February 24, 2014
Amusement parks are generally destinations filled with fun; places on which families descend in anticipation of a day of thrill and, well, amusement. Unfortunately, though, as many of our clients have learned the hard way, amusement parks can be dangerous places if proper precautions are not taken.
As South Florida personal injury attorneys, our lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg have represented numerous individuals who have gone to amusement parks only to leave with broken legs or broken arms, dislocated shoulders, broken ankles, etc. How can a place touted as a center of fun be, in actuality, …
February 6, 2014
A pharmacy (a store that, in its simplest form, dispenses medicine to promote health) banning the sale of cigarettes seems like a no-brainer. But CVS is far more than your average pharmacy – it serves customers looking to pick-up a wide range of products including greeting cards, essential groceries, basic clothing, electronics, school supplies, makeup, hygiene essentials, vitamins, cold medicine, and, yes, prescription drugs. CVS Pharmacy, the division of CVS Caremark Corporation with which almost every American is familiar, saw an annual revenue last year of far more than $100 billion. With more than 7,600 locations, it isn’t surprising that …
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 not …
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 16, 2013
While infections, lacerations and loss of limbs might commonly be associated with hospitals, construction sites or car crashes, they’re not typically discussed in the same breath as nail salons. Nevertheless, while commonly thought of as leisurely destinations for relaxation and pampering, the fact is that nail salons can be breeding grounds for bacteria and thus a prime location at which people can sustain serious injuries.
Nail salon tools and appliances can, when not properly cleansed and used, prove incredibly dangerous. Unsanitary manicure/pedicure utensils and dirty pedicure footbaths, for example, can lead to a variety of injuries and subsequent illnesses, including …
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, hoping …
December 5, 2013
Back in 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported even as lawsuits against tobacco companies nationwide were on the decline, suits against big tobacco in the Sunshine State were on the rise. It seems as though this trend has continued.
Florida sees a disproportionate number of tobacco lawsuits, relative to its share of the entire US population. What could be the reason for this? Are Floridians inherently more litigious? No. Are there people elsewhere less litigious? No.
We contend that there are a wide variety of reasons for the high number of tobacco lawsuits in Florida, and among them is the …
December 2, 2013
In the Friday, November 29th issue of the New York Times, BP (formerly known as British Petroleum) took out a full-page ad lambasting the settlement process that has overseen payouts to claimants in the fallout of the horrific 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The ad lists a number of what BP calls “outrageous awards.” Among them, BP details the settlement of a cell phone retailer and service company that received a settlement award of $135,258, despite the fact that, according to BP, the store had shut down for all of the 2010 year …
November 4, 2013
In 2007, a Toyota car crash caused by unintended acceleration resulted in the injury of the car’s driver and the death of the passenger. Finally, an Oklahoma jury has come down on the side of the victims, by maintaining that Toyota is guilty of “reckless disregard” with regard to the unintended acceleration and therefore must pay $1.5 million to the injured victim and an additional $1.5 million to the family of the deceased victim. The jury is now considering whether or not Toyota must pay punitive damages to the victims as well.
This verdict is the first against Toyota in …
October 24, 2013
Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants is one of the most polarizing lawsuits of all time, defining the divide between plaintiff’s attorneys and tort reform activists. But it’s also one of the most misunderstood.
Back in February of 1992, 79-year-old Ms. Liebeck was in the passenger’s seat of a car, assembling her morning coffee, having just gone through the drive-thru of McDonald’s with her nephew. Given that her nephew’s car, a Ford Probe, had no flat surfaces (or cup-holders!) on or in which to place her coffee while she rummaged through the bag for cream and sugar, Ms. Liebeck did what we’ve …