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Most Dangerous Place to Bicycle in America Pinellas County, Fla., has highest cyclist death rate in Tampa Bay metro area

WSJ [paywall]: The Most Dangerous Place to Bicycle in America. Pinellas County, Fla., has the highest cyclist death rate in the Tampa Bay metro area—which has the highest rate of any metro region in the U.S. “…The number of cyclists … Continue reading

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How a Personal Injury Settlement Can Limit a Wrongful Death Settlement

A wrongful death settlement is often reached when an individual or a company is responsible for the loss of a life. However, limits are placed on the recovery if the action was previously the subject of a personal injury action. … Continue reading

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Jury Delivers $2.4M Verdict Against Philip Morris, but $0 Punitives, at Trial Over 31-Year-Old's Cancer Death

Stock image.  Miami—Jurors this week leveled a $2.4 million verdict against Philip Morris for its role in the death of a 31-year-old Florida smoker, but ultimately declined to impose punitive damages against the company. Chadwell v. Philip Morris, 2010CA17931. Read … Continue reading

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Indonesian Ferry Catches Fire and Sinks, Causing Injury and Death

Last Friday, an Indonesian passenger ferry caught fire and sank, resulting in multiple injuries, deaths, and missing passengers. Read on to learn more. The post Indonesian Ferry Catches Fire and Sinks, Causing Injury and Death appeared first on LMAW, PA. … Continue reading

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Georgia Hospital Not Liable for Patient’s Death Despite Nurse’s Failure to Follow Orders

Medical malpractice requires proof that a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider deviated from the accepted “standard of care,” and that as a direct result of that deviation, the patient suffered some injury. Unfortunately for victims, proving causation is often … Continue reading

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