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By: Wayne Hogan and Leslie Goller The news is not good. Starting January 1, 2013, mandatory PIP insurance of $10,000.00 will pay $7,500.00 LESS in Florida for most motor vehicle accident medical claims than it did in 2012. Below are some highlights of the new PIP law: 14 Days “Use it or Lose it” – If you do not […]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is warning consumers that approximately three million vehicles that have undergone repairs after a serious crash could have counterfeit air bags in them. NHTSA estimates that counterfeit air bags are unknowingly in use in American automobiles. Testing on the air bags has consistently shown that the counterfeit air […]

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Fire Administration are providing new statistics on fires in American homes and urging consumers to install smoke alarms in their homes and check to make sure all smoke alarms are working properly. It is also vitally important to develop and […]

Inadequate Drug Warnings: Two Classes of Consumers In Pliva v. Mensing, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that patients injured or killed by dangerous generic drugs have no legal recourse in those situations where the manufacturer failed to warn consumers about dangerous side effects. This is in stark contrast to consumers injured or killed by name […]

Recently, NBC News reported on a 2011 CPSC report about tipping furniture causing child deaths.  We would like to share that article with you here as well as our article from last year with helpful suggestions on making your home safe. September 30, 2011 A child is killed once every two weeks, tens of thousands […]

The Florida Bar Law Related Education Committee recognized Wayne Hogan as “Volunteer of the Year” and Circuit Judge Karen Cole as the “Jurist of the Year” for their work with the Justice Teaching Program. Cole, Hogan earn Justice Teaching Honors  Justice Teaching Honors

When a pedestrian walking home from church was hit from behind by a driver, apparently distracted by his cell phone, Action News Jacksonville looked to attorney Leslie A. Goller to provide her comments on whether Florida needs tougher laws against using hand-held devices while driving. Florida is only one of a handful of states that does […]

GlaxoSmithKline has paid the largest healthcare fraud settlement in recent history.  It agreed to pay $3 billion to conclude the Justice Department’s investigation.  The deal requires them to plead guilty to three counts and pay a $1 billion criminal penalty, plus another $2 billion to wrap up civil claims. One reason the settlement is so […]

A study done by the University of Zurich in the the journal Heart were based on data from almost 24,000 men and women in Germany aged 35 to 64 who were tracked for an average of 11 years as part of a European cancer and nutrition project.  The study of those who regularly took calcium supplements […]

A recent study has caused the FDA to warn that Zithromax antibiotic made by Pfizer Inc. may cause a “small increase” in the risk of cardiovascular death compared with another common antibiotic. The study states that the antibiotic which is used to treat infections, caused a “small absolute increase in cardiovascular deaths” among patients, particularly […]