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Food Poisoning Lawsuit Results In $6.7 Million Verdict

By Alan Goldfarb |

You and your spouse go to one of your favorite restaurants and order your usual. When you get home, the both of you come down with flu-like symptoms: stomach cramps, pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. The wife’s symptoms clear up in a few days. The husband’s symptoms appear to persist for longer. By… Read More »

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Houston Man Suffers Brain Damage During Heart Transplant

By Alan Goldfarb |

A Houston man is living in Florida with his mother after a heart transplant surgery went terribly wrong. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston operated one of the most renowned heart centers in the country. The family is now filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital for the failed surgery. Immediately after… Read More »

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Malpractice Victim Awarded $15.9 Million In Malpractice Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb |

Medical malpractice lawsuits that result in multi-million dollar awards generally do so for one of three reasons. Either the victim suffered permanent impairment, the victim suffered disfigurement, or the victim died as a result of a doctor’s medical negligence. In the case of a 26-year-old being treated for vasculitis, a jury awarded $15.9 million… Read More »

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Is Car Seat To Blame For Catastrophic Injuries?

By Alan Goldfarb |

If a man suffers serious spinal cord injuries in a lawsuit, can the shape of the car seat he was seated in be held responsible for his injuries? That is precisely the question that jurors will be asked to decide in the product liability lawsuit of Michael Insalaca v. Kia Motor Cars Corp. The… Read More »

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Florida Jury Awards Police Shooting Victim’s Family $4 In Wrongful Death Suit

By Alan Goldfarb |

Four years ago, Gregory Vaughn Jr. was shot three times by sheriff’s deputy Christopher Newman. The case had left no living witnesses other than the two sheriff’s deputies who were involved in the incident. His family subsequently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the police officers who were called to the scene. The police… Read More »

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Man Shot Six Times Wins Premises Liability Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb |

Dennis Gore was visiting a North Miami Beach apartment complex when he was shot six times. In 2014, Gore had left a flag football game and went to his mother’s apartment where he and a friend watched the NBA playoffs. Gore left later to get a compression bandage at a local Walgreens. Upon leaving… Read More »

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$14 Million In Punitive Damages Awarded In Tobacco Wrongful Death Case

By Alan Goldfarb |

Product liability cases against Big Tobacco have all but died out. But one woman just gouged them for $21 million in a product liability lawsuit verdict that saw her awarded $14 million in punitive damages. Her husband died in 1997 from cancer. Throughout the course of his life, he tried very hard to quit…. Read More »

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Texting While Driving Poised To Become Primary Offense

By Alan Goldfarb |

For years, Florida law has considered texting while driving a “secondary offense.” Roughly speaking, that means that police cannot pull you over or issue you a citation because you are texting while driving. They must have some other cause to issue you a citation. That can include causing a major traffic accident or violating… Read More »

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Did Face Painting At Legoland Result In A Major Skin Rash?

By Alan Goldfarb |

Imagine bringing your son to Legoland for a fun happy time. The boy gets his face painted by one of the employees. He begins complaining about a burning itchy sensation on his face. You, as his parent, bring him to the doctor after the condition persists. The boy is given medication for the allergic… Read More »

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Man Slips On Banana Peel At Walmart

By Alan Goldfarb |

In a recent lawsuit in Florida, a Fort Lauderdale man has filed a personal injury lawsuit for a slip and fall against the retail giant Walmart. The lawsuit is notable because the man specifically names the manager on duty, whose name has not been released. Walmart has, in turn, filed a motion to have… Read More »

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