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The FIU Bridge Collapse and Wrongful Death Cases

Almost exactly one year ago, a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed seriously injuring eight, crushing eight vehicles, and killing six people. The builder of the bridge, Magnum Construction Management LLC (MCM) now faces 18 lawsuits. Some of the lawsuits against MCM involve wrongful death cases from the families who lost loved ones from…
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Veterans suing Company 3M for Defective Ear Plugs that Caused Hearing Loss

From 2003 through 2015, the military’s standard issue earplugs for soldiers in combat were the Combat Arms earplugs manufactured by the 3M Company. The earplugs were meant to protect a soldiers hearing from loud impulse sounds such as explosions and gunfire.  But complaints filed by several veterans claim that the earplugs were defectively designed, and…
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PIP Insurance in Florida (What it Covers and What it Does not)

A proposal to repeal Florida’s “No-Fault” or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance law is back on the table before the Florida legislature. In Florida, along with only fifteen other states, PIP insurance is mandatory. The new proposal would remove the requirement that driver’s carry PIP insurance, and instead require that they carry liability insurance that…
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You slipped and fell on a puddle of water at a business establishment and tore your ACL – is the establishment liable for your injuries?

Every day unsuspecting business customers across Florida find themselves seriously injured in a slip and fall incident that should have– and could have — been prevented by the business establishment had they acted with reasonable care. It happens so often, that the Florida legislature created a specific statute, Fla. Stat. 768.055, to deal with such…
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Stryker Hip Replacement Settlement

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans undergo total hip replacement surgery to alleviate pain and restore function in their hips. Florida alone accounts for nearly 10 percent of all total hip replacement surgeries performed every year. These surgeries are rather complex and if the implanted device fails the symptoms can be debilitating. Stryker Corporation…
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Is your safety at risk when you get into an Uber or Lyft?

As more and more Uber and Lyft vehicles dominate the roadway, Floridians should be aware that ride share drivers are not required to undergo fingerprint background checks, and are not required to pass comprehensive driving tests or undergo training, as most other commercial drivers are required to do. Some rideshare drivers are even driving with…
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