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nursing home abuse and neglect

Understanding Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing homes are big business, as recently evidenced by the $36 million a New Jersey firm paid to purchase two south Florida nursing homes. But in the quest for profits, some nursing homes fail to provide adequate care for their residents. Whether because of understaffing, under-trained staff, unsafe facilities, poor equipment, or some other factor—penny-pinching or not—seniors face potential neglect and abuse when they become wards of some nursing homes. And nursing home abuse and neglect are prevalent in Florida due to its large elderly population.

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Personal Injury Claim

What is the Process of a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?

If you are injured in an accident or other incident, there are numerous things you should do to ensure that you receive compensation for medical costs and other damages. While insurance may provide some compensation, it could be denied or fail to provide full payment for all the expenses a personal injury might cause. Florida’s personal injury laws provide several types of compensation to account for economic and non-economic losses. They include provisions that allow victims to seek compensation even if they were partly to blame for the accident.

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FDA recalls

Understanding FDA Class I, II, and III Recalls

Earlier this year, the J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall of select Jif peanut butter products sold in the U.S. after the product was linked to multi-state salmonella outbreaks. The recall, which was conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), affected 20 other companies that had used the peanut butter to manufacture their own products. This marks the biggest FDA-related recall issued this year.

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Hiring A Lawyer

Key Considerations When Hiring a Legal Team in Florida

If you need the services of a lawyer, you probably already feel some apprehension If you need the services of a lawyer, you probably already feel some apprehension about the legal issues you need to resolve. Whether criminal defense, family law, personal injury, or other legal matters, most people find the law confusing and worry about how they will resolve their legal situation successfully. Hiring the services of a highly competent lawyer can help ease the apprehension and increases the likelihood of securing a favorable legal outcome. But how does one go about finding a great legal team?...

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Introducing Akbar Thomas, Personal Injury Attorneys

AKBAR LAW FIRM REBRANDS AND EMBARKS ON NEW MISSION TO BRING EQUALITY IN REPRESENTATION TO THOSE WRONGFULLY INJURED Akbar Law Firm names Attorney Brandi Thomas as managing partner, becoming Akbar Thomas. [Tallahassee, FL] – Akbar Law Firm, a community-focused law firm has fought for equality in representation and outcomes for the people of Tallahassee for two decades. Now they are changing their name and expanding their mission to address the persistent disparity in legal representation for victims of wrongful injury, especially those of minority classification. “The fight for...

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car accident

Actions You Should Avoid After Being in a Car Accident in Florida

Florida laws are designed to ensure that people injured in a motor vehicle or car accident receive compensation for their injuries through personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, another driver’s insurance, civil litigation, or a combination. However, securing full and fair compensation for auto accident injuries can be challenging, as insurance companies are highly skilled at limiting claims.

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defective product

Filing a Defective Product Claim in Florida

Injuries are a fact of life, as evidenced by the millions of Floridians treated in emergency rooms and hospitals yearly. However, injuries are not always a natural fact of life caused by accidental circumstances because a defect in a consumer product causes some. And when a defective product causes an injury, illness, or death, Florida’s product liability laws allow the victim(s) to pursue compensation for medical costs, pain, lost wages, and other reasons. Thus, the personal injury lawyers at Tallahassee-based Akbar Thomas, Personal Injury Attorneys, advise their clients to seek legal advice...

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Automobile Accidents

Common Causes Of Florida Automobile Accidents That Lead To Personal Injury

You will probably not be surprised to hear that automobile accidents are the leading cause of personal injury in Florida. On average, the state records more than 380,000 accidents per year, or more than 1,000 every day. These accidents result in almost 250,000 personal injuries every year, of which the latest Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) statistics characterize between 15,000 to 19,000 as “incapacitating.”

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wrongful death

Where to Start in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

For most people, monetary compensation will never make up for the loss of a loved one. Still, it could help, especially if the decedent had provided financial support to those left behind. Besides potential Social Security payments, such compensation is not given freely when a person dies. However, if the negligent actions of others caused your loved one’s death, you have the right under Florida law to seek financial compensation from those responsible.

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Tallahassee Lawyers Detail the Pros and Cons of Filing for Bankruptcy

The first things Tallahassee-area residents considering bankruptcy should know is that they are not alone and there is no reason to feel shame. More than one million Americans file for bankruptcy every year, and that majority of bankruptcies are due to financial hardship rather than reckless spending. Outstanding medical expenses have long been a leading cause of the nation’s personal bankruptcies. Other causes include job loss, unaffordable mortgages/foreclosure, and divorce. And, yes, living beyond one’s needs or accumulating too much debt also leads some people into bankruptcy.

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Recovering from a Personal Injury due to a Car Accident

Recovering from a Personal Injury Caused by a Car Accident

The emotional trauma of being involved in a motor vehicle accident is compounded by the severity of personal injury caused by the accident. In other words, the physical and emotional trauma caused by a car accident can be debilitating, painful, and disruptive to all other elements of your day-to-day life. Therefore, you should make your health and recovery from personal injury a priority after you have been in a car accident.

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The Day That Symbolizes Our Freedom To Raise Awareness That We’re Still Not Free

The 13th amendment was Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Since there was no social media or any other mass media, Florida didn’t get the official word until May 20th and others like Texas didn’t get the word until June 19th 1865. Growing up we celebrated Emancipation...

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New Florida Law Silences Voices And Continues Systemic Racism Across Communities

By Mutaqee Akbar Fifteen to 20 years from now, the years 2020 and 2021 will be their own chapters in history books. The discussion in those history books will be just as much about the COVID-19 pandemic as it will be about the peaceful protests against systemic racism and police violence inflicted on minorities in the United States. Time Magazine’s The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project analyzed more than 7,750 Black Lives Matter demonstrations in all 50 states and Washington DC between May 26 and August 22. Of those demonstrations, more than 93 percent were peaceful. On...

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