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Blog Posts in August, 2013

  • NFL and Ex-Players Reach Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit

    Thousands of former football players and their families, who sued the National Football League, have reached a settlement. The lawsuit , which put concussions and their impact on the brain in the lawsuit, was settled for $765 million to fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation, medical research for retired NFL players and litigation expenses. The deal is still pending approval by a U.S. ...
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  • Broward Health Nurse Arrested For Drugging & Assaulting Patient

    A Broward Health nurse has been arrested for allegedly drugging and sexually abusing a patient. According to officials, the abuse started on June 14 when the female victim met 42-year-old nurse David Paul Lazarus. Lazarus proceeded to ask her about her drug abuse past, and if her medications were working. The nurse then injected the victim with two syringes of what he said was morphine and 40 ...
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  • Freidin Brown Firm News: Coconut Grove Trolley Garage

    Contact: Lisa Hall, 850.508.7782, West Grove residents consider next steps in fight over industrial trolley garage MIAMI - The team of lawyers representing West Grove residents in a battle with the City of Miami are considering the best path for appeal after a circuit judge's determination on Aug. 16 that he does not have jurisdiction to intervene in the case. Eleventh ...
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  • Miami-Dade police officer charged with DUI hit and run

    A Miami-Dade police officer has been suspended from duty for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) and leaving the scene of an accident. The officer, who has been on the police force for seven years, was also cited for running a red light. The 30-year-old officer was off duty when the accident occurred on Aug. 11. However, he was driving a marked police cruiser. According to police, the ...
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  • Florida Department of Health Issues Warning For Swimmers

    The Florida Department of Health has issued a warning about a rare, brain-eating amoeba that has infected swimmers. The amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri, is thriving in high water temperatures and low water levels. Officials have warned the public to be wary when swimming in freshwater with these conditions. Zachary Reyna is fighting for his life after knee boarding with friends in a water-filled ...
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  • Owner Of Ferrari Involved In Fatal I-75 Crash Won't Admit Driving

    A high-speed rear-end crash proved fatal for a 60-year-old Florida man and the driver accused of causing the deadly crash is refusing to speak. Radomin Delgado of Pembroke Pines has hired a lawyer and declined to provide and answer to whether he was driving the 430 Scuderia Ferrari on I-75 when it crashed into the back of a Hyundai Sonata driven by Jorge Arrojas. The rear-end collision sent the ...
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  • Suspected Drunk Driver Kills Own Passenger In Downtown Miami

    A young woman in her twenties was killed this week when the driver of the Smart Car she was riding in ran a red light and slammed into a pickup truck in downtown Miami. Authorities suspect that the driver of the Smart Car was drunk when the fatal red-light crash occurred. Both the driver of the Smart Car and of the pickup were injured and taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. ...
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  • Injection Recall For Another Compounding Facility

    The FDA has issued a recall for all sterile-use products by a compounding facility in Texas after 15 patients were hospitalized. The people hospitalized have a bacterial infection in their blood, and doctors believe it is from getting calcium gluconate injections manufactured by Specialty Compounding LLC, based in Cedar Park, Texas. The FDA believes that use of these products would create an ...
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  • Teen Graffiti Artist's Taser-Related Death Under Investigation

    A Miami teen died tragically after being chased by police after he was caught spray-painting graffiti on an old McDonald's restaurant in Miami Beach. The 18-year-old graffiti artist was Tasered once cornered by police and was pronounced dead shortly after showing signs of distress and being transferred to a hospital. The officer who used the Taser on Israel Hernandez has reportedly been placed on ...
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  • $1.2 Billion Jury Verdict In FL Nursing Home Neglect Case

    One billion dollars in damages intended to punish a nursing home for neglect so extensive that it led to the early death of a 69-year-old resident was recently awarded to the woman's surviving son by a Florida jury. In addition, another $110 million was awarded as compensatory damages by the jury in at least the fourth case of nursing home abuse and neglect against Trans Health Care, Inc. (THI). ...
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  • Major Hospital Chains Involved in Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit

    Two major hospital chains are being sued for allegedly paying illegal kickbacks to clinics to treat undocumented immigrants. Health Management Associates and Tenet Healthcare are being accused of paying clinics to recruit undocumented pregnant women and filing false Medicaid claims after treating them. The lawsuit, which was filed by HMA's former chief financial officer in Athens, Ga., said "By ...
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  • Tobacco Trial: Family Wins $37.5 Million

    The family of a mom who died at 38 from smoking-related cancer was awarded 37.5 million by a Fort Lauderdale jury. The mother of two, Laura Grossman was 36 when she was diagnosed with cancer. According to her pain management doctor, she made one of the most valiant struggles to live that she had ever seen. The defendant R.J. Reynolds was held 75 percent accountable on a $15 million compensatory ...
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  • Tubing Tragedy Claims Life Of Young Florida Boy

    Three people tubing on Lake Lulu were seriously injured when the driver took a right turn too close to shore, putting the tube on a collision course with a nearby dock. A 31-year-old man is in critical condition after the tubing accident; the collision resulted in fatal injuries for a 10-year-old boy. The third passenger, a 9-year-old boy, is in stable condition but remains hospitalized. Boating ...
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