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Ormond Beach Medical Malpractice

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Currently, the medical world is all over the place with changes being made to health care. Politicians are working on ways to either improve or remove Obamacare, which could have far-reaching effects on how people and hospitals interact. While that is happening, a more pressing matter is still taking place in medical facilities. We depend on doctors and nurses to take care of us and loved ones. What happens when they either intentionally or unintentionally fail at that duty? Medical Malpractice is still a major problem in both hospitals and nursing homes. Sometimes, it is simple neglect that leads to medical malpractice, while other times it is an honest mistake.

We won’t pretend that being a doctor is an easy job, especially when you are a surgeon with someone’s life on the line. It is a high-pressure career and mistakes are going to happen. Sadly unlike many careers, you usually don’t get a second chance when you make a mistake as a surgeon. It’s a life or death situation, and by the time a mistake is spotted, it might be too late to fix it. Even if it is an honest mistake, however, it doesn’t remove responsibility from the doctor, and there will be consequences. There will either be new medical bills to pay fixing the mistake, or other charges if the mistake was fatal. The family of the victim should not be left paying for the doctor’s mistake.

What if it was an intentional act of neglect? We don’t mean the consequences were intentional, rather that the person responsible knowingly didn’t do their job right. This can occur in a multitude of ways. It can be as simple as not paying attention to someone in a nursing home, allowing them to fall and get injured. The elderly are more prone to injury and need extra care. If that extra care is not given, even a simple slip can lead to extensive consequences.

Another common form of medical malpractice is giving a wrong diagnosis. Problems are often fixed with medication and treatment. If the diagnosis is wrong, then the wrong medication might be prescribed, doing more damage than good. It also wastes the patient’s and insurance company’s time and money. On top of all of that, the actual medical problem goes untreated, allowing it to worsen and grow over time. There are some diseases and conditions that can be cured or controlled if treated early enough. Left alone, a simple disease can turn into a full blown infection that requires drastic action, maybe even amputation.

Understandably this can cause a lot of stress not just on the victim, but on the entire family. You don’t have to face this alone, though, you can get an experienced Medical Malpractice attorney to represent you. Rue & Ziffra has over 40 years of experience representing their clients in cases ranging from automobile accidents to medical malpractice, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice or know someone who is, stop waiting. Dial 1-800-526-4711 today and let us get started on your case immediately.


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Dangerous Interstates

Volusia County automobile accident attorneys.

In Volusia County, we have quite a few things to be proud of. We boast about having the World’s Most Famous Beach, we host one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country, and two of the most dangerous interstates in the country can be found here. Okay, so we can’t really be proud of that last part, but that doesn’t make it any less true. I-95 is considered the most dangerous interstate in the entire country, which honestly is not too surprising. Even though it runs through almost every city in Volusia County, from Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach all the way up past Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, we are just a tiny part of I-95. The majority of it runs up through the rest of Florida and all the way to the edge of Maine, where it becomes Canada’s Route 95. Our little section sees plenty of accidents though, especially in the areas between South Daytona and Ormond Beach, where quite a few exits are found in close proximity.

The other most dangerous interstate is, as many have most likely guessed, I-4. I-4 is an interesting interstate because it is so short, yet so well known. If you travel from its beginning in Daytona Beach to it’s end in Tampa, without encountering traffic, it would only take about 2 hours. All along I-4, however, you are going to find delays in the form of traffic accidents, construction, and really just random patches of traffic. In some parts of I-4, especially in the heart of Orlando, you will find constantly changing numbers of lanes, exits built on top of exits, and plenty of drivers trying to navigate it all. Other smaller areas such as Sanford and Altamonte Springs will also have its fair share of traffic problems. Sometimes you will find yourself waiting in stop and go traffic for just a couple of minutes, while other times you will be sitting still for half an hour.

Not everyone on I-4 is all that patient though. When the traffic is bad enough, you might find some drivers treating it like a Mad Max film. They will take the smallest openings possible, cut off other drivers, and even take to the shoulders and exit lanes to gain a few spaces. They think they are crafty until they slip up and get in an accident, creating even more of the traffic they were trying to outsmart. Luckily traffic creates slower speeds and therefore smaller traffic accidents. In the more free flowing areas, however, the automobile accidents become much more severe. Speed limits can get as high as 60 and 70 miles per hour, and it only takes a small bump to create a large mess.

Even though most accidents don’t actually happen here in Volusia County, they are still a large problem for us. Mainly because so many from Volusia County use I-4 to get around Florida. Many of the big events that take place in the state tend to be in Orlando, from concerts to sporting events. So many people here take I-4 because it is a quicker, more direct route to Orlando, and it doesn’t have tolls like the 417 and 408. Many people are more than happy to brave I-4 and it’s traffic to avoid spending the money in tolls.

The same can be said for I-95 since it is the easiest for people to get around Volusia County quickly, it sees constant use. It is difficult to avoid either interstate and still get around to jobs and appointments on time. So Rue & Ziffra make it a point to show diligence when it comes to being Volusia County automobile accident attorneys. We help to represent countless clients each year who face injuries and damages from automobile accidents. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you find yourself involved in an automobile accident. As soon as you get medical treatment, pick up the phone and dial 1-800-526-4711. If you haven’t been involved in an accident, put our number in your contacts. It never hurts to be prepared.

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