Coral Gables, Florida Personal Injury Law Blog

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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Status of Person on Property – Premises Liability

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Firm News

Slip and fall injuries often occur because of a dangerous condition on the property that the property owner could have prevented. Generally, property owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care in maintaining his property and ensuring the safety of third parties. However, the extent of a property owner’s duty to third parties depends on the legal status of that third party. In Florida, legal status means a category for the entrant, or a legal label assigned to the entrant primarily based on their reasons for entering the property. There are three different legal statuses Florida courts consider: Invitee, Licensee,...

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Complications of Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Legal Questions/Issues Medical Issues/Negligence

The gallbladder is a small organ underneath the liver that stores bile, or the liquid produced in the liver that helps digest fats.[i] The gallbladder releases the bile into the small intestine to help break down fats so they can be absorbed and used by the body.[ii] While the gallbladder is an important part of the digestive system, sometimes medical complications require removal of the gallbladder. There are various medical diagnoses, complications and illnesses that subsequently require gallbladder removal.[iii] Cholelithiasis, or gallstones that form when liquid bile solidifies in the gallbladders, is the most common reason for gallbladder removal.[iv] When...

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Injuries and Conditions Related to Premature Births

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Firm News

A premature baby is a baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy.[i] Because of their low birth weight and underdeveloped organs, a baby born prematurely is at a higher risk of health complications and birth injuries.[ii] Premature births may be preventable by adequate prenatal care by the treating physician. One of the most common complications premature babies experience is Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Because the lungs are one of the last things to develop during pregnancy, babies born prematurely could have under-developed lungs that do not produce enough surfactant, the liquid produced in the lungs that keeps the airway open.[iii] A...

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Pregnancy Complications that may Lead to Birth Injuries

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Firm News

There are many potential complications that can arise during pregnancy that can negatively affect both the mother and the baby.  Many of these complications can and should be detected early with the proper medical care. Unfortunately, medical negligence can result in a misdiagnosis or cause doctors to overlook these conditions altogether, putting the mother and the baby at risk. Some common prenatal conditions and complications include: Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes (PPROM) – PPROM occurs when the amniotic sac (the membrane surrounding the baby in the womb) breaks before 37 weeks of pregnancy which increases the risk of infection...

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Cerebral Palsy

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Firm News

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that is caused by damage to a developing brain and interferes with the nervous system and movement.[1]  Cerebral palsy can happen before birth, during birth, within the first month following birth or during the first few years of a child’s life while the brain is still developing.[2] However, 85-90% of cerebral palsy occurs before or during birth.[3] Cerebral palsy does not affect every child the same way because the condition depends on what part of the brain was affected. Types of Cerebral Palsy There are four main types of Cerebral Palsy, depending on which part...

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Boating Accidents in Florida

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Firm News

Recreational boating is enjoyed by people across the country but is an especially popular pastime in Florida. While boating is meant to be fun, boating accidents and injuries are becoming more prominent with each passing year and Florida leads the rest of the country in boating accidents and injuries. From 2015 to 2019, Florida had more boating accidents and related injuries or deaths than any other state.[i] Most of these boating accidents could have been prevented though, if it weren’t for the carelessness or negligence of other boat operators. Boating Accidents can be caused by an array of natural and...

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Slip and Fall Injury – Premises Liability

by Bonner Law | Nov 11, 2020 | Legal Questions/Issues

n many instances, a slip and fall injury could have been prevented if the property owners had kept their property safe.  Under Florida Law, all property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe condition and may be liable for accidents that happen on their property.[1] However, Florida law places some burdens on the injured party to prove certain elements before they can recover for a slip and fall, especially if they slip and fall on a transitory foreign substance. Transitory Foreign Substances A transient foreign substance is a liquid or solid substance located where it does...

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Florida’s Wrongful Death Act

by Bonner Law | Sep 16, 2020 | Legal Questions/Issues

The death of a family member or loved one impacts a family for a lifetime. In addition to the inevitable grief, shock, and sadness, families may also face financial hardships due to the lost financial support of the deceased, medical bills and funeral expenses. When someone is killed because of the negligence of another or due to an intentional or even criminal act, or because of a defective product, a claim can be pursued under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act.  If a loved one's death is caused by the wrongful actions of another, family members can recover for their pain, suffering,...

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