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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Get a nursing home abuse lawyer for a  Boca Raton, Bradenton, Sarasota, Clearwater, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Melbourne, Delray Beach, Hallandale, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, or Winter Park nursing home abuse or neglect lawsuit.

Nursing home abuse happens more often then you may think. Abuse is an act that is intentional and results in injury or some kind of harm. Abuse can be physical, emotional , sexual or financial. Neglect is not abuse. neglect is the result of mistreatment, denied treatment, forgetful treatment or just plain ignoring a serious medical situation where the result is a serious medical condition or even death.

Serious Nursing Home Neglect

  • Ignoring Bedsores
  • Allowing Dehydration
  • Poorly maintained medical equipment
  • Missing medications
  • Over medication
  • Isolating resident
  • Malnutrition- lack of help eating
  • Serious urinary tract infections from not changing after incontinence
  • Lack of showering
  • Allowing a fall
  • Poor hygiene
  • Anything that causes harm

Our local nursing home abuse lawyers can help you file a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the nursing home. Our Nursing home neglect lawyers can assist with a nursing home neglect lawsuit as well.

Child Sexual Assault Lawyer For Florida, N.Y, Georgia

Get a Child Sexual Assault Lawyer

Was your child sexually assaulted?

Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawyers For Florida, New York and Georgia

Child sexual assault, sexual abuse and abuse are crimes which include:

voyeurism

exhibitionism 

sexual photographing or videotaping,

forced touching in a sexual manner,

forcing your child  to engage in sexual touch while under their care,

coerced and/or forced sexual intercourse,

physical violence

Date rape

Sexual assaults can happen in  schools, daycare, with anyone whom you trust with the care of your child.

Then the abuserwill often make your child  feel guilty and your child, the  true  victim will not come forward and break their silence.

As a parents or guardian you may bring a lawsuit on behalf of a child. Child sexual abuse lawsuits are sensitive  issues and require an experienced attorney.

Did you know that every two and a half minutes,  If your  is sexually assaulted they may be afraid to say anything but, you will know something is not right. Approximately 1 in 4 females and 1 in 7 males are reported to have been sexually abused by the age 18.

If your child  has been injured in a sexual assault call our Sexual Assault Lawyer Helpline today.

Were You Denied Your Social Security Disability Claim? Get A Lawyer, File An Appeal

Get A Social Security Disabilty Lawyer For A Georgia Or Florida Appeal

Our lawyer can help you file an appeal at no cost to you. We have lawyers covering all of Florida and Georgia. Let one of our experienced disability lawyers help you get your disability benefits.

Should I hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

Of Course You Should.

Having an experienced lawyer on your side may make all the difference. And it costs you nothing.

If you have been  denied on your Initial Claim, an experienced  social security disability lawyer can  help you with your claim for continuing and past due benefits . Free Legal Shield has  experienced social security disability lawyers for you thru-out Florida and Georgia.

Claims Are Often Denied The First Time Around

Initial claims are typically denied 60 to 70 percent of the time, depending on the state in which you filed, so chances are you’ll end up in a hearing.

For further information, contact  us now for a social security disability lawyer.

We are here 24hrs, 7days.

 

Fort Lauderale School Bus Accident Lawyer

If your child is injured in a school bus accident you may have recourse against the school or the driver that caused the accident.  Call and speak to one of our school bus accident attorneys.

Your child rides on the school bus every day to go to school. You think nothing of it and put your trust in the driver.   But, children sustain injuries each year in school bus related accidents.

Having your child injured in a school bus accidents can be devastating.

Let our school bus accident lawyers evaluate the  accident and severity of the school bus injury and  determine  the liability.

 School Bus Accidents  Can Happen Because Of

  • There may be dangerous driving conditions
  • Roadsmay be in need of repair
  • A careless driver
  • A malfunctioning school bus
  • Insufficient upkeep of the school bus
  • An Inattentive driver

Common school bus accident injuries

  • Internal bleeding
  • Brain injuries
  • Severe skin burns
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal injuries
  • Death

If your child is injured call us for an experienced and compassionate lawyer

Fosamax Lawyers for Women Injured By Fosamax, Femur Fractures

Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawyers

Our Fosmax lawyers are filing lawsuits for Femur faracture from Fosmax.

Fosamax (alendronate) is a part of the class of bisphosphonates. Fosamax  alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Fosamax slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures.

Fosamax is used in men and women to treat or prevent osteoporosis that is caused by menopause or by taking steroids. Fosamax is also used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis, and to treat Paget's disease of the bone in men and women.

