March 27

Florida Lawmakers Looking to Ban Cell Phone Use in Cars

Texting and driving may soon become outlawed in Florida. The Florida Legislature is tackling this issue in Tallahassee and may pass a bill soon. The Senate Transportation Committee approved three bills (SB 448, 244 and 324) on March 25, all relating to texting while driving. Rather than picking one bill over another, the committee passed.

March 21

Your Opportunity to Show Honor to a Local Fallen Marine

A 26-year-old fallen United States Marine, Cpl. Jonathan D. Porto of Largo, Florida, comes home tomorrow. Cpl. Porto died March 14 in Helmand province, Afghanistan while serving his country. He joined the Marine Corps in March 2008 and was promoted to corporal last December 1. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

January 7

USF Research Shows Cell Phone Exposure Can Be Good for You

Cell phone use while driving can be deadly, but according to a study by my alma mater–University of South Florida–cell phone exposure may be helpful in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, provides evidence that long-term exposure to electromagnetic waves associated with cell phone use may protect.

January 5

Using a Kitchen Teaspoon for Medicine Can Be Dangerous

How many of us measure our medicines with a kitchen “teaspoon”? I know I do sometimes. However, now I will think twice. A new study published in the Jan. 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine illustrates the dangers of using kitchen spoons to measure liquid medicine. Former cold and flu sufferers were asked.

December 16

Finally the Answer to a Crucial Medical Question–To Rip it Off or Slowly Remove?

The medical students at James Cook University have finally answered the pressing question everyone needs to know–rip off the bandaid or slowly remove it. The answer is … fast bandaid removal is less painful to healthy young adults than slow bandaid removal, according to a recent report published in the Medical Journal of Australia. According.

November 3

Have Your Voice Be Heard on Health Care Reform

Only because I feel it is too important NOT to blog about–that is why today’s article has nothing to do with my personal injury practice, but everything to do with you. I am not a political guy and I will never preach to someone about their views–they are their views to own and do as.

November 2

Where You Wear Your Cell Phone Could Result in Future Problems

We know that using the cell phone while driving can cause car accident. Now, a study shows that how you wear your cell phone may lead to complications from neck or back surgery needed because of that car accident. According to a study in the September issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, wearing a.

October 26

Lucky 13 Halloween Tips

Ghouls and goblins will take over the night. Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and automobile crashes. Because Halloween falls on a weekend, there is even more risk of injuries from car accidents and more drunk drivers on the roads. Scary creatures need to be safe and celebrate Halloween right..

October 14

Picking the Right Halloween Costume

Batman & Robin (again)? Tom & Jerry? Larry and Bob (from Veggietales)? Red Spiderman and Black Spiderman? My three-year-old son still hasn’t decided what he and I are going to be for Halloween, but after visiting many of the costume stores, it is clear about one thing–some costumes can be pretty dangerous. Black is certainly.

September 22

First Day of Fall Reminds Us to Think About Fall Prevention

With today being the first day of Fall, the nation focuses proclaims today as Fall Prevention Awareness Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult is treated in a hospital emergency room for a fall every 18 seconds, and every 35 minutes an older adult dies as a result.

September 16

How You & Your Child Slide Down the Slide Could Put Them at Risk

You could be hurting your child instead of helping them. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, many young children are suffering tibia fractures as a result of going down a slide on the lap of an adult. The study was conducted at Winthrop University Hospital and found 13.8% of.

September 15

Enough is Enough! Don’t Mix Tort Reform with Health Care Reform

I try not to be too political, but sometimes I hear too many falsities and I say enough is enough. The shift in the health care reform discussion to tort reform is one of those times. I am tired of radio hosts, television guests and politicians trying to convince America that there are too many.

May 28

Tips that Could Save a Child From Drowning

Young kids are dying in backyard pools. There has been several in the Tampa Bay news in the past weeks. As a father of a 3-year-old, this issue is very important to me and should be important to all poolowners and parents. Each year, more than 800 children drown in the United States. It happens.

May 14

CHILD KILLED WHEN TELEVISION FALLS ON HER

I know it is not auto accident related, but this topic is so important that I will veer off the typical topic and remind everyone of the dangers of children being injured or killed by furniture that tips over. Last week, a 4-year-old Jacksonville girl has been killed when a TV set on top of.

January 5

Welcome to a New Year

Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday. I enjoyed mine with my wife, daughter, and 3-year-old boy. It is truly magical to see Christmas and New Years through the eyes of children. I wish you all the best in 2009! If there are areas that you feel I should blog.

November 23

Operation Stone Soup

Matthew’s mother passed away in March of 2003. She taught Matthew and his 10 brothers and sisters the art of sharing and giving. In loving memory of his mother, Matthew has spearheaded a Thanksgiving event called Operation Stone Soup. Each Thanksgiving, Matthew and his family gather enough food to provide over 70 families a Thanksgiving.

October 2

Tampa Bay Rays and Personal Injury Law–How Do They Relate?

As I sit typing this blog with my Rays jersey on and Division Champion hat proudly worn getting ready to go to the Tampa Bay Rays’ first ever playoff game, I pounder how I can relate them to my personal injury practice.  It’s easy. Today’s first playoff game is like the first day at trial.  Like a person injured.

July 17

Watch Out for A Pulmonary Embolism

A husband without his wife. Two kids without their mother. Why? We suspect she died from a pulmonary embolism. I met two wonderful people yesterday on the saddest day of their lives. They came into my office to discuss the sudden death of their wife/mother. This fine lady–I know because she was a previous client.

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