| Saunders & Walker was founded in 1987 in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Our law firm has always limited our law practice to representing the wrongfully injured or killed against corporations, insurance companies, and manufacturers in claims for compensation.
Who Is Responsible for Your Injury Medical Bills After a Car Accident? Who pays for medical treatment following a car accident?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions that injury lawyers receive. Following a car accident in Florida, trying to understand who is responsible for paying your medical bills can be confusing. Not only are accidents stressful, but the legal details can add even more frustration to your situation. If you were the victim of a car accident, it’s important to be able to understand how Florida law affects your ability to recover money for your medical bills.
This article will outline your options and highlight important things you need to be aware of so that you can get paid when you need money most. Florida is a partial “No-Fault” State. Clinical Trials: On the Front Lines of Medicine. We don’t often think about where lifesaving drugs and medical treatments come from; in fact, we don’t tend to think of them at all until we’re beyond the point of needing them.
When we’re injured or fall ill enough to be hospitalized, medical professionals spring to—seemingly—automatic action in order to implement a series of tried and true processes which give us the best shot possible at getting better. Sometimes this involves eliminating possibilities to narrow down treatment options and, sometimes, it involves administering aggressive drugs just in the nick of time to fight off a potentially fatal infection. Nearly everything that modern doctors and professional medical caregivers do to save our lives when we need them most was once the subject of a clinical trial. Clinical trials are important because they allow for controlled experimentation on willing subjects who could potentially benefit from the medicine or procedure under observation.
How Do Clinical Trials Work? Source. The Importance of Third Party Product Testing. The legal and ethical importance of ensuring consumer product safety cannot be understated.
At the federal level, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Transportation, and even the Department of the Treasury work to oversee the regulation of both voluntary and mandatory standards of product safety. Needless to say, ensuring a reasonable level of product safety is not only inherently ethical but also required by law. In order to determine whether a new product, medical device, or pharmaceutical is safe, its manufacturer generally runs its own internal testing and control processes. Yet, how can a company be certain that the results of such tests are valid and unbiased, and that all aspects of the product have been considered? The Latest Food Recalls in 2017.
It happens all the time: a seemingly out-of-the-blue case of tummy trouble turns into a rash of illnesses linked to a specific restaurant, product, or manufacturer.
The producer issues a product recall, and some individuals are compensated for their ordeal. This is the gist of what most Americans understand about the food product recall process. There are other subtleties to food recalls, however, and they arise more often than you might think. In fact, there have already been seven new recalls issued in the first seven weeks of 2017 (yes, that’s roughly one per week!).
Whether they’re due to bacterial or chemical contamination, misbranding/mislabeling, a failure to include allergen information, or other concerns, food recalls in the U.S. are serious business for both companies and consumers. Product Liability and the Legal Ramifications of Food Recalls Protecting the health and safety of consumers is the most important responsibility of food sellers and producers. Recent Recalls 1. 2. 3. Surgical Tools Left Inside Patients After Surgery: A Common Problem. As if the prospect of having surgery weren’t nerve-wracking enough, thousands of patients have left the operating room with more than just stitches.
Every year there are 4,000 reported cases of surgical items left in patients in the U.S,1 but the number could actually be as high as 6,000.2 These incidents are so common, in fact, that the medical community has a name for the phenomenon: Unintended Retention of Foreign Objects, or URFOs; other names include Retained Surgical Items (RSIs), Retained Foreign Bodies (RFBs), and Surgical Foreign Bodies (SFBs)—we’ll use URFOs throughout this article. To put into perspective just how common these incidents are, imagine a dozen (or more) surgeons around the U.S. sewing patients up with surgical items still inside their bodies each and every day.3 Foreign Objects Can Lead to Health Complications and Death Operating roomsLabor and delivery roomsAmbulatory surgery centers/labs where invasive procedures such as colonoscopies are performed Why It Happens.
Class Action Lawsuits: How They Work and How They’re Won. If you’ve ever watched broadcast television, you’ve probably seen a few commercials in which a dramatic narration explains the potential dangers of a given medical procedure, pharmaceutical or other product or service, then directs the viewer to call a designated law office if they’ve been affected.
Behind every one of these ads is what’s known as a class action lawsuit.