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The Trouble With Hospital Infections

The Trouble With Hospital InfectionsIt has recently come to light that the hospital Venice Regional Bayfront Health in Venice, Florida has failed to maintain adequate sanitation standards. In a report published on July 2, 2015, the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration indicated that a sewage pipe which ran down an elevator shaft suffered a clog and sprang a leak, spreading sewage into the shaft, down the neighboring walls, and across the space between floors. Light fixtures filled with water, the elevators shorted out, and nurses had to bring in towels and buckets to contain the spill.

Now this was an unfortunate accident, but it’s the sort of thing that could happen to any hospital, or indeed to any sort of building. The Venice Regional staff responded immediately to the leak by capping the broken pipe and calling in a restoration service to fix it and to clean up the mess. Unfortunately, it turned out that the company they hired was unequal to the task.

After several days, the restoration company assured the hospital that it had finished its tasks and that everything... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

Reasonable Compensations For On The Job Injury

Reasonable Compensations For On The Job InjuryFor nearly half a century, the standard for coverage of on the job injuries has been through employer worker's compensation. However, just as Florida law has made this course of action the expected approach in these cases, it has also but extensive stricture on how insurance providers can interpret this law. While this does affect many employees in the state, current questions to the extent of coverage and the definition of injury also bring other issues to light.
Lighting A Fire Under Legislation
The current hot topic on worker's compensation is specifically regarding first responders, firefighters, and even police officers, as the laws for worker's compensation are being considered relatively negligent in light of the job expectations. Most profoundly, this debate in the courts is centered around long-term injuries that can arise.

Although the correlation between higher incidences of cancer in Florida firefighters has been documented, the current worker's compensation laws do not actually make provisions for this consideration of injury. The insurance argument is that known risks in job situations are not the same... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

Uninsured Motorists And The Impact This Creates On Quality Of Life

Uninsured Motorists And The Impact This Creates On Quality Of LifeAs minimum requirements for auto insurance policies in Florida continue to change, there are a number of points that drivers should be aware of in order to compensate for possible situations that can permanently impact quality of life. One of the most important points to consider is the value of uninsured motorist protection, and what this means to legal negotiations in difficult injury situations.
Understanding Uninsured Motorist Protection
For many Florida residents, the concept of uninsured motorist protection can seem like an insurance add-on that has little value. The expectation of Florida law is that all vehicle operators have at least minimal insurance that will cover accidental circumstance. However, just as the consideration to add uninsured motorist protection can come down to immediate financial concerns, it should also be understood that other drivers are taking the same perspective.

Although an accident with an uninsured driver can have further legal ramifications due to driving statues and expectations, there is also the strong possibility that even driver's with insurance do... read article

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Attorney M David Shapiro

The Subtle Consequences Of Brain Injuries

The Subtle Consequences Of Brain InjuriesThe study of the human brain, neurology, is a field of science in its infancy when compared to our knowledge of the other parts of our bodies. We have lists of over a hundred different uses for the liver, we’ve explored all the nooks and crannies of the digestive system, and organ transplants which surgeons once considered impossible are today commonplace.

But when it comes to the brain, we are still mapping out which lobes are responsible for what and how they interact to create a single stream of consciousness. And as far as brain injuries go, we still have trouble even spotting when one has occurred.
A Classic Case Study
Back in 1848, a man named Phineas Gage was using a tamping rod to pack a gunpowder charge into a small hole. Unfortunately, the charge went off prematurely, firing the tamping rod like a three-foot-long bullet straight into his skull and out the other side.

Remarkably, Gage didn’t feel significant pain and he didn’t lose consciousness even as he grew weak from blood loss. Of course, the... read article

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Attorney Bernard F Walsh

The Importance Of Accident Lawyers After An Accident

The Importance Of Accident Lawyers After An Accident Recovering after an accident can be difficult. The physical injuries you may sustain will have a direct influence on your life, and emotional scars can linger for a long time as well. To add to the difficulties, financial issues can plague those involved in an accident. The cost of medical treatment, the lost wages due to missing work, and many other issues can all combine to create serious problems for those who have been injured in an accident.

To recover financially, getting compensation for your injuries is something worth considering. And to help you do so, finding a good accident lawyer is a must. There are several reasons that you need to find a good accident lawyer after being injured, and it's worth looking at these to help highlight just why it's one of the most important things you can do.

