Merchant seaman missed window of opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit

Edward Arthur worked as a merchant seaman when he sustained injuries on four different ships. He sued his employers, Maersk, Inc., and Dyn Marine Services of Virginia Inc., for negligence under the Jones Act, also referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Later, Arthur realized that these companies operated as agents of the United States Navy, with the United States being the only proper defendant in the lawsuit. Arthur was granted leave to file an amended complaint, naming the United States as the responsible party

TBI and PTSD in Florida

A study in the peer-reviewed Journal of Neurotrauma found that even a mild traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of PTSD. According to the study, 27 percent of patients who had a mild TBI tested positive for PTSD during screenings six months after their injuries. The research was conducted by a group that included [...]

Paraplegics may see progress with technology

Some Florida residents who became paralyzed after an accident may be interested to learn that some patients who have been paralyzed for more than 10 years are beginning to regain some control in their muscles. The individuals saw the progress after training on brain-machine interfaces for more than one year. Approximately 280,000 people in the [...]

2 crucial factors in premises liability cases

Businesses in Florida have a legal obligation to keep their properties safe from hazards that could injure customers, delivery people or other visitors. When a hazard like a slippery floor or falling boxes hurts a person, the victim might receive damages if the business owner knew about the hazard and took no action to improve [...]