Category Archives: Wrongful Death
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It first became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day frequently involves road trips, backyard get-togethers, and parties. So far, so good. Unfortunately, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates 390 people may die on U.S. roads this Labor Day holiday period. Did… Read More »
Arbitration Agreements: Sign on the Dotted Line???
Trial by jury is an important American right. It sets our system of justice apart from the rest of the world. The right to a jury trial is so important that our Founding Fathers codified it in the Bill of Rights. The Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution states specifically that “the right… Read More »
We Are Not Prepared For The Loss Of A Loved One
We’re not prepared for the loss of a loved one. There’s no book to read, no real way to prepare, if the loss is expected, or if it’s a sudden loss. I’ve dealt with loss quite a bit over the last few years, personally and professionally. We lost our mother after a tough struggle… Read More »
ATTENTION SENIORS – THE FIX IS IN
For years now, we have reported about the horrific abuses that we have uncovered in Florida nursing homes. Bedsores down to the bone infected with gangrene, repeated falls resulting in death, dehydration to the point of renal failure, malnutrition, overmedication for purposes of sedation “medicinal babysitting”, wandering that led to drowning, physical abuse and… Read More »
Who Is Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Citizens?
As nursing home abuse lawyers, we encounter the inherent unfairness of the nursing home system on a daily basis. A system which turns a blind eye to the victims of abuse. A system which is more concerned with protecting the owners of nursing homes, and their pocketbooks, instead of protecting human life. We have… Read More »
Forced Arbitration -The Third Rail of Consumer Complaints
This year, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (known to most as AMTRAK) provided service to nearly 32 million American passengers across more than forty-six states. Generating 3.4 billion dollars in revenue,) employs more than twenty thousand people and provides the foundation for commuting across most large metropolitan areas. This year also marked the beginning… Read More »
What is the Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Wrongful Death Claim?
If you were injured recently in an accident, or if you lost a loved one in an accident, you may be familiar with the terms “personal injury” and “wrongful death.” Yet understanding how these terms potentially relate to your own situation can be confusing. For example, it likely makes sense that if you are… Read More »
Brain Injury Funding Could Prevent Sports-Related Wrongful Deaths
If you have a child who plays football or another contact sport, or if you are a sports fan more generally, you may be aware of the risks of sports-related concussions and serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) associated with football and other contact sports. In some cases, repeated sports-related concussions have been known to… Read More »
What You Need to Know about Gun “Accidents” and Deaths
Did you know that guns are now killing as many people as cars in the United States of America, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control? This is in large part due to the decline of auto fatalities, yet gun mortality continues to rise in our country. Last year, almost 13,000… Read More »
Ikea Recalls Millions of Dangerous Dressers Linked to Child Deaths
IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant, has always been a favorite of mine. Having made several furniture purchases for my children from the retailer in the past, the loss of life due to IKEA’s failure to provide the proper equipment, hits close to home. After the deaths of three toddlers, as a result of their being pinned beneath… Read More »