• The first reason is simply that a good accident lawyer will be able to tell you whether or not you have the right to seek compensation and how to go about doing so. It's... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

Understanding TBI And Your Options

Understanding TBI And Your Options Our bodies are fragile things, and it's far too easy for them to become injured in an accident. Some accidents and injuries are worse than others, and one that is life-changing and often permanent is TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury. While broken bones can mend, TBI is something that often stays with the injured party for the rest of their life and can have a tremendous impact on their ability to function as they did before the accident. As such, understanding TBI and what your options are to recover from it is important.

TBI is a broad definition that is actually more common than many realize. There is mild TBI and severe TBI.

• Mild TBI causes loss of consciousness and confusion that lasts less than a half hour. It can trigger long term issues including headaches, memory issues, attention deficits, and more. Sadly, MRI and CAT scans often fail to show the extent of the damage even though the symptoms are present.

• Severe TBI causes loss of consciousness that lasts longer than a half hour, and memory loss that lasts longer than... read article

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Attorney M David Shapiro

Truck Accident Personal Injury Cases Can Involve More Than You Realize

Truck Accident Personal Injury Cases Can Involve More Than You RealizeToday's roads can be dangerous. Florida is the third most heavily populated state in the entire country, and millions of people visit it each year as well. Because of the huge number of people on the roads here, accidents happen daily. Among these accidents, those involving commercial trucks can be the most dangerous. The size, weight, and speed of tractor trailers can mean that an accident with them is very serious, and can lead to severe injuries that take significant time to recover from.

When you're involved in one of these accidents, there are a lot of things you'll have to focus on. Not only will you need to heal and recover physically and mentally, but financially as well. There are a lot of costs associated with an accident including your medical bills, the loss of income due to time away from work, and more. If the accident wasn't your fault, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. However, this can be a complex process.

That's why it's... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

Truck Accident Personal Injury Cases Can Involve More Than You Realize

Truck Accident Personal Injury Cases Can Involve More Than You RealizeToday's roads can be dangerous. Florida is the third most heavily populated state in the entire country, and millions of people visit it each year as well. Because of the huge number of people on the roads here, accidents happen daily. Among these accidents, those involving commercial trucks can be the most dangerous. The size, weight, and speed of tractor trailers can mean that an accident with them is very serious, and can lead to severe injuries that take significant time to recover from.

When you're involved in one of these accidents, there are a lot of things you'll have to focus on. Not only will you need to heal and recover physically and mentally, but financially as well. There are a lot of costs associated with an accident including your medical bills, the loss of income due to time away from work, and more. If the accident wasn't your fault, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. However, this can be a complex process.

That's why it's... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

What Does The Discovery Process Mean?

What Does The Discovery Process Mean?The discovery process is an incredibly important part of the personal injury case process, and it has been a necessity in most states dating back to the 1940’s. The discover process is the process in which all relevant details are expressed to both sides of the case as to avoid any surprises coming up in the courts, and this is a process that is comprised of 3 different parts. During your personal injury case, the discovery process will be a methodical one that will make things clearer for all parties involved in the suit.

At GetMeJustice, we want you to be prepared for all parts of your personal injury case, and no matter the type of injury or accident you may have experienced, a little knowledge on what to expect can help a great deal in making you feel at ease with your experience to come.
Interrogatories And Written Discovery
The first part of the discovery process is interrogatories and written discovery, and this is when the plaintiff and defendant will present one another with a list of questions pertaining to the... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

The 5 Most Common Injuries Sustained In Car Accidents

The 5 Most Common Injuries Sustained In Car AccidentsCar accident injuries can be serious or mild, and in serious cases, you may be able to bring a negligent driver to court in order to get compensation for all the expenses that insurance won’t cover. At GetMeJustice.com, we want to make clear the most common car accident injuries we see in the state of Florida, as they can give you an idea of just what you may experience should an accident happen to you. These can range from the severe and worthy of taking a case to court, to the mild and typically covered by Florida’s no-fault car insurance laws, and the 5 most common injuries experienced in Florida car accidents are:

• Leg injuries – Leg injuries are one extremely common type of injury often experienced in Florida car accidents. While these can be severe, they are often on the more mild side of the scale, and injury expenses as well as lost wages will often be covered by insurance. As a car impacts another car or structure, the legs and... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

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