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Diabetes Drug Side-Effects Lead to FDA Warning

NATIONAL—INVOKANA, a popular Diabetes medication also known as Canagliflozin, is a drug of the gliflozin class or subtype 2 sodium-glucose transport inhibitors used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Use of this drug may be linked to an increased risk of Ketoacidosis, Kidney Failure, Heart Attack or Stroke, FDA warns. The FDA will commonly… View Article
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Blood Clot Medical Malpractice Leads to Teenage Leg Amputation

NATIONAL—Recently, I was reading about a blood clot amputation case that resulted in a $24,900,000.00 jury award to the Plaintiff. The case involved an incident in which doctors failed to provide timely treatment of a blood clot in the Plaintiff’s leg, forcing her to undergo an amputation below the knee at age 18. The jury award… View Article
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Florida Increases Penalties for Offenses Against Adults with Disabilities | October 2016

FLORIDA—House Bill (“HB”) 387 renames a section of Florida law as “Carl’s Law” in honor of Carl Starke. Starke, a 36-year-old autistic man from St. Augustine, was shot and killed in 2015 after being targeted by teenagers looking to steal a car from a Wal-Mart parking lot. St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar said Starke,… View Article
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Pokemon Go is a No-Go When Driving | September 2016

FLORIDA—Don’t Pokemon Go and Drive. Pokemon Go is an “augmented-reality” game in which users visit real-life locations in search of virtual creatures that appear superimposed on smartphone screens. The game was released just over two months ago and recently earned the title as the most-downloaded app since July 6, 2016, its first day of availability… View Article
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The Right Lane is the Safer Night Lane | August 2016

FLORIDA—As a result of most fatal wrong way driving crashes occurring in the center or left-hand lane, DHSMV is now encouraging drivers to “Stay Right at Night.” Previously in 2015, there were 1,490 wrong way driving crashes in Florida, resulting in 1,454 injuries and 96 fatalities. In the majority of wrong way crashes, vehicles are hit head-on,… View Article
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Artificial Disc Replacement | Treatment For Degenerative Disc Disease

Designed in collaboration with practicing spine surgeons, the ProDisc™-C Total Disc Replacement¹ device was developed to replace a single degenerated (diseased) disc in the upper spine (C3-C7). After being thoroughly tested in both laboratory and clinical settings, the FDA provided the following information relating to its market approval of the device²: 1. WHAT IS IT?… View Article
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Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America | AAJ REPORT

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Association of Justice (“AAJ”) has listed the Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America based on their claim denials, premium increases and refusing insurance to those who need it most. This list was heavily researched and included news reports and testimony from former agents and adjusters from the insurance companies themselves. To view… View Article
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Using Hazard Lights in the Rain: Is it Legal in Florida?

Wet season is about to begin in Central Florida. The attorneys here at Tripp Law Firm want to remind our fellow motorists that it’s illegal—and dangerous—to drive in the rain with your emergency lights on. FLORIDA—Summer is coming. All Floridians know what that means. Rain, and lots of it. Some drivers switch on their hazard… View Article
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Failure to Diagnose Leads to Leg Amputation | Tripp Law Firm – Hernando County Medical Malpractice Attorney

Over the weekend, I read about a case that involved a male patient who was rushed to the ER with complaints of severe flank pain. The patient’s medical history included a recent diagnosis of kidney stones. The ER physician suspected that the patient was suffering from a significant obstruction of his urinary track that would… View Article
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APRIL 2016 | DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH | LAKELAND | SEBRING | (863) 666-0380

NATIONAL—Distractions include cell phone use — texting and talking– grooming, eating, and talking to passengers. People who text while driving are 23 times more likely to die in a crash. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured due to distracted driving. The NHTSA compiled a list of stats that demonstrates the dangers… View Article