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Boy Loses Multiple Fingers In Disney World Accident

By Palmer | Lopez |

The details of this incident are unclear, but suffice it to say, a metal sign resulted in a severe hand injury that required the boy to have two of his fingers amputated. The parents have since filed a lawsuit against Disney alleging that the sign was unreasonably dangerous and posed a foreseeable danger to… Read More »

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Ford Ordered To Pay $7 Million To Family Of Mustang Driver

By Palmer | Lopez |

Ford was ordered to pay $7 million after a lawsuit involving a Mustang went to trial. The plaintiffs alleged that their 19-year-old daughter was unable to escape the Mustang after it caught fire. She was trapped within the vehicle suffering severe burn injuries from which she died. The accident occurred when a pickup truck… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court To Rule On Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against University

By Palmer | Lopez |

Medical malpractice lawsuits against universities and their affiliated hospitals are quite common. In one such case, the University of Florida and Shands Hospital filed a motion to dismiss on the basis that the medical expert provided by the plaintiff was not of the same specialty as the doctor who allegedly contributed negligence. Below, we’ll… Read More »

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$7.5 Million Settlement For Man Who Suffered Brain Bleed At University Hospital

By Palmer | Lopez |

This is another lawsuit emerging from a university hospital. A man was awarded $7.5 million in damages after he suffered life-altering injuries related to a brain bleed. The man must now live the rest of his life in a wheelchair, he can no longer control his bowel or bladder, and he has paralysis on… Read More »

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Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against University Hospital

By Palmer | Lopez |

Are you getting sick of hearing about medical malpractice lawsuits filed against universities? We are too. Nonetheless, the latest notice comes against the Medical University of South Carolina after a police officer suffered an on-the-job injury. According to the report, the police officer was on the shoulder of a road aiding a tow truck… Read More »

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Bars Sued After 20-Year-Old Strikes 18-Year-Old In Drunk Driving Accident

By Palmer | Lopez |

Two Tallahassee bars are being sued after a drunk 20-year-old hit a drunk 18-year-old with his pickup truck while driving home from a bar near Florida State University. The 18-year-old woman was walking home from another bar at the time of the accident. She is under the care of a relative now after suffering… Read More »

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Woman Struck By Utility Truck While Driving Files Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Sarasota school teacher was out for a jog when she was struck from behind by a utility truck. She was dragged 60 feet and the truck eventually came to rest with one of its wheels on top of her. She suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the accident and had to be… Read More »

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Tragic Error Results In Paralysis, $8M Judgment Against Hospital

By Palmer | Lopez |

A man filed a lawsuit on behalf of his wife after she suffered a life-altering injury during a surgical procedure. Instead of injecting an anesthetic into the woman for the surgery, they accidentally injected her with tranexamic acid which is a medication used to control bleeding directly into her spine. As a result of… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against California Inmate For Police Murder

By Palmer | Lopez |

A California inmate was served notice of a wrongful death lawsuit as he awaits charges of first-degree murder and 19 related charges that will put him behind bars for the rest of his life. These charges arise from the murder of a police officer which he is alleged to have committed. In response to… Read More »

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Lawsuit: Hospital Failed To Disclose Mass That Continued To Grow

By Palmer | Lopez |

2004: An Iowa woman goes to the hospital complaining of pain and CT scan reveals an abnormal mass on her right kidney. The patient is not told about the mass and is released. 2006: The woman goes back to the hospital complaining of a urinary tract infection. The mass on the kidney is still… Read More »

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