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20-Year-Old’s Lung Problems Linked to THC Vaping

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

When a young man was admitted to Milwaukee hospital, he had already been diagnosed with pneumonia. When the doctors took a closer look, they told him he had the lungs of a 70-year-old. By that, they meant, his lungs were in pretty bad shape. The young man began vaping as a sophomore in high… Read More »

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Is Rape Case Against Brown Really a ‘Money Grab’?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

As American football enthusiasts debate the Antonio Brown case, Brown’s accuser and former trainer has come under fire for going forward with a civil suit. While this may, on the surface, seem like a money grab, as Brown would have us believe, there are other (better) ways of grabbing money. Brown’s accuser could have,… Read More »

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Amazon Product Liability Lawsuits Can Change How E-Businesses Operate

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Amazon was hit with two product liability lawsuits recently. One involved an exploding hoverboard and the other involved a dog leash that snapped back and blinded its owner. Amazon has long enjoyed a liability black hole as the distributor of products and an agent for companies seeking to sell them. However, these two lawsuits… Read More »

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Man Accused of Wrongful Death / Huffing While Driving

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

File this one under the unfortunate chronicles of The Florida Man. Paul Streater got into his Chevy Silverado pickup truck after huffing a can of compressed air and proceeded to drive his vehicle directly into a Dodge Caravan at 107 miles per hour. He killed everyone inside. Jorge C. Raschiotto, his sister Veronica, and… Read More »

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Video Shows Semi Striking Church Van

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A truly disturbing video shows a semi-truck striking a church van killing five children on their way to Disney World. While it’s not clear why the accident happened, the driver appears to have lost control of the truck and the video shows the truck swerving out of control directly into the van. One survivor… Read More »

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Juul Hit With E-Cig Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The e-cigarette manufacturer, Juul, is facing two product liability suits in federal courts and possibly many more. Juul has petition the government to consolidate the multi-district cases, but so far, no decision has been made. Juul is one of a number of e-cigarette manufacturers who are being targeted by state governments around the country… Read More »

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Retail Stores Paying Dearly in Slip and Fall Cases

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The Insurance Business Journal recently published an article on how slip and fall accidents in grocery and retail stores are costing businesses millions. In one case that occurred Tallahassee, a 47-year-old woman was awarded $2 million for injuries she sustained at USA Grocers. While most slip and fall cases won’t settle for that much… Read More »

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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 »