How a Drug That Was Intended to Save Lives Ultimately Destroyed Them

How a Drug That Was Intended to Save Lives Ultimately Destroyed Them

Pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the life of every patient who is prescribed their drugs for any length of time. Not only are these manufacturers held to a high standard of care for each and every patient, but they must be transparent about any potential harm that may come to patients due to the medications they manufacture.

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Trucking-related Wrongful Deaths Claim Victims Lives, the Peace of Mind of Family Members Left Behind

Trucking-related Wrongful Deaths Claim Victims Lives, the Peace of Mind of Family Members Left Behind

There has been an influx of trucking-related wrongful deaths every time we turn on the news. The most recent being Herma Jervis, 68 of Boynton Beach, Florida. Mrs. Jervis was struck by a delivery truck and run over by it's outer left wheel, according to law enforcement. Because the case is still under investigation, not much else in known about the tragic situation except that Mrs. Jervis was pronounced dead upon her arrival to the hospital. In the coming days, the Shaked Law Blog intends to keep up with this tragedy as it unfolds.

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The "Roundup" on Roundup: What is it? Why is it Dangerous?

The "Roundup" on Roundup: What is it? Why is it Dangerous?

Known as a popular weed killer, Roundup was developed by Monsanto in the 1970s. Used by both farmers and homeowners in 150+ countries up until several years ago. When scientific study showed evidence that glyphosate–the main ingredient in Monsanto's flagship product–was directly linked to high instances of of cancer; non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma being the largest culprit, Monsanto was inundated with lawsuit after lawsuit. The current number sits somewhere near 400 as of July 2018. Attorneys have seen a rise in clients and families of loved ones who have been diagnosed with cancer after years spent doing agricultural work.

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What is Class Action? What Does it Mean for the People?

What is Class Action? What Does it Mean for the People?

The idea of a Class Action lawsuit may be familiar to many people due to the constant inundation of television commercials touting the phrase "have you been injured by Drug Name Here?" However, many of us aren't familiar with what, exactly, a Class Action lawsuit entails, and how complicated it can get when there are multiple defendants AND multiple plaintiffs. Class Action, for the most part, was created to make a lawsuit easier when there are too many "plaintiffs" to be included in the standard Personal Injury lawsuit.

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The Link Between CRPS and Blood Draws is Closer Than You Think

The Link Between CRPS and Blood Draws is Closer Than You Think

Routine blood tests are common practice within the healthcare system. While mildly unpleasant, when performed properly there should be no risk of harm to the patient. Millions of Americans visit their doctor's office every year to have their blood drawn. Whether it's to seek diagnosis for suspected illness or simply as part of a routine yearly physical exam. Aside from the slight discomfort of the needle stick, a lab draw shouldn't pose any further pain to the patient. Hundreds of thousands of these tests are performed every day across the United States with no complications.

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The Time's Up Movement Goes Beyond Hollywood, Hits Home

The Time's Up Movement Goes Beyond Hollywood, Hits Home

This article contains content that may be sensitive to some readers. We understand that for survivors of sexual assault and their families this content may be difficult to read and have added this warning to prevent any unnecessary emotional distress.

Survivors of sexual violence are encouraged to contact RAINN at 1-800.656.HOPE for the assistance they need to heal after becoming the victim of these unspeakable crimes.

When Victims of Sexual Assault Come Forward, We MUST Listen, Believe

When Victims of Sexual Assault Come Forward, We MUST Listen, Believe

This article contains content that may be sensitive to some readers. We understand that for survivors of sexual assault and their families this content may be difficult to read and have added this warning to prevent any unnecessary emotional distress.

Survivors of sexual violence are encouraged to contact RAINN at 1-800.656.HOPE for the assistance they need to heal after becoming the victim of these unspeakable crimes.

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How Do Experienced Riders Prevent Motorcycle Accidents?

How Do Experienced Riders Prevent Motorcycle Accidents?

The best advice we can ever receive is from those who have more experience than we do. When purchasing a motorcycle for the first time, one cannot call themselves an expert, and therefore does not have the same experience in road safety and accident prevention that those who have been on the road for many years do. It's important to heed advice from sources with insight such as those who prefer to use a motorcycle in place of a car most of the time, as well as motorcycle mechanics, reputable salespeople, and through doing your own research via online forums where bikers gather to discuss their hobby amongst themselves.

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Motorcycle Insurance 101: Coverage Before Cruising

Motorcycle Insurance 101: Coverage Before Cruising

If you love motorcycles and the open road, you'll already be familiar with the insurance coverage necessary to take your weekend ride safely. It's always a good thing to refresh your memory, too! For those new riders that are less familiar with everything that comes along with that beautiful new Harley, Indian, Triumph, or Honda, it's important to fully understand the rules of the road as well as the insurance policies available to you for a safer, less expensive ride. Educating oneself doesn't stop after learning to ride that brand-new bike.

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Staying Safe This July 4th is Easy, Follow These Tips!

Staying Safe This July 4th is Easy, Follow These Tips!

While most of us will be celebrating the upcoming 4th of July with family and friends, enjoying the fireworks, food, and what feels like the heat of summer in full effect, there are always people who will choose to act recklessly, putting innocent lives in danger. Unfortunately, the reality of alcohol-related accidents on holidays where alcohol flows freely such as July 4th, when the heat is high are all too real. To avoid becoming the victim of someone else's recklessness, or getting into an accident yourself, it's important to have plans in place for alcohol consumption. This is especially true if you're a parent or guardian of minors.

