Category Archives: Wrongful Death
Surfside Building Collapse & Florida’s Wrongful Death Laws
On June 24, 2021, we woke up to news of the terrible tragedy unfolding in Surfside, Florida. The Champlain Towers South Condo Building had, for reasons still unknown, collapsed at approximately 1:30 A.M. Rescue operations have been heroic and ongoing since the beginning. While we still do not know what caused this tragedy, we… Read More »
Your Rights When a Loved One Dies Due to Medical Malpractice
It’s awful to think about losing a loved one due to another person’s negligence, but it’s even more devastating when the responsible party is someone you trust to provide quality health care. Unfortunately, the scenario is quite common, as researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine revealed that medical errors are the third leading cause of… Read More »
Who Is Responsible for Your Security in Public Spaces?
During the holidays, millions of people across the world are out in public spaces, from shopping malls to restaurants to movie theaters to restaurants and bars. After the tragedy in Paris and with escalated concerns of terrorism, many Americans have been understandably concerned about their safety as they’re out and about living their lives…. Read More »
Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases Involving Children
When Florida residents file a wrongful death suit following the death of a loved one, it may seem impossible to put a monetary value on that person’s life. However, that’s what such a suit ultimately asks a judge and/or jury to do. It’s part of the job of personal injury lawyers to help their… Read More »
Helping Florida Families Hold Nursing Homes Accountable
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy one. Even when it’s clear that it’s best for a family member’s well-being, there’s naturally sadness and perhaps some guilt when that time comes. Floridians trust nursing home facilities and their staff to provide the best possible care for… Read More »
Legionnaires’ Disease Still a Concern Nearly 40 Years On
Many people have never heard of Legionnaires’ disease. It often results from exposure to a bacterium called Legionella pneumophila. It got its name from an outbreak in 1976 of a then-unknown illness similar to pneumonia. Some of our readers may remember that over 200 people attending an American Legion convention in a Philadelphia hotel… Read More »
Are Florida Hosts Responsible for Overserving Their Guests?
When Florida residents or their children attend a gathering at someone else’s house, they generally are focused on having a good time — not on who is criminally or civilly liable if tragedy strikes. The recent case of a North Carolina couple shows what can go wrong. The couple was found not guilty of… Read More »
What Can Be Done to Lower the Suicide Rate of Those Behind Bars?
Most of our readers have heard of Sandra Bland. She is the 28-year-old woman found hanging in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest following a traffic stop. A medical examiner determined that she committed suicide. Her family and others dispute the notion that Bland, who was about to start a new… Read More »
How Can You Help Protect Your Health and Safety in Hotel Gyms?
Many of our readers heard about Dave Goldberg’s death. Goldberg, who headed the company SurveyMonkey and was married to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, died while working out on a treadmill in the gym of a Mexican resort. Although there are reports that Goldberg’s death may have been related to a heart ailment rather than… Read More »
Aviation Accidents Require Experienced Legal Guidance
Airplane crashes don’t always involve large commercial aircraft. In fact, people are injured and killed in accidents involving small planes all the time. Just last month, a sightseeing plane carrying passengers from a cruise ship on an excursion crashed in the mountains of Alaska. Nine people, including the pilot, died in the crash. The… Read More »