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Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Protecting Yourself from Swimming Pool Liability

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

It’s the dog days of summer. Across the state, adults and kids seek refuge from the heat in back yard pools. Though numerous Florida homes include a pool on the property, many homeowners do not fully understand the potential liability they face with pool ownership. If they neglect to properly protect visitors to the… Read More »

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One Killed, Three Injured in Car Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A man from Royal Palm Beach was killed recently and three others were injured in a late night car accident in Palm Beach County. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, John Calhoun, 40, was killed while riding in the passenger seat of a car. The accident took place early Sunday morning around… Read More »

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One Man Dead, Others Injured in Car Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last Wednesday, a car accident on Interstate 95 caused the death of one person and injured many others. The accident took place at around 3:00 p.m. between Hypoluxo and Lantana Roads and resulted in the highway’s northbound lanes being shut down for about four hours, at one point stretching all of the way back… Read More »

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Teen Dies in Tragic Car Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

An 18-year-old girl died in a car accident recently when another car driven by a teenager crashed into her vehicle. Brittany Baxter, from Acreage, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident around 2:30 p.m. at Tangerine Boulevard and 120th Avenue North by the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. According to the police,… Read More »

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Mother Fights for Substance Abuse Treatment Bill

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Sharon Blair has been on a crusade since January 2009, when she had to identify the body of her daughter, Jennifer Reynolds, who died of a prescription drug overdose. Sharon Blair is working to pass a new law called the Jennifer Act, that would extend the treatment options available for those struggled with substance… Read More »

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Driver Killed in Wrong Way Crash

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A driver going the wrong way down the street in a car chase died near West Palm Beach last week. Woody Jacques, 24, was being chased by police officers while driving a 2010 Dodge Challenger southbound in the northbound lanes of Jog Road near the Florida Turnpike. The accident took place around 1:45 p.m…. Read More »

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Report Released on Anesthesia-Related Medical Malpractice Claims

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A study was released by the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management that focused on closed anesthesia medical malpractice claims experienced by one of the country’s largest physician owned, medical malpractice insurance companies. It looked at a variety of factors, including the types of medical malpractice claims made, the types of medical facilities where the… Read More »

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Florida Scientists Searching for Treatment for Brain Injuries

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Two scientists from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are part of a team of four that were awarded $2 million to further develop a compound that could help a victim’s cognitive brain function after a traumatic brain injury. This five-year grant was awarded to W. Dalton Dietrich, the scientific director of… Read More »

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Appeals Court Won’t Reconsider Cruise Medical Malpractice Ruling

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider an earlier decision that opened the door for medical malpractice cases to be filed against cruise lines for accidents that happen to their passengers. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected an application by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line last week asking to revisit… Read More »

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One Killed, More Hurt in Auto Accident in West Palm Beach

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A West Palm Beach man was killed and four others were injured in an auto accident last Saturday night just before 8:00 p.m. According to authorities, the accident occurred at Haverhill Road and Cresthaven Boulevard. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported that Johnny Lara, 19, was driving a 2009 Nissan Sentra on Haverhill… Read More »

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