained in a fall at a nursing home. McGhee’s estate administrator filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence. According to documents filed with the lawsuit, sometime between October 2010 and July 2015, Rosie McGhee sustained injuries after a fall and subsequently developed pressure sores. McGhee’s estate administrator suggests the sores contributed and/or caused her death. Further allegations suggest the defendants, against Infinity Healthcare Management of Illinois LLC and Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC., did not provide proper/adequate supervision, failed to provide a complete medical […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2016 – Sharrone Travis allegedly contracted a necrotizing infection as the result of improper liposuction on her buttocks. Chicago resident Sharrone Travis underwent a surgical procedure, referred to as liposuction, on her buttocks. The operation was performed by Dr. Florence Mussat and carried out in a hospital – Presence St. Joseph-Chicago. As a result of the liposuction surgery, Travis allegedly contracted a post-surgical, severely painful necrotizing infection. She filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor, the hospital and hospital network alleging negligence in performing the surgery and failure of medical staff to […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2016 – Landmark new research may help explain how battlefield blasts cause brain damage among combat veterans. Symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, headaches, depression, memory problems and sleeplessness are often linked to post-traumatic stress disorder. However, the findings of a new brain study imply that symptoms long considered psychological may instead be the direct result of physical injury to the brain due to explosions. “The results of this study urge a re-evaluation of the existing approach to mental health treatment for veterans who have sustained brain damage due to blasts on the battlefield,” […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2016 – An employee’s workers’ compensation claims were denied when her employers stated that her neck pathology was merely the consequence of the natural aging process. Louis Scafuri filed three such claims, alleging that occupational exposures while working as a sales assistant caused her to develop acute neck pathology. Her employers were Sisley Cosmetics and Neiman Marcus Group at the Short Hills Mall, and Bloomingdale’s/Macy’s. On August 3, 2005, Ms. Scafuri suffered a traumatic accident when she slipped and hit her head on a metal shelf. However, she did not file a workers’ […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2016 – Florida law enforcement officials and advocates for injured people say violations of Florida’s Move Over Law cause car accidents that result in serious injury and death. “Failing to move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles is a cause of numerous very serious accidents,” said Robert Joyce, a car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes in Tampa. “Not only is it against the law, but a person who causes an accident through such negligence can be held liable for damages.” In Florida, drivers who encounter police or emergency vehicles pulled […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2016 – Lawsuits that accuse companies of engaging in workers’ compensation retaliation are becoming increasingly common. This is because of the recent verdicts awarding damages to employees whose former employers retaliated against them when they filed workers’ compensation claims. For instance, in February of this year, a court in Indiana rendered a judgment in excess of $400,000 in a workers’ compensation retaliation lawsuit. In addition, a jury in Florida awarded over $600,000 for another such claim. And the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit lowered a $4.2 million award to $2 […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2016 – Divorce can greatly affect spouses’ estate planning. Wills for each spouse are frequently created at some point for each spouse, especially if they have children. As couples are considering divorce, they may rethink whom they would like to be their beneficiaries and executors to reflect the fact that they are no longer married. In addition, they will have to perform another analysis of the gift and estate tax elements of their estate plan. Therefore, many couples who are contemplating divorce modify their estate planning documents while they are separated or shortly […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2016 – A Florida family plans to sue a nursing home where an elderly woman died after a fall. The woman’s relatives say that the nursing home staff failed to give her proper medical attention and did not immediately notify the family of the accident. According to the family, a nursing assistant was changing Nadine McBurnett’s bed sheets with the bed railing pulled down, when she fell off the bed. The family said that McBurnett had broken her hip in the fall, but nursing home workers simply placed her back on the bed […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2016 – After an increase in hit-and-run car accidents in 2014, preliminary statistics indicate that another spike in hit-and-runs took place in 2015, with more than 90,000 such accidents occurring. “Drivers need to realize that if they leave the scene of an accident, they are not only committing a crime, they may also be putting an injured person’s life at risk by delaying the emergency response,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Law Offices. “When a crash takes place, it’s important to stay at the scene, call […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2016 – The Department of Veterans Affairs has requested around $78.7 billion in discretionary funding as part of President Barack Obama’s proposed $4.1 trillion federal budget for 2017. The VA’s discretionary spending would receive a nearly 5 percent boost to tackle outstanding health care claims from veterans, among other objectives. According to the proposal unveiled on February 9, the spending plan also includes more than $102.5 billion for mandatory VA programs such as disability compensation. The budget has doubled since 2009 when Obama was sworn in. “The proposed budget increase provides an opportunity to […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2016 – In Pemberton Township, New Jersey, an 80-year-old woman named Nancy Rizzolo from Wenonah, Gloucester County, lost her life late Saturday, December 12, 2015, following an accident involving two cars. She was a passenger in an Oldsmobile Aurora driven by 58-year-old Guy Rizzolo, who is also from Wenonah. The head-on collision occurred on Route 70 at approximately 9:15 p.m. It was reported that she was declared dead at the scene of the accident. It was also reported that 26-year-old Bryan Hansen from Toms River was operating a Honda Civic on Lakehurst Road, […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2016 – Prior to a Christmas parade that occurred in the North Cape May section of Lower Township, New Jersey, a fugitive hit and injured two persons, and then left the scene of the accident. The accident occurred before 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, when the 34th yearly parade for the Lower Township Rotary Club took place. The 45-year-old motorist, whose name is Michael Morelli, was driving north on Bayshore Road in the vicinity of Pontaxit Avenue when he struck a woman. He resumed driving for many more yards, at which point […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2015 – On Oct. 30, 2013, a 14-year-old girl was involved in a fatal car accident in Vineland, New Jersey. She was hit while crossing a street close to her bus stop. Her brother and sister witnessed the accident, and the girl died later that day. Her father recently filed a claim on behalf of his daughter’s estate and her two siblings. The defendants in the lawsuit are the other parties to the accident, the Vineland Board of Education, City of Vineland and Cumberland County. The accident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. on […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2015 – Florida has a high rate of car accidents, and a new report indicates that two of the 10 deadliest interstate highways in the U.S. are located in the Sunshine State. The report, published by Vox, used information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to determine the stretches of highway that have the highest rate of deadly accidents. The report found that two Florida highways, Interstate 295 in Jacksonville and Interstate 4 stretching from Tampa to Daytona Beach, were among the deadliest in the country. “Unfortunately, our state sees more […]


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