What good is a first aid kit if nobody is trained to use it in an emergency? Worse, what good is it if kept hidden in a closet? A wrongful death lawsuit in Florida is asking similar questions about an automatic external defibrillator which could have saved a 12-year-old boy's life.Indian River County school district sued over boy's deathINDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The parents of a 12-year-old boy...
The suits against the makers of Vioxx, Celebrex, PPA and Ortho Evra all include claims that the medication could cause strokes. Strokes a re complicated injuries and can be very severe. The difficulty in proving such claims arises from the variety of other factoors that can lead to a stroke. Some understanding of the different knds of strokes is helpful. Strokes that involve a bleeding in the...
According to the Florida highway Patrol, a 29-year-old Lehigh Acres woman was identified as the pedestrian that was killed in a car accident last night.Heidi M. Thacker was hit by a car on Monday night while walking north on Bass Road. The fist car swerved to avoid hitting Thacker, who was walking in the road, but ended up hitting her. Another car that had breaked to avoid the accident, ran her...
In the last six years, the number of people winning a slip and fall injury case has decreased. Juries are putting much more personal responsibility on the plaintiff, especially after some very high profile cases with large awards. The biggest one to date is the woman who spilled coffee on her lap and was awarded $2.9 million. Lawyers are becoming pickier about what cases they take on;...
The quality of care and level of safety have improved in Florida's nursing homes since laws were passed in 2001 to improve the standards. These measures included more time spent with each patient that is charted, more nurses to be hired, and that nursing homes must carry liability insurance. Six nursing homes in Polk County have made Florida's Watch List in the past, which alerts the public to...
A Florida Power & Light truck hit a minivan near the Golden Gates Estates Branch Library. It was by the intersection of 13th Street Northwest and Golden Gate Boulevard. The accident occurred near a Golden Gate fire station and was observed by a fire captain. The driver of the minivan was rescued from the vehicle and than airlifted to a local hospital. It is unknown if the driver of the FPL...
Before calling the police in Tampa to report a rape it might be wise to run a background check on yourself.Tampa Police are considering a policy change after a rape victim was thrown in jailThe Tampa Police Department is looking at whether it needs to change policy. The examination comes after a 21 year old woman spent nearly two days in jail after telling police that she was raped during...
The parents of Melinda Duckett filed a wrongful death lawsuit against CNN Anchor Nancy Grace and the network. The case has been moved to federal court. The family charges that Grace's interview with tough questions aimed at Duckett involving the disappearance of her 2-year-old son led her to commit suicide. The family is seeking damages and for the show to never be aired again. The boy has...
A man from New York was killed when he pulled out onto U.S. 27 in front of an oncoming car. The unidentified 80-year-old man was driving a 2001 Buick. He pulled out of the Howard Johnson parking lot and was hit by a 2004 Chevy Avalanche driven by Michael Grosso, age 77. The driver of the Buick died on the scene. His wife, also age 80, was a passenger in the car and she was airlifted to...
The family of a woman who was killed at Bridgeport Apartments wants to hold the property owner liable.RALEIGH - The North Raleigh apartment Stephanie Bennett lived in seemed safe to Carmon Bennett, her father.That was five years ago, before his 23-year-old daughter was murdered when her killer either crawled through a bedroom window or walked through her front door, then raped and strangled...
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