However, Fosamax has been a central focus of lawsuits.  Fosamax has been linked to a number of severe side effects that has required many revisions of the Fosamax Warning label.  These side effects have brought about a wide range of Fosamax lawsuits. Fosamax has been shown to cause Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Injury, Femur Fractures, and Severe Musculoskeletal Pain.

FDA Issues Fosamax Warning

On Oct. 13, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Fosamax safety about the risk of atypical femur fractures. The victims of Fosamax are mostly  post menapausal women who lose bo have osteoporosis due to loss of estrogen.  Fosamax has caused what it was prescibed to help, femur fractures.

Reports from the Hospital for Special Surgery and Columbia University Medical Center have reported  that Fosamax changes bone remodeling in an unknown manner and may contribute to Fosamax Femur Fractures.  Many medical journals have reported Femur faractures from Fosamax. According to the geriatric social worker who runs the helpline" Our concern is with the elderly who have been prescibed Fosamax. Femur fractures heal slower as we age and usually require long periods of rehabilitation and physical therapy."

The femur is one of the largest, and strongest bones in the body. The femur is the thigh bone. The femur extends from the hip joint down to the knee joint. Because the femur is such a strong bone, it can take tremendous force to cause a femur fracture. Spontaneous femur bone fractures are extremely unusual and  serious for anyone but, especially serious for older women."

For the most part Femur fractures are caused by extremely high impact accidents like car accidents or   Falls from a height although they can happen to the fragile elderly from a fall.

It is interesting to note  that womwn may also have bone that is weakened by osteoporosis thae exact medical condition Fosamax was to help.

Femur fractures include:

  •         Hip Fractures
  •         Femoral Neck Fractures
  •         Intertrochanteric Femur Fractures

Femur fractures almost always require surgery and long periods of rehabilitation and Physical therapy. Sometimes they result in a length variatopn due the a potential hip rotation during surgery and cam lead to poor balance. In some cases the pre- fracture level of functioning does not return completely.

Fosamax MDL Update

All Fosamax lawsuits alleging that  the victim  sustained an atypical femur fracture as a result of taking the bisphosphonate Fosamax, can also include victims who took similar medications such as Reclast or Boniva as long as they did, in fact, take Fosamax.

If you a family member or someone you are a caregiver for has a spontaneous femur fracture and is on one of these medications contact our Fosamax Helpline to find out if you can be included in the current Fosamax litigation underway.

Current Fosamax News

 A U.S. District Court judge has  ordered  hundreds of  Fosamax lawsuits returned to the state courts and out of the MDL.Judge John Keenan ordered that 200 Fosamax  cases a month be returned to the state  courts where they were filed.

 

Florida Unpaid Time and Half Claims, Unpaid Overtime Lawyers

If you have not been paid time and a half in Florida for overtime worked you may have a wage and hour claim against your employer.  You deserve to get paid according to Florida law for the hours you put in. You may have a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages. Our lawyers for unpaid wages offer legal help for:

  •     Lawyers for time and a half pay for overtime,
  •     Lawyers for Fair Labor Standards Act,
  •     Labor Emplyment Lawyers ,
  •     Class actions  for Unpaid Overtime Wages,
  •     Lawyers for Wage and Hour Claims,
  •     Lawyers for FLSA and Unpaid Commissions,

Overtime pay of time and a half is due once an employee has worked forty (40) hours in a work week.

 The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)  

The FLSA establishes the rules for  governing employees’ rights to minimum wage and overtime pay which include:

  • Time and a half wages for employees for all hours over 40 worked in a workweek.
  •  A minimum wage of at least $7.25 for all hours worked.

What can I expect if I win a wage and hour claim against my employer?

  • Back pay for all unpaid overtime, beginning two (2) years before the lawsuit is filed.
  • Double the amount of unpaid wages, in some instances
  • Your employer will be liable for the attorneys fees

 

For the full details about your Florida unpaid wages, to file an unpaid wages claim and to see if you have a claim for unpaid overtime call our wage and hour claim hotline today

In Florida you deserve to get paid your full WAGES FOR HOURS WORKED and all overtime back pay for unpaid wages claims.

Florida Unpaid Wages Lawyer, Unpaid Overtime, Wage and Hour Claims

As a worker in Florida you deserve to get paid your fair wages and overtime pay. If you have been denied your wages you may have a wage and hour claim against your employer.

