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Seek the compensation you deserve for malpractice in Florida

When you're hurt in Florida, you sometimes have to seek medical attention. To do that, you'll head to a local emergency room or doctor's office and trust that the care you'll receive is proper. Most people see hospitals and doctors' offices as places where caring medical professionals perform procedures to make them feel better. In most cases, that's true. Sometimes, errors take place, though, and that can leave a patient in worse shape than when they arrived.

Who is held liable if a mother dies during childbirth?

While modern technology has made it much safer for Florida women during their pregnancies and deliveries, medical misconduct or negligence can still result in the death of the mother. Not only does this mean that the child will grow up without ever knowing their mother, the family may suffer emotional, financial and social hardships as a result.

Florida-backed lawsuits stalls Obama immigration plan

A lawsuit brought against the Obama administration by 26 states produced a ruling stating that President Obama's executive authority did not override the authority of Congress. The presiding judge likened the president's initiatives to a genie in a bottle and criticized the Obama administration for not opening the programs to public input or commentary prior to the attempt at implementation.

The consequences of misdiagnosed thyroid-related mental problems

Patients in Florida are becoming increasingly aware of the misdiagnosis of mental disorders that are actually caused by thyroid disease. A malfunctioning thyroid often presents the same symptoms as a number of mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.

Medical requirements for truck drivers need to be met in Florida

If you've been in a truck accident with someone who shouldn't have been behind the wheel due to medical reasons, you may wonder if there were any checks in place to make sure drivers like the one in your accident were kept off the roads in Florida. The United States Department of Transportation does have medical requirements that all commercial drivers need to abide by. These requirements help keep those who can't see or hear well enough off the roads; they also keep those with severe medical conditions off the roads to prevent accidents.

Immigrant workers who take priority for employment visas

About 140,000 applicants are qualified for employment-based immigrant visas every year. Of these visas, 28.6 percent go to priority workers. Immigrant workers who wish to apply for an employment visa in Florida as first preference applicants must fall into one of three sub-categories.

Do schools need to contact parents before medical procedures?

Imagine sending your child to school and thinking that he or she will have a good day; you expect it to be safe and for everything to go well. Then, you get a phone call that your child has come down with an illness, so his or her blood was taken and sent to the lab for diagnosis. Once the diagnosis comes back, it's a shocking report of an illness there's no way your child could have. Now you have to face the stigma that comes with it.

Applying for the Exchange Visitor Program

Individuals who wish to come to Florida as exchange visitors may be able to do so under the Exchange Visitor Program. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of State. The purpose of this program is to facilitate the exchange of skills and knowledge in the fields of science, arts and education. Public and private entities may be designated by the Department of State to act as exchange sponsors.

Possible problems associated with vacuum assisted deliveries

When a woman delivers a baby in Florida, a doctor may have to perform a procedure to assist with vaginal delivery. Frequently, doctors use either forceps or a vacuum extractor in these circumstances. Some physicians might have preferences based on their experiences, but there are advantages and disadvantages that should be considered as well.

Wrongful death worries Florida patients

People expect medical professionals to provide consistent quality care that will ultimately help them recover from an illness or injury. Thus, when Joan Rivers allegedly died as a result of oxygen deprivation while under medical supervision, concern about incidents of medical malpractice resurfaced for the general public. The medical team caring for Rivers during an endoscopy, a routine gastrointestinal procedure, reportedly failed to realize that the celebrity lacked sufficient oxygen levels.

Broadcasters and Florida immigration

Federal immigration law provides for special visas to be granted to certain classes of professionals who wish to work in the United States. Known as EB-4 visas, this type of access to the country are generally held for religious and medical workers, broadcasters and members of the Armed Forces. However, other classifications may be eligible for this type of visa as well.

What are some specific road rules for motorcycles in Florida?

As a motorcyclist in Florida, there are several things you need to know about your rights on the road. For instance, if you can show that someone took advantage of your right to drive in an area and caused an accident, you may be able to show that you were in the right and then seek compensation for the driver's error.

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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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