Warning Icon Expected to Reduce Incidents of Nursing Home Abuse

In January 2019, the Naples News reported on deaths in Florida nursing homes that were attributed to neglect or abuse. Even though the cases had been forwarded for investigation to Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the department that oversees the state’s 687 nursing homes, no action was taken. The investigative reporters from USA […]

When Can a Worker’s Comp Claimant Sue?

In most cases, people who are injured on the job can’t sue—instead, their only path to recover lost wages and medical expenses is to file a workers’ compensation claim. But there are some exceptions to this principle, as Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal recently held. Worker’s Comp Laws and the FCCPA In Davis v. Sheridan […]

Florida Family Fights to Change Medical Malpractice Law

A legal situation currently ensnaring a Florida family brings light to a state statute that prevents families from opening a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of any deceased person above the age of 25 who doesn’t have a spouse or children. In January of this year, 32-year-old Trevor Snyder, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who […]

The Complex Intersection Between Florida’s Personal Injury and Anti-Pollution Laws

Can someone who is injured by a company’s discharge of dangerous pollutants (or another environmental hazard) sue the company for personal injuries? This question is being contemplated by Florida’s Supreme Court in a case titled Charles Lieupo v. Simon’s Trucking. Although the trial court found that the injured plaintiff was entitled to damages, the Court of Appeals disagreed […]

New Florida Laws Effective October 1st

If you’re a Florida resident or your travel there often, then there are some new laws that you should understand. These laws went into effect on October 1st and all involve serious topics. Texting While Driving In Florida, there are new laws regarding texting while driving and changes made to how police officers should handle […]

Florida Lawmakers Strengthen Push for Hands-Free Driving

Among dozens of new Florida laws that went into effect Oct. 1 is one that makes texting while driving a primary offense in the state and requires motorists to be completely “hands free” in certain areas. The main provision of HB 107 – banning texting while driving in the state of Florida and turning it […]