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November 24, 2015

When thinking of car accidents, we often picture high-speed accidents on open highways. And there's no doubt those wrecks are both plentiful and dangerous. But in Miami, as in many big cities, there are significant dangers associated with low-speed urban driving.

Our car accident lawyers have helped many victims who suffered injuries as a result of an accident that occurred while driving in the city of Miami. Urban driving is tricky and requires a skill set that can really only be honed through years of experience.

The dangers of...

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November 23, 2015

A federal appeals court has agreed that the father of a woman, shot and killed by a deputy, can go ahead with a federal civil lawsuit.

On May 21, 2011, Armetta Foster and her two children, aged 10 and 6 were walking in the median of Interstate 75. They were on their way from Florida to Kentucky in a stolen car which had broken down. Deputy Dustin Patrick stopped them and began to question her. He said that he opened the...

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November 22, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that people are still becoming sick from eating contaminated cucumbers.

Public health officials identified three types of Salmonella Poona in this current outbreak and traced them back to Andrew & Williamson who were the U.S. distributer of the imported cucumbers.

Andrew & Williamson recalled the cucumbers on September 4, 2015 which...

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November 21, 2015

On Monday, November 16, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Florida state court by the widow of a car crash victim.

Poliana Perez has sued Lyft, who are based in San Francisco and allow passengers to use an app on their smart phones to obtain rides from drivers who use their own vehicles. 

She alleges that Lyft did not properly train the driver who killed her husband Loinier Perez, on October 31...

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November 20, 2015

A new danger has come to light concerning exploding e-cigarettes.

Last month, in Florida, a man was burned when an e-cigarette exploded in his face and parts of the cigarette went down his throat. Now, on Thursday, 19 November, three lawsuits were filed simultaneously against stores which sold the devices in California on behalf of three smokers who suffered serious burns after e-cigarettes blew up in their faces.

In normal circumstances, the liability would rest on the manufacturers of the devices but as most are made in China...

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November 19, 2015

The son of an elderly lady who passed away in a nursing home in Florida has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that the staff at the facility did not carry out the proper procedure when she was choking.

Marlene Silver, who was aged 72, was recovering from pneumonia, and also had a condition which made it difficult for her to eat and swallow any solid foods. Her son, Ari Silver, says that he was talking with his mother on the telephone in April of this year when she told him she was choking. He immediately tried to call the nursing...

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November 18, 2015

A lawsuit has been filed by the parents of a bicyclist who was hit and killed on PGA Boulevard in June.

Raul and Susan Lozano have filed the suit against 64 year old George Meada from Palm Beach Gardens, in Palm Beach County court claiming he was responsible for the death of their 29 year old son Corey. They are also suing his wife, Ruth who owned the Lexus SUV that he was driving when, they allege, it hit and killed their son as he was cycling near the Beeline...

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November 17, 2015

A children’s dentist who has been accused of mistreating his patients and carrying out Medicaid fraud has turned himself in to the police.

On Monday, 16 November, 78-year-old Dr. Howard S. Schneider was booked into the Duval County jail, and a few hours later was released on a $110,000 bond to await a hearing. He announced that he could not afford to pay his lawyer’s fees and filed for a motion for temporary support to pay them.

Beginning in April this year, hundreds of parents have come forward claiming that Schneider abused their children when they visited him for dental treatment. In addition...

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November 16, 2015

Another person has joined a multidistrict litigation case accusing Benicar and related drugs of causing serious side effects.

Kimberly B. from Michigan has stated that having begun to take Benicar HCT in January 2011 she then went on to suffer from chronic diarrhea and Crohn’s disease which she claims were caused by the drug.

Benicar, generic name olmesartan, is taken in order to treat high blood pressure and was approved by the FDA in 2002. Benicar HCT contains hydrochlorothiazide as well as olmesartan which is also for...

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November 15, 2015

The inquest has been held in the case of a woman who died following a fall on board a cruise ship.

A British couple, Terence and Suzette Linsdell were taking a cruise off the coast of Portugal on December 14 last year. It was around 6 p.m. and Suzette was getting ready for dinner in their cabin when she fell.

According to the inquest, 78 year old Suzette had previously suffered from mini strokes and she also had problems with falls and her mobility as she had spinocerebellar ataxia. Her husband told the inquest that although...

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