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How to Find the Right Car Seat for Your Child

A car seat is one of the most important purchases you’ll make for your child.  Why? Because child car seats save lives; it’s a fact. That said, finding the right car seat for your child is no easy task.  SaferCar.Gov recently released a video to help you through the decision-making process and keep your child… View Article
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Hotel Guest Suffers Brain Injury Due to Shower Defect

FLORIDA—Last week I read about a female hotel guest who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to a defect in her room’s tub/shower. As she was preparing to take a shower she fell while entering the tub/shower of a well-known hotel chain. The investigation of this incident revealed that the tub/shower was missing several… View Article
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Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery Leads to Sepsis

NATIONAL—Recently I was reading about a middle-aged male patient who suffered complications after undergoing a robotic-assisted prostatectomy in order to treat early-stage prostate cancer. This surgery was performed using the assistance of a Da Vinci robotic surgery system. The surgery was documented to have taken place without any complications. That is, until the operating physician… View Article
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PSA | CAN YOU SPOT THE RISKS?

CAN YOU SPOT THE RISKS? Learn how to recognize threats to your child’s safety around the home! Keep your laundry pods always from children at all times. Ensure that they’re kept high up. Keep them tightly sealed. Keep them safe.  This is a Public Service Announcement from TIDE® If you, your child, or another loved… View Article
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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