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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2013 – The Florida Supreme Court ruled that Geico could not require a sworn statement before paying its customer for her injuries. Plaintiff Merly Nunez prevailed in her suit against the auto insurance company in the 5-2 decision. The majority said that requiring an examination under oath was “unreasonable and unnecessary” and that the law in effect at the time of Nunez’s claim did not allow such a requirement. The law has since been altered, however. “A no-fault insurance system like Florida’s PIP – personal injury protection – is supposed to get benefits […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2013 – Federal health officials announced they will suspend Medicare and Medicaid payments to a troubled Tampa nursing home. When the payments cease, the home, Lakeshore Villas, will become the second pediatric nursing home in Florida to close in 2013 amid allegations that the state is “warehousing” disabled children in nursing homes, in the words of federal officials who investigated claims of children living in relative isolation with little activity or stimulation. “All residents of nursing homes need and deserve attention and activities,” stated Tampa nursing home abuse lawyer Robert Joyce. “And that […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2013 – Three Land O’ Lakes high school students were seriously injured in a car accident near their campus on a recent Friday. Kyle Hunnewell, Shawn Bosley, and Emilio Batista, all 17-year-old seniors at Sunlake High School, were on their way to school when the accident happened. Hunnewell’s car collided with a van driven by William Ase, 49, of New Port Richey. Ase suffered minor injuries. The three students were all wearing seat belts, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report. “This accident could have been much worse,” said Tampa auto accident […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2013 – The criminal trial of two South Florida “pill mill” doctors commenced on a recent Friday in a West Palm Beach federal court. Cynthia Cadet, 43, of Parkland, is blamed in the overdose deaths of seven people. Joseph Castronuovo, 74, of Key Largo, is blamed for another two deaths. During opening statements, federal prosecutor Paul Schwartz told the jury the doctors had become “dope dealers.” Defense attorneys said they were innocent, caring doctors. “It will take a long time to legally sort out all the damage done by Florida’s formerly lax painkiller […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2013 – Former professional football players are suing the National Football League (NFL) over brain injuries suffered on the field. Over 5,000 former league members have joined in the lawsuit, which alleges that the NFL knew or should have known of the connection between repetitive impacts to the head and a wide array of disorders including Alzheimer’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). “This lawsuit is important not just for professional football players, but for everybody, including children, who engage in impact sports without a full understanding of the potential effects,” said Tampa personal […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2013 – A change to Florida’s rules for traffic signals allowed cities and counties to shorten yellow lights, reaping millions of dollars in fines. In a recent report, Noah Pransky of Tampa television station WTSP covered the 2011 rule change by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which reduced allowable minimum intervals for yellow lights below the federal government’s recommended minimums. State and local traffic engineers then worked together to shorten yellow lights at intersections with red light cameras, the report said. “Transportation authorities need to find ways to reduce accidents and enforce […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2013 – A bill that would make it more difficult to sue nursing homes passed a Florida Senate committee. SB 1384, sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 vote. The bill would affect plaintiffs seeking to recover punitive damages from nursing homes. They would have to establish at an evidentiary hearing that the nursing home breached its legal duty, resulting in actual injury, loss, or damage. “While some lawsuits brought against nursing homes, as in any field of practice, may be frivolous or unfounded, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2013 – A teenage boy died two days after being pulled from a swimming pool at Disney World. Anthony Johnson, 13, was playing with friends in a pool at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. His family was visiting from Missouri. Family members said Anthony was jumping in and out of the water with his friends. When his absence was noticed, he was spotted at the bottom of the pool and pulled out within minutes, according to WFTV. Tampa personal injury lawyer Robert Joyce commented, “Swimming pools claim an alarming number of lives each year. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2013 – The death of a man at Tampa International Airport has investigators searching for answers. Chad Wolfe, 31, landed in Tampa just after midnight on a recent Friday. While still in the airport with his girlfriend and her stepfather, Wolfe went missing. The following morning, airport workers discovered his body at the bottom of an elevator shaft. Robert Joyce, a Tampa personal injury attorney who is not involved in the case, commented, “One would think an accident like this would be highly preventable. Elevators are generally held to strict safety standards and […]


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