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July 2014 Archives

Car accidents injure 4 on US 19 in Florida

Four people were hurt in a serious accident on US 19 in Florida, a July 23 report states. This crash, like so many others, appears to be caused by mechanical failure, as a trailer separated from a white Ford pickup and went airborne. The trailer then crashed, causing mayhem.

How do you know if your doctor will give you quality care?

Whether you’re 20 or 80, receiving quality health care is important to you. But according to a recent survey, many Americans do not know how to tell if their doctor will give them high-quality care or even how to find that information in the first place. Fewer still are confident in online ratings for medical professionals -- even those given by the government.

Immigrants, refugees and paths to remaining in the United States

Individuals in Florida seeking to remain permanently in the United States may be eligible to do so as either immigrants or refugees. Although both are terms for people who leave one country to live in another, they describe different situations.

How a migrant child may be granted asylum in the U.S.

The fact that child migrants come from dangerous places is not enough for them to be granted asylum here in the U.S. In order to gain permission to stay, migrant children must demonstrate that they face direct persecution because of an affiliation with a specific group. Children who do not fit into that category often apply for Special Immigrant Juveniles Status instead.

Crash in Miami-Dade leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

A crash in Miami-Dade left one person dead and three others injured, according to a report from July 13. An elderly woman passed away from her injuries, while several others had to be treated for injuries following the car accident. This crash happened when one driver failed to stop at a red light.

Man charged with murdering a grandmother in car accident

A man who allegedly used his car as a weapon to kill a woman has been denied bail in a neighboring state. According to police, the 23-year-old man purposefully ran a woman over after he got into a car accident with her. Witnesses say the 53-year-old woman had exited her vehicle to survey the damage when the man purposefully drove into her and then ran over the top of her when he tried to escape the accident scene. Accidents involving senseless acts of violence like this are rare in Florida, but when they occur, authorities will hold responsible parties criminally accountable for their actions.

Wrongful death on highway in Florida being investigated

The death of this man is a good reminder of how important it is to be aware when you're driving. According to a June 28 report, the man was a tow truck driver who was helping move a disabled vehicle off the roads. He had stepped outside his vehicle on the interstate during the job, and that's when he was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer.

The process of immigrants becoming U.S. citizens

Over 9,000 people were sworn in as United States citizens in ceremonies in Florida and throughout the country during the first week of July. Sites such as Mount Rushmore, the White House and the U.S.S. Midway welcomed people from Afghanistan, India and Iraq. At Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, 102 people were sworn in on July 4. As one newly minted citizen proclaimed, it was akin to getting married on New Year's Eve.

Clinical trial patient claims hospital failed to warn about risks

Imagine that you are suffering from an illness that currently does not have an approved cure or treatment, but there is a clinical trial that looks promising. There is a list of side effects that could occur, but you are not warned about one that can lead to a serious and even fatal infection. It isn't until after the clinical trial has begun that you learn about this side effect though. But by this time it's too late. You have already contracted the fatal infection and now only have a few months to live.

Immigration status affects tuition rate in Florida

Some students at the University of Central Florida have immigrant status, but the type of status the student has makes a difference in whether they pay in-state or out-of-state tuition. The difference in the tuition price for in-state students is about $10,000 less than out-of-state students.

Could crowdsourcing a medical diagnosis leave doctors liable?

When most people experience symptoms of a medical condition they are not familiar with they usually see a doctor or go to the hospital. A health care professional will then give them a diagnosis that can help steer a patient toward the appropriate treatment plan.

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