Miami Personal Injury Law Blog
In a serious car accident, it is not uncommon for an individual to incur a herniated disc injury, along with other serious car-accident related injuries. It is important to know that Florida law dictates if you are involved in a car accident, you must seek medical attention within 14 days for injuries received in the accident. Not only should you seek immediate medical assessment in order to determine if you have suffered any auto-accident injuries, consulting with an Aventura Car Accident Lawyer will apprise you of your legal rights concerning insurance claims, as well as who is responsible for any medical treatment you, and/or your loved ones may need.
A herniated disc is sometimes called a ruptured or slipped disc, and inevitably causes debilitating pain. If left untreated, a herniated disc can also result in permanent nerve damage.
Herniated Disc Injury Symptoms
The most common symptoms of a herniated disc include:
- Stabbing and penetrating back pain with or without movement
- Tingling, numbness, and weakness in the back and legs; sometimes extending to the toes
- Pressure on sciatic nerve causing shooting pains down the leg and into the foot area
- If the herniated disc is in the cervical (neck), one may feel severe pain in that area along with radiating pain into the shoulders and headaches. Numbness and tingling may also be felt down the arms and/or into the fingertips.
If you have been in a car accident and experience any type of back or neck pain, do not wait to seek medical attention or to consult with an Aventura Herniated Disc Injury Lawyer. Delaying medical treatment will likely exacerbate your injuries, and may cause you to lose any possible compensation that is rightfully yours.
Call Jason Neufeld, Aventura Car Accident Lawyer today for a free consultation. All personal injuries are handled on a contingency basis.
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After January 1, 2013, Aventura residents, as well as all Florida residents, face changes to medical insurance coverage following a car wreck. While the entire No-Fault Law is confusing, the changes to who can treat you following a car wreck are misleading at best. Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA are Aventura Accident Lawyers that can offer the guidance you need to understand this troublesome mandate. NK&P focuses its practice solely on representing injured victims.
If you have been involved in a car accident and you have any discomfort or symptom of an injury, you must seek medical help within 14 days of the wreck by an Emergency Room or other medical doctor. If the medical doctor (usually an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon) prescribes physical therapy or chiropractic treatment, you may go to a state-licensed physical therapist or chiropractor. You should not seek treatment directly from either a chiropractor or physical therapist directly – unless you are comfortable receiving a very limited amount of treatment (limited to $2,500.00, as opposed to $10,000.00 if you go through the MD and are deemed to be in a “Emergency Medical Condition”).
A medical doctor will assess your injuries to determine which type of recovery treatment is best for you. Some orthopedists prefer physical therapists, while others like to work with chiropractors. Both are likely to be prescribed both if you suffer muscle issues not related to the spine, or if you suffer from lumbar (lower back), thoracic (mid back), or cervical (neck) problems.
Seeking physical-therapy treatment from someone who is not a licensed physical therapist or a licensed chiropractor after a car wreck may negate the possibility of receiving reimbursement for those charges. For example, massage therapists and acupuncture specialists are not valid sources of medical help under the new law.
Aventura Accident Lawyer
With the implementation of this update, insurance companies stand to come out ahead with car wreck related injuries. It is imperative to seek the counsel of an Aventura Accident Lawyer to help you understand your rights and the proper steps to take to receive the medical care you need. We offer a free consultation. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis.
By: Jason Neufeld
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Earlier this month, Pain Physician Journal, the official journal of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, published a study illustrating the effectiveness of lumbar disc decompression surgery with nucleoplasty in improving pain caused by a herniated intervertebral disc in the low back. Nucleoplasty describes the minimally-invasive decompression procedure where the surgeon will remove the herniated disc material that is pressing upon the spinal cord, which is causing the pain. The goal of a nucleoplasty procedure (also described as percutaneous discectomy) is to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Reductions in pain, as a result of the lumbar disc decompression surgery, were determined by a range of factors, including: reduction in prescription pain killers (such as Oxycodone or Percocet), reported improved psychological wellness, and when/whether the injured party resumed meaningful employment. These improvement and pain-reduction measurements were combined and then categorized generally, as: good, fair, limited or poor.
The study concluded that, overall, those who received the lumbar nucleoplasty reported “fair” improvements in their level of pain.
