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September 12, 2016

What to Do after Florida Hurricane Damage

With hurricane season upon us, we’re hearing lots of advice on what to do to prepare for a hurricane.  Although most of already know the drill on protecting our homes and having necessary supplies on hand, many Floridians are caught off guard and do not know what to do when hurricane damage does actually occur. Preparing for a Florida Hurricane Damage Insurance Claim If any of your property has been damaged by a hurricane or tropical storm, you should contact your insurance company immediately, since time is of the essence in repairing the damage and preventing further problems due to […]
June 2, 2016

Important Florida Car Accident Laws

Individuals who were involved in a car accident in Orlando may wish to file a lawsuit. In these cases, it is important for accident victims to be aware of different Florida laws which may play a role in the Orlando auto accident lawsuit. Victims should be aware that Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that they must first attempt to recover financial compensation through their own insurance. Other important Florida car accident laws include car insurance laws and the statute of limitations. If you’d like to speak with our Orlando auto accident attorneys, call 888-818-1439.  We can answer all of your questions […]
July 2, 2015
Personal Injury Claim in Florida Considerations

Personal Injury Claim in Florida Considerations

Personal Injury Claim in Florida Considerations begin an accident or injury may deciding if they should file a personal injury claim to recover damages, or financial compensation for their injuries. In order to do this, injured individuals should familiarize themselves with certain Florida laws and regulations that may pertain to their claim. It is important to have an understanding of these laws and the role they might play in the legal process. A better understand may help injured individuals to be more equipped to file and defend their case. Personal Injury Claim in Florida Considerations With Statute of Limitations An important law […]
June 23, 2015

How to Handle an Insurance Dispute

Insurance mistakes or errors are not uncommon. Insurance disputes may include situations such as inaccurate billing, a company’s payment on a claim, and nonpayment of a claim. In some cases, they may be minor and resolved quickly with a simple call or letter. However, more complex and significant issues can be difficult to resolve. Insurance policyholders should always be aware and vigilant of the terms of their contracts, policies, and agreements. This allows policyholders to be more equipped and prepared when issues occur, which in turn increases the chances that an issue will be fixed quickly and fairly. Policyholders who […]
April 23, 2014

12 Million Misdiagnosed Americans a Year

According to the results of a new study, approximately 12 Million Americans receive incorrect diagnoses every year. Having concrete statistics such as this may help to garner awareness and action to resolve this public health problem. In the past, statistics have been difficult to gather due to the nature of misdiagnosis, the inconsistency in the definition of misdiagnosis, and the controversy surrounding many cases. This study marks a breakthrough for assessing the true magnitude of the misdiagnosis problem in America. Revolutionary Misdiagnosis Study The misdiagnosis study was lead by Dr. Hardeep Singh, who was recently awarded the Presidential Early Career […]
April 9, 2014

Common Florida SOL Laws: What You Need to Know

Florida SOL Laws, or statute of limitations laws, are laws that designate a time limit in which legal action can be taken in response to an unlawful situation of wrongful conduct. Statute of limitations laws apply to lesser charges, and are not applicable in certain cases of more serious crimes. There are different time limits for different charges, and these time limits may also vary based on the state that the crime was committed in. SOL laws are also updated occasionally, with the most recent update to Florida SOL laws taking place in 2013. Commonly Cited Florida SOL Laws SOL […]
November 5, 2013

US Deaths from Medical Mistakes in Hospitals

Human error within the workplace is very common. But we don’t generally associate human error in the workplace with doctors or nurses. Studies from the late 1990’s and early 2000’s have indicated that as many as 98,000 people die each year within our hospitals from medical mistakes within hospitals. But more recently in 2010, the Inspector General for Health & Human Services found that 180,000 deaths in hospital were related to Medicare patients alone, not including the rest of the general public. The most recent study, from the Journal of Patient Safety says that number in 2014 is considerably higher. […]
October 4, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Each Friday here at Paul & Perkins PA in the month of October we’ll be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staff members will wear pink each Friday to show their support for this devastating disease which touches millions of families across the world each year. Breast cancer has became so prominent in our society over the past few decades. Today in the United States, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Overall, it is the 2nd leading cause of death in women. 40,000 out of the 220,000 diagnoses will die just […]
August 2, 2013

Life and Death in Assisted Living Frontline Review – Questioning Assisted Living Regulations

The historic and reputable program  Frontline recently completed a year-long investigation into assisted living abuse and neglect. In a 5 chapter episode,  Frontline exposes a multi-billion dollar industry that’s been putting the health and safety of our seniors at risk for over three decades. With over a million Americans living in assisted living facilities, how will for profit care and state governments work together to enhance the care of our seniors? Assisted living abuse has become more of an epidemic in this country than most realize. Some state officials are quoted on Frontline saying that, “Assisted living is the rock […]
August 2, 2013

New Florida Malpractice Law – Florida Heading Toward Malpractice Reform

In July 2013, five Florida attorneys filed different lawsuits in state and federal courts to attempt to overturn a new law designed to help protect doctors who are facing down medical malpractice lawsuits against them. These lawyers believe that these new laws have an effect on the way in which patients privacy is upheld by the state constitution. They also believe it violated patient rights. As in, how patients privacy is protected by federal law as well. The federal suits were filed in Miami, West Palm Beach and Tallahassee. In Pensacola and Fort Lauderdale, state suits were filed. Other new […]