Parents and Kids: Trick-or-Treat Safely this Halloween

Every parent wants to feel assured that their child is safe on Halloween. While horrifying headlines from years past talk of tampered-with candy or even razor blades in apples, the real danger to costumed kids awaits on the streets of their very own neighborhoods. In fact, Halloween is one of the top three days of [...]

Keep Kids Safe: What You Might Not Know About Car Seats

Unfortunately, there are far too many tragic news stories that involve young children in car seats. Over the summer, I discussed in another blog the shocking number of children who die when left in car seats on hot days in another blog. While this is often a tragic mistake on a parent’s part, children in [...]

Danger on Board: Are Cruise Lines Failing to Identify Safety Hazards?

Whether it’s the hazards of just moving about a ship that’s underway or it’s the adventurous new attractions that an increasing number of cruise lines are adding to their decks, funnels and superstructure, there are numerous unsafe situations passengers might find themselves in at any given time while on a cruise ship. Even if a [...]

Robocalls Bombard Florida Phone Owners at Record Levels

Illegal robocalls are reaching epidemic proportion in South Florida—the 305 and 854 area codes alone collectively rank fifth among the top 20 U.S. cities for volume of scam calls in August. Nationally, about 30.5 billion unwanted automated calls were made in 2017, up by 19 percent over the previous year. Worse still, predictions put the [...]

Does Your Ford Truck Suffer from Dash Warp? Call Us.

Owners of Ford F-150 pickup trucks from 2015 to 2018 model years are noticing a recurring defect—the vehicle’s dashboard warps and splits. This is a defect that Ford has no remedy and refuses to fix. Dash warp often causes problems with the function of the defrost vents, detracts from the overall look of the vehicle [...]

How Consumers Can Ultimately Win the Robocall Battle

Robocalls are more than pesky, unsolicited phone calls we all receive. But did you know that these unwanted solicitations from businesses are often not legal? Recently, questionable telemarketing tactics by smart home products and systems manufacturer led to a $28 million settlement in a class action lawsuit. Also, Jenny Craig recently settled a $3 [...]

Robocalls: Not Only Are They Annoying, They Could be Unlawful

If you’re under the impression that it’s only your phone that receives a litany of unwanted phone calls on a regular basis, think again. Americans received over 30 billion robocalls in 2017, and it’s a problem that will likely get worse before it gets better. In December 2017 alone, 89.6 million robocalls were placed—about 967 [...]

Wrongfully Assessed Attorneys’ Fees Hurting Homeowners

Unfortunately for many homeowners in the Sunshine State, foreclosures are back; and South Florida is at the epicenter. The Miami Herald recently reported that the number of foreclosure starts in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area jumped 29 percent in July. There’s even more bad news for some South Floridians struggling to maintain their homes—banks [...]

Could Cosmetic Surgery Tourism in Florida Lead to Tragedy?

In Miami, news reports of cosmetic surgeon Dr. Arnaldo Valls’ botched Brazilian Butt Lift resulting in the death of a 40-year-old Baton Rouge mother are helping to expose potential medical risks with this popular procedure. Unfortunately, less attention is being paid to the fact that similar tragedies could occur as South Florida continues to rise [...]

South Florida Has Become a Hotbed for Botched Cosmetic Surgeries

Recently, a Miami doctor performed a plastic surgery procedure on a patient—commonly referred to as a Brazilian butt lift when the patient went into cardiac arrest and died. Kizzy London, a 40-year-old woman from Baton Rouge, had traveled to the area specifically for the operation. Similar to medical tourism where patients travel to other countries [...]