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The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Being involved in a auto accident is a scary and confusing experience, and almost everyone will be in a car accident at some point in their lives. However, the reasons for why a car accident happens vary, and in many cases the driver of a vehicle can be held liable for the damages you suffer… Read More »

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What is the Standard of Care in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

When you go to the doctor’s office for treatment of a medical issue, you expect to receive nothing but the top quality care from your physician. However, this is not always the case when dealing with medical professionals, and if a doctor, surgeon, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider injures you when they are… Read More »

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What are “Never Events” in a Medical Malpractice Case?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Recently, in Florida, there was a case that made the state and national news about a surgeon who improperly removed a woman’s kidney during a routine back surgery, mistakenly thinking it was a tumor. When doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals commit significant, grievous errors during the treatment and care of their patients, it… Read More »

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Boy Killed in Dirt Bike Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A thirteen year old boy was killed and his fourteen year old friend was seriously injured in a dirt bike accident with another vehicle in Loxahatchee. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported that the fatal crash occurred around 1:40 p.m. on January 13. According to the police, the accident happened at West Sycamore… Read More »

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Two Families File Court Documents Against All Children’s Hospital

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Two families filed court documents one day apart with the Pinellas County court against the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Both families had children that were patients at the hospital’s heart institute who had suffered permanent and debilitating injuries as a result of their treatment and are claiming that the heart… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Truck Driver Involved in Fatal Accident had Multiple Tickets

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The truck driver held responsible for the fiery accident that left seven people dead, including five children, received several tickets as a commercial truck driver over the years. Steve Holland, 59, of West Palm Beach was ticketed multiple times across the country while driving large commercial trucks between 2000 and 2014. He was cited… Read More »

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Senior Suffers Fatal Injuries at Local Nursing Home

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last July, a resident at a Palm Beach County nursing home was catastrophically injured, ultimately resulting in her death. Shirley Kazan, 87, was sent to the emergency room from Boulevard Rehabilitation Center on July 8, 2017 for impaired breathing. Once at the hospital, doctors discovered that Kazan had suffered from seven broken ribs, internal… Read More »

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Florida Court Ruling Expands Medical Malpractice Possibilities

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The Florida Supreme Court’s decision in a ruling made in December expands the possibilities for victims of medical malpractice to hold all medical professionals accountable for their actions. In the case of Ruiz v. Tenet Hialeah Healthsystem Inc. et al., the state supreme court revived the claims against an anesthesiologist who was accused of… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Police Officer Hits Two Pedestrians

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The police are investigating a car accident involving one of their own after a West Palm Beach police officer struck two pedestrians last week. The accident took place on the 3100 block of North Jog Road in West Palm Beach around midnight on January 21. The police officer was patrolling the Apoxee Trail when… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Presuit Experts Must Share Specialty

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida appeals court released two opinions last week that require presuit affidavits in medical malpractice cases be from a healthcare provider who specializes in the same field as the medical professional being sued. Both cases stemmed from botched surgery cases in Florida, where the victims in these cases filed presuit affidavits from a… Read More »

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