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Why Is Florida Such A Dangerous State To Drive In?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida ranks second overall in the number of pedestrian deaths per capita and routinely ranks in the top three for states with the most traffic accidents per capita. Further, it is always among the top three when it comes to rankings for “the most dangerous states to drive in” with the other two being… Read More »

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Cruise Ships And Medical Malpractice

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

For years, it was nearly impossible to sue a cruise line for providing poor medical services. The case that led to this decision gave rise to something known as the Barbetta Rule. The Barbetta Rule essentially made cruise ship doctors independent contractors which prevented the cruise line from being sued directly for negligence. This… Read More »

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Children At Increased Risk For Consumer Product Traumatic Brain Injury

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

What is the leading cause of death and injury for children aged 0-4 and 15-19 years of age? The answer is: Traumatic brain injury. The United States has an average of over 300,000 such injuries each year. You might assume that the vast majority of these injuries are related to sports and playgrounds, but… Read More »

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Snapchat, Omegle Face Different Fates In Federal Districts

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Social media lawsuits have been difficult to file for users who feel they have been exploited by the platforms or the platforms conditioned them to obsess over their personal image so extensively that they ended up facing psychological distress and either attempting or completing a suicide. Plaintiffs are now filing lawsuits under a theory… Read More »

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Carnival To Pay $10M To Passenger Who Was Sexually Assaulted By Crew

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A Miami jury awarded $10M to the passenger of a Carnival cruise who was sexually assaulted by one of the company’s employees. The incident took place in 2018. The victim claims she was forced into a storage locker and raped by a male employee. The jury separately found that Carnival was not negligent and… Read More »

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Expensive Umbrella Recalled After Fire Hazard

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Have you ever wanted to pay $700 for an umbrella? Well, now you can. However, you can save a lot of money by purchasing a similar product at Costco. The only problem with the $130 umbrella is that the lithium-ion battery and the solar panels that provide power can catch fire. This has resulted… Read More »

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Lawsuit: Corrective Lens Permanently Damaged Plaintiff’s Vision

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

There is a lot to unpack here as the case is a big deal and can have a broad impact for medical device companies. In this case, a plaintiff was injured by a corrective lens implant. The company that designed it was accused of failing to warn potential customers, doctors, and regulators about a… Read More »

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Florida Ranks Second In Pedestrian Deaths

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida has the dubious distinction of contributing the second most pedestrian deaths as any other state in the country. Only California had more pedestrian deaths and more pedestrian deaths per capita. Overall, the number of pedestrian deaths rose across all states in 2021, but Florida accounted for 12% of all the pedestrian deaths in… Read More »

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New Instagram Lawsuit Alleges The Site Is Harmful By Design

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A new lawsuit has been filed against the social media company Instagram which is owned by Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook. The lawsuit involves a 20-year-old girl who claims she began using the platform when she was only 11 years old. Since then, she says she has suffered from addiction, anxiety, self-harm,… Read More »

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Walmart Sued Over Computer Cleaner Huffing Car Accident

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One woman was critically injured and her adult daughter was injured after the two women got into a car accident with another driver. The other driver had recently huffed some computer cleaner and was quite intoxicated while he was driving. He swerved his vehicle into oncoming traffic where he struck the women head-on. The… Read More »

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