As a North Miami Beach personal-injury attorney, I am often asked by my clients, with herniated discs, whether or not they should get surgery, if recommended by their doctor. There are significant risks with any surgical procedure, including: death, paralysis, severing a nerve, and infection at one extreme. Even if everything goes well, there is still the possibility that their pain will not improve, only improve temporarily, or only improve moderately. I advise my clients to consider these risks and to think about whether or not they can live with the pain they are currently feeling. For some, the risks are not worth it… others would be thankful for even minor relief.
Invariably, I explain that it is a very personal decision to be made between them, their family and their doctor. I respect their decision either way.
By: Jason Neufeld
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In the U. S., traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are determined to be one of the leading causes for disabilities and sometimes death. It is estimated that approximately 50,000 individuals with traumatic brain injuries die each year in the United States. Research indicates that approximately 230,000 other individuals must be hospitalized, but survive, although many of these still wind up with debilitating disabilities caused by their Traumatic Brain Injury.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Unfortunately, when someone is involved in a car accident and receives a traumatic brain injury, it is often left undiagnosed until they start exhibiting symptoms that may include:
- Blurred, and/or double vision
- Inability to formulate words; impaired language skills
- Inability to taste or smell
- Muscle spasms
- Severe headaches
- Debilitating fatigue
- Loss of motor skills
- Difficulty relating to others
- Loss of short-term memory
- Impaired ability to process information
- Easily irritated or agitated
Some traumatic brain injuries are never diagnosed, and only discovered after an autopsy has been performed.
Hallandale Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and you suspect a TBI, it is imperative for you to seek immediate medical attention, and to consult with a Hallandale Personal Injury Lawyer who specializes in traumatic brain injuries. Doing so as quickly as possible will help to ensure you, and/or your loved one receives the proper diagnosis and treatment necessary in order to recover from these debilitating injuries, as well as, receiving the compensation that is rightfully yours.
Contact Hallandale Personal Injury Lawyer, Jason Neufeld, today for a free consultation.
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If you have been injured in a Florida car accident, Florida law mandates that accident victims only have a timeframe of 14 days from the date of the accident to pursue medical care for any injuries connected to the accident.
It is always in your best interest to seek immediate medical attention after an accident. Some injuries may not be apparent until a few days or even weeks following an accident, but a medical professional will help assess any physical damages incurred to help ensure they do not escalate into something more serious.
In addition, if you have been involved in a Hallandale car accident, and you have been diagnosed with or suspect any type of back injury, such as a fractured spine injury, it is imperative that you contact Hallandale car accident attorney, Jason Neufeld for a free consultation. Fractured spine injuries commonly occur during a car accident, and the recuperation from these types of injuries can take several months to heal and often involve surgery, and rehabilitation.
Spine Injury Types
Back fractures consist of five major types:
- Transverse process fractures – caused by extreme sideways bending or rotation of the spine.
- Fracture/dislocation – this may involve both bone and/or soft tissue causing one vertebra to be displaced from the connecting vertebra.
- Compression fracture – the front portion of the vertebra breaks while the back remains in place.
- Flexion/distraction fracture – often caused by a head-on car accident where the upper body is forced forward and the lower body remains suspended by a seatbelt across the lap.
- Axial burst fracture – both front and back of vertebra compress
Jason Neufeld is a professional and compassionate attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve after a back injury in a Hallandale car accident. Contact his office today for a free consultation.
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1. Seek medical attention – preferably on the same day as the accident. This does two things: first, all the medical statistics show that the sooner you seek medical help after an injury, the more likely you are to make a quick and fuller recovery. Second, documenting your injuries is incredibly important to a slip and fall attorney. Failing to seek medical attention right away sends a signal to the insurance company or the corporation’s adjuster that your injuries are not that bad.
2. Fill out an incident report with a manager (if possible). If an ambulance took you to the emergency room and you did not get a chance to report the accident – call the business as soon as possible. Give just the very basic facts (i.e. “I fell on your property at this day/time and I am now at the hospital or seeking treatment, and will call back later with more details.”). Get the name of the person/manager who took your report.
