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Understanding Florida’s Theory of Comparative Negligence

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

In the aftermath of a car crash it can be significantly difficult to determine who was at fault for the wreck. Though there are times when only one party is solely at fault, it is very common for both parties to share in the causes of the accident. Under Florida Statute 786.81, this is… Read More »

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Court Awards Higher Damages in Medical Malpractice Case

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

More than a decade after the Florida legislature approved limiting damages in medical malpractice cases, the Florida Supreme Court agreed with a woman who argued that the limits should not be applied to her case. The judges ruled 5-2 recently in favor of Kimberly Ann Miles who was injured in 2003 and filed a… 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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School Settles Sexual Abuse Lawsuit of Autistic Girls

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Seagull Industries has agreed to pay a $300,000 settlement in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of two autistic sisters that claim that they were sexually abused repeatedly by their fellow students at the agency’s charter school for the disabled in Riviera Beach. The settlement was approved at the end of January by U.S…. 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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Ethical Obligations to Clean Up Social Media Pages

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida attorney asked the state bar association regarding the ethical obligations on advising clients to “clean up” their social media pages before litigation begins. This is to remove any embarrassing information that the attorney believes is not pertinent to the issues within the litigation. The four questions posed to the bar association included… 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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