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Opioid Victims in Florida, and other States Can Begin Filing Claims Against Purdue Pharma

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Michael Damaso / 01-30-2020 / opioid litigation lawyer

Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and Florida has been one of the states hit the hardest. Opioid pain relievers such as hydrocodone, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl have led to countless deaths and drug addiction. Even when taking these drugs as prescribed by a doctor, there is a high probability […]

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Jet Fuel Dumped on Children at School Playground

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Michael Damaso / 01-20-2020 / Personal Injury

Elementary school children were doused with jet fuel, as an airplane returning to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) had to make an emergency landing. Delta Flight 89 had just taken off from LAX and was en route to Shanghai when it turned around and headed back to the L.A. airport, due to engine trouble. Several […]

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Carnival Worker’s Injury Highlights the Lack of Regulation of Amusement Park Rides in Central Florida

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Michael Damaso / 01-15-2020 / Theme park accidents

Visitors at Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Waterford Lakes Town Center witnessed a frightening event last month after a 37-year-old man was pinned between a claw carnival ride. The injured man was a worker who fell from a ladder during a pre-operative check of the ride. He was freed before paramedics arrived and was transported […]

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Hoverboard Safety Still a Major Concern in 2020

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Michael Damaso / 01-08-2020 / Personal Injury

Hoverboards have increased in popularity in recent years, but that doesn’t mean they have become any less dangerous.  Hoverboards are electric and hands-free, self-balancing scooters. The speed of a hoverboard can range depending upon the brand, but most travel between 6 mph and 15 mph. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, after […]

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11 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Fool Florida Car Accident Victims

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Michael Damaso / 12-18-2019 / Auto Accidents

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful event but dealing with insurance companies after the accident can be just as frustrating. Following the trauma of a serious car accident, a person is often in a state of emotional shock, and at the same time getting treatment for multiple injuries. Insurance companies will often […]

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The Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida

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Michael Damaso / 12-18-2019 / Slip And Fall

Approximately one million people are admitted to the hospital each year due to injuries sustained from slip and fall accidents.  These injuries can range from bumps and bruises to fractures, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even death.  The most common causes of these accidents might surprise you, what’s even more surprising […]

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Nissan Recalls More Than 400,000 Cars in U.S. Due to Fire Risk

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Michael Damaso / 11-20-2019 / Car Accident

Nissan has recalled over 400,000 cars in the U.S. due to a defect in the braking system that could cause the vehicles to suddenly catch fire. The four specific Nissan models included in the recall are the 2015 to 2018 models of the Nissan Murano SUV, 2016 to 2018 models of the Nissan Maxima sedan, […]

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What Are a Homeowner’s Responsibilities When It Comes to Backyard Swimming Pools?

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Michael Damaso / 11-15-2019 / Premises Negligence

Owning a backyard pool can be a lot of fun, especially on those warm Florida days, but it is also a huge responsibility. Having a pool on your property drastically increases the likelihood of a drowning, no matter how careful a homeowner may be. In fact, every year, approximately 7,000 drowning deaths occur in the […]

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10-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured After Fall from Florida Zip Line Attraction

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Michael Damaso / 11-12-2019 / Theme park accidents

A 10-year-old boy sustained serious injuries after he fell from a zip line attraction at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Lakeland, Florida. Video surveillance released last week captured the horrifying moment. The child was on a zip line ride called “Sky Rider.” Before taking off, passengers are to be strapped in via a […]

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Federal Investigation Launched into the Cause of Tesla Battery Fires

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Michael Damaso / 11-12-2019 / Auto Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into the cause of Tesla fires due to a defect in the vehicles’ batteries. This investigation covers Model S and Model X Tesla vehicles that were manufactured between the years 2012 and 2019 and were sold in the United States. The term “investigation” is […]

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Trucking Accident Fatalities Reach Highest Level in Nearly Three Decades

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Michael Damaso / 11-05-2019 / Truck Accident

A trucking accident poses a serious risk of catastrophic injury or death. These accidents can be deadly, due to a number of factors, including the sheer size of the truck, the speed at which it is traveling and the force of impact. The number of lives lost in large truck accidents have reached the highest […]

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The Most Dangerous Intersections in Central Florida

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Michael Damaso / 11-05-2019 / Auto Accidents

