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3 Shockingly Common Types of Medical Malpractice

You go to your doctor or the hospital because you are sick or injured, and you put your trust into the care of medical professionals. While to err is human, there are instances where medical mistakes can lead to serious injury or worse, death. According to NPR, medical malpractice errors are now the third-leading cause of deaths in the United States, making it even more important that consumers are aware of these errors. Misdiagnosis Medicine is a diagnostic process, and

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What We Can Learn from Dickey’s Lye Incident?

In August 2014, a 67-year-old woman was enjoying her lunch at Dickey’s Barbecue restaurant close to Salt Lake City, Utah. She filled up her glass with sweet tea and after taking just one sip of her drink she was severely burned, complaining to her husband the moment she drank it that she thought she just “drank acid.” The woman was rushed to the hospital where she spent several weeks fighting for her life due to severe burns in her esophagus,

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Fetterman & Associates, PA 2nd Annual $1000 Scholarship Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelly ModerwellDecember 22, 2014Fetterman & Associates, PAkelly@lawteamstaging.wpengine.com561-845-2510 Fetterman & Associates, PA 2nd Annual $1000 Scholarship Project! NORTH PALM BEACH, FL – Fetterman & Associates, PA The Law Team, headquartered in North Palm Beach, FL with additional offices in Port St. Lucie and mobile offices is preparing for this year’s FETTERMAN & ASSOCIATES, PA SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT. As we look back on last year’s winners, the students honored their teachers with inspirational essays. Amanda Grohowski of Lincoln Park

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Fetterman & Associates 2nd Annual Scholarship Project

Contact: Kelly Moderwell                                                                                  December 4, 2014Fetterman & Associates, PAkelly@lawteamstaging.wpengine.com561-845-2510 Fetterman & Associates, PA 2nd Annual Scholarship Project NORTH PALM BEACH, FL – Fetterman & Associates, PA The Law Team, headquartered in North Palm Beach, FL with additional offices in Port St. Lucie and mobile offices, is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Scholarship Project. $1000 Scholarships will be awarded to (5) five college-bound high school seniors

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How Impaired Truck Drivers Cause Accidents

A truck driver, or any driver for that matter, is considered “impaired” when their mental capacity, reasoning skills, and judgment are unable to result in a safe decision. A truck driver who is impaired is deadly – more deadly than an impaired driver of a passenger vehicle. This is because semi-trucks are heavy and can cause extensive damage if they are involved in a car accident (read more about how fatal trucking accidents can be). While trucking companies are required

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3 Excuses Your Auto Insurance Company Will Give to Deny Your Claim

After an auto accident, it is only natural to turn to your insurance carrier. After all, you have paid your premium on time for years, been a great driver, and now it’s their turn to pay you back. But, after going through the extensive claims process and paying out of pocket while you wait for reimbursement, you find that your claim was denied. Insurance companies do not always approve claims. Often this is because they are looking for ways to

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How To Read An Auto Insurance Policy

Regardless of how important an auto insurance policy may be, it can be one of the most difficult things to understand – let alone, gather the patience to read through entirely. Not only can an auto insurance policy seem confusing, it can almost seem redundant. Most of the time, readers are unsure if they’re even reading it and understanding it correctly! Unfortunately, even after reviewing a policy, when crunch time arrives after an auto accident, you may find out the

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Airbag Automotive Recalls Continue

There are a lot of things people do in their lives to keep themselves and their families safe. Many people don’t cross the street unless there is a crosswalk; others maintain strict rules about wearing a helmet or life jacket; and some families don’t leave the driveway until all passengers are properly buckled up. For some individuals, following safety guidelines is a sure way to keep yourself alive and protected in the case of an accident, but with the increase

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Highway Safety: Rules Requiring Rest for Tired Truckers at Risk

Paying attention to your own driving can be hard for a number of reasons: bad weather, trackless tires, and distractions in your own vehicle. Paying attention to other drivers on the road is a priority, but it cannot be the only focus. When you’re driving on the highway, it is important to pay attention to truckers and giving them the space they need to maneuver, but how do you know when a trucker has been sleep deprived? Although there were

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Laws Created to Reduce Truck Accidents

Truck accident lawyers throughout Florida are hoping that the advent of new laws will reduce truck accidents, making roads safer for car drivers. Federal Regulations Fatigue is a major factor in truck accidents. This fact led the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or the U.S. Department of Transportation to mandate new federal regulations dedicated to reducing fatigue in commercial truck drivers. Commercial truck drivers work long hours on a daily and weekly basis and are exceptionally prone to fatigue.

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10 Need-to-Know Facts About Teen Drivers

Sadly, auto accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths for teens in the United States. But, most of these accidents are preventable. Just by knowing the facts, parents and teens alike can prevent these deadly accidents from continuing. The Statistics Regarding Teen Drivers According to the CDC, an estimated 2,650 teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in 2011. There was an astounding 292,000 treated in local hospitals for injuries regarding accidents. It is estimated

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