Over 3 million elderly Americans live in a nursing home or other long-term care facilities. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of nursing home residents will rise, with as many as 40% of adults entering a nursing home or long-term care facility in their life. While most nursing home residents are well cared…

Florida enacted the Wrongful Death Act to protect loved ones who are wrongfully deprived of a loved one due to another person’s negligence. A wrongful death claim is a civil action that can be made by the surviving family of someone who has died due to the misconduct or negligence of another person or company….

Millions of Americans undergo surgery every year. Some procedures are emergent, while others are elective. As with any procedure, there are risks and benefits to surgery. As a patient, it is your right and responsibility to be informed about the procedure being performed and ask questions regarding the procedure to your healthcare provider. Understanding the…

More and more Americans are using bicycles in their everyday lives – nationally, there was a 64% increase in people using bicycles to commute to work from 2000 to 2012 alone. With more cyclists on the road but not necessarily more dedicated cycling space on urban roadways, it is no wonder that crashes involving cyclists…

We have all seen drivers doing it – talking on the phone, having a bite to eat, texting, or even grooming themselves – while driving. But, how often are you the person guilty of this behavior, known as distracted driving? Approximately 70% of drivers admit to using their cell phones while driving, but only 25%…

Workplace injuries are more common than you think. Injuries vary from minor cuts and bruises, to serious trip/slip and falls, to fatal. According to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 4,500 individuals are killed on the job each year, with millions more injured. Former US Department of Labor Secretary Hilda…

Medical negligence is a big problem in the United States, leading to medical complications, disabilities, and even death. A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 100,000 deaths due to misdiagnosis and 195,000 deaths due to…

Accidents can happen to even the most careful of drivers. In a split second, an accident can not only damage your vehicle but impact every aspect of your life. The most recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows nearly 6.3 million police-reported crashes in the United States in 2015. About 2.4…

Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue due to prolonged pressure that limits blood flow to the skin. They most often appear on skin that covers bony parts of the body, such as the back of the head, back, heels, or buttocks. Those most at risk…

The death of a loved one is never easy. This is further compounded if the death is the result of someone else’s negligence or a preventable accident. The normal emotions that accompany a loved one’s passing are further complicated by the unexpected timing or thoughts that the death could have been prevented. In some cases,…

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