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 been involved in 13 auto accidents in 19 months, many caused by cars stalling or stopping on railroad crossings. Orlando accident attorney Jeff Badgley and his personal injury law firm Badgley Law Group have been monitoring the incidents through this website, which keeps riders and citizens updated on the latest Sunrail safety news.
Federal and Florida laws require hospitals to treat patients who arrive with emergency medical conditions. Sadly, these laws did not prevent middle-aged woman Barbara Dawson from becoming the next victim of medical malpractice, and possibly racial and economic discrimination by the very last hospital where she sought help.
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 brain revealed he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the NHL and the NHL Board of Governors. Montador, a former hockey player with the Blackhawks, was found dead in his home almost a year ago.
Florida families who lose a father, mother, son or daughter as a result of medical malpractice may be forced to file a lawsuit when the doctor or hospital refuses to accept responsibility. Most families are surprised to learn that the Florida legislature placed a limit on what they can recover. Fortunately, the Florida Supreme Court has restored justice by ruling that this law, passed in 2003, is unconstitutional, and can not be used to deny the full measure of damages determined by a jury in a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit.