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Mother Recovers $2.6M in Birth Injury Lawsuit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

If you ask lawyers what the most lucrative cases are, they will tell you the same thing. It’s almost always birth injury lawsuits. Birth injury lawsuits are medical malpractice lawsuits involving prenatal care. Successful birth injury lawsuits prove that a negligent doctor, nursing staff, or a hospital did something that was outside the typical… Read More »

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Florida Man Has Truck Verdict Tossed in Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A Florida man has appealed a decision by an Indiana judge against a North Dakota trucking company that reduced a $1 million jury award to $250,000 before vacating the decision completely leaving him with nothing. What Happened?  The accident occurred in 2012. The plaintiff was driving a Dodge Caravan in the right-hand lane of… Read More »

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Jacksonville Families File Lawsuit After Semi-Truck Accident

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

Hannah Krajewski, 21, and Devaughn Gresham, 23, were both killed in an accident involving a semi-truck. Now, the families have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucking company and the driver who was responsible for the crash. Criminal charges may be filed against the driver pending an investigation. The truck driver was reportedly… Read More »

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Parkland Plaintiffs Asked to Provide Psychiatric Records to Prove Distress

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

More than two years after Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 students and teachers and injured 17 more, parents are still waiting to receive justice from the school district. Several parents have filed personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against the school district, which is now asking them to turn over their children’s psychiatric… Read More »

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NYC Settles Lawsuit After Transgender Woman Died on Rikers Island

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a transgender woman, Layleen Polanco, recently settled a lawsuit with New York City after Layleen was found dead while in custody on Rikers Island. On April 19, she was arrested for failing to comply with the requirements of a court diversionary program related to several misdemeanor offenses. She was unable to… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Will Hear Two Cases Related to Tobacco Deaths

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases concerning tobacco products. Tobacco lawsuits can still be filed today, but there are several obstacles to these types of lawsuits since everyone now knows that tobacco increases the risk of cancer, COPD, and other serious conditions. These cases stem from a 2006 case that… Read More »

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What Percentage of Coronavirus Deaths are Related to Long Term Care Facilities?

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

This is a good question to ask and this is the right time to ask it. While the number of deaths related to the coronavirus continues to move upward (albeit at a slower pace) we’re learning a lot about how these deaths occurred and how vulnerable populations were left exposed to the virus. While… Read More »

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Louisville Police Settle Breonna Taylor Lawsuit for $12 Million

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The Breonna Taylor incident is terrifying. Police were able to get a no-knock warrant after a judge reviewed their petition for 12 minutes. The only evidence they had linking Taylor to any crime was her association with a man they held in custody who was a drug dealer. The police erroneously believed that Taylor… Read More »

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Wake Forest Basketball Coach Sued After Punching Man to Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a tourist from New York has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an assistant basketball coach from Wake Forest. The family claims that the Wake Forest coach delivered a fatal punch to Sandor Szabo in August of 2018. Wake Forest has also been named as a codefendant in the lawsuit. Jamil… Read More »

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Family of Murdered Prisoner Still Waiting for Autopsy Report

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

After two years of attempting to get a medical examiner’s report from the Florida prison system, Carol Thomas finally received some indication of how her son died. According to the ME, Timothy Thomas died of injuries related to a physical attack. These included broken ribs and contusions to his face and head. His death… Read More »

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