3. Have someone else take photos of the defect. Pictures are incredibly important because property defects can be remedied shortly after it causes your trip-and-fall injury. Use different angles. If, for example, you tripped and fell on an uneven raise in the sidewalk, take the photo with a tape-measure or ruler showing the disparity (this will allow us to quickly research whether or not the height difference violates any building codes). If you slipped and fell on a puddle of water in a Publix, take photos of the water. If you see that the water is coming from a leaky freezer, take pictures of that as well. If you fell down in a stairwell with no railings, photograph that defective condition before the new railings are installed!
a. Later you should photograph your injuries, if possible.
4. Witnesses are very important to verifying your side of the story. If you were with anyone, have them call the slip-and-fall lawyer as well to have them provide their version of the events that led to your injury.
5. Somewhere between steps 1-4, call a trip-and-fall lawyer or slip-and-fall attorney as soon as possible. Our personal-injury law firm does not charge anything up front so you have nothing to lose. Certainly, do not sign anything offered to you until you first consult with a personal-injury attorney.
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First – remember that just because a trip or slip leads to an injury – does not automatically mean that someone else should pay. In Florida, the injured party has the burden of proving that whoever was responsible for maintaining a safe area, was negligent.
That means you have to prove that the potential slip-and-fall defendant knew or should have known that some unsafe defect existed on their property and that they failed to take appropriate corrective action OR that they took some affirmative action which made their property unsafe. I saw a recent example of business’s actions actually causing the unsafe condition when they elected to cut corners and paint over cracks in their defective floor (using slippery paint that virtually eliminated traction, thus violating coefficient of friction code standards). Another example we recently encountered is when a restaurant-owner failed to dilute their cleaning solutions causing severe chemical burns when our client sat down on the restaurant’s toilet (this doesn’t fall into the slip-and-fall category per se, but under the general rubric of premises liability). Third is when a strip-mall management company removed stairwell railings for repair and failed to replace them.
Examples of typical slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall defendants include: property managers of an office complex, parking lot or common area; a business owner (e.g. Publix, Wal-Mart or a restaurant); or even a city or county (i.e. if you tripped on a rise in the sidewalk).
Defenses to slip/trip and falls include:
a. The injured person was not watching where they were going…i.e. it was your own fault.
b. The injured person was not wearing appropriate footwear (i.e. wearing rubber-soled flip-flips in the rain makes it much more likely that you will slip-and-fall).
c. The defective condition was “open and obvious.” I.e. you were not paying attention to something that you should have seen.
d. A corollary to this is your prior experience. If you regularly go to a particular restaurant and have successfully navigated the step up the curb many times before tripping over it, then perhaps you were just particularly clumsy on this occasion.
e. The defective condition was only created recently – therefore the premises had no opportunity to correct the problem. If you slip on a puddle of water in Winn-Dixie, you have to prove that the water was there long enough where a Winn-Dixie employee should have noticed and mopped up. If the customer in front of you spilled their bottle of water 10 seconds before you slipped in the puddle… that is not the store’s fault.
Tomorrow’s post will explain what to do immediately after a trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall accident.
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Sample Miami Personal Injury Attorney Cell Phone Subpoena
Our firm is often asked by other personal-injury lawyers for co-counseling assistance on complex cases (catastrophic automobile injuries, big-rig cases, RSD/CPRS, traumatic brain injury cases, and the like). We are always happy to help other law firms whenever we can. I have previously posted on the increasing use of cell-phone records to help prove negligence. This is, of course, a double-edged sword – as it can be used for comparative-negligence purposes as well.
Using the power of the subpoena to obtain cell-phone records has numerous privacy concerns. Judges will very carefully scrutinize and limit the scope (if not outright deny) requests for these records if not reasonably calculated to lead to admissible evidence. Oftentimes an in-camera inspection will be conducted to prevent the dissemination of private information.
I have received numerous phone calls from attorneys looking for a sample cell-phone subpoena; so I am posting one below. NOTE TO MY NON-LAWYER READERS: this is for an attorney’s use only.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: ______
SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM WITHOUT DEPOSITION (MAIL-IN)
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
TO: Verizon Wireless Telecom, Inc.
c/o C T Corporation System
1200 South Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33324
[Click here for links to other carriers that may be
Implicated in a cell phone automobile accident.]
