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Florida Ranks 7th for Dog Bite Injuries in 2010

Florida Ranks 7th for Dog Bite Injuries in 2010 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

According to a recently released list of dog bite claims filed with a large insurance company this past year, Florida reported 146 dog bite injuries in 2010. Those injuries cost…

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Florida woman killed on cruise vacation

Florida woman killed on cruise vacation 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A Carnival Cruise Lines passenger was killed on a stop in Nassau, Bahamas, last weekend. The accident occurred while the woman was riding on a personal water craft, rented independently,…

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Florida Senate makes changes to medical malpractice bill

Florida Senate makes changes to medical malpractice bill 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida lawmakers are at odds over restrictions to the rights of injured patients to pursue compensation in medical malpractice lawsuits. The latest proposals included shielding hospitals from malpractice claims filed…

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Fatal car accident on State Road 836 in Miami

Fatal car accident on State Road 836 in Miami 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A tragic five car accident claimed the life of one woman and left several others seriously injured on Tuesday morning. The accident occurred on State Road 836 during morning rush-hour.…

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CPSC American drywall investigation ends with a whimper (concl.)

CPSC American drywall investigation ends with a whimper (concl.) 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In our last post, we were discussing a Consumer Product Safety Commission investigation into American-manufactured drywall. The CPSC’s earlier investigation into Chinese drywall had been a useful tool in homeowners’…

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CPSC American drywall investigation ends with a whimper

CPSC American drywall investigation ends with a whimper 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida has seen more than its share of Chinese drywall cases. By September 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) had received 3,602 incident reports, and 57 percent of…

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Florida tobacco jury gives widow partial victory

Florida tobacco jury gives widow partial victory 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A Florida jury has awarded a woman $2.47 million, wrapping up her suit against three tobacco companies. The plaintiff, now 87, said the companies were responsible for causing her husband’s…

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Medical malpractice bill advances in Florida House (p. 2)

Medical malpractice bill advances in Florida House (p. 2) 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

We’re continuing our discussion of proposed medical malpractice legislation currently making its way through the Florida House of Representatives. Our analysis is based on a report prepared by legislative staff.…

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Medical malpractice bill advances in Florida House

Medical malpractice bill advances in Florida House 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A bill is making its way through the Florida House of Representatives that could change the medical malpractice landscape in the state. The bill, HB 479, proposes changes to expert witness…

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Cause of accident unknown as amusement park reopens

Cause of accident unknown as amusement park reopens 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In an update to our last post, the amusement park where a 3-year-old boy died last weekend reopened this afternoon. The park closed after the accident to allow state and…

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Boy dies in fall from amusement park ride

Boy dies in fall from amusement park ride 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

It’s impossible to imagine that a day of fun could turn to tragedy in the blink of an eye. This past weekend, families enjoying an outing at an indoor amusement…

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Family turns grief into water safety campaign (concl.)

Family turns grief into water safety campaign (concl.) 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In our last post, we were talking about a family that lost a father and a 7-year-old son in a boating accident. Even though the accident didn’t happen in Florida,…

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After accident, family turns grief into water safety campaign

After accident, family turns grief into water safety campaign 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A year ago, an outing on the 14-foot family boat turned deadly when a storm came up. A father and his 8-year-old son didn’t return that day. First, their life…

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Lax regulations cited in tour bus accident (concl.)

Lax regulations cited in tour bus accident (concl.) 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

We’re wrapping up our discussion of the fallout from a terrifying tour bus accident. The accident resulted in multiple fatalities and multiple serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing, so the…

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Lax regulations cited in tour bus accident (cont.)

Lax regulations cited in tour bus accident (cont.) 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In our last post, we were talking about a tour bus crash that resulted in 15 fatalities and multiple serious injuries. Although the accident occurred far from Florida, the long-term…

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Lax regulations cited in tour bus accident

Lax regulations cited in tour bus accident 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

It could just as easily have happened in Florida. A crowded tour bus, making its way home on a busy interstate in the early hours of the morning, goes off…

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Fla. Senate passes bill, redefines crashworthiness doctrine

Fla. Senate passes bill, redefines crashworthiness doctrine 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The Florida Senate passed a bill this week that would alter a legal doctrine that’s been in place for 10 years. The new law would apply to product liability lawsuits…

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