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Motorized Scooters Causing Many Accidents Across Florida

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last month, a man was killed in a motorized scooter accident in West Palm Beach when he was struck by a car at Okeechobee Boulevard and Meridian Road. The man was ejected from his scooter after being struck by a Hyundai Santa Fe and declared him dead at the scene. In addition, a woman… Read More »

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Eighteen Students Taken to Hospital after School Bus Crash

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Eighteen children were taken to the hospital after an accident involving a school bus and a semi-truck in West Palm Beach this morning. According to the Palm Beach County Fire and Rescue, none of the children appear to have serious injuries and were taken to the hospital as a safety protocol. Because the students… Read More »

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Family Cannot Sue for Medical Malpractice & Fighting to Change Law

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A local family from Port Lucie is fighting to change a little known state law that they say is barring them from filing a medical malpractice claim against a hospital for their son’s death. Trevor Snyder, 32, was in a motorcycle accident in North Florida in January. He hit s deep pothole in the… Read More »

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Florida Senate Supports Elder Death Review Teams

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last week, the Florida Senate unanimously supported the passage of a bill that would allow teams of experts to review the death of an elderly person when abuse or neglect is suspected and to propose policy changes to avoid future deaths. The bill, Senate Bill 452, passed without debate and is sponsored by Sen…. Read More »

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Florida Family Awarded Millions after C-Section Medical Malpractice Death

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last month, a jury in Broward County awarded the family of a medical malpractice victim who died after childbirth $24.5 million. Lilia Torres was from Fort Lauderdale and lived with her husband, Rodolfo Vargas Chavez, and their three children when she died at 34 years old after delivering her fourth child, Lillian Deyalaza Vargas,… Read More »

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Parents of Special Needs Child Barred from Suing for Medical Malpractice

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The parents of a special needs child have been barred from filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against a dentist that they claim administered too much sedation during a dental procedure that killed their child. Tommy Myers, 39, was the special needs child of Gary and Maureen Myers. In September 2014, he went to Dr…. Read More »

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Two Juveniles Arrested after Carjacking and Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Two juveniles who are suspected of committing a carjacking and crashing the vehicle have been arrested. At around 5:45 a.m. last Saturday, West Palm Beach Police were alerted to a carjacking at the 4400 block of Broadway in West Palm Beach. According to the reports, the victim’s Hyundai vehicle was stolen at knifepoint by… Read More »

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Painkiller Prescription Abuse by Healthcare Providers

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

As the opioid crisis makes headlines across the nation, Florida is one of the many states plagued by addiction and the deteriorating health of many citizens. Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some prescription opioids are made from the plant directly, and others are made by scientists… Read More »

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Florida Auto Injury Laws and Consequences

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

An auto injury is a physically and mentally painful development. Unfortunately, dealing with the injuries and paperwork after the event can be an arduous process. Having an attorney by one’s side to assist with collecting all damages due for physical injuries can be extremely helpful throughout each step of the process. Florida Auto Injury… Read More »

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Many nursing home facilities in Florida provide top quality care for our loved ones as they enter their twilight years, with fully trained and knowledgeable staff that care for our family member’s needs. However, as more and more elderly residents enter nursing home facilities and it becomes more difficult to fully staff facilities, the… Read More »

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