YOU ARE COMMANDED to furnish the law firm of MIAMI PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM INFO, on or before DATE, the following:
All subscriber information, call detail(s), caller identification(s), call detail records, with cellular site and GPS information, the dates of _______ through _______, in addition to the information requested in the attached schedule “A” regarding any cellular device registered to the following Verizon Wireless customer:
You are subpoenaed to appear by the attorney whose name appears on this subpoena and unless excused from this subpoena by him or the Court, you shall respond to this subpoena as directed.
These items will be inspected and may be copied at that time. You will not be required to surrender the original item. You may comply with this subpoena by providing legible copies of the items to be produced to the attorney whose name appears on this subpoena on or before the schedule date of production. You have the right to object to the production pursuant to this subpoena at any time before production by giving written notice to the attorney whose name appears on this subpoena.
This subpoena has been issued pursuant to Rules 1.410; 1.351, Fla. R. Civ P and pursuant to a judicial order, dated *************
IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, YOU MAY BE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT.
DATED this ____ day of _____, 2013.
FOR THE COURT
Miami Personal Injury Law Firm Info
JASON NEUFELD, ESQ.
MIAMI PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
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Recently, while a man and his family were visiting the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX, 911 had to be called because the man’s finger was severed by an exhibit. The victim had to undergo multiple surgeries that were unsuccessful in reattaching his finger over an eight-day period.
The exhibit, named “Jump,” allows visitors to compare their own vertical jump height to that of a professional athlete. Participants must jump up to try to touch a button at the top of the display. The exhibit showed to have an alleged design defect that could result in a premises liability claim against the museum.
Once the father jumped and tried to push the button, he found his wedding ring caught on the button, resulting in his severed finger. Emergency medical help was called immediately, and he was able to take his finger to the hospital in order to have it reattached, but doctors were not able to succeed after many attempts.
Premises Liability for Museums and Recreational Facilities
The general public has the legal right to expect museums and recreational facilities to maintain their premises in a safe manner. Dangers must be anticipated and guarded against. Faulty exhibits and equipment must be removed prior to someone suffering an injury. Hazardous conditions must post proper warnings prior to allowing guest access to the display or equipment. The museum in this case may be liable for not anticipating the hazard that the exhibit incurred or if the design of the display posed danger.
Miami Premises Liability Attorney
Threats and hazards pose problems to citizens across the U.S., including residents of Miami, Florida. If you have suffered a serious personal injury from an unrecognized danger in a recreational facility of any type, you need to contact the dedicated Miami Premises Liability Attorneys at Neufeld Law today. We offer a free consultation and we handle premise liability cases on a contingent basis.
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Bed bugs seem to conjure images of poorly maintained slums or cheap motels. Contrary to what might seem intuitive, the bed-bug epidemic actually started in high-end hotels that catered to international business clientele. It did not take long for them to spread into apartments, college dorms, laundries, cruise ships, movie theaters, hospitals, moving/delivery vans, furniture rental businesses, schools, the work place, and of course all classes of hotels and motels.
There is plenty of cross-contamination involving visitors bringing bed bugs from one location to another (hotel to hotel, hotel to house or apartment, etc..). Moving companies who previously transported a bed with bed-bugs may unknowingly contaminate a subsequently delivered clean bed in the same delivery truck.
Characteristics/Habits of Bed Bugs
- Feed on blood (human, pets, any blood source) nocturnally.
- They do not fly or jump…but have sticky legs so are excellent hitchhikers
- Not a result of bad hygiene or unsanitary conditions
- Tend not to transmit diseases through the bites.
- Bed bugs can survive many months without feeding (you’re not going to starve them out). In fact, bed bugs can feed on each other in survival situations.
- Adult female bed bugs lay 3-5 eggs each day, which incubate and hatch in a little over a week. Eggs are very difficult to find and destroy.
- While the majority of “bed bugs” will be found on the bed. They can infect the entire room, including couches, chairs, under carpet and other sneaky locations.
- In hotels, if bedbug infestations are found in a room, there is a very good chance one of the adjoining rooms will be infested as well.
Bed Bugs Are Potentially Very Expensive
People spend a lot of money replacing mattresses, clothing and hiring cleaning companies in often-futile attempts to eradicate bed bugs.
Medical bills are obvious, but scratching at the boils that result can often lead to secondary infections.
