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Airbags Not Just Full of Hot Air

Ford Motor Company recently announced it was working with United States safety regulators to investigate claims that faulty airbags in its vehicles may be injuring drivers. One claim, arising from a North Carolina car accident, specifically alleges that in August, the driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang was injured by a metal fragment that deployed

RIP to PIP?

Florida is one of ten states that require drivers to carry personal injury protection auto insurance (PIP).  It can be argued that the basis for the insurance industry having lobbied for a system of “no fault” coverage was originally to restrict the number of claims for vehicular related negligence claims, fraudulent or righteous, however the

In Preventing Falls, Elder Care Facilities Struggle to Find Their Balance

Today, America is facing an aging population, and with the baby-boomer generation heading into retirement and beyond, the need for elder care and other related services is growing as well.  Not only will the next generation of seniors be larger in size, but because of the considerable advances made in health care, they will be

Tip of the Caps: Tort Reform’s Real Impact on Health Care

A new study has revealed that legislatively imposed caps on damages in medical malpractice cases has a clear detrimental effect, not only on injured parties and their respective families, but on the quality of health care in general. In fact, the authors of this study claim that these reforms even lead to increased medical errors

Veterans and Families Unable to Bring Claim against Camp Lejeune

A North Carolina federal court handed down a ruling this week impacting thousands of Floridians currently attempting to bring a case alleging injuries linked to their exposure to various carcinogens found in the drinking water at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. The group of Floridians was compiled by the Marine Corps, and exposures to the cancer-causing agents may