January 24, 2014
As experienced South Florida personal injury attorneys, we know that when an individual is harmed due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, they have a right to take that individual to court in pursuit of compensation for the damages sustained as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing. A caveat to this rule lies within subsection s. 768.13 of the Florida State Statutes, otherwise known as Florida’s “Good Samaritan Act.”
No, this isn’t the type of Good Samaritan Law that was a part of the series finale of Seinfeld—you know, when Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine were …
January 3, 2014
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg know that you only have a certain amount of time during which you can begin to fight for compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained due to the negligence of others.
Our firm represents clients who have suffered from a wide variety of injuries stemming from a wide range of incidents, from cases of car crashes to slip and falls to medical malpractice. Our clients suffer for years—even for lifetimes—following the tragic accidents; however, the fact that they will suffer for a long time after the incident does …
December 30, 2013
The pharmacy whose evident negligence played a major role in causing a meningitis outbreak last year has preliminarily agreed to setting up a $100 million fund for the victims of the meningitis outbreak.
The negligent company, the New England Compounding Center, dispersed steroid injections throughout the United States last year and it was eventually determined that the widespread meningitis outbreak was linked to the steroid injections that came from the New England Compounding Center, a Massachusetts-based company.
The meningitis outbreak did not simply cause a need for individuals to see a doctor; according to a report by the CDC, …
December 23, 2013
The family of a young and now brain dead California girl is reeling following two weeks of unfathomable hardship and distress. A relatively low-risk, common surgery, the tonsillectomy, was performed on 13-year-old Jahi McMath; the procedure was recommended by two doctors, both of whom contended that removing the tonsils would resolve issues such as sleep apnea, weight gain and inability to concentrate, which had been plaguing McMath.
Instead of yielding the anticipated positive results, the evidently botched operation has left McMath brain dead; the hospital in which she is being treated has declared her legally dead and has moved …
December 20, 2013
A well-known pain management doctor based in Utah is under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) following the deaths of a significant number of his patients. Dr. Lynn Webster, whose website is www.yourpaincommunity.com, is a renowned pain management doctor; his reputation, on the surface, is impeccable.
Below the surface, however, lies the deadly truth. In recent years, there has been a surge in deaths due to prescription drugs in the U.S., a trend that has been mimicked in the practice of Dr. Webster. Facing a rising number of medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits, Dr. Webster has maintained …
December 10, 2013
What’s better: a bowl of cereal now, or a bowl of cereal in an hour? Well, if you’re hungry, the obvious answer is the former. But let’s complicate this a bit. What would you say if the deal were that you could receive ten cheerios now or a full bowl of cereal, to which you are entitled, in 5 hours?
Many car accident victims are faced with a far more serious version of the above dilemma. Often times, following a car accident, the insurance company for the negligent driver will make an offensively low offer to the injured driver, …
November 25, 2013
We are fairly certain that if you’ve flipped on the radio or the television in the past few weeks, you have heard about the recent issues plaguing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) rollout. From website inefficiency to people unexpectedly being dropped from their healthcare plans, it’s safe to say that things have not been going as planned. This is one thing that citizens on both sides of the aisle can agree on.
In considering the unplanned effects of Obamacare, from a personal injury attorney perspective, let’s take a look at the effects of the new law …
September 16, 2013
The tort reform movement, an effort to limit plaintiff’s rights to collect compensation for injuries or losses they’ve experienced due to the negligence of others, has put out into the general public many fallacies about personal injury law, and medical malpractice law in particular. This blog aims to dispel just some of the myths that tort reform supporters (let’s call them tort reformers) commonly tout as facts in efforts to trample the rights of wronged individuals.
First things first: tort reform supporters consistently point to medical malpractice cases as frivolous lawsuits, and the lawyers who handle the cases as …
August 26, 2013
When you’ve been injured, clearly the first concern you have – as you should – is ensuring that you treat the injuries. If you sustained a back injury, get yourself to a back specialist. If you received a foot injury, get yourself to a podiatrist. If you experienced psychological trauma, make sure to see a psychiatrist and/or a psychologist. Unfortunately, though, the injuries sustained during the actual personal injury incident may not be the only ones you endure. In this blog, we are going to outline a few rules to follow when dealing with your personal injury case; these rules …
August 12, 2013
Horace Mann, in the 1800′s, noted that education is the great equalizer, referring to it as the “balance wheel of the social machinery.” His comments were in the context of his support for public education during an era in which there was much debate over the subject. Today, in our modernized world, there are those that affix the term “great equalizer” to guns, implying their necessity in that they arm the weak against the power of the strong, creating a balanced playing field.
We propose another idea, one more in line with Horace Mann’s thinking about the good that …