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Are Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Prepared for the Coronavirus?

The twelve nursing home deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after Hurricane Irma put a national spotlight on just how ill-equipped to deal with crises these facilities are. As a global pandemic that is particularly fatal for the elderly, the question once again arises: are nursing homes and assisted living facilities capable of [...]

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a common problem that often goes unnoticed and unreported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 500,000 elder adults are abused or neglected each year. That figure is presumed low due to the fact that victims are too scared to do anything about it, including telling [...]

Boating Accidents are More Common in Florida Than Other States

Florida leads the nation in boating accidents. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2018, the state reported 607 boating accidents, causing $7 million in damages, injuring hundreds and costing 57 people their lives. Boating accidents, especially in Florida, happen more often than you might think, and the number of registered recreational vessels is climbing [...]

Ruby Receptionists overcharged 18,000 clients

Lawsuits against one of Portland’s best-known young companies allege that Ruby Receptionists overcharged 18,000 clients by more than $30 million. Parallel cases filed in federal and state courts seek class-action status, alleging the Portland-based answering service didn’t properly disclose how it charges for time its operators spend talking with clients. And the suits allege Ruby [...]

Hidden Hotel Fees May Be Unlawful

How many times have you checked out of a hotel and been slammed with resort fees? When you made your reservation were you advised you were being charged these fees?  According to a survey by Consumer Reports, the majority of people are not made aware of these fees until they are checking out.  Resort, amenities, [...]

Top 5 Reasons People Get Hurt Boating

According to the United States Coast Guard, the reasons most people get hurt on a boat are "mundane." These simple reasons for boating accidents can lead to serious health problems and even death. The top 5 reasons people are injured on boats are: Running aground.  Boating accidents are most common when the boat is being [...]

Cartier’s Love Bracelet Screw Design “Flaw”

Cartier's Love Bracelet is one of the most recognizable luxury jewelry items and a staple of luxury worn by celebrities such as Kyle Jenner. The Love Bracelet is modeled after medieval chastity belts and it became as a way to show everyone you were “locked in love”. The design of the bracelet is meant for [...]

What to do if you’re injured riding an electronic scooter

Electronic scooters can now be found in almost every major state around the country.  As cities scramble to come up with laws to regulate scooter usage, hundreds of people are getting hurt. If you're injured using an electronic scooter or e-scooter, be sure to: properly document your injury including taking photos of accident scenes or [...]

Electronic Scooter Use Injury on the Rise

Electronic scooters are wreaking havoc across the country. Many cities are struggling with figuring out how to regulate and police scooters when they are in and out of use. While legislators scramble to catch up, electronic scooter users, pedestrians and drivers are being injured. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that for every 100,000 [...]

Florida Leads USA in Boating Accidents

Florida has more registered recreational water vessels than any other state in the nation.  Little compares to the calm of a light-wind cruise on a sailboat, a leisurely outing on a motor boat, or the thrill of a ride on a speed boat. There is something special about being on the water and leaving the [...]