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WAS MY ELECTRICAL ACCIDENT DUE TO NEGLIGENCE?
“Electricity is really just organized lightning.” George Carlin Mr. Carlin may have been onto something. It’s no secret our modern world could not run or continue to advance and progress without the bridling of this power we call electricity. But it has been said that with great power comes great responsibility. The benefit of experience […]
EMERGENCY ROOM MALPRACTICE IS TOO COMMON
Whether it’s surgical error, doctor error, nurse errors, hospital negligence, ER care negligence, or medical malpractice, emergency room malpractice is far too common. With the hectic, overcrowded nature of emergency rooms, you need to know that you are protected throughout your experience. When you show arrive at a local emergency room you will usually […]
PREVENTING DANGEROUS GOLF CART ACCIDENTS
“Golf is a good walk spoiled.” Mark Twain Mark Twain did not invent the golf cart, so far as we know, but he did have the right idea. Of course we know golf carts are a convenient way to get around the golf course, but they are an increasingly popular means for teenagers and […]
THE DANGERS BEHIND LATEX GLOVES IN THE MEDICAL WORLD
In the Showtime original series, Dexter, a Miami forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of egregious criminals he believes to have escaped justice. In the pilot episode of Dexter’s first season he shows to be disciplined and meticulous about wearing rubber gloves when dealing out vengeance upon these murderous criminals. Little did we know, […]
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Clermont, FL
Because of the aging population, nursing homes in Clermont, FL and across the nation are seeing an increase in the number of residents living in such facilities. Abuse and neglect have become national news and is a major concern for over two million long-term care patients. Nursing home residents have the legal right to expect […]
I Was Put in the Middle of a Bar Fight, Can I Sue?
Owners of bars and restaurants owe their customers not only good service and quality food and drinks, but they also owe their customers a safe and hazard-free environment. Premises liability mandates that property owners have the responsibility to take necessary safety precautions when they welcome individuals onto their property. Responsibility for Safety Bar owners share […]
Defective Products Causing Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when from a defective product and result in lost wages, and huge medical expenses, as well as long-term recovery expenses. A person who suffers a brain injury from a defective product should seek legal counsel to pursue a products liability claim. The Orlando, FL attorneys at Oldham & […]
Civil RICO Violations Explained
On October 15, 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act was put into effect. This act was geared towards mafia-type civil behavior to give victims of this type of activity a source of legal recourse. Racketeering is defined as obtaining or extorting money illegally or carrying on illegal business activities, most often by […]
Tips to Prevent Farm and Industrial Accidents in Eustis, FL
Farm and industrial accidents cause some of the most serious injuries, and quite often cause chronic pain and debilitating health conditions leaving the injured person unable to work. By practicing the safety tips to prevent farm and industrial accidents, listed below, you may save yourself or others from debilitating or fatal injuries: Never assume that […]
My Prescription Was Recalled After I Used It; What Now?
Consumers should rightfully expect that their doctors are prescribing drugs that will help ease their pain and cure their illness; however, all too often just the opposite proves to be true. It seems that we are constantly hearing about drug recalls on the news, and this is especially frightening when we learn it’s a drug […]
How Safe is Your Child’s Booster Seat?
There are guidelines to assist consumers in determining which booster seats are the safest, and Florida law mandates that children are to be properly restrained while riding in any type of motor vehicle. It’s important for parents to be aware that the safety guidelines only provide for the minimum standards of safety, and may not […]
Family Safety Tips for Beach Trips
When you and your family are planning trips to the beach, the following family safety tips may help you avoid a side trip to the hospital: Use waterproof sunscreen of SPF 40 reapplied according to directions; remember, “waterproof” does not mean you apply it once during your outing and you’re safe from the sun’s harmful […]