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Police Officer Accused of Multiple Sexual Assaults

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Residents in Palm Beach Shores are concerned and frustrated about the ongoing investigation into sexual assault accusations against one of the town’s police officers, Charles Hoeffer. Officer Hoeffer has been the target of five different internal affairs investigations and is the suspect in an open criminal investigation by the Riviera Beach Police Department. Three… Read More »

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Florida Fire Department Abandons Use of Backboards

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The Palm Beach fire department has made a change to its operating procedure that will make any ride to the hospital much less painful. The Palm Beach County Fire Rescue used to make it standard operating procedure for crews to strap anyone that they suspected to have a neck or back injury onto a… 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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Youth Care Worker Sexually Assaults Teen on Way to Shelter

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A youth care worker sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl when he was supposed to be taking her to a children’s shelter. Marvin Gallion, 46, was arrested and charged with sexual assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is currently being held on $40,000 bond at the Palm Beach County Jail. According… 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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Insurance Companies Denying Treatment for the Mentally Ill

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Because of recurring tragedies and an increasing number of suicides among the mentally ill, more attention is being paid to the battle that families go through with insurance companies to get their loved one the care that they need. While most routine costs are covered by insurance companies, research has found that the insurance… Read More »

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Restoration of Civil Rights for Felons

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

There are nearly 101,000 inmates in state prison in the state of Florida, and within the next twelve months, over one-third of that population will return to society. In addition, another 145,000 felons are currently out of prison on “community supervision” or probation. However, the limitations that come with a felony criminal record often… Read More »

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Sports Torts: Can You Sue for Injuries Sustained in a Karate Match?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

If you choose to participate in a contact sport — such as football, soccer, or some form of martial arts — and are seriously injured in the course of a sporting event, can you sue to recover damages? Many people’s immediate answer to this question is simply “no.” As with so many things under… Read More »

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Woman Tells Story of Childhood Sexual Abuse in Film

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Owner and entrepreneur Gina Garcia is readying her latest models of electric bicycles at her bike shop, Trikaroo, in Orlando while also promoting her first independent film. Her film, Untold, is based on her own true life story, when she was abducted and raped at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall when she was eight… Read More »

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A Medical Malpractice Victory

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

In a medical malpractice case, sometimes the attorneys for the victim do such a good job that defense counsel appeals just for the sake of appealing—out of spite, as it were. Recent Example In the case of Philippon v. Shreffler, the victim of malpractice by a novice surgeon was awarded $2.15 million for her… Read More »

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