Medical Errors: A System-Wide Problem

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Florida personal injury attorney, Theodore Babbitt, discusses error in medicine in an article he wrote for the Palm Beach Post. The World Health Organization’s September 2019 report showed that “globally, medical errors still harm about 40% of patients of primary and outpatient care. Millions of people are hurt every year from medication errors and errors … Read More

Named Best Real Estate and Car Accident Lawyers in West Palm Beach

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Babbitt & Johnson P.A. has earned a place on two of Expertise.com’s 2019 lists: Best Real Estate Lawyers and Best Car Accident Lawyers serving West Palm Beach. Expertise chose us based on 25 variables across the following five criteria: Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, and Professionalism. Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the best local experts. Every month … Read More

The Most Common Exceptions to Florida’s Impact Rule

Personal Injury Law

When it comes to claiming damages in a personal injury case for emotional or mental distress, different states operate by different rules. Florida follows the Impact Rule, in which a victim can only claim damages for emotional distress if they are the direct cause of a physical injury in a case. Ted Babbitt wrote there … Read More

Cases of Negligence: Elements To Be Aware Of

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In an article for the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Florida personal injury attorney Theodore Babbitt discusses being aware of the duty of care when handling cases of negligence. A case of negligence requires proof of the following elements: Duty of care towards the person injured Failure to provide that care in a reasonable fashion Damages flowing from … Read More

4 Startling Facts About Child Abuse in the United States

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In the United States, thousands of children are at risk every day of abuse from family members, institutions like schools, and even government agencies. Child abuse can mean physical or mental harm to children, including physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect. Within these categories lies a range of acts that constitute abuse, from … Read More

Understanding Florida Sexual Assault Statistics

Sexual Abuse

Sexual assault in the State of Florida means any unwanted sexual contact made against another person, whether rape, attempted rape, molestation, harassment, sex trafficking or child sexual abuse. The seriousness of this kind of assault cannot be understated, and its consequences can leave victims and their families grappling with physical and emotional trauma that lasts … Read More

What is Mediation and How Does it Work?

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For just about any lawsuit filed in the state of Florida, a judge will order the parties to go into mediation. The mediation process involves a conference in which the two parties in a lawsuit meet with a neutral third party and try to reach a settlement without taking the case all the way to … Read More