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Say No to Restorative Justice for Sex Offenders

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Recently, much of that conversation has revolved around “restorative justice,” programs that aim to respond to misconduct or crime by redressing the harm inflicted on victims and the community, rather than simply punishing offenders. Some say restorative justice is not only horribly insufficient for handling sexual abuse but, in many cases, actually serves to leave… Read More »

If Uber wants to take away its customers rights, It should tell them

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

It’s bad enough that a ton of corporations require their customers and employees to submit all their legal claims to private arbitration, a secretive system that is rigged against the individual. But to compound the unfairness, a growing number of corporations are hiding their forced arbitration clauses to make them more and more obscure…. Read More »

Doctor Confesses: I Lied To Protect Colleague In Malpractice Suit

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Almost two decades ago, Dr. Lars Aanning sat on the witness stand in a medical malpractice trial and faced a dilemma. The South Dakota surgeon had been called to vouch for the expertise of one of his partners whose patient had suffered a stroke and permanent disability after an operation. The problem was that… Read More »

Muscle-bound millionaire of addiction treatment under scrutiny

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Expensive cars. Flashy watches. Strip clubs. Casinos. Tattoos. Selfies of ripped biceps and b-boy stances. This is the lifestyle of Eric Snyder, one of a breed of 20-something addicts who came to Florida to get clean and ended up making fortunes by housing and treating fellow addicts and testing their urine. Armed with little… Read More »

Why ‘Useless’ Surgery Is Still Popular

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Before a drug can be marketed, it has to go through rigorous testing to show it is safe and effective. Surgery, though, is different. The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate surgical procedures. So what happens when an operation is subjected to and fails the ultimate test — a clinical trial in which… Read More »

State lets doctors accused of sexual abuse on patients keep practicing

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Dawn Marie Basham answers the phone in tears. “You caught me at a rough moment,” Basham explains between sobs. Less than a week earlier, prosecutors had dropped charges against the Delray Beach doctor, she said… read more

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Palm Beach, FL on May 18, 2016

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Please join us in West Palm Beach for this free informative event.  Attorney Susan Ramsey will sit on the panel of this training session which will help crime victims and their advocates answer the following questions: What do victims gain through civil actions? What civil options are available to victims? How can civil actions… Read More »

Study Finds Medical Errors to be 3rd Top Cause of Death in the U.S.

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A new study, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, has found that if medical errors were categorized with diseases, they’d be the third leading cause of death in the United States.  The study estimates that 250,000 Americans die each year due to medical errors, which is the third largest number behind, cancer and heart… Read More »

Answers to Your Top Questions on Substance Use Disorders

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Michael Botticelli, the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, joined a Facebook chat with The Addict’s Mom and answered questions regarding substance use disorders.  Click here to read what he had to say. He offers great insight into what the government is doing to help addicts and their loved ones.  While it… Read More »

Addicts For Sale

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

BuzzFeed’s Cat Ferguson investigates the epidemic of “patient brokering” that is plaguing South Florida’s addiction treatment industry.  Young, vulnerable addicts and alcoholics are being taken advantage of for profit. If you or someone you love has been the victim of an unscrupulous treatment facility or “patient broker”, contact us today.

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