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Summer is a time to be outdoors, but it can also involve dangers that can sometimes be avoided.  South Florida weather and summertime storms can be just as much of a contributing factor in slip and fall accidents as in the winter. For instance, brief but powerful summer thunderstorms can hit quickly and create hazards at entrances, lobbies, aisles and stairways of stores, restaurants, office buildings and other commercial and public places.  During summer, small children and older seniors are even more likely to slip and fall when they enter into a store during a...

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June is National Safety Month.  Given the current state of the world pertaining to Coronavirus, now, more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace.  The National Safety Council (NSC) is recognizing this month with an emphasis on saving lives and preventing the spread of the virus, from the workplace to anyplace.  Along with the NSC, our firm seeks to raise awareness for managing COVID-19 and desires our clients and all Floridians to be safe at work, at play, and around the community.  In this post, we'll focus on the Role of Businesses and Employers in Responding to COVID-19.

Businesses...

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Are you ready to establish a partnership for your Florida-based medical practice?

If you are considering expanding your practice, these are 5 key concepts you will need to ponder before adding a business partner to your medical practice:

  1. Goals for your Medical Practice

Understand your current business and where you want to go with it.  Develop a plan delineating the goals for your business and how a business partner will fit into your goals.  You will need to have a good idea of several key measurements including current and future patient visit volume, expenses, profit margins, and...

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  The joy of the open road while riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating feeling and one that many enjoy during springtime.  However, motorcyclists must be cautious and use solid judgment when riding.  The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recently reported that more than 80% of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death.  In fact, in 2017 the NHTSA reported there were 5,172 motorcyclists that died in crashes that year.

Unlike enclosed vehicles, motorcycles have no...

Distracted driving is deadly.  According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an estimated one in four crashes is caused by cell phone use while driving.  In 2018, there were at least 2,800 fatalities due to distracted driving in the U.S. 

Distracted driving, whether caused by cellphone texting, calling, eating, adjusting the entertainment or navigation system, applying makeup, or any other distraction, is a danger to the driver, passengers, and every other driver on the road.   When drivers are distracted visually, manually, or cognitively, they increase the risk of making an error that can result in serious injuries and/or...

COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, has caused illness among thousands, palpable uncertainty, drastic economic problems and sweeping societal changes.  The last few weeks have taken our country down an unprecedented path as we painfully discover how to confront, endure, and recover from a pandemic. 

It is critical that employers take a focused, logical approach before taking pandemic-related measures to ensure the health and safety of their employees, especially during this crisis.

The U.S. Department of Labor together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or...

It is devastating to find out that your loved one has been hurt while living in a nursing home.  Determining the circumstances and activities that led to the injuries can be complex, but helping your loved one obtain the right medical care and justice is paramount. 

Nursing homes are required to provide safe, clean environments for their residents. All residents must be treated with respect and dignity.  And while many elder care residences comply with these requirements, not all do.  And not all employees provide the proper medical and adequate supervision required for their residents. 

Unfortunately, elder abuse is not...

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From the 2011 launch of the first ridesharing service in San Francisco, ridesharing services were hailed as a solution to several of our urban transportation maladies:  individual mobility in crowded cities, impaired driving and DUIs, and transportation in underserved neighborhoods.  Uber and Lyft have led the way to increasing mobility in crowded cities and underserved neighborhoods, as well as providing more transportation options so inebriated passengers aren’t tempted to get behind the wheel.

But recent data points that show an increasing number of ridesharing accidents (due in part to the sheer quantity of ridesharing drivers...

The medical spa (also known as med spa or medi-spa) market has been thriving with growing demand and strong margins.  The strong market potential has attracted the attention of healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs.
 
But unlike spas that offer massages and other treatments, med spas also provide medical services, and therefore are under more scrutiny.  There have been several publicized court cases in the country associated with ownership, staff, and operations of med spas.   Med spa laws and regulations differ by state, so it is crucial to clearly understand the legalities before getting involved in a med...

With plenty of sun and warm weather, cycling has gained popularity in South Florida, especially in bicycle-friendly communities with dedicated bike lanes.  Cycling groups frequently flood the bike lanes weekdays and weekends in the early morning and late afternoon, ensuring riders an exhilarating cardiovascular workout.

Cyclists in South Florida need to be extra careful on the roadways, watch road signs, and follow traffic patterns.

In 2015, there were over 1,000 cyclist deaths and nearly 467,000 bicycle-related injuries in the United States.[1]  Out of all 50...

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