Central Florida’s interstates, roads and highways are some of the most dangerous in country. Approximately 395,000 car accidents happen on Florida roads every year, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. I-4 has been named as the most dangerous interstate in the country, based on fatalities per mile.  According to MetroPlan Orlando, the following intersections […]

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911 Calls Released from Passengers Pleading for Help on Disney’s Skyliner

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Michael Damaso / 10-21-2019 / Theme park accidents

Last week Disney’s Skyliner gondola transportation system malfunctioned, leaving passengers stranded in the air for  hours.  Now more details have emerged, as the 911 Call tapes have been released to the public.  The release of these tapes comes at the same time the gondola transportation system is back open to the public. Here is one […]

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New Florida Law Opens the Roads to Self-Driving Vehicles Without Humans

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Michael Damaso / 10-14-2019 / Auto Accidents

Florida drivers should not be surprised if they see driverless vehicles out and about on the roads. A new law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis will make it possible for self-driving vehicles to operate without a human at the wheel. The law took effect on July 1, 2019, and it allows self-driving vehicles without a […]

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Disney’s New Skyliner Malfunctions, Leaving Passengers Stranded in the Air for Hours, Three Hospitalizations Reported

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Michael Damaso / 10-11-2019 / Theme park accidents

Tourists who planned on enjoying a relaxing ride on one of Disney World’s newest modes of transportation received an unexpected jolt as the passenger lift system suddenly stopped working. Passengers were left hanging in the air for more than three hours due to the system malfunction. The Skyliner gondolas take park visitors from their hotels […]

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Which Cars Carry The Greatest Risk For Fatal Accidents?

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Clayton Flowers / 07-13-2018 / Auto Accidents

  If you said “smaller is more dangerous,” you may be on the right track. According to AutoGuide, cars like the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio, both small sedan style cars, are the most unsafe cars in the US for 2018. However, there is a safe zone in average sized cars and then the […]

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How To Protect Yourself From Transvaginal Mesh Complications

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Clayton Flowers / 07-06-2018 / Consumer Safety

  What is Transvaginal Mesh/Netting? The transvaginal mesh or netting is usually made of a plastic called polypropylene while other types of mesh can use other materials, even animal tissue. The term “transvaginal,” however, came from the surgical procedure rather than the materials used in the process. The surgery is meant to help support the […]

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Florida Car Accidents: Is Anyone at Fault or was it The Rain?

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Clayton Flowers / 06-04-2018 / Auto Accidents

  Florida Car Accidents: Is anyone at fault or was it the rain? The roads in Orlando get flooded in more ways than one during the summer months. According to the National Climatic Data Center, for the months of June to August, the average rainfall in Florida is more than seven inches per month, making […]

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5 Things We Learned About Theme Park Injuries

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Clayton Flowers / 06-04-2018 / Theme park accidents

  Looking over the quarterly injury reports from the Orlando area parks for the last year, there are about five to 10 injuries each quarter across all the parks, with injuries rising in the last quarter of the year due to holiday travel. The report defines an injury as any incident that occured on a […]

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Traveling this summer? Here’s how to avoid issues after a car accident

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Clayton Flowers / 06-04-2018 / Auto Accidents

  Summer is the most dangerous time to be out on the road. The automobile and educational group, AAA, calls the days of summer, starting from Memorial Day, the 100 deadliest days. From 2011 to 2016, over 1,000 people died at the hands of teenage drivers in the 100 days following Memorial Day. That’s about […]

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Restaurant Slip And Fall: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself

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Michael Damaso / 05-04-2018 / Slip And Fall

25,000 slip and fall accidents occur daily in the US.* Slips, trips and falls are the second leading cause of injury as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Anytime you visit a restaurant, there are customers coming and going or in the process of enjoying their meal while the employees are running around to […]

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Orlando Theme Park Injury: 5 Actions to Take Now

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Michael Damaso / 05-04-2018 / Theme park accidents

When you plan to visit Orlando, you’re thinking fun in the sun and gallivanting through the many theme parks ride hopping. Over 250 million people attend theme parks each year. With this many people moving through the usually crowded parks, accidents are bound to happen. That fun can turn detrimental. Whether you are from Florida […]

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Accident on I-4? 6 Things to Do Immediately

