August 16

Avoiding Injuries on the Playground

I know, a bit off topic, but after taking my 18-month old to some dangerous playgrounds (we didn’t stay), I think the issue needs attention. According to the National Safety Council, more than 200,000 children visit hospital emergency rooms each year because of playground injuries. Also, approximately, 15 kids die each year because of playground.

August 7

“Purple Ribbon” Awareness Month May Save A Child’s Life

This year, 117 children died in non-traffic related car accidents with 19% of them dying from heatstroke after being left in a car. In the last decade, 102 children have died in these types of accidents in Florida. One Florida County Fire Rescue hopes to prevent more of these deaths with a new public safety.

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.

June 23

The Opportunities of a Personal Injury Attorney

Where There Is Despair In Life, Let Me Bring Hope People ask me why I decided to become a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney is just above used car salesman and the likability chart. Personal injury attorneys are called names such as “ambulance chaser” and accused of increased insurance premiums and filing too.

June 23

After a Short Absence (for very good reasons), I’m Back!

I’m Back!! It’s been a little bit since I prepared my latest blog, but I have a great reason! My wife and I just returned from Guatemala after finalizing the adoption of our son. He is now 17 months old and with his 19-year-old sister, all things are great in my life!! That being said,.

May 28

Boating Deaths On the Rise

BOATING ACCIDENTS SPEEDING TOWARDS RECORD It’s been the deadliest year on Florida’s waterways. Law enforcement officers fear that this year could surpass the deadliest year for boaters on record when 82 people died in 1995. So far this year, 34 people have died in Florida in boating accidents. Three more are missing. These numbers don’t.

May 21

ATTENTION & TRAINING CAN REDUCE JET SKI ACCIDENTS

PREVENT ACCIDENTS WITH JET SKI SAFETY TIPS It’s almost summer time! That means more beach time and enjoying activities on the water. This weekend was a reminder of the tragedy that negligence can cause on the water. A 4-year old little girl was seriously injured in Tampa’s water after her uncle pinned her against the.

May 18

Are They Reading My Blog??

PAPER ON AIRBAG DANGERS FOR SMALL PEOPLE TO BE PRESENTED For those you regularly read my blog, you will know that I wrote a post about the dangers of airbags for smaller people about a week ago. You can read the post by clicking here. Now, today the 2007 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual.

May 4

Calculating Mom’s Salary

MOM’S YEARLY SALARY — $138,095.00 When a stay-at-home mom gets injured in a car accident, the insurance company always tries to minimize the value of the claim alleging that the claim is worth less because there is no lost wages. I always fight that issue–now, there is more ammunition on our side!! A new report.

May 3

Study Addresses More Training for Rotator Cuff Injuries

IS THERE HOPE FOR THOSE WITH A DAMAGED ROTATOR CUFF? Many people sustain rotator cuff injuries after a car accident or work injury. Rotator cuff injuries–which involve the muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder–can occur when the arm is pulled out of place in falls, lifting heavy objects, trauma and other types of accidents..

April 25

Fighting for the Underdog Is Fun!

THE UNDERDOG FIGHTS AND WINS I spent the last two nights watching “David” beat up “Goliath”–the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the New York Yankees TWICE. The underdog won!! It was truly amazing! I think I loved it so much because the battle the Tampa Bay Devil Rays had on the baseball field is similar.

April 22

TMJ After a Car Accident

TMJ–THE SOMETIMES MISSED INJURY One injury that is too often overlooked after a car accident is temporaomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). Often times, TMJ is thought to be associated with the neck pain, headaches or an ear ache–but it is a different injury all by itself. TMJ pain occurs where the jaw meets the skull, just.

April 19

Another Preventable Injury

TOO MANY COMPANIES IGNORE PATRON SAFETY The headline reads “Go-Kart Scalps Wash. Woman.” It turns out that another horrible tragedy could have prevented. Apparently, a woman and her family decided to try out the go-karts at Grand Prix Raceway in Lakewood, Washington. She was wearing a helmet with her ponytail hanging behind her. Sadly, her.

April 18

Tougher Law Proposed to Protect Florida’s Kids

STIFFER PENALTIES RECOMMENDED FOR PARENTS WHO LEAVE CHILDREN IN CAR Florida parents who leave their child in the care while they run into the hours or the store presently have the punishment for doing the same thing to their pet–a traffic ticket and a fine of no more than $100.00. I’m sorry, our kids are.

April 12

Panel Says Painkiller Can Do More Harm Than Good

DRUG COMPANY SEEKS APPROVAL FOR DANGEROUS DRUG–“NO WAY” SAYS PANEL A painkiller that is supposed to take the place of Vioxx–Arcoxia/Etoricoxib–was rejected by a panel of federal health advisers today. The panel concluded that the drug should not be approved for use in the United States. A Food and Drug Administration drug safety expert told.

April 11

Sad Day Remembering Death of Teenager

REFLECTION ON THE SURVIVING PARENTS OF A CHILD THAT DIES TOO EARLY Today, I spent 8 hours in depositions of two wonderful people–the mom and dad of a teenager who died unexpectedly. I won’t go in details about how their only son died, but the sadness and hurt that was evident today in the face.

March 22

More Thoughts on Guatemala Adoptions

THE OVERSIGHT IN GUATEMALA ADOPTIONS As my wife packs for our seventh trip to see our son-to-be, Jacob, tomorrow, I feel compelled to veer off the regular topics again to talk about the injustice the State Department is doing to us and all those adopting from Guatemala. While celebrities are adopting babies swiftly and with.

March 19

Guatemala Adoptions Should Not Be Stopped

STATE DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY REGARDING GUATEMALA ADOPTIONS IS WRONG! I know that this article is not the typical type you find on this blog, but I cannot keep my fingers quiet any longer!! I must address the news of the United States’ State Department advising against Guatemala adoptions. The State Department and the press would make.

March 10

Are Drugs Like Celebrex, Vioxx & Bextra Being Prescribed Too Quickly?

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TELLS DOCTORS TO SLOW DOWN ON PRESCRIBING DRUGS Change the way you prescribe pain relievers! That is the message the American Heart Association is telling many doctors. Dr. Elliott Antman, the lead author of the recent scientific statement says: “We beleive that some physicians have been prescribing the new COX-2 inhibitors as.

March 7

AOL’s Hidden Agenda On Lawsuit Article

THERE IS REASONS WHY AOL HATES LAWSUITS AOL’s current article on “Most Outrageous Lawsuits” is ridiculous. There are reasons why AOL hates trial lawyers and it has nothing to do with lawyers–it has to do with their own actions. For example: Just this week, AOL “agreed” to pay $246 million to compensate the University of.