Victims Deserve Compensation for Catastrophic Personal Injuries

A construction worker on the job falls off of a ladder, landing on his back and injuring his spine. A high school student riding a bicycle gets hit by a drunk driver and thrown onto the road. An infant suffers irreversible brain damage at birth because of a medical provider’s mistake. While no one wants [...]

AAdvantage Frequent Flier Awards Members Misled About Benefits

In March 2016, American Airlines decreased the number of frequent flier points earned by loyalty members by implementing a new system that offers points based on airfare costs instead of distance traveled. Their award chart prices, on the other hand, increased, forcing loyalty members to earn more points to be eligible for free flights. For [...]

Florida Ranks as Deadliest State in the Country for Pedestrians

According to a report recently released by Smart Growth America, Florida pedestrians have the highest risk of being killed compared to pedestrians in any other state. In fact, nine of the 20 deadliest cities for pedestrians in the United States are in Florida, with Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford ranking first and Miami-Fort-Lauderdale-West Palm Beach ranking fourteenth. The authors [...]

Poor Supervision in Florida Nursing Homes Causes Fatal Falls

By their very nature, assisted living facilities (ALF) and nursing homes (NH) are designed to provide safe and comfortable living environments for their residents. Supervision is a must. When vulnerable residents are not properly supervised, serious or even fatal consequences can result. Oftentimes, these consequences are a direct result of preventable falls. In December, the [...]

American Airlines AAdvantage Frequent Flier Program Rips Off Loyalty Members

American Airlines’ AAdvantage loyalty program, once considered amongst the best of its kind, was originally designed to attract frequent fliers by offering awards based on the number of miles they travel. Today, this is not the case. In fact, multiple recent changes make it clear that American Airlines is primarily concerned with maximizing their profit, [...]

Ford F-150 Pickup Dashboard Warping Without a Fix From Ford

THE PROBLEM IS MOSTLY IN FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA, AND ILLINOIS. Previously, I discussed Ford’s refusal to take personal responsibility and fix the numerous 2015-2018 F-150 pickup trucks with dashboard warps and splits. Dash warp may be caused by insufficient thickness of plastic parts, inferior plastic quality, and poor design, and Ford’s lack of acknowledgement of the [...]

What Action Can You Take Regarding the Shingles Vaccine Supply Shortage?

GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) shingles vaccine Shingrix has been deemed remarkably effective at preventing shingles in healthy adults 50 and older -- that is, if they are able to find a doctor who has it in stock.   Earlier this year, the two-dose Shingrix was released in the United States as a stronger shingles vaccine than the [...]

Law Enforcement: What Is Their Level of Responsibility in a Mass Shooting?

Recently, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that was filed against Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers by survivors and family members of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which took place in 2016. The plaintiffs claim that their civil liberties were violated when the armed OPD officer working security failed to enter the nightclub once the gunman [...]

Do Private Establishments and Public Venues Need Greater Security?

What is the responsibility of the proprietor public or private to protect and provide for the safety of its patrons?? Unfortunately, the awareness and reality of these crazy, tragic events is real and seems to be increasing. On November 2, a Tallahassee hot yoga studio was attacked when an armed man opened fire inside. The gunman [...]