Affirmative Defenses in Cases of Negligence

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In an article for the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Florida personal injury attorney, Theodore Babbitt, discusses defenses in negligence actions. It is important for lawyers who handle personal injury cases to be aware of all defenses that can be raised by a defendant. The defendant can allege a number of “affirmative defenses”: Comparative Negligence: “…the jury … Read More

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 Sarasota Herald Tribune. 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 six criteria: Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, and Professionalism. Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the best local experts. Every month they … 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 recently … Read More

Cases of Negligence: Elements To Be Aware Of

Negligence Action, Personal Injury Law

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

Steps to Take After an Accident With a Defective Product

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From shoes and toys to household tools and supplies, virtually any product can harm you if it has manufacturing defects or you and your family weren’t adequately warned of potential dangers. Products sold in the U.S. are supposed to meet standards put in place by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). However, those standards only … 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