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December 2016 Archives

Why 36-hour call nights were cancelled for doctors

Did you know that doctors used to work for 36 hours in a row when they were training? These were known as "call nights" and young medical professionals were on call for one day, the entirety of the night, and then the following day. Most of the time, though they'd try to catch naps, they didn't really get any sleep.

I was hurt in a slip-and-fall accident: now what?

A slip-and-fall accident may seem like a minor incident, but it can have a major impact on your life. From broken bones to head trauma, the impact of your fall injuries can linger for months or years. It is important to take quick action in order to protect your rights, but you may be unsure of what to do next or if you even have a valid claim.

The rights of nursing home abuse or neglect victims

The decision to place a loved one into a nursing home is a difficult choice, and these facilities bear the responsibility to provide a certain standard of care for all residents. When they fail to do this, innocent people suffer both physical and emotional harm. If you suspect that your loved one in a nursing home is the victim of abuse or neglect, you can take steps to protect the interests of your vulnerable family member.

What is the average top speed in Florida?

Speed is often associated with car accidents, sometimes causing them directly and sometimes making accidents more dangerous for those involved, even if they would have happened at slower speeds. So, with that in mind, what is the average top speed in Florida, when looking only at speed limits?

How a landlord should make a space safe for kids

When a landlord rents to tenants who have children, it's important for him or her to make sure the space is safe for kids. Naturally, some childproofing should be done by the parents -- the landlord doesn't have to put caps in all the electrical outlets, for example -- but the space needs to be generally safe. A few examples of things a landlord could do include:

Drivers often crash just because their minds are wandering

You've probably done in yourself -- zoning out behind the wheel. Maybe it happened on a street you drive down every day. Suddenly, you pulled up to a stop sign and realized you had no memory of driving down the entire street. You'd been lost in your thoughts, barely watching the road.

Tow truck hits Ford Focus, sends teen driver to the hospital

A tow truck on the Lillian Highway went out of control and apparently struck multiple vehicles. The incident ended when it plowed into a compact vehicle -- a Ford Focus -- and completely destroyed it. The driver of that vehicle was seriously injured and ended up in the hospital.

What is the statute of limitations for a malpractice case?

A medical malpractice case has to be brought to the court in a timely manner. If you go over the deadline, even in a case in which there is clear negligence and you have obviously been injured, you cannot proceed. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations.

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