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Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes Often Goes Unreported

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

When someone is injured in a nursing home, the nursing home is required to report the incident to federal authorities. Many nursing homes, however, elect not to do this in direct violation of federal requirements. These nursing homes often rely on federal money paid out of Medicare or Medicaid in order to survive. The… Read More »

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Kia is Catching Fire (In a Bad Way)

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

In February of 2019, Hyundai and Kia issued a recall on several of their vehicles after it became apparent that they were catching fire for no apparent reason. As a result, over half a million vehicles had to be recalled. These included: Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Kia Sorento, and Sportage… Read More »

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Texting While Driving Now Illegal Across Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

While most states have already enacted texting-while-driving laws, Florida has only recently placed a law on the books making texting while driving a primary offense. In other words, you can now be pulled over if a police officer catches you operating your motor vehicle while you are texting. Before this law took effect, police… Read More »

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3M Faces Major Products Liability Suit for Defective Combat Earplugs

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Hundreds of military veterans are claiming that 3M’s combat earplugs were defective and are reporting serious hearing loss. The volume of military veterans making this claim has inspired judges to consolidate the lawsuits into a class. 3M was hoping that the case would be heard in federal court in Minnesota where they are located,… Read More »

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Lawyers Secure $2.1 Million in Slip and Fall Accident

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A 7-year-old girl who slipped and fell at a birthday party while bowling at SpareZ Lanes is now the proud owner of $2.1 million after her attorneys successfully argued that she suffered severe emotional damages after the surgery on her knee left her physically scarred. According to the lawsuit, the dangerous condition was far… Read More »