October 21, 2013 in

Transvaginal Mesh Implant Manufacturers Cannot Deny Product Damages

Last year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered all transvaginal mesh manufacturers to study the negative consequences of their products.  Those damages included organ damage, infections, pain during sex and collapse of organs inside the body cavity. Soon thereafter, Bard/Endo Health Solutions Inc. took their product, Avaulta, off the market. Now they have...
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October 9, 2013 in

Educating Our Youth on the Dangers of Texting and Driving

  The winds are a-changin'.  As of October 1, 2014, Florida drivers are no longer permitted to text and drive. The statistics are staggering.  Texting while driving is more distracting than driving drunk.  I recently spoke with an officer at a highway safety education event who said that 3 out of 4 accidents he...
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October 7, 2013 in

Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Defective Transvaginal Mesh

Why does the word “POP” not sound like a good thing when it comes to medicine?  Perhaps it’s because, as a general rule, only bad stuff happens when someone says it pops! People say it for lots of injury-related issues. For example, “My knee pops, what’s wrong with it?” The same can be said...
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September 13, 2013 in

Help! I Was the Victim of a Hit and Run!

Oftentimes, I am contacted by individuals who have been injured in hit and run accidents. Amazingly, most victims have the misconception they cannot be compensated for their injuries. Specifically, most injured victims believe the negligent driver needs to be located before any recovery is allowed. In many cases, this is 100% inaccurate. The truth...
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August 21, 2013 in

Important Car Safety Recalls July/August 2013, Continued

To keep our readers informed and safe, we wanted to share more July and August recalls and alerts announced by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI). If you think your vehicle needs to be inspected, bring your car to your local dealership right away. Toyota Seat Belt Failure...
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August 14, 2013 in

Why is Neck Pain Sometimes Delayed after a Car Accident?

As a personal injury lawyer, I have seen countless individuals who have been injured in car accidents. Oftentimes, I am told their neck pain did not commence until a few days after the accident. Surprisingly, this is a very common occurrence.  Based on numerous sources, whiplash injuries can remain dormant for weeks after a car...
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August 9, 2013 in

How To Address an Incorrect Accident Report

Auto accidents are chaotic events for all involved. Oftentimes, there are various things being taken care of by numerous people at the scene of an accident – paramedics, police officers, bystanders, and of course, the accident victims, themselves. The commotion at an accident site can sometimes lead to improper handling of the situation, including...
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July 23, 2013 in

Convertino Privacy Act Case Reinstated: A Major Blow to the War on Whistleblowers

In Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2012, the Privacy Act case of former U.S. prosecutor Richard Convertino was reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. This Privacy Act case accused the Bush Administration of deliberately leaking illegal information that was used to attack and tarnish the reputation of Mr....
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July 2, 2013 in

Car Manufacturers Can Be Held Responsible for Failure to Install Side Air Bags

Many of us confidently secure ourselves into our cars daily. We use seat belt safety and defensive driving skills to ensure our well-being on any given car trip. However, numerous cars on the road are concealing a hidden danger: the lack of adequate airbags – specifically side-impact airbags – that are integral in preventing...
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July 1, 2013 in

How Proof Is Essential in Qui Tam/Whistleblower Cases

A word of warning: Don’t ever bring a whistleblower case based on accusations alone.  They will be treated as speculation and given no weight.  You must have some level of proof.  What that proof needs to depend on the judge. Recently, US District Judge John E. Steele in Fort Myers, FL decided the proof...
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