Recall of Medical Devices

There are thousands of medical devices on the market to be used in hospitals, by doctors, or in patients’ homes. Unfortunately, medical devices can sometimes be defective and can cause injury to users. The following is some additional information about medical device recalls in the U.S. Three Levels of Action by the Federal Government It…

San Diego Student Receives Over 1.25 Million for Emotional Distress

Just this month, a settlement was reached in the civil lawsuit between San Diego Unified School District and a former student of the county. The former student, now 19, received more than $1.25 million in damages for being forced to urinate in a bucket in a classroom after being denied access to the restroom. High…

Drinking and Driving With a Commercial Vehicle: A Dangerous Combination

Like every state, Florida has certain provisions that are in place that ban drinking and driving for all drivers. Generally speaking, if any driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher, there is a legal presumption that the driver was driving while intoxicated. Even with a lower BAC, drivers can still…

What is an Examination Under Oath?

Some people have heard of or know what a deposition is. It’s basically a formal asking and answering of questions in order for a party involved in a legal proceeding to give their side of the story. An Examination Under Oath (EUO) is very similar except that it is often conducted by an insurance company’s…

Boating While Drinking Can Cause Accidents

What is Boating Under the Influence? We’re all familiar with the dangers of drinking and driving. The warnings are everywhere – commercials, PSAs, driver’s education courses, etc. Drunk driving is a serious problem and results in thousands of injuries each year. We’re also familiar with the penalties for a DUI – loss of one’s license,…

Florida Car Accident FAQ

Guest post by berkmyer.com Car accidents can often leave victims with many questions about their rights and the legal process. Here are some answers to some of the questions we frequently hear from victims who come to us for help. Will I be Able to Recover Compensation for my Losses? It should come as no…

Botox Sued for Promoting Off-Label

Pretty much everyone has heard of Botox, the miracle drug that swept the nation for its cosmetic celebrity. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Botox was everywhere. Manufacturers of the drug were doing so well that they actually ran out in 1997, as they couldn’t keep up with production. The popularity of the drug, and…

Social Media Sites Sued Over Terrorism

In recent years, questions have been raised about whether social media sites can be sued over what other people post and how the sites are used. Recently, a few cases have attempted to do just that, as Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft have faced accusations of fostering terrorism by allowing groups like ISIS to post,…

Falls Can Be Very Dangerous for Older Adults

Slip and fall injuries can be quite serious and are not uncommon for people aged 65 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated1 that one out of five falls can cause a serious injury such as broken bones or head injury. These injuries can be extremely costly, as older people…

Examples of Common Birth Injuries

Pregnancy can be a time of joy and happiness. However, it is also often a time of significant stress, especially for expecting mothers who are concerned about having a healthy baby. Medical malpractice is, unfortunately, very common in the United States, especially when it comes to prenatal care, labor, and delivery. According to reports, obstetricians…