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Ed Normand

Text Banning Bill In Florida Legislature

A new bill will be reviewed next month in Florida that could ban texting while operating a moving vehicle following a new wave of legislative efforts to curb driving distractions. Not surprisingly, according to the National Safety [...]
Ed Normand

Hidden Dangers of Theme Park Rides

While standing in line at at theme park in anticipation of enjoying a ride you have seen advertised on television you read a warning. It tells you not to ride if you are pregnant or if you have a back or neck injury. No problem there and [...]
Ed Normand

Can New Technology Prevent Car Accidents?

The new 2009 Volvo XC60 is equipped with a feature called “City Safety.” It is part of a technological advancement made in the car industry and Volvo is on the push to implement it in all their new cars in the future. The “City [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Doctors Overcharging for Copies of Medical Records

Last week in the Orlando Sentinel’s Ticked Off column, a reader was complaining that an orthopaedic doctor’s office charged $35.00 for copies of 10 pages of medical records – that’s $3.50 per page. Not only is that a [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Second Tragic Drowning in Central Florida in Just 5 Days

Floridians have barely had time to open up their pools from the winter season and we have had the second toddler drowning in just 5 days. It was reported in the Orlando Sentinel that a 4 year-old girl was found in the swimming pool of a Lakeland [...]
Ed Normand

Should Businesses Have A Get Out Of Jail Free Card For Child Injuries?

For many years businesses have required parents to sign forms before a child can participate in an activity. Usually the form-called a pre-injury release–is filled with legalese and the parents will not know what it is they signed until [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Toddler’s Drowning Warns Us of Dangers of Swimming Pools

The tragic drowning death of an Orange County toddler this week causes us to once again focus on the dangers of an unprotected swimming pool. The 2 year-old boy who was thought to be taking a nap was found at the bottom a swimming pool and later [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Florida CFO Sink Investigates Travel Insurance Providers

Many tourists traveling in and out of Florida buy travel, or trip, insurance as a way of protecting themselves from cancelled trips, but more importantly, to cover the cost of travel-related illness or injury while out of state or out of the [...]
Ed Normand

Theme Park Injuries Where the Ride Worked As Intended

Lately we have been seeing inquiries from folks injured on theme park rides where the ride was operating as intended. Case in point, a visitor from England who sustained injuries including a compression fracture of the lumbar spine while riding [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

NTSB Proposes New Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has proposed new safety recommendations for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The NTSB reviewed two separate accidents in which a truck towing a trailer full of [...]