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The hurricane Irma hit on a problem that affects Florida’s most vulnerable

Florida ranks fourth largest in population size among the states, behind California, New York, and Texas. It ranks first, however, in the proportion of its population aged 65 and over. Nearly 4 of the 20 million people who reside in the sunshine state are aged 65 or older. A devastating story that caught the attention of many Floridians in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma was the loss of life in a Hollywood, FL nursing home. The power transformer was damaged during the storm, leaving the facility without suitable air conditioning for days. While the facility had a generator, it was not enough...

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Attorney Scott McCullough Pairs the Finest Young Minds with the Visually Impaired

Attorney Scott McCullough, co-founder of McCullough & Leboff, P.A., a law firm that focuses on helping people who have suffered injury or loss in car accident cases, fall down events or medical/nursing home accidents, recently united Lighthouse of Broward and American Heritage School to foster an ongoing and important relationship. The partnership pairs the finest young minds of the next generation at American Heritage School with children and adults at the Lighthouse, the preeminent resource for the blind or visually impaired community. “The pre-engineering students at American Heritage School were eager to explore ways and find solutions to further the independence and safety of the...

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It’s no secret that Florida drivers are in the midst of a texting-and-driving epidemic

Driving on the highway at a modest 55 MPH is quite an average commute for many Floridians, as are brief glimpses at the phone to check sports scores, reading a text message or 100 other momentary distractions. Those individuals might be alarmed to learn that their four second diversion at that speed means traveling 320 feet, the length of an entire football field, without looking up. Accidents happen and are often accompanied by injury or loss of life. However, the penalty for such an infraction is hardly a deterrent: a meager $30 ticket. Police officers aren’t even granted the authority to...

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A new malpractice law brings big concerns for patient privacy

Florida patients who expect a certain degree of confidentiality to be maintained by their doctors should be aware of key changes in the State’s new medical malpractice law. Earlier this year, the Florida Senate passed a bill (SB 1792) setting new provisions for how patients and doctors solve cases of medical negligence. One troubling piece of the law allows doctors to disclose private health information about their patients to lawyers representing insurance companies –even without making those very patients aware or allowing them to be present during the discussion. The new law alters the fine equilibrium of the traditional doctor/patient relationship....

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Be aware of evolving accident rights for Florida drivers

Florida drivers should take note that the timeline and claim for benefits due to victims of automobile accidents have recently changed. In 2012, Governor Rick Scott signed a new law that was aimed, at least in part, to eliminate fraud in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims. Many provisions of the new law became effective in January of this year. Florida is a “no-fault” State, which means that individuals who are injured in automobile accidents must first submit claims for accident-related injuries to their own insurance carriers. These bills are processed and paid pursuant to the injured individual’s “no-fault” or PIP coverage....

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