Small Bed Bugs Can Lead to a Large Emotional Toll
Being the victim of bed bugs can be socially isolating. People wont visit (especially hard on children). Some bed bug victims report nightmares, sleep deprivation, and seeking psychological counseling.
People who leave their apartments because of bed bugs may have a constructive-eviction claim. Fla. Stat. 85.51(1)(a) places the burden on the landlord, at all times during the tenancy, to comply with health codes. But the statute also allows the landlord’s statutory responsibilities to be amended in writing. So, apartment leases are increasingly including “standard” language that places the burden of dealing with costs/ridding bed bugs onto the renter.
Before calling a Miami personal injury attorney, report the bed bug bites to management or landlord (get an incident report), take photos of the bites, and seek medical attention immediately. Read this article entitled: Florida Bed Bugs Lawyer.
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Security guards and/or camera surveillance systems are often in place for public safety for businesses or property owners who allow access to visitors or patrons. For public property owners or businesses that do not offer this type of security, it is in their best interest to post signs informing visitors that there are not any systems in place to protect them or their belongings. Negligent security is a form of premises liability within the personal injury legal arena. If a violent crime occurs without proper security or because of negligent security, the victim may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.
Examples of situations that may happen as a result of negligent or nonexistent security are:
- Sexual assault or rape
- Assault and battery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Manslaughter or murder
Filing a Personal Injury Due to Negligent Security
Filing a personal injury claim due to negligent security can be successful in recovering financial losses incurred from your injury if you meet two requirements.
- Was the crime or attack foreseeable?
- Was the act preventable?
If you have had the misfortune of suffering a severe personal injury due to negligent security, hiring a Miami personal injury attorney is in your best interest. The Neufeld Law Firm in Miami specializes in negligent security claims and can help answer those two questions. We have the resources to thoroughly investigate the case and develop a solid claim. Contact our team for a free consultation.
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Florida’s PIP laws have been in the news a lot recently. Basically – if you’re in a car accident and are in significant pain – get yourself to an ER or medical doctor within 14 days. For more details, or to determine whether you need to retain an aventura personal injury attorney at all, click on my prior Aventura personal injury lawyer blog post links below.
But, in any case, PIP is only worth up to a maximum of $10,000 in medical benefits and lost wages. How does the injured person get something for his pain and suffering?
To get beyond the $10,000 in PIP benefits, a doctor must assign the injured party a partial permanent “impairment rating” according to the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Assigning an impairment rating involves examining the body part or system adversely affected by the injury in question (as distinguished from a pre-existing condition or unrelated event) –by a doctor who specializes in the adversely affected body party or system (usually Orthopedic surgeons in personal-injury cases). An impairment rating cannot be assigned until the patient has reach Maximum-Medical Improvement (MMI) – which occurs after a sufficient period of time has elapsed since the injury and receiving therapy (i.e. when the treatment plateaus). At MMI, the doctor is essentially saying: “you may not be 100% better, but more time and therapy is not going to help.”
Importantly, “impairment” is not the same as “disability”. A disability may arise from an impairment. According to the AMA Guide:
- Impairment is a significant deviation or loss of use of any body structure or function due to a health condition, disease or disorder (i.e. injury).
If the impairment is significant enough, it may be the cause of, or exacerbate, a disability.
- Disability refers to limitations or restrictions in activity or participation due to a health condition, disease or disorder.
- Aventura Car Accident Attorney Effects of 2013 PIP Law
- Ridiculous PIP Reform
- Is a personal injury lawyer necessary in minor car accidents?
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In February of this year, a jury awarded a Florida man double the amount he pursued for a serious slip-and-fall injury suffered at a Wal-Mart in Port St. Lucie, FL. This man fell on May 15, 2011 when he stepped on a product sign that had fallen on the floor. As a result, he ripped a tendon in his dominant arm. After three rounds of surgery and a tendon transplant, the man had more than $200,000 in medical bills. He can no longer perform his work duties and is permanently disfigured from his injuries.
Wal-Mart vehemently argued that they had no blame in the accident because the product supplier had not provided adequate fasteners for the sign, and that their employees had not had enough time to pick up the fallen sign before the man stepped on it.
