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Teenager Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury after Horrific Hit and Run

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Jackson Kelley, 19, was critically injured in a terrible hit and run accident in Sarasota that has left him in the Intensive Care Unit indefinitely with a traumatic brain injury. According to the police, Zachari Brock, 24, was driving a Sedona minivan and attempted to make a left turn when he struck the Audi… Read More »

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Doctor Makes Costly Medication Mistake

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Erika Brown visited a Miami doctor before her trip to Ethiopia and Tanzania, where she received a prescription for travel medicine. The medication included a prescription for anti-malaria pills, Atovaquone-Proguanil, and was directed by the doctor to take the pills four times daily. Brown paid a few hundred dollars out of pocket for the… Read More »

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Baby Suffers Brain Damage after Failed Delivery by Midwife

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A newborn baby in Florida suffered serious brain damage and other trauma after a failed breech delivery by a midwife. Brenden Fisher was born with an Apgar score of zero and suffered severe swelling in his brain due to a series of mistakes made by the mother’s midwife, Jordan Shockley. According to the report… Read More »

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Parents of Two Teens Killed by Elderly Driver Awarded $11 Million

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A federal jury in Florida has awarded the parents of two teenagers killed in a car accident with an elderly driver $10 million in damages, bringing their total awarded to $11 million. The teenage girls were killed in a head on collision with an RV driven by a 99-year-old driver from Michigan. According to… Read More »

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Florida Bill To Address Plastic Surgery “Butcher Shops”

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A bill has been introduced in the Florida government to address concerns over dangerous plastic surgery operations and crack down on clinics with a history of poor and hazardous treatment. The bill, SB 732, will be heard by the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and is intended to cut down… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice and Telemedicine

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

More and more, healthcare facilities are relying on telemedicine, or the use of phones and videoconferencing equipment to advise patients on medical concerns. However, with the rise of telemedicine in Florida, it has many concerned about the potential medical malpractice risks when the elimination of in-office, face to face visits occur. Nationwide, about ninety… Read More »

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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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