Bad Drug Lawsuits: LeBlanc Weighs in on Generic Drug Liability

In a June 2013 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a state’s law could not be contrary to federal laws regarding prescription medicines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This decision sparked concerns about patient safety. Responding to a September 5, 2013 opinion in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Innovator Liability, Take Two,” […]

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Federal Bill Aims to Increase Policy Limits for Catastrophic Truck Accidents

It has been over 30 years since the minimum insurance requirement for commercial trucks has seen an increase. The policy minimum of $750,000 has remained unchanged since the 1980s. Raising the limits for insurance on commercial trucks is an acknowledgment of the terrible personal loss that is often the result of a collision with a […]

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Food Poisonings Caused by Salads Becoming More Common

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began an investigation in several states of the parasitic infection cyclospora. The parasite travels most commonly on fresh produce and often results in such things as salad poisoning. This investigation was in response to notification of two […]

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Avoid dangerous and defective products by keeping updated on recent recalls

Defective products and recalls are not limited to new cars, new toys or other new products. A used product could have been the subject of a recall without the consumer being aware of the dangers. The buyer must also make sure the items purchased from the neighbor’s yard sale, online auction, or other online selling […]

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Child Deaths in Hot Cars May Reach New Record in Florida This Year

The year 2010 was one of the deadliest years on record in regards to deaths caused by kids being left inside hot vehicles. Sadly, Florida health and law enforcement officials are now predicting another devastating year since there have already been 15 kid’s deaths reported nationwide. How many deaths in Florida this year? In Florida, […]

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What is Premises Liability? Understanding Duty of Care & Slip and Falls

Premises liability cases are based on a person being injured while on the property that is owned by another party. These injuries typically occur because a property owner has failed to maintain the property or warn visitors about any known hazards. Slip and fall cases make up a large portion of premises liability cases. The […]

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Ride Safe: What to Do If Your Car Is Recalled

It is never good news when a manufacturer notifies a car owner that the vehicle has a safety defect. Besides the hassle of having the safety defect repaired, the owner now knows they have been driving a car that is unsafe. Understanding how to proceed when notified of an automotive manufacturer’s safety recall can make […]

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Four Myths and Misconceptions about Slip and Fall Accidents You Should Know

Slips, trips and falls account for 22 percent of all sprains, strains and tear cases requiring time off from work. Despite the gravity of these types of accidents, there are some common myths and misconceptions surrounding slip and fall accidents that are worth spending some time dispelling. Myth #1: Slip and Fall Incidents Are Caused […]

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Staying Safe in Spring & Summer: Swimming Pool Related Personal Injuries on the Rise

A new study that appeared in the March 2013 edition of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine shows that swimming pool injuries are on the rise. Methodology of the Study Researchers analyzed data provided by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. They reviewed information pertaining to accidents in the years between 1990 and 2008. Study […]

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Avoid Bicycle Accident Injuries with These Cycling Safety Tips

The bright and sunny weather common during this time of year in Tampa encourages many people to begin getting their bikes out. However, with more bicycles on the road, more bike accidents are likely to occur. Thankfully, there are several steps that cyclists can take to help prevent these accidents from occurring this season. Get […]

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