What to Do If Your Child Is in a Bike Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle

As a parent, you want to encourage your child to ride a bike. It provides a great physical activity that gets your child outside and enjoying the sunshine. Unfortunately, bike riding—especially bike riding in the street—is not without its hazards. In Pasco County, where New Port Richey is located, 434 bike accidents took place during…

Chiropractic Malpractice: When Treatments Harm Instead of Help

Chiropractic treatment is increasingly common, and many people have either visited a chiropractor, or know friends, family, or coworkers who have. The popularity of this alternative medical practice brings with it some important questions—such as what happens if the chiropractic treatments cause medical harm? Can chiropractors commit malpractice? The answer to both of these questions…

More Information About Opioid Lawsuits

Doctors may prescribe opioids to treat the chronic pain that often accompanies long-term illness or disability, or for acute pain from broken bones, burns, cuts, and surgeries. While these medications address pain, they are also highly addictive. Patients who become addicted run the risk of dangerous misuse, overdose, and with increasing frequency, death (a fate…

I Fell at a Park. Can I Sue?

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. When they happen in a park, recourse depends on the facts of the case, and the type of park. If you slipped and fell in a New Port Richey area park because of dangerous conditions such as uneven pavement or holes in a parking lot or path, speak…

Near-drowning Accidents and Anoxic Brain Injuries

Drowning is the second leading cause of death among children younger than 14. Florida children are at elevated risks, leading the nation in drowning deaths of children four and younger. Pasco County emergency personnel have received at least a dozen drowning calls involving children as of April 2018. A person who survives near-drowning may nonetheless…

Back and Neck Injuries from Rear-End Collisions

According to Insurance Information Institute statistics, rear-end collisions account for about 33 percent of all motor vehicle crashes in the United States, and about 32.4 percent of all injury crashes. Rear-end collisions can happen for many reasons, including distracted driving, drunk driving, aggressive driving, violating traffic laws, and road hazards. The injuries rear-end collisions cause…

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Ask for in My Medical Malpractice Claim?

If you’ve been injured as a result of medical malpractice, life can feel hopelessly unfair. Mistakes by a medical provider—someone who was supposed to keep you healthy—have instead caused you significant pain and suffering. To make matters worse, now you face mounting costs for future treatment, therapy, and adjustments to your life. You deserve compensation….

What Must I Prove to Win My Workers’ Comp Claim?

Many people assume that winning a workers’ compensation claim will be easy. After all, you were injured at work; doesn’t that mean you should automatically receive the appropriate compensation? That’s how the process should work, but unfortunately, in many cases, it’s not that simple. The company’s lawyers and the insurance company can often seem as…

The Magnitude of Common Medical Errors

  On any given day, about one in every 25 hospital patients contracts an infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 440,000 patients die every year from preventable medical errors, according to the Journal of Patient Safety Innocent mistakes hurt about 1.5 million people each year, according to the Institute of Medicine…

What to Do Following a Bicycle Accident

If you ride your bike on a regular basis, chances are, you’ve had some close calls already—and if you haven’t been involved in an accident yet, you want to be prepared for how to handle it when you do have a more serious accident. If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, make sure you…