Category Archives: Medical Care & Health Issues

Is the At-Fault Driver Responsible for All of my Medical Bills Related to a Florida Automobile Accident?

In Florida, there are automobile accidents in virtually every community on a daily basis. Many of these accidents result in serious personal injuries to innocent victims. When a person is injured as a result of a Florida automobile accident, I am often asked as a Jacksonville automobile accident attorney whether the at fault driver is responsible for ALL of the medical bills. The simple answer to this question is “No”. Many find the answer to this question to be confusing. Then there is a second question asked as follows: Why should I, as an innocent victim of an automobile accident, be … Continue reading

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Which Type of Medical Providers Treat Florida Automobile Accident Injury Victims?

When a person is in an automobile accident what kind of doctors and medical providers are available for treatment for the person is involved in a Florida Automobile Accident? When a person is injured in a Floida automobile accident, there is often a question or issue as to the selection of doctors and medical providers following the emergency room visit. Many automobile accident victims in the State of Florida initially go to the emergency room or urgent urgent care center for an evaluation and treatment of injuries. Under the current Florida laws, there is no requirement that an injury victim … Continue reading

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Where Can an Accident Victim Obtain Medical Care and Treatment Following a Florida Automobile Accident?

An injury victim of a Florida automobile accident will need medical treatment in order to evaluate, diagnose, and treat automobile accident personal injuries related damages. Typically, there are various medical providers in each community who are willing and able to provide medical treatment to injury victims in an automobile accident. There are also many medical providers who avoid these kind of patients because the medical provider does not accept PIP or Med Pay automobile insurance as payment. Furthermore, these medical providers typically do not want to get involve with medical care that may involve subsequent litigation. If a person has … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide Exposure Leads to Hospitalization in Orange County Florida

In Orange County, Florida, it was reported that four people were exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning at an apartment complex. The complications caused by the carbon monoxide poisoning required medical care and treatment with a hospitalization. See Four People Hospitalized in Central Florida with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to serious personal injuries and, in some instances, the death of unsuspecting victims. The problems and dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning are amplified by the fact that carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that enters a person’s respiratory system instead of oxygen.

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Helping People Kick or Avoid the Bad Habit of Tobacco

The Northeast Florida AHEC – New Directions in Community Health – works to educate the public including families and children about the dangers and health risks of tobacco. Tobacco has been proven to cause serious health problems and literally kills thousands of people every year. Tobacco, whether in the form of cigarette, cigar, dip, tobacco patches, and even dissolvable tobacco tabs are all dangerous. Tobacco companies are quite adept at marketing, packaging, and advertising their products. Don’t be fooled by a new package or delivery of the dangerous substance / product known as tobacco. Go to the website www.northfloridaahec.org

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Dangers of North Florida Summer Heat – Don’t Leave Children, Elderly or Pets in Vehicle

Summer heat is now here in Florida including North Florida (Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, and Fernandina Beach) in full force even though it is still only the month of May. It was recently reported that the Jacksonville Fire Rescue responded to a situation where a 1 year old child was left in a hot car outside of a local government building. The child was locked in a car with temperature outside exceeding 90 degrees. Fire fighters broke through the window to get the child out of the car. Some estimate that the temperature inside of a vehicle can be … Continue reading

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The Increase in the Number of Urgent Care Centers in North Florida and the Nation

Urgent care centers are on the rise in North Florida and across the nation. These centers promise convenience and consumer-friendly pricing and are popping up everywhere along highways and stripmalls. According to the Urgent Care Association of America, the number of urgent care centers is estimated to have increased by 8% since 2008 despite the recession. However the UCAA predicts its estimation may be low because what defines “urgent care” across the nation is not so clear. In Jacksonville, Florida, these urgent care centers are very popular. For example, within a 50-mile radius of downtown Jacksonville, at least 32 clinics … Continue reading

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I Slipped and Fell at a Store in Florida: What Should I Do? What Are My Legal Rights?

Falling in a Florida grocery store, mall, movie theater or just on the sidewalk in Northeast Florida can be embarrassing, but it can also lead to serious injuries. If you are injured by as a result of aFlorida slip and fall incident, some simple but important actions can help protect and enforce your legal rights. 1. Report the Incident. Make sure that the incident has been reported to an employee or a manager and write down the name of that person. 2. Witnesses. If there were witnesses to the incident or witnesses to the condition that made you fall (i.e. … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Abuse Closes Jacksonville, Florida Glenwood Nursing Center

Elder Abuse Nursing home abuse is a serious problem in Florida and has now resulted in the closing of a Jacksonville Nursing Home, Glenwood Nursing Center. In accordance with Florida Statute 440.022(O) residents living in a nursing home have a right to be protected from personal injuries resulting from mental or physical abuse. Due to an investigation by the Department of Children and Families, it came to light that such protections were not in place at Jacksonville’s Glenwood Nursing Center and on July 15, 2010, residents and their families discovered the State of Florida will be revoking the facility’s license … Continue reading

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Judge Says Jacksonville Woman Can Stay at Home to Receive Medicaid Services

Jacksonville resident Michele Haddad, who became a quadriplegic as the result of a 2007 motorcycle accident, has been told by a U.S. District Judge that she can remain in her home and still receive Medicaid services. According to an article in the Florida Times-Union, Haddad has been on a waiting list for the services via Florida’s Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Medicaid waiver program after losing her caregiver, whose services had enabled Haddad to remain in her home. She wished to remain in her home to receive state services, but had been told by state officials that she had to … Continue reading

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