Are You Entitled By Law To Thousands of Dollars In Unpaid Wages And Overtime? Can you get  a monetary award for additional damages? Learn Your Rights.

Free Legal Shield wage and hour claim  lawyers help employees  like you obtain the unpaid wages, overtime, and other benefits to which you   are entitled. and have earned. Call us  to learn about any potential claim for overtime or unpaid wages you may have.

Your Rights To a Fair Wage and Overtime Pay

Florida follows the Federal law. Overtime pay of time and a half is required for all non-exempt employees for hours worked over 40 during a workweek.

Florida Minimum Wage

As of January 1, 2009, Florida’s minimum wage was $7.21.  Effective July 24, 2009, Florida’s minimum wage increased, along with the Federal minimum wage, to $7.25 per hour. Additionally, each year, Florida’s minimum wage is subject to annual increases based on inflation.

Florida law gives employers a $3.02 per hour tip credit against the hourly minimum wage for tipped employees.

If you believe you have been denied your fair wages and over time contact Free Legal Shield today

Wage and hour claims lawyers ready to help you


Wage and hour claims:Attorneys who cover Boca Raton, Delray Beach,  Palm Beach County

 

Attorneys who cover Orlando, Winter Park, Winterhaven, Kissimmee,Ocala,Atlamonte Springs,Deland,Melbourne, Daytona. Orange,Osceola,Seminole,Lake,Volusia, Polk , Brevard Counties

Attorneys who cover: Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart,Port St Lucie, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Vero Beach, Palm Bay Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie and Indian River counties

Attorneys who cover Miami, Hialeah, Miami Beach, Florida Keys including all of Dade and Monroe counties

Attorneys who cover Hollywood,Fort Lauderdale,Pompano, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs and all of Broward County

Attorneys who cover Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, St Pete, New Port Richey, Brooksville, Sarasota, Naple, Venice, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and all of Hernanado, Citrus, Pasco, Pinnellas, Hillsboro, Sarasota, Manatee, Lee and Collier counties.

Attorneys who cover  Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Orange Park all of Northeast Florida including Marion Sumter, Flager and Duval counties. Also Attorneys who cover Northwest Florida including: Tallahassee, Pensacola, Panama City and Starke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawyers For Oversedation, Injury and Wrongful death

Lawyers for wrongful death due to oversedation. Over sedation of Children, Dentist oversedation and hospital oversedation wrongful death lawyers for death or brain damage of a loved one due to oversedation.

One of the sources of preventable injury and death in the hospitalized patient involves oversedation of the patient with narcotics.  This can even happen when the patient is on a pain pump that is designed to control the amount of narcotics administered.  Frequently, it is the combination of a patient who has a history or respiratory issues and/or a large fleshy neck that makes a patient high risk for this type of preventable complication.  Narcotics are powerful medications that are used to treat pain.  One of the effects of these medications, however, is that they depress the breathing centers of the brain.  The brain can be literally fooled into not telling the body to breath by these drugs.  When a patient has a history of breathing issues, or a large fleshy neck that can obstruct the back of the throat, the patient must be monitored more closely by the hospital staff in order to assure that patient is getting enough oxygen.  Typically, this is done on a telemetry floor – that is, a floor that has a heart and breathing monitor that is displayed both in the room and at the nurses station.  The system has alarms that sound when the patient is outside acceptable parameters.

Failure to adequately monitor a patient on narcotics in the hospital setting, is one frequent source of preventable injury or death in this patient population.  This can occur when the patient is overdosed, when the pain pump is not set correctly or alarms are turned off, or when the patient is not put on a telemetry floor or monitored adequately.

There have been many instances of  dentist over sedation resulting in deaths of children. There are hundreds more who suffer with permanent neurological and brain permanent damage, and an untold number who have gone unreported. If you have lost a loved one due to over sedation contact our  free legal shield lawyers for oversedation today

Auto Accident Lawyers South Florida, Dade, Broward Palm Beach

South Florida is a world of diverse driving habits with people from all over the country and  overseas including residents and visitors. This leads to highways that are very dangerous and accidents that can be fatal. You add to the mix senior citizens and we have auto accidents on a daily basis. With dangerous highways like I 95 and the Florida Turnpike and drivers speeding on local city streets, busy  south Florida becomes a continous obstacle course.

High impact auto accidents can cause very serious injuries, to virtually any part of your body, depending on the circumstances of the crash and the severity of the impact. .