This 4th of July, Protect Yourself Against Fireworks Injuries

This 4th of July, Protect Yourself Against Fireworks Injuries

The upcoming 4th of July holiday brings families from all over the country together to celebrate America. Aside from food, the number one activity families participate in together is watching firework displays. These intricate displays are meant to celebrate our Independence Day in a big and extravagant way. While firework shows are a can't-miss summer event, it's important to educate yourself and your family on firework-safety, should you choose to put on your own firework show for friends and family.

Alarm Systems Can Offer Peace of Mind During Swimming Season

Alarm Systems Can Offer Peace of Mind During Swimming Season

Today on the blog, we'll touch on a topic not discussed often enough when it comes to swim safety: alarm systems. The Shaked Law Blog will offer insight to this all too important safety concern and how our readers should act quickly to secure their homes before hosting gatherings this Summer. Remember, it's important in warm weather climates like Florida to utilize this information year-round to keep family as well as guests safe while enjoying a day in and around the pool.

Unsupervised Swimming Pools Account for High Number of Drowning Accidents, Part 2

Unsupervised Swimming Pools Account for High Number of Drowning Accidents, Part 2

In Part 2 of Unsupervised Swimming Pools Account for High Number of Drowning Accidents the Shaked Law Blog will seek to provide readers with even more can't-miss information. We'll cover a wide range of topics from the perspective of an experienced Personal Injury attorney who understands wrongful death cases on a personal level, and who has recovered millions of dollars in damages for clients who have endured these tragic events.

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Unsupervised Swimming Pools Account for High Number of Drowning Accidents

Unsupervised Swimming Pools Account for High Number of Drowning Accidents

Each and every year in Florida and all over the United States, hundreds and even thousands of families fall victim to entirely preventable drowning accidents. Too many children have lost their lives to drowning accidents, simply due to lack of adult supervision. The adults in charge look away for a minute only to turn around and find the child has turned blue and cannot be revived.

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What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 2

What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 2

Now, in Part 2 of "What is Cruise Ship Liability" we'll wrap up our extensive Travel Liability series with another in-depth look at how a skilled Personal Injury attorney must present a cruise operator's negligence to a judge. We'll also take the opportunity to dive deeper into the complexities behind "willful intent" and what that means within the scope of Personal Injury law. Finally, we'll provide an experienced attorney's insight into foreseeability on the part of cruise ship employees, carefully explaining the ins-and-outs of "reasonable care" to better inform our readers of this common legal term.

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What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 1

What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 1

Where hotel and airline liability are fairly concise in what's required for an outcome in favor of the plaintiff, cruise line liability becomes murky when dealing with Maritime Law (also known as "admiralty law"). Every common carrier (rail line, bus line, airline, and cruise line) must exercise reasonable care for passengers. There is no exception to this law. In the event of negligence on the part of a cruise line, admiralty law supplies that the cruise operator will be held liable for any passenger injuries caused by "willful actions".

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What is Airline Liability?

What is Airline Liability?

In 2018, we’ve all used airlines to get us anywhere we want to travel. Safer than railroads and faster than automobiles, airplanes cut down our travel time and provide the luxuries and comforts that other means of travel simply cannot. Travel today is not so much unlike it was in the early 1900s when air travel became the way to get from one coast to another more quickly than ever before. Aside from the convenience that remains the same, we’re still offered food and beverage in-flight, and safety precautions are still announced over the speakers.

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What is Hotel Liability?

What is Hotel Liability?

In a matter of days Summer will officially be upon us, although most of us in Florida are already feeling the sweltering heat of the season. Aside from the heat, Summer is known for being a time of BBQ, swimming, sun, and of course, vacation. Whether we take that yearly trip to Walt Disney World, or go farther away, we're most likely to stay at a hotel. We like to think of hotels as clean, relaxing home-away-homes where everything is taken care of and all we have to focus on is that much needed R&R. Unfortunately, hotels in recent years have let customer service and therefore their standards fall by the wayside.

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How Can Nursing Homes Better Keep the Elderly Safe?

How Can Nursing Homes Better Keep the Elderly Safe?

Hurricane season is here. As much as we all hate the sound of those words, we must be diligent in our preparations in the event of a storm. As Floridians, many of us native to the state, we've all learned how to prepare our "just in case" supplies ahead of time and stash them away, hoping we won't need them. Floridians as a whole became complacent last year in the wake of Hurricane Irma, who struck our state with a vengeance, leaving most of South Florida without power for days or weeks. The state recovered and life went back to normal, but there was still a sense of fear instilled in all of us.

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Does Loss of Limb Have to Mean Loss of Quality of Life?

Does Loss of Limb Have to Mean Loss of Quality of Life?

In Does Loss of Limb Have to Mean Loss of Quality of Life? we'll provide in-depth Personal Injury insight on what happens after a victim suffers an amputation, either as the result of a work-related accident or a surgical error that left them bodily injured. This insight is firsthand information from a board certified civil trial attorney who has tried and won numerous amputation-related lawsuits and recovered millions of dollars in damages on behalf of his clients.