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Michael Damaso / 05-04-2018 / Auto Accidents

According to the Florida DMV, there are more than 200,000 car crashes in Florida annually. That’s more than 500 accidents per day. While I-4 is the shortest of the major highways in Florida, the East Central Florida Planning Council found that the section from Daytona to Orlando has the highest percentage of accidents occurring and […]

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New NHL Concussion Suit Filed Before Stanley Cup Finals

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Will Perry / 09-05-2017 / In The News

On the eve of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks, a former player has filed a lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL) for failing to warn him of the significant risk of brain damage. Ex-Blackhawk player and former coach of Tampa Bay, Steve Ludzik, filed […]

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Start the New Year with a Safe Bang

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Doug / 12-31-2015 / Consumer Safety

New Year’s Eve is a time for renewal and celebration and, often, fireworks.  Whether you’re enjoying a local fireworks show, or lighting sparklers in your backyard, it is important to remember that safety is as important as fun, especially when handling explosives.  Firework are explosives and safety starts even before your celebration begins. The National […]

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More on the Takata Airbag Recall

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Doug / 07-14-2015 / Auto Accidents

The ongoing recall of Takata Airbags is back in the news again after more vehicles have been added to the recall effort.  According to Automotive News, this past Friday, June 10, 2015, the 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger is now being added to the list of recalled vehicles. The Challenger is being recalled to repair the diver’s […]

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New NHL Concussion Suit Filed Before Stanley Cup Finals

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Doug / 06-03-2015 / Dangerous

On the eve of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks, a former player has filed a lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL) for failing to warn him of the significant risk of brain damage. Ex-Blackhawk player and former coach of Tampa Bay, Steve Ludzik, […]

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“Safe Phone Zones” introduced by the Florida Department of Transportation

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Doug / 06-02-2015 / Auto Accidents

In a public-private partnership with GEICO, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) unveiled a new campaign to help curb the problem of distracted driving on Florida’s roadways. Sixty four different “Safe Phone Zones” were designated on various roadways throughout Florida. A map of all of the “Safe Phone Zones” throughout Florida can be found online […]

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Florida Supreme Court Approves Statutory Cap in Plancher v UCFAA

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Doug / 05-28-2015 / Legal Opinion

Six years after the tragic passing of University of Central Florida (UCF) football player, Ereck Plancher, the Florida Supreme Court has issued a ruling that dramatically affects the jury verdict amount the Plancher family was awarded in the summer of 2011. The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that the UCF Athletic Association, Inc. (“UCFAA”), a […]

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Attorney Nicholas Primrose Addresses Recent Graduates

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Doug / 05-27-2015 / Attorney

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2015. Among the crowd was our attorney, Nicholas Primrose, who attended as part of the Dean’s Party as the President of the Barry Law Alumni Chapter. Ninth Circuit Court Judge Alice L. Blackwell […]

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Attorney Primrose Published in Barry Law Review

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Doug / 05-22-2015 / Firm News

Our own Attorney, Nicholas Primrose, was one of the authors in the Spring 2014 Barry Law Review which was recently released in hard copy.  His article, titled “Has Society Become Tolerant of Further Infringement on First Amendment Rights?” is both informative and thought provoking.  You can read the article through either of the links above, […]

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Takata Expands Airbag Recall

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Doug / 05-20-2015 / Consumer Safety

After increased pressure from U.S. regulation groups, Takata, the Japanese vehicle parts producer, is expanding their airbag recall yesterday.  This recall, which will include 33.8 million vehicles, is now the largest automobile recall in history.  Estimates have been made that one in seven vehicles on the road today have one of the recalled airbag components and […]

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Are Theme Parks Underreporting Injuries?

