Tag Archives: negligence

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

By Paul B. Genet |

When a person dies due to someone else’s negligence, even if it is unintentional, the victim’s family may have a cause of action for wrongful death. Under Florida law, a party is negligent when it violates a duty owed to the victim. Such a duty exists whenever a person “undertakes to provide a service… Read More »

When Does Medical Malpractice Cause Birth Injuries?

By Paul B. Genet |

In 2002, a New York jury awarded Brad and Maureen Brenner $80 million to care for their child who was prematurely born with cerebral palsy 12 years ago. It is still one of the biggest awards on record in New York. The jury found malpractice on the parts of Doctors Steven Kline and Ira… Read More »

Signs Your Health Care Practitioner Committed Malpractice

By Paul B. Genet |

Usually getting your tonsils out means a routine, outpatient surgery and all the ice cream you can eat. The tragic death of 12-year-old Carly Jane Liptak during her tonsillectomy two years ago shocked Floridians who wondered how this could happen to an otherwise healthy girl. Doctors claimed that “complications of tonsillitis” killed Carly, but… Read More »

Dangers of Boating and Drinking

By Paul B. Genet |

Recently, a 20-foot boat with five passengers collided with a navigational buoy at Fort De Soto Park.    Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers suspect alcohol played a part in the crash, which left one passenger in critical condition. This incident, however, is not unique.   According to the U.S. Coast Guard, as many as one-third… Read More »

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