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Category Archives: Wrongful Death

The Dangers of Missing and Broken Pool Drain Covers

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When Floridians hear about pool safety, it often involves ways to prevent drowning. However, another potentially-deadly danger involves people becoming entrapped in pool drains. There are a number of ways that swimmers can become trapped in a drain that is broken or uncovered. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Almost 30 percent of… Read More »

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Why Floridians Should Know About ‘Dry’ and ‘Secondary’ Drowning

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As another summer gets underway, Florida residents will no doubt hear important warnings about how to protect children from drowning, both in pools and in the ocean. However, there are other types of drowning that most people have never heard of, despite the fact that they can be fatal. They are called “dry drowning”… Read More »

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How Can Florida Nursing Home Falls Be Prevented?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We’ve previously discussed the troubling issue of nursing home abuse and neglect. However, not all dangers to nursing home residents can easily be linked to the facility or staff. For example, falls are a significant cause of injuries and deaths in nursing homes. Every year, about 1,800 people die from injuries suffered in these… Read More »

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Helping Florida Victims of Misdiagnosed Aortic Dissections

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Most people aren’t familiar with an aortic dissection until it happens to them or to someone they know. It’s a relatively rare but potentially fatal condition. It is seen most frequently in older men between 60 and 80. People with high blood pressure are also more likely to suffer an aortic dissection than those… Read More »

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Why Are Fatality Rates for Private Aircraft Rising?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many of our readers may remember the tragic story from January of this year involving a family returning from a Key West vacation in their private plane. The plane crashed in Kentucky, killing four people — two adults and two children. The sole survivor was a 7-year-old girl who, dressed for a Florida vacation… Read More »

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Carbon Monoxide Can Injure, Kill Floridians

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Property owners are required by law to ensure to the best of their ability that their property is safe for anyone who lives, works or visits there. At Freidin Brown, P.A., we work to hold property owners liable for any negligence that has caused personal injury or wrongful death. People often associate this area… Read More »

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What Floridians should know before calling 911 from a cellphone

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

In an age when our precise location can be determined by Facebook, Uber and video games, it seems unthinkable that many 911 call centers lack this ability. However, in many cases, these centers don’t have the technology to determine where a cellphone call is originating, and it has resulted in the deaths of people… Read More »

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How can Floridians spot signs of possible elder abuse?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While it’s not uncommon for people to live into their 80s and even 90s in the 21st century, many of our elderly family members require professional care, whether in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or from in-home caregivers. Sadly, when they are vulnerable and dependent, they can fall victim to neglect, abuse or exploitation… Read More »

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Florida’s Carnival to pay $3.6 million in asbestos-related death

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The family of a Carnival Cruise Lines electrician who died from asbestos-related lung cancer in 2005 has been awarded $3.6 million. The man worked as an electrician for the cruise line, which is headquartered here in Florida, from 1985 to 2000. According to the lawsuit, the electrician was exposed to asbestos fibers that were… Read More »

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How can the Elder Justice Act help Floridians?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Most of our readers have seen stories in the news about elder abuse. Sometimes, it occurs in nursing homes and other group facilities. Cases of reported abuse in both long-term care and daycare facilities have increased substantially in recent years. Even more tragically, perhaps, the abuse is at the hands of family members or… Read More »

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