Brain and Head Injuries are very common in auto accidents. This can be a mild concussion or a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Neck Injuries are very common auto accident injuries. This includes strains,sprains and  spinal injury.

Back Injuries including sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury, thoracic spine injury, lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar spine injury can result form an auto accident.

Face Injuries  can occur from hitting the  steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats or shattered glass. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and bruises, to laceration and fractures, even Temporomandibular disorders of the jaw (TMJ) and serious dental injuries as well as disfigurement and facial scarring.

Psychological Injuries can be a very serious reaction to a serious auto accident. Especially after serious car accidents involving severe injuries and even loss of life, drivers and passengers may suffer short or long-term psychological post traumatic stress syndrome, depression, inability to sleep, crying spells and even rage and panic attacksmay develop. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a very real response to a severe auto crash. Auto accidents can be caused Driver Inattention and negligence, speeding, Drunk drivers, drugs, reckless driving, bad road conditions, Improper vehicle maintenance , defective products or car parts, trucking Company Violations, reckless motorcycle drivers, late night out, exhausting work schedules, tail gateing and defective tires.

Auto Accidents Include and can result in :

  • Brain Injury,
  • Child Injury,
  • Head On Collisions,
  • Insurance Bad Faith,
  • Motorcycle Accidents,
  • bycycle accidents,
  • Negligence,
  • Paralysis,
  • wrongful death,
  • Pedestrian Accidents,
  • Rear End Accidents,
  • Side Impact Collisions,
  • Spinal Injury,
  • Truck and Big Rig Accidents

If you are in a South Florida Auto accident call the auto accident legal team or free legal shield, always a free consultation, no fee to you unless you win a settlement.

 

Florida Auto Accident Lawyers, Traumatic Auto Accident Injuries

 An Auto Accident in Florida can resulit in traumatic life changing injury.You will need an injury attorney or personal injury lawyer experienced in and able to review medical records for injuries. Not all injuries are alike. The intensity if the impact and size of vehicles will play a big part as to who walks away from a massive crash.

Traumatic Brain Injuries and car Accidents

Brain injuires are very serious auto accident injuries. There does not need to be an open wound to the skull for brain damage to have occurred. The forces created in automobile collisions combined with the hard surfaces in the small confinement the driver is trapped in allow many possible ways for the head to be damaged. However, some of the forces in car accidents are enough to simply cause the brain to internally smash into the internal walls of the skull, creating brain trauma, and leaving no external wound. The brain essentially keeps moving, while the head of the persons involved jerks and stops. This means of injury commonly can cause bruising and or brain hemorrhaging.

Another kind of trauma that is usually more serious is referred to as blunt trauma. This occurs when the heads of the persons involved in the accident come into violent contact with a stationary object, either in the vehicle, or outside (i.e. upon collision with something like the steering wheel, roof, etc… or upon collision with something after being thrown from the vehicle). In a case like this, the brain is actually injured opposite the point of collision. So, if someone violently hits his or her forehead on the steering wheel, the back of the brain has swiftly been pulled away from its relaxed position, and where the pulling has occurred, the injury occurs.

Back Injuries

The impact of a car accident and the resulting torque on the bodies of drivers and passengers can cause back injuries such as a sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury, thoracic spine injury, lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar spine injury. Like neck injuries, sometimes the symptoms of even the most serious back injuries can take some time to show up after an accident, and just as often a back injury can cause longlasting pain and discomfort. 

Face Injuries and disfigurement

  In a car accident, injuries to the face can be caused by almost anything — including a steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats or shattered glass. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and bruises, to laceration and fractures, even Temporomandibular disorders of the jaw (TMJ) and serious dental injuries.

Psychological Injuries

Injuries caused by car accidents aren't limited to the physical. Especially after serious car accidents involving severe injuries and even loss of life, drivers and passengers may suffer short or long-term psychological injuries such as emotional distress, and may even develop conditions that closely resemble post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Other injuries Include:

  • Fracture,
  • Bleeding,
  • Head injury,
  • Chest injury,
  • Abdominal injury,

Doctors who treat Auto Accident Injuries:

  • Orthopedic surgeons,
  • Neurosurgeons,
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeons,
  • Physiatrists,
  • Oral surgeons,
  • neurologists,

Lawyers who file cases for Auto Accident Injuires:

  • Personal Injury lawyers,
  • Wrongful death lawyers,
  • Negligence lawyers,

These types of lawyers file personal injury negligence lawsuits for individuals who  have been injured, physically or lost a loved one as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person