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Tempest In A Coffee Pot: McDonald’s Hot Coffee Spill Verdict

11/15/2007
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Proponents of tort reform continue to distort the facts of the McDonald’s hot coffee verdict in their ongoing nationwide attack on the civil justice system. Public opinion has been unfairly influenced by these distortions. The full story of this $2.9 million verdict needs to be told. In the McDonald’s case, […]

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Herbal Product Contamination and Toxicity

11/13/2007
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With Nearly 47 million Americans or 16 percent of the population without health insurance, many are flocking to health food stores to either supplement or replace expensive prescription medication with herbal medicine. Advertising tells us that “natural” is better and “herbal” is safer. Why put “drugs” in your body when […]

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The Sunset of PIP—The Rise of the Insurance Lobby

10/29/2007
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In reflection, one might legitimately ask the question:” has the adoption of the Florida Motor Vehicle No Fault Law in 1971 really achieved the goals it was intended for?” If we simply accept the decision to do away with what we familiarly know as “PIP” (personal injury protection), then the […]

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Seat Belt Use Falling in Florida

10/25/2007
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A recent survey found a decline in the number of Florida drivers and passengers buckling up. This trend concerns me since I know from first hand experience that safety belts save lives. One saved mine. When I was a twenty-year old college student, I was in a horrific crash. A […]

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Big Tobacco–Not Feeling the Love in the Sunshine State

10/11/2007
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First it was the Engle case. You may remember that this is the case in which the Florida Supreme Court vacated a punitive damage verdict against Big Tobacco in the amount of $145.8 billion. The Supreme Court, however, also ruled that thousands of Florida smoking victims could file individual lawsuits […]

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The “Wrongful Death Act” in Florida

10/10/2007
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There are few things we as people endure that are worse than losing a member of our family. The sense of loss, hurt, and anguish, however, is only magnified when a family member’s death was due to the negligence of someone else. What all-too-often causes even more heartache is the […]

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Dangerous Toys

10/3/2007
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There has been a significant amount of press about recalls of toys that contain illegal levels of lead paint. These recalls have hit a chord with the public, because it underscores the fact that products for our children made by even the most well known companies are being manufactured in […]

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Expanding the role of the Pharmacist?

10/2/2007
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According to an October 1, 2007, USA Today article, federally funded health centers are piloting a program that allows pharmacists more “hands on” patient care. In fact, in this program, the focus of the pharmacist is not limited to the actual filling of prescriptions, but now has expanded to ordering […]

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