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May 2013 Archives

Florida man receives compensation for malpractice

A Florida jury believed that a 2008 anesthesia error left a young Florida father in a permanent vegetative state, and in May 2013, the jury awarded the man $23.57 million for past and anticipated medical expenses and $5 million for pain and suffering. Each of the man's young children was also awarded $5 million.

What can past immigration tells us about low-skilled workers now?

As readers of our blog know, the new immigration bill has met several road blocks that have prevented it from moving faster through the Senate.  Currently, there are rising concerns among conservatives over whether giving citizenship to the millions of undocumented immigrants already in the United States is a good idea or not.  As some conservatives point out, this influx of low-skilled workers will flood the market, possibly raising unemployment to unimaginable levels.

Florida woman gets three years in prison for 2011 fatal wreck

A Miami-Dade woman avoided a potential 20 year prison sentence by accepting a plea deal. The woman was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) manslaughter and vehicular homicide for an accident that happened in October 2011. The woman, who was 19 at the time, was accused of driving drunk with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit of three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

How will immigration reform affect LGBT immigrants?

As the nation moves ever closer to immigration reform, advocates are now urging politicians to carefully consider the language of the new bills; especially when it comes to LGBT families who may find that they are not included in many of the sweeping reforms.  

Congress stops deportation of Florida man at family's request

As Congress continues to debate immigration reform, countless families across the nation, including many here in Florida, must helplessly standby while their loved ones are taken away by federal agents and processed for deportation.  While most people recognize the strictness in the law, few are able to stomach the thought that these families' lives are changed forever as a result of these laws being in limbo at this time.

Naples man dies in motorcycle crash

A 39-year-old man from Naples died in a motorcycle-car accident in Golden Gate. The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Golden Gate Parkway and Collier Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 29-year-old driver of the car received a citation for an improper left turn in relation to the accident. She was uninjured in the resulting crash.

Florida man killed in motorcycle collision

A recent accident involving a motorcycle and two vehicles has resulted in the death of the motorcyclist with no injuries reported to the drivers of the other two vehicles. The motorcycle accident occurred at an intersection that is managed by automated traffic signals.

How close is American to immigration reform?

As readers of our blog probably already know, immigration reform has been on the minds of the nation since even before the presidential election. And with the futures still unknown for more than 1.6 million unauthorized migrants living in the United States at this time, it's a topic that have a dramatic impact on so many people. But where is Congress at with immigration reform and will Americans see change anytime soon?

Florida man's law license in limbo because of immigration status

There is no doubting how much respect Jose Godinez-Samperio has for the law.  After graduating from Florida State University's law school and passing the Florida bar exam, it's fairly obvious to most that he wants to uphold the legal system to the best of his ability.

Medical malpractice lawsuit in full swing after wrongful death

Florida residents, particularly those with heart conditions, may be interested in an ongoing malpractice lawsuit filed by the family of a Minnesota man against his physicians for his death in 2006. The family is seeking $10,000 for expenses and $50,000 compensation for the deceased man's next of kin. The man was initially brought into the emergency room with hives and low blood pressure. His prior medical history involved taking medication for an accelerated heart rate and high blood pressure. The man was released after testing, but he returned that night and was unable to be resuscitated. The man subsequently died from underlying coronary disease. The family is suing the hospital for medical negligence

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