201705.16
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Legal Malpractice: Danger to Society

When you hear “Legal Malpractice,” you probably think of breaches of ethical standards, and sleazy, dishonest lawyers like Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. While he is, without a doubt, one of the sleaziest lawyers ever to (dis)grace our television screens, legal malpractice takes a lot more forms than merely being a…

201704.25
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H.R. 1215: A Threat to Medical Patients Nationwide

In the past few months, our nation’s congress have been trying to push forward a bill known as H.R. 1215. While the congressional website’s explanation is more than a little unclear to the layperson’s eye, its goals are simple and dangerous: to protect the medical industry’s profits, even at the endangerment of patients. H.R. 1215 would…

201703.20
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Prescription Errors: How to Protect Yourself

If you’re like most American adults, you take one or more prescription drugs. A Johns Hopkins Medicine study has found that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and mistakes in prescribing medicine are a significant portion of that. Over 1.5 million Americans harmed by medication errors each year!…

201702.20
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Medical Malpractice: Don’t be silent!

Every medical professional in America is required – legally, morally, and ethically – to provide their patients with a professional standard of care. These standards exist for a simple reason: We trust doctors to take care of us when we are not well. Doctors learn and train for years in order to provide the absolute…

201610.15
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Hurricane Matthew and the City of Jacksonville

A week ago, our hometown of Jacksonville was hit by Hurricane Matthew as it traveled up the eastern coast of the southern states. In lieu of normal monthly newsletter, we would like to take a look at what happened and how our city responded, with the help of some pictures from First Coast News and the JSO’s Twitter…

201609.15
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Uninsured Motorist Insurance: Why it’s so Important

Uninsured motorists are a danger for all drivers on the road. Nearly one in seven drivers across the United States are uninsured, and according to the Insurance Research Council (IRC), approximately 23 percent of Florida drivers are uninsured! There are many kinds of optional automobile insurance coverage, and uninsured motorist (UM) insurance is one of the most important,…

201608.15
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Legal Malpractice Insurance: Should it be Mandatory?

By law, a truck driver has to carry one million dollars of liability insurance. If a tractor-trailer is driven irresponsibly, it can cause massive amounts of property damage, and physical harm or even death to any people involved. Being insured for damage they may cause is a responsibility that we legally require and ethically expect from any…

201607.01
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Medical Malpractice: Here’s What You Should Know

According to the American Medical Association, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine released the report “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” claiming that medical errors in hospitals may account for 44,000 to 98,000 deaths each year. In 2013, the medical malpractice…

201606.15
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How to Handle a Wrongful Foreclosure

Being subject to a foreclosure lawsuit is serious and frightening. It happens to many people as a result of circumstances beyond their control. Unexpected financial emergencies can make paying the mortgage on time simply impossible, leading to foreclosure. The foreclosure process can be delayed or stopped entirely, but most people are unaware that they have any…

201606.01
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Why You Need a Will or a Power of Attorney

We have many clients that will come to us when a loved one has taken ill, or sadly can no longer manage their own affairs. Sometimes, clients come to us after a loved one has passed away without a will, and there is now a fight among the family about how property should be divided,…

201605.25
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The Top 10 Legal Malpractice Claims: Holding Attorneys to the Highest Professional and Ethical Standards

Legal malpractice occurs when a lawyer harms their client by negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract. According to the ABA, the ten most common legal malpractice allegations are as follows: Failure to know or apply the law Planning errors Inadequate discovery or investigation Failure to file documents Failure to calendar properly Failure…