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Doug / 05-14-2015 / Injury

The major theme parks recently released statistics regarding injuries received in the parks during the first quarter of 2015, according to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel. In the first three months of business there have been only six reported injuries from Walt Disney World and seven from Universal Studios. But what is the basis […]

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Our Mother’s Day Addition

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Doug / 05-11-2015 / Firm News

We at Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. would like to welcome the newest addition to our firm.  Yesterday, as the perfect end to this Mother’s Day, our receptionist, Donna, gave birth to a healthy and happy baby boy. Jase Henry Rodriguez. Jase entered the world at 7:38pm at a weight of 5lbs 15oz. and measuring 20 in. According […]

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Recent Recalls 04/19/2015 – 04/25/2015

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Doug / 04-28-2015 / Consumer Safety

Recalls are an important way for businesses to inform the public that one of their products may be unsafe.  By issuing a recall the company hopes to inform the public about the issue and take the necessary steps to ensure those products do not harm consumers. For the latest recalls please see the summaries and […]

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Recent Recalls 04/12/15-04/18/15

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Doug / 04-20-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below.  This past week’s recalls consist of […]

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A Tale of Two Lovers: Legal Ramifications of STDs

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Doug / 04-18-2015 / Medical Negligence

What are my options if someone gives me a STD? This question may not have had any significance 10 or 20 years ago, however in the past few years more and more claims of battery and negligence in infecting another individual with a sexually transmissible disease have come to light. According to the Center for […]

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Are You Responsible for Injuries if You’re Wearing High Heels?

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Doug / 04-17-2015 / Dangerous

Comparative Negligence For Wearing High-Heels? Fifth District Court of Appeals Says No! Jennifer Bongiorno went to work one day dressed as she had every day before; wearing a pair of high-heels. However, on that day when she walked into the bathroom in her office building she slipped on the floor, falling and injuring herself. Ms. […]

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Recent Recalls 04/04/15-04/11/15

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Doug / 04-14-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day-to-day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below.  The majority of this week’s recalls involve food […]

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Attorney Speaks Out Against Distracted Driving

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Doug / 04-07-2015 / Auto Accidents

Attorney Nicholas Primrose Presents for End Distracted Driving Organization at Local High School On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, our attorney, Nicholas Primrose, traveled to Winter Springs High School to present to students about Distracted Driving as part of the Florida Justice Association and End Distracted Driving organization’s “Student Awareness Initiative.” End Distracted Driving is an […]

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Recent Recalls for 03/28/15-04/04/15

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Doug / 04-06-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day-to-day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below.  The majority of this week’s recalls involve food […]

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Recent Recalls 03/22/15-03/28/15

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Doug / 03-30-2015 / Dangerous

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below. Recalls RSS Linon Home Décor Products […]

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Is Your Teen a Distracted Driver?

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Doug / 03-26-2015 / Auto Accidents

If you have a teen driver in the home and haven’t seen this video from AAA, then stop everything and watch it right now.  Then, go get your teen driver and have them watch it as well. AAA recently released this video along with a report on the latest trends in teen driving and accidents […]

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Riders Rescued from Stalled Hulk Coaster

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Doug / 03-25-2015 / Personal Injury

Yesterday, March 25, 2015, at around 5:45pm the Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure came to a sudden and unexpected halt.  For nearly two and a half hours, at least 12 people were stuck on the stalled coaster waiting for rescue. The ride came to a halt near  a platform which […]

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Attorney Primrose Coaches Teams to Finals and Final Four at AAJ Regionals

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Doug / 03-23-2015 / Firm News

On March 19-22nd, 2015, our attorney, Nicholas Primrose, had two teams competing at the prestigious American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition for Barry University, School of Law Trial Team. One group of students competed at the Ft. Lauderdale regional and the other at the Atlanta regional. Each regional hosted 16 teams competing from […]

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This Week’s Important Recalls 03/15/15-03/21/15

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Doug / 03-23-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below. Recalls RSS WhiteWave Recalls CreaMiser Refrigerated […]

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Adventist to Pay $5.4 Million

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Doug / 03-20-2015 / Legal Procedures

Adventist Health, the parent company of Florida Hospital has agreed to pay $5.4 million to the United States government to settle claims involving improper procedures in their Radiological Oncology services.  Patients with Medicare and Tricare were treated without proper supervision by a qualified health professional, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel. This settlement […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 03/08/15-03/14/15

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Doug / 03-17-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below.  Most of the listed recalls over […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 03/01/15-03/07/15

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Doug / 03-09-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please to the summaries and links below. Recalls RSS Flow Sports Inc. Recalls […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 02/22/15/02/28/14

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Doug / 03-05-2015 / Consumer Safety

The recalls that were announced over the past week range from consumer goods such as fans to foods and pharmaceuticals. It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day-to-day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware […]

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