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April 2017 Archives

I suffered a premises liability-related injury: Who should pay?

When you enter someone's property in Florida, you can reasonably expect not to get injured. This essentially means that the owner of the property is responsible for keeping the environment safe. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and you may end up getting injured on the other party's property, which is grounds for a premises liability claim.

Your rights when your landlord ignores security concerns

You chose your apartment because it came with solid security measures. You didn't want to feel threatened in your own home. You wanted it to be a place where you could relax. You were assured when you signed the lease that that's exactly what you were going to get.

Tailgating is often not aggressive, but a habitual mistake

When you think of a tailgater, you probably think of some who is angry and impatient. He or she is riding right on your bumper, glaring at you with every passing mile, even though you're already going the speed limit. The tailgater is trying to push you to go even faster, and he or she probably flies by in a furious passing maneuver as soon as there's any room.

What objects do surgeons forget inside the body most often?

You get out of surgery, and you're in a lot of pain. You assume it's just the normal healing process at first, but the pain doesn't go away. You go back in and find out that the surgeon actually left a foreign object inside your body before stitching you back up.

30 percent of hit and run accidents happen on the road

You may have heard that hit and run accidents are most common in parking lots. You get out of work, take the elevator down to the lot, and find out that someone smashed in the back end of your car and drove off during the day. You have no idea when it happened or who did it, unless the lot has a camera that caught the car and/or the license plate number.

Medical professionals need to speak up

One of the biggest risks to patients in medical settings is simply that other medical professionals may be nervous or reluctant to speak up when they notice that mistakes are being made. This was examined in a report call "Silence Kills." It looked at data spanning five years, and it was carried out by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Their findings included:

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