Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA

Almost three years after 3M’s resolution of a whistleblower lawsuit with the United States government, the judge overseeing lawsuits filed by individual servicemembers for hearing loss and tinnitus injuries has concluded the third trial over allegations that 3M and Aero Technologies defectively designed its Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, lied to the United States government regarding the level of protection the earplugs would provide to users, and failed to warn the government and users…
Independence Day pets celebrating the United States fourth of July holiday The National Safety Council says fireworks might be legal but are unsafe. KidsHealth says fireworks might be legal but should not be used. Safe Kids Worldwide says fireworks can cause serious harm to children, including devastating burns. The National Fire Protection Association says with many fireworks displays being canceled because of the pandemic, consumers are opting to have fireworks displays of their own, putting…
And so begins the so-called “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” According to AAA, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, an average of seven people per day are killed in crashes involving teen drivers nationwide. In Florida, AAA reports an average of 158 people are killed in teen driver-related crashes every year. Roughly a quarter of those happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Teen drivers are celebrating graduations, out of school in the summertime, potentially…
According to www.bloomberg.com, a recent court filing alleges that Sanofi, the French drug company that manufactures Zantac, the heartburn medication that was recalled in 2019, destroyed emails relating to the recall. The discovery that Zantac was contaminated with a carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) lead to the recall of the drug in 2019. Lawyers for plaintiffs assert that the destruction of emails is hindering the progress of the litigation, such as a delay in depositions, and…
Most Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents Can Be Avoided Most slip, trip, and fall accidents are avoidable. These types of accidents are very common and costly, and are among the most common types of premise liability injuries, and can be prevented with a reasonable commitment, and have the added advantage of keeping your premises looking sharp. If you or a loved one has been injured, seriously injured, or even killed in a slip,…
We know that Florida’s driving problems are more than a little caused by the heavy volume of out-of-state visitors. Out-of-state visitors often opt out of long road trips and simply drive a rental car when they’re. Unfortunately, getting into an accident involving a rental car can be confusing, whether you’re the rental car driver or not. If you or a loved one has been injured, seriously injured, or even killed in a car
As reported by www.aboutlawsuits.com, plaintiffs in multiple Belviq cancer lawsuits seek consolidation of all claims, arguing that the number of complaints to be filed will dramatically increase. At least thirteen Belviq lawsuits have been filed in federal courts all over the country, all of which involve the same allegations and same general facts. Lawsuits involving defective drugs or medical devices often reach the hundreds or thousands, and in some cases, tens of thousands, if…
Generally speaking, “stacking” insurance is a way to raise your insurance coverage if you are in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. Stacked car insurance adds the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage limits for multiple vehicles/policies in order to increase the maximum amount an insurance policy will pay.  The first piece of important information is that in terms of auto insurance: Only uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) bodily injury coverage can be stacked. …
If you’ve been injured and/or incurred significant damage to your vehicle in a traffic accident in Florida, you probably want to understand your options for compensation for your losses. There are several laws in Florida that will likely affect your recovery. If you or a loved one has been injured, seriously injured, or even killed in a car, truck, bicycle, or motorcycle accident in Florida, immediately contact an experienced Florida…
Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium or PPS) is used to treat interstitial cystitis, a bladder condition that affects women more than men. Use of Elmiron has been linked to maculopathy, an eye condition that can lead to vision loss. In 2020, doctors at Northwestern University’s Department of Ophthalmology looked at the medical records of 131 patients who had taken Elmiron. The cohort study, which is titled Maculopathy Secondary to Pentosan Polysulfate Use, involved an examination…