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December 2014 Archives

Attempting to remedy medical errors

Florida residents may not be aware of the recent statistics concerning misdiagnosis occurring in the health care industry. Missing a diagnosis or diagnosing the wrong medical issue continues to be a major problem. An analysis of malpractice cases that have been filed over the past several years reveals that the most common diagnostic errors are cardiovascular disease, infections and cancers.

International adoption and visa requirements

When a Florida couple intends to adopt a child from a foreign country, the couple will need to make certain they have sought and obtained the required visas for their child. Children who are being adopted from abroad are required to enter the country on an immigrant visa.

Trucker receives $750,000 payout following Florida crash

After previously being hurt in a trucking accident, a man is finally getting the compensation he deserves in Florida. According to a story from Dec. 20, a Florida trucker has received a $750,000 settlement from a crash that took place in June 2011. He suffered serious injuries in the crash that required surgery.

Understanding the types of family immigration visas under US law

Miami residents who wish to bring family members into the country may be interested in information about family immigration visas. Depending on the type of relationship, the number who may enter the country in any given year could be limited.

What is a wrong-site surgery, and is it preventable in Florida?

A wrong-site surgery is a serious complication; a patient who went in to have an amputation or operation to stop pain may be forced to suffer additional and horrific pain and injury due to the mistake. So, the problem itself should be to make sure the staff is well aware of the body part to be worked on; unfortunately, this isn't as easy as it seems.

Medical malpractice in hospitals

Many Florida residents place their trust in the doctors and staff at local hospitals. When medical malpractice occurs, that trust can be broken. Injuries caused by medical malpractice errors affect thousands of people and cost billions of dollars each year. When these errors occur, taking legal action may be a solution.

Seek compensation for maritime injuries and deaths in Florida

Have you been hurt on a boat or at a local marina? Maritime injuries, which are offshore injuries, require special legal knowledge. Whether you were working on a dock or working with a search party on a boat when you got your injury, you deserve to have the best representation for your case.

Florida real estate market could benefit from immigration action

As President Obama's efforts lead to immigration changes, experts indicate that Miami could experience an increase in real estate activity and development. The President's immigration reform includes recommendations for expanding EB-5 visas or implementing similar options for investors.

What is pulmonary embolus?

Florida residents may have heard of the term pulmonary embolus in the past and may be curious about what it is. A pulmonary embolus is a blood clot that blocks one of the arteries in the lungs. This may happen after a brain, bone or joint surgery or after an individual has been on bed rest for a long period of time.

The process of obtaining asylum

Florida residents who are refugees from their home country may be interested in some information on the application process for asylum. This requires timely filing of forms and other legal matters, but the benefits of avoiding persecution in another country and the ability to bring family members for asylum can be great.

Motorcycle accident results in death of 1 in Florida

As a motorcyclist, the last thing you want to hear about is someone being hit and killed by a negligent driver. Unfortunately, the roads can be dangerous due to weather, the time of day or even just due to reckless drivers. Another motorcycle accident has taken place in Florida. A Nov. 29 news report states that a motorcyclist was killed in Cocoa, Florida, on State Road 520 near State Road 524.

President Obama announces immigration plan

On Nov. 20, President Barack Obama released an immigration plan that may affect those who have either already settled in Florida or who are attempting to immigrate to Florida. In the address, Obama agreed that the current immigration system was not working and that changes needed to be made.

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