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Get the compensation you need for catastrophic injuries in Miami

Imagine being in a car accident and becoming paralyzed, struggling to get help, or being left with brain trauma that makes it hard for you to communicate or enjoy your time with others. Maybe you've been left with several broken bones, torn tendons, lacerations or foresee months of rehabilitation in front of you to get back to normal. Catastrophic injuries like those you've suffered need to be compensated for. When they're caused by another person's neglect or ill will towards you, there's no reason you should end up facing the bills after dealing with such a trauma.

Stroke misdiagnosis at the ER

Florida residents may benefit from learning more about the risks associated with being misdiagnosed in the emergency room. A report published by the American Heart Association during 2009 cited several accounts in which adult stroke patients were misdiagnosed at the ER. The researchers ultimately concluded that seemingly superficial conditions like nausea and vertigo in patients younger than 50 may need to be assessed and treated with great caution as they could be symptoms of stroke.

Experienced immigration defense attorneys

Our immigration law attorneys at Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli and Pratt, P.A., are prepared to help individuals in Florida who are facing possible deportation from the United States. Whether your case involves criminal convictions or allegations of immigration law violations, we are ready to put our extensive knowledge of immigration defense strategy to work in an effort to help you stay in the country.

What is Erb's Palsy?

Expecting parents in Florida might be interested to know what exactly Erb's palsy is and how it happens. Erb's palsy is a type of brachial plexus palsy named for the first doctor to describe the condition. Around one or two babies out of a thousand get Erb's palsy, typically due to a birth injury. Newborns of mothers facing a difficult delivery could be at risk if an obstetrician or assistant uses too much force to extract the baby from its mother's birth canal.

How helmet laws affect your rights after an accident in Florida

Imagine getting into an accident that is someone else's fault, but then you're told that you may not be able to be compensated because you didn't wear a helmet. In Florida, you're required to wear a helmet if you're under 21 or don't have enough medical insurance; additionally, you have to wear eye protection regardless of whether or not you wear a helmet.

Cognitive problems caused by TBI

Florida residents who may have suffered a traumatic brain injury may possibly experience a loss of cognition and mental ability. Thinking skills and mental tasks are sometimes more difficult for people with TBIs. These negative effects are not consistent from person to person, and they may be hard to predict. However, it is common for them to be of long duration or permanent.

What's a wrongful death lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit is a lawsuit that claims a party is responsible for another person's death due to negligence or misconduct. Survivors of a family member who has died in Florida is typically able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in those cases, and they can try to obtain compensation for the loss of their loved one. Some kinds of compensation that they may be able to receive include compensation for lost wages, funeral expenses and companionship. Other kinds of compensation may include pecuniary injury damages, which include money for the prospect of inheritance, medical expenses, funeral expenses and the loss of support.

What is Temporary Protected Status and am I eligible?

Florida residents may have heard of the term Temporary Protected Status used by immigration officials when a country has been struck by a natural disaster or an armed conflict has broken out. The designation is issued to a foreign country by the Secretary of Homeland Security when it would be unsafe for its citizens to return home or conditions are such that their return would be impractical.

Understanding medical error statistics

People living in Florida may benefit from learning more about some statistics published about medical malpractice incidents. According to an article published by the New England Journal of Medicine over two decades ago, only 2 percent of the patients who suffered a medical injury due to negligence actually sought compensation through civil action. Statistics published by the National Practitioner Data Bank state that among the 35,000 practitioners with at least two payouts for malpractice since 1990, less than 8 percent have actually faced any disciplinary action.

What are the requirements of the naturalization test?

Individuals in Florida who want to obtain citizenship may be concerned about the administration of the naturalization test that must be passed. The testing is conducted in order to determine whether an applicant has successfully met the requirements for knowledge of U.S. government and history as well as the English language. The English language portion assesses an applicant's ability to understand the language. An applicant must be able to speak, read, and write the language proficiently. A civics test is administered to measure knowledge of history and government issues and facts.

Florida patients with personal injuries charged high rates

Imagine being hurt in a car or truck accident and having to go to the hospital. Then, all of a sudden, you get a bill that is 65 times the average rate for your radiological services. These are the same services offered at all other hospitals, and you had no choice of where to go in your emergency situation. What do you do?

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Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

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