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Should Healthcare Come with a Warranty in the Event of a Medical Error?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Medical errors and medical mistakes range greatly regarding their severity. Sometimes medical errors do not have any long-term consequences, while in some cases they can be fatal. Medical negligence can occur at almost all levels of the healthcare industry, from laboratory mistakes to errors made by nurses, surgeons, and other practitioners. If you experience… Read More »

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Is the State of Florida Trying to Hide Nursing Home Abuse Violations?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Given the high number of Florida residents who are aged 65 and older—including many who already reside in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities—it is particularly important to think about elder wellness and safety. According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, the state of Florida appears to have changed the content of some… Read More »

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School Zone Safety in Florida

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Whether your child attends school in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, or another part of South Florida, do you need to be concerned about pedestrian safety and car accident risks within a school zone? According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, school zones are supposed to be safe areas for young students,… Read More »

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Overheating Laptop Batteries Prompt Consumer Recall

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

When they are used properly, consumer products should not pose a risk of injury to the consumers who buy and use them. However, serious product defects frequently result in recalls, and those recalls often occur only after one or more people have sustained injuries. According to a recent report from CNET, Hewlett Packard (HP)… Read More »

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Proposed Legislation Targets Underride Truck Crashes

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), many deadly truck collisions occur as a result of “smaller vehicles which underride trucks in crashes”.  An underride occurs when a passenger vehicle runs under a truck, sometimes sheering off the roof of the vehicle and killing its occupants.  Underride collisions occur because semi-trucks are… Read More »

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Reducing Florida Speed Limits to Prevent Car Accidents

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Could reducing speed limits in Florida help to reduce the number of serious and fatal car crashes in West Palm Beach and throughout the state? According to a recent report from WCTV News, the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) is considering reducing speed limits throughout the state to prevent pedestrian accidents and fatalities, and… Read More »

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Study Discusses Rise in Bicycle Accidents

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Are more people getting hurt in bicycle accidents in West Palm Beach now than in previous years? An article in the journal Injury Prevention, discussed in a Medpage Today article, suggests that bicycle crash rates are rising across the country. The authors of the article intimate that part of the problem is not necessarily… Read More »

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Golf Cart Accidents and Child Injuries

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Are children safe around golf carts in West Palm Beach? According to a recent report from Science Daily, research from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that, “as golf carts become increasingly popular in communities beyond the fairway . . . a number of children are being seriously injured while using them.” This study… Read More »

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Driving Safely with Kids in Car Seats

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

If you are regularly driving around West Palm Beach or Boca Raton with a child who requires a car seat, it is important to make sure that you have installed the seat properly to prevent injuries in a car accident. According to a recent report in Today, “many parents are making mistakes with their… Read More »

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Legislation in Florida

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

What should you know about drowsy driving and ways to prevent car accidents in Florida? Recently, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), along with the Florida Department of Transportation and other organizations, led a Drowsy Driving Prevention Week campaign. Residents of West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and cities throughout the… Read More »

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