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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 »

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Bizarre Traffic Death Prompts Multiple Lawsuits

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A San Rafael man crashed into a tractor-trailer in his Mercedes. For some reason, the man decided to flee on foot from the scene of the accident. He hopped over a median wall and fell 150 feet to his death. Now, everyone is scratching their head to try to figure out who to sue…. Read More »

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Tiger Woods Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brings Up Questions of Bar Liability

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Golf legend Tiger Woods owns a restaurant in Jupiter that is now being sued in a wrongful death action in which a former employee whose family claims he was an alcoholic drank for three hours after his shift and attempted to drive home. Florida has very clear “dram shop” laws that insulate proprietors of… Read More »

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Death of Older Special-Needs Son Tests Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A recent death highlighted the need to revisit Florida’s decades-old rule concerning wrongful death lawsuits and medical malpractice. Under the law, a parent may not file a wrongful death action on behalf of a child over the age of 25. This statute (768.21) only applies in cases of medical malpractice. In other words, if… Read More »

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Lawnmower Injuries are on the Rise

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

While Floridians generally have to deal with their lawns all year long, lawnmower season has just begun for our friends to the north. For those with relatively large lawns, the investment in a riding mower is worth the cost. However, there have been a reported “alarming” number of accidents resulting from the reverse gear…. Read More »

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Stripper Charged in DUI that Killed Three Teens

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Thirty-one-year-old Mariam Coulibaly has been charged in the deaths of three young teens who were standing at a bus stop. The boys were 13, 15, and 17 years old. The woman sustained injuries herself in the accident and the hearing had been delayed until she recovered. She was granted a $300,000 bond. The boys… Read More »