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Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Lien Law of a Florida Public Health Care System Hospital Declared Unconstitutional

Hospital liens have been the bane of every Florida personal injury lawyer’s existence. Perhaps no longer. An enforceable lien is the right to receive a monetary payment from a particular person or entity, known as a third party, to satisfy … Continue reading

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Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Carrier’s Obligation to Pay Medical Expenses Despite Drug/Alcohol Impairment Defense

Under Florida law, if a workplace injury was occasioned primarily by the influence of alcohol or drugs, workers’ compensation benefits can be denied. Section 440.09(3), Florida Statutes (2018) (Interestingly, while this section provides that “Compensation is not payable,” with section … Continue reading

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Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Non-Delegable Duty in Florida Personal Injury Cases

We have pending on appeal before the Third District Court of Appeal the question whether a homeowner’s association is liable under the non-delegable duty doctrine for the negligence of a third party. The association undertook the reconstruction of a boat … Continue reading

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In Injury Suit Against Baltimore Hotel Corporation, BMA Lawyer Jeffrey Quinn Obtains $584,000 Jury Verdict

Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City against The Baltimore Hotel Corporation, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC lawyer, Jeff Quinn, obtained a $584,643.00 verdict. The plaintiff in the case was a thirty-nine year old woman, who … Continue reading

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Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Clarifying Meaning of “Authorized Treating Provider” Under Florida Statute 440.13(5)(e)

Florida statute section 440.13(5)(e) limits who may give medical opinions in workers’ compensation trials to “a medical advisor appointed by the judge of compensation claims or the department, an independent medical examiner, or an authorized treating provider.”  Our office recently accepted … Continue reading

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