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Changes To Florida Wrongful Death Act Could Give Recourse To Parents Of Adult Children

In 2004, a 38-year-old man named Pete Thomas was admitted to a New Port Richey, Florida hospital for abdominal pain. Six weeks later he was dead, suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest after he was administered what his mother says was a lethal mix of medication.…

Central Florida Health Care Provider Took Shortcuts on Cancer Patient Care

Central Florida residents learned that Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare (known to our community by its trade names, “Florida Hospital” and “Florida Hospital Medical Group”) was accused by the Department of Justice of knowingly administering potentially contaminated chemotherapy drugs to patients. “The fact…

Bike Riders Have Rights In Florida

Despite the fact that bike riding is such a laid-back activity, bicycle accidents are alarmingly common, especially in Florida. According to a report in the Fort Myers News-Press, 120 people died in biking accidents in 2014, meaning that Florida’s numbers are more than double the national bike…

Lessons on Negligence and Liability Auto Insurance in Orlando

In February 2015, TV star, entrepreneur, and Olympic gold-medal winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce) was involved in a very public and very complex car accident in Malibu, California. While authorities did not charge Jenner with a crime, she was still sued by the families…

Same-Sex Couples Files for Bankruptcy in Orlando | Badgley Law Group

Badgley Law Group is committed to the rights of all married couples, and helping them through the bankruptcy process. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we present to you a case study of our Chapter 7 clients Kyle and Joshua, a Deland couple who married in…

Railroad Accident Attorney Jeff Badgley Discusses Sunrail Safety In Orlando

Ever since Sunrail’s inaugural ride in May 2014, Orlando drivers have been forced to adopt new safety habits to deal with the trains that now run on Central Florida’s 31 miles of track. The path to Sunrail safety is not smooth: our commuter rail has…

CTE, TBI, and the NFL Movie Concussion Started A National Conversation

“Repetitive head trauma chokes the brain.” So says Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist at the heart of the film Concussion, played by Golden Globe-nominated actor Will Smith. Omalu’s journey to discovering CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, began in 2002 while performing an autopsy on former Pittsburgh…

Montador Sues the NHL Due to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by lawyers for a professional athlete, his family claims that the National Hockey League’s encouragement of on-ice fights induced Steve Montador to continue behaviors that ultimately led to his death. When a scan of this career hockey player’s…

Returning To Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

We’ve been rooting for comedian Tracy Morgan’s continued recovery since he was critically injured in a fatal car accident in June 2014. So like many fans, we were heartened when just over a year after his crash, Morgan took the stage on Saturday Night Live…

Was Tracy Morgan’s Car Accident Caused By Truck Driver Negligence?

On June 7, 2014, comedian Tracy Morgan and a busload of friends were in a fatal car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, a crash which left passenger Jimmy McNair dead and Morgan in critical condition. Within hours of the accident, the driver whose truck…

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