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Man Paralyzed in Key West Accident

A Massachusetts man filed a lawsuit against the owner of a pier in Key West, Florida, after he dove off the pier into shallow water, struck his head under water, and became paralyzed as a result.  The lawsuit claims that the owner should have posted signs indicating that the water was too shallow for diving.

The pier is on the property of the Galleon Resort and Marina.  The injured man, who is an Iraq War veteran, and his family were hotel guests at the resort when the tragedy occurred.  The family trip was to celebrate the man's 40th birthday.

Escalator Injuries

There are more than 17,000 people injured in the United States each year on elevators and escalators, including about 30 people who are killed.  These statistics come from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Most injuries on escalators happen to children.  The most common type of injury is an entrapment injury, where a child's fingers, toes, shoelaces or something else becomes trapped between the back of one step on an escalator and the front of the step behind it.  Safety codes limit the amount of space between steps, but many escalators have spaces that are too large between steps.

Eight Deaths in Nursing Home After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma left a trail of property damage across the State of Florida.  However, the most tragic story to emerge in the aftermath of the hurricane is that at least eight residents of a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida (Broward County) tragically died of heat related symptoms after the air conditioning failed at the facility.  

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills is a located right next door to a hospital.  Yet, with no air conditioning, the nursing home did not ask the hospital or other emergency service providers for help.

Lesões Durante Vôos Internacionais

Lesões Durante Vôos Internacionais
 
 
Milhões de turistas visitam a Flórida todos os anos, muitos de outros países. Se você é ferido durante um vôo internacional ou dentro ou fora do avião, você pode poder fazer uma reivindicação de encontro à linha aérea sob tratados internacionais da aviação.

A boa notícia é que sob os tratados, você não tem que provar que a companhia aérea fez algo errado.

Injuries During International Airplane Flights

Millions of tourists visit Florida every year, many from other countries.  If you are injured during an international flight or while getting on or off the airplane, you may be able to make a claim against the airline under international aviation treaties. 

The good news is that under the treaties, you do not have to prove that the airline did something wrong.  You just have to prove that you were injured on the flight.  That means, for example, that if you trip and fall in the aisle of the plane, you can collect some compensation for your injuries.

Suing Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children

An article on the Harvard Law School blog points out that outbreaks of measles have returned to the United Sates.  A mini-epidemic is raging in Brooklyn.  The reason for the reappearance of the disease is that parents are no vaccinating their children.  The author suggests, "maybe it is time to get tough on those whose choices put others at risk."

For decades, there has been a safe, effective vaccine that works exceedingly well against the measles–95% full protection for a kid who has been vaccinated– and nearly equally well at preventing transmission to others.
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