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Greek Hazing Incident Results in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Leifer Law Firm |

The family of a former Florida State student has filed suit against Alpha Epsilon Pi after the student was found unresponsive and ultimately died during the fraternity’s “scumbag of the week” ritual. Also listed in the lawsuit are eight members of the fraternity’s leadership. The victim was just 20 years old and was a… Read More »

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How Food Poisoning and Product Liability Go Hand in Hand

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On July 10, a 71-year-old man passed away as a result of a bacterial infection after eating oysters at a Sarasota, Florida, restaurant. The Florida Department of Health says that the illness was caused by the bacteria vibrio vulnificus which can be contracted by consuming raw shellfish, especially oysters, or by exposing open wounds… Read More »

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Babysitter Sentenced to Prison for Death of an Infant

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A babysitter in Boynton Beach, Florida, has been sentenced to one year in prison for the death of an infant that was in her care. The woman plead guilty to aggravated battery with bodily harm in a plea deal with prosecutors. She had originally been charged with manslaughter after the infant she was babysitting… Read More »

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Child Dies After Being Pulled from Florida Hotel Pool

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A five-year-old girl was recently pronounced dead at Dr. P.Phillips Hospital after being pulled from a pool at the Marriott’s Harbour Lake hotel. Deputies for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call on a Sunday afternoon after the girl went underwater. She was pronounced dead later that evening. The agency says the… Read More »

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Child Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in Florida

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A Ford Mustang driven by one man was found to be traveling at 102 miles per hour when he struck and killed a mother-daughter duo that was legally crossing the street in May. The woman and her two-year-old daughter were killed when the man was involved in a street race with another vehicle. He… Read More »

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Florida Woman Files Wrongful Death Claim Against Gas Station

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A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, gas station claiming they sold her son kratom capsules that resulted in his death. The woman claims her 27-year-old son died from the herbal capsules because they were defective. The wrongful death suit alleges that the market sold the capsules without any safety… Read More »

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What Is Wrongful Death and How Do You Prove It?

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Wrongful death refers to any deliberate action by one person that causes the death of another person as the result of negligence or carelessness. This can involve auto accidents, truck accidents, a criminal act, or a death resulting from the mistakes of a doctor. Florida law allows only the surviving family members of the… Read More »

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Millennials Considered Most Dangerous Drivers on Roads in Florida

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According to information in a recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the most dangerous group of drivers on Florida’s roadways is millennials. While it isn’t a huge surprise, the reason many of these 19 to 24-year old drivers cause such a large number of accidents is because they are regularly texting… Read More »

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Bad Roads a Leading Cause of Pedestrian Deaths

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Florida is at the top of another list. Unfortunately, this time the list isn’t great news for pedestrians. According to information in a recent study, Florida has been named as the state with the highest number of pedestrian wrongful deaths due to car accidents in the United States. Surprisingly, pedestrians in Parkland, Pembroke Pines… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Florida

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If a member of your family in Florida has died because of the negligence, or intentional conduct, of a third party, you may be able to pursue what is called a wrongful death lawsuit. There are some essential elements associated with this type of legal proceeding that you need to understand up front in… Read More »

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