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Florida PIP

Personal Injury Protection, also known as PIP coverage, can be a complex maze for those involved in auto accidents. Here are a few tips to remember when dealing with this type of auto insurance coverage: According to Florida law, if you own [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Tort Reform Antics in Tallahassee

The Daytona Beach News-Journal published an insightful editorial about joint and several liability. In part the opinion piece states, “Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would reduce plaintiffs’ ability [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Arizona Republic Identifies 167 Cases of Death by Taser

The Arizona Republic, using police reports, autopsies, media stories, and Taser International’s own documents, to identify 167 cases of death involving the allegedly non-lethal weapon. Groups such as the Southern Christian Leadership [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

FDA Sends Warning to Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific fresh off its acquisition of Guidant Corporation, has been sent a warning letter by the FDA. Federal regulators said they discovered problems in the medical device maker’s quality control. FDA officials who announced [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Wear Your Seat Belt, The Life You Save May Be Your Own

In spite of the fact that Florida has a tough seat belt law, only 50% of drivers in the state wear seat belts. The lack of compliance with this important law has devastating consequences. Let’s look at some facts: 1) A child unrestrained [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Doctors Urge Ending Use of Heart Surgery Drug Trasylol

A drug used worldwide to reduce bleeding during heart surgery can increase the risk of kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes, and should be abandoned, doctors are reporting today. They say other medicines are safer and cheaper, and should [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Lawyer Subpoenaed for Guidant Documents

An attorney suing Guidant Corporation has been ordered by the Justice Department to turn over the documents he received from the company. The subpoena, part of the federal government’s investigation into the Indianapolis-based company, [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Boston Scientific Medical Device Recall

Attorney Jordan Margolis posted a nice piece on two Boston Scientific medical device recalls. Those who have had these devices should check the product information against their medical records and seek both medical and legal advice regarding [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Tort Reform and You

Check out Bob Carroll’s excellent post on tort reform at tampabay.injuryboard.com. This type of so-called reform is actually anti-consumer and drastically restricts your rights to justice and access to the courts.
Joseph H. Saunders

Drunk Driving and Car Crashes

The COLD, HARD, SOBERING FACTS about alcohol and drunk driving in the United States:Fact: A total of 16,694 alcohol-related fatalities were recorded in 2004. That’s one death nearly every 1/2 hour in this country at the hands of someone [...]