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How does the new legislation impact children who suffer birth injuries in Florida Hospitals? Recently the Florida Legislature revised an archaic government program called NICA, which impacts families whose children have suffered a neurological birth injury during delivery. In this article, DCW attorney Michelle DeLong breaks down the implications of the new legislation to help families understand how the expanded NICA benefits affect them. Ms. DeLong is a medical malpractice attorney who represents children who…
If someone in your family suffers a stroke, your first reaction will be to get them to the best possible treatment center as quickly as possible. Your main priority should be to call EMS at the first sign of stroke and your second priority is ensuring your loved one is taken to a hospital that has the equipment and resources to properly detect and treat a stroke before permanent injury occurs. A hospital with a…
As a law firm in the Sunshine State, water safety has become a hallmark of DCW’s commitment to our community. As trial attorneys, we have seen cases of catastrophic injuries in children and we know that the key to preventing tragedy is by prioritizing safety. We believe in fostering a community where children can flourish, but where the safety of a child is never taken for granted. Most of all, we believe organizations should prioritize…
May is Stroke Awareness Month and for that reason, we remind you to familiarize yourself and your loved ones about this disease, which is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain becomes obstructed. If not quickly diagnosed and treated, the results can include permanent brain damage or death. The key to limiting serious permanent injury is to identify the warning signs and ensure proper…
The month of February is American Heart Month which aims to raise awareness of the number one killer of men and women in the US, heart disease. Heart health has proven to be even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as people diagnosed with heart disease have shown to have a higher chance of developing complications when contracting the virus. For women, heart disease and heart attacks prove to be more difficult for doctors to…
As of today, over 374,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, a travesty in a nation with access to exponential wealth and one of the most advanced heath care systems. How we earned the “Most Killed by Corona” superlative can only be accredited to dismal leadership and the failure to roll out a unified plan for prevention. Now, with a vaccine on the horizon providing much-needed hope, the question that remains is whether the same disastrous…
When Hurricane Irma struck south Florida as a category 4 storm in 2017, it caused a widespread power outage that impacted over 6.8 million people. The impact of that outage was devasting for people sweltering in the Florida heat, but those most tragically impacted were nursing home residents in facilities that had failed to ensure they had backup generators in working condition and other safety features that are critical to the health and wellbeing of…
In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers: “Watch out for unapproved stem cell therapies!” The warning comes from the agency in response to the mounting concern of patients seeking cures and pain remedies who are vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful. Stem cell therapy has gained a reputation for serving as a miracle treatment for repairing diseased tissue, purportedly healing ailments from…
Millions of Americans rely on ranitidine, popularly known by its brand name Zantac, for treating their heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms. Yet the Food and Drug Administration has recently demanded that all ranitidine products be removed from the market immediately. This recall follows an ongoing investigation into levels of an environmental contaminant found in ranitidine. The contaminant, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), has been proven to increase in ranitidine products over time when stored above room temperature.…
On April 1, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested the removal of all ranitidine products, including those sold under the brand name Zantac. The request was issued after sources found unhealthy levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine products. NDMA is classified as a possible carcinogenic by several organizations, including the FDA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the World Health Organization (WHO). As a result, individuals who have taken Zantac or…