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Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Malpractice Damage Cap

Florida’s highest court recently declared unconstitutional a state law that limited the amount of money plaintiffs could collect for the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice. The decision, made by a 5 to 2 majority, ruled that the law was an unlawful breach of the Florida Constitution’s equal protection guarantee.

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A Local Twelve-year-old Takes on Texting While Driving

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Distracting driving is nothing new. For years Florida residents have suffered serious personal injury in auto accidents caused by drivers not paying attention to the road. One innovative and driven Palm Beach County seventh-grader is making headlines while trying to do something about the distracted driving problem.

Calling Out Distracted Drivers

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Read More

Fetterman and Associates Scholarship Project

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PORT ST. LUCIE – The Law Team of Fetterman Associates, headquartered in North Palm Beach with additional offices in Port St. Lucie and a mobile office, has developed the Scholarship Project to encourage and support local students in pursuit of higher education. This year’s Project is “My Most Influential Teacher.”

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Pharmacy Errors Year in Review

Perhaps the biggest story of 2013 in the area of pharmacy errors revolved around the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to compounding errors in tainted steroids from the New England Compounding Center that caused hundreds of illnesses and dozens of deaths around the country.

In response, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy came down on Read More

Target Data Breach Serves as a Reminder to Monitor Your Credit Report

Earlier this month, hackers obtained about 40 million credit card and debit card numbers used by customers at the retail store Target between November 27th and December 15th. The information obtained by the hackers included not only the numbers but also the names on the cards, expiration dates and encrypted security codes – basically everything Read More

Vehicle Rollovers in Palm Beach County Send Several to Area Hospitals

Two separate car accidents in Palm Beach County around the middle of the month both involved vehicle rollovers, and both were serious enough to send some of the vehicle occupants to the hospital.

In a single car accident southbound on the Florida Turnpike in Boynton Beach, a car struck a wall and rolled over, landing on its side in the road. The driver Read More

Federal Judge Rules Florida Medical Malpractice Consent Rule Runs Afoul of HIPAA

Earlier this year the Florida legislature made several changes to the state’s medical malpractice law. One provision, found in Florida Statutes 766-1065, required the injured patient in a medical malpractice suit to allow the attorneys for the defendant doctor and his or her insurance Read More

Miami Beach Taser Death Revives Debate Over Product Safety

The tragic death of an 18-year old graffiti artist in Miami Beach earlier this month is sure to spark renewed debate over the safety of stun guns that deliver electric shocks to incapacitate their targets. A related question concerns when it is reasonable to use the stun guns if they should be used at all.

An investigation last year conducted by Amnesty Read More

Change in California Medical Malpractice Damages Caps Would Exceed Florida

If a petition currently being circulated in the Golden State is eventually successful, California medical malpractice damage caps may soon be adjusted for inflation, something that has never been done since the caps were first enacted in 1975. The move would surpass Florida’s caps, leaving the Sunshine State trapped Read More

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