Florida’s Marchman Act

by Bonner Law | Feb 18, 2021 | Firm News

The Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act is otherwise known as the Marchman Act. The Florida Legislature enacted the Marchman Act to help combat the growing drug and alcohol addiction epidemic. The Marchman Act established a statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council and requires each county in Florida to fund a treatment-based drug court program that people can be directed to by court order. The Marchman act also guides how individuals can be involuntarily committed to drug or alcohol addiction treatment. Involuntary Admission Under the Marchman Act Under the act, someone may only be admitted involuntarily if: They...

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Vaping Lawsuit Basics

by Bonner Law | Feb 16, 2021 | Firm News

Legal actions against vaping companies for injuries associated with the use of electronic cigarettes and vapes looks different than your typical lawsuit. What you sue for, who you sue, and how you file your lawsuit are all features that can make your vaping lawsuit look different than your typical personal injury lawsuit. What can I sue for? Like any lawsuit, you have to allege an injury of some sort in order to file a claim. Vaping is associated with severe, adverse health effects. If you are curious about the common injuries associated with vaping, please refer to our prior Blog...

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Common Illnesses Associated with Vaping

by Bonner Law | Feb 08, 2021 | Firm News

Vaping began to rise in popularity in the Summer of 2019, especially among teenagers and young adults. However, by February 2020, the CDC reported nearly 3,000 injuries requiring hospitalization associated with vaping.[1] Over 1/3 of the individuals hospitalized with vaping injuries are between 18 and 24 years old.[2] The vaping injury epidemic for America’s youth is worsening as the long-term health effects of vaping are surfacing in young adults. Some of the common illnesses associated with vaping are: Popcorn lung: Popcorn lung is the colloquial name for bronchiolitis obliterans, or the scarring of the tiny air sacs in the lungs...

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