The plaintiff’s slip-and-fall attorney was able to offer substantial evidence that the sign had not been installed properly by the Wal-Mart staff, and that Wal-Mart had failed to follow instructions given by the product supplier. The plaintiff sought $600,000 in damages to cover his medical bills, lost wages, loss of future income, loss of lifestyle and pain and suffering.
The jury awarded the man $1.2 million after only a half day of deliberations. Slip-and-fall attorneys can only speculate that the jury was trying to send a message to big corporations that do not take responsibility for their negligence. Wal-Mart intends to appeal the verdict.
Aventura, FL Slip-and-Fall Accident Attorney
If you have suffered a serious injury from a slip-and-fall, do not let big company insurance bully you out of what you are owed. Lives are changed by critical injuries. Contact Aventura, FL slip-and-fall attorneys at Neufeld Law today for a free consultation.
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We review plenty of potential medical malpractice cases. Before we decide whether or not to accept such a case, we have to do some preliminary investigation: this includes reviewing the potential client’s medical records (prior medical history + charts of the offending doctor + records of doctors seen since the offending medical provider). After reviewing the medical records we will look into the doctor him/herself to determine if there is a source of money (i.e. malpractice insurance) to go after. Before going to a doctor you can also use these tools to figure out if they have insurance. Carrying insurance, to us, indicates that the doctor sees him/herself as human, capable of making mistakes, and cares enough about their patients to want to do the right thing should a bad mistake occur causing significant injury. The below websites will provide all sorts of information about every medical practitioner in the State of Florida.
Florida Department of Health – License Search
- This website allows you to verify the medical practitioner’s license, whether they have been disciplined, where they practice (main + alternate locations), what they are qualified to do with their license and their supervising/subordinate practitioners.
- If you click on “practitioner profile” you will find out where they have staff privileges, an email address, in which other states they hold a license, education, whether they hold any academic appointments, in which areas they are board certified, and whether they have been disciplined in the past 10 years.
- From the Practitioner Profile Tab you can click on “Financial Responsibility” which will tell you whether or not they have medical-malpractice insurance, and in what amounts.
- On this website, you can also seek out license information for acupuncturists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, pharmacists, dentists, EMT, nurses, technicians, massage therapists, midwives, nursing home administrators, dietitians/nutritionists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, naturopathic physician, and others.
We often find malpractice in cases where a medical practitioner is providing medical services that he/she is not qualified to perform – or they hold themselves out as being board certified, when that is not the case. The American Board of Medical Specialties is a great place to learn about the board-certification process for each specialty.
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation – Claims Against Medical Professional Liability Claims Reported. If a medical-malpractice insurance company has paid on a claim, it will be reported on this website. We will search in each and every county – you’d be surprised as to how often bad doctors are moving around.
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Effects for Florida Car Accident Victims
On January, 1st, 2013, laws changed in the state of Florida for person injury protection (PIP). Under the updated law, accident victims have only fourteen days to seek medical treatment before they lose their right to collect an insurance benefit for PIP. The new law mandates a limit to the amount of PIP benefits you can receive to $2,500 unless you are diagnosed with an emergency medical condition. The update to the PIP benefit law also excludes acupuncture and massage therapy for your treatment.
The definition of “emergency medical condition” is a medical condition manifesting itself with acute symptoms accompanied by sufficient severity. This may include severe pain, making immediate medical treatment imperative. Without emergency medical attention, the patient could experience:
- Serious jeopardy to their health
- Impairment to their bodily functions
- Dysfunctional bodily organ or part
Aventura residents along with all Florida residents should consult with an expert car accident attorney if they are involved in a wreck. It is more critical than ever to protect your rights.
Effects on Car Accident Attorneys
Not only do attorneys have to know and understand every detail of the new law; they also have to analyze the multiple constitutional challenges that will result from the changes to this law. The changes will most likely increase the number of litigation claims filed due to an increasing number of denials for personal injury benefits by insurance companies. The new law reduces the number of multipliers of fees that can be sought in order to properly bill for time spent investigating and defending their clients’ rights. Insurance companies are protected at the expense of car accident victims and their attorneys.
Contact the Aventura, FL Car Accident Attorneys of Neufeld Law today to ensure you receive the benefits you are owed and need to recuperate fully from your personal injuries.
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