July 1, 2013

General Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

There are many reasons that elderly residents in facilities suffer nursing home abuse and neglect.  Under federal and Florida regulation, nursing homes œmust promote care for residents in […]
July 1, 2013

State Toughens Rules for Expert Witnesses

New rules for physicians and others who testify in medical malpractice cases will kick in today but the Florida Board of Medicine is already showing zero tolerance […]
June 27, 2013
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Texting and Driving’s the New Drinking and Driving, at Least Among Teens

If you spend any amount of time behind the wheel of a car, the results of a new study may not surprise you: nearly half of […]
June 24, 2013
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Florida justices reject medical malpractice agreement in patient’s death

Thursday, June 20, 2013: The Florida Supreme Court has ruled for the first time that an agreement between a physician and a patient requiring the patient to […]
June 24, 2013

Blood Thinners Cited for 7% of Medication Errors in Hospitals

Blood thinners are the preferred treatment option to prevent heart attacks, blood clots and stroke, but they are not without risk, and not just because of […]
June 21, 2013
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Mowing the Lawn Can Be a Dangerous Chore

Tragic incidents such as the recent accident where a man ran over his 2-year-old daughter as he pulled a riding lawn mower into his garage in […]
June 20, 2013
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Proper Child Restraint Practices Can Save Lives

It’s vacation time, and with children likely traveling more in vehicles than during the school year, it’s more important to make sure they’re properly restrained. Here’s […]
June 19, 2013
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Learning from Litigation

There was an article in the New York Times recently about medical malpractice litigation and the impact on patient safety.  Joanna Schwartz, a law professor at UCLA, […]
June 17, 2013
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Bicycle vs. Car Accident Leaves Cyclist Dead

A man riding his bicycle on the sidewalk was struck and killed by an SUV in Arlington.  It happened Sunday afternoon at Townsend Boulevard near Merrill […]
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