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

What You Need to Prove Negligence in Florida

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Filing a personal injury claim is a complex process that requires a knowledgeable attorney who understands how the Florida legal system works and has a track record of success. To successfully prove negligence in the state of Florida there are several requirements that must be met. First, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant had … Read More

What to Do When You’re Hurt By Construction Equipment on the Job

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Construction work is much harder than many give it credit for, with workers spending long days using complex machinery and heavy-duty equipment. Whether on the scaffolding, operating machinery, or working on something dangerously high, such as a crane, construction workers are almost always at risk for physical injuries while on the job. The most common … Read More

Medical Error is the Third Highest Cause of Death in the U.S.

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An article published by Johns Hopkins Medicine described how our country’s data collection does not properly account for deaths caused by medical error and new research shows that medical error is the highest cause of death after cancer. The article states that in 1949 the U.S. “adopted an international form that used International